Petzl Zipka 2 Headlamp


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  • Ultra compact and super lightweight, the Petzl Zipka 2 Headlamp has 3 light modes to balance battery life and brightness on your adventure.
  • 25 % more compact than the TIKKA 2 headlamp
  • Single compartment contains LEDs and batteries
  • ZIP retractable cord is adjustable
  • Three lighting modes (maximum, economic and strobe)
  • 40 lumens (maximum mode)
  • Shines up to 29 meters (maximum mode)
  • 120 h light duration on economic mode
  • Simple push-button switch
  • Battery pack is easy to open
  • Easy to use ZIP retractable reel
  • ADAPT system is quick to mount
  • Push-button switch limits inadvertently turning on the lamp during storage
  • ZIP retractable cord is made of Dyneema for excellent durability
  • Compatible with lithium batteries: lighter than alkaline batteries; better performance at lower temperatures
  • Beam pattern: wide
  • Max. light quantity: 40 lumens
  • Max. lighting distance: 29 m
  • Max. battery life: 120 h
  • Number of batteries: 3
  • Battery type (included): AAA/LR03
  • Battery compatibility: alkaline, lithium, rechargeable Ni-MH, rechargeable Ni-Cd
  • Watertightness: IP X4 (water resistant)
  • Made in Malaysia
  • Weight (with batteries): 69 g

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Review Summary

5 out of 5

8 Reviews

  • Ease of use: 5
  • Great design: 5
  • Performance: 4
  • Build quality: 2

  • Cost: 1
Quality: 5 / 5
Brightness: 4.4 / 5

8 Ratings & Reviews

Brightness: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
James Burwell

45-54 yrs

Bright and Light
November 01, 2010

For the size and weight the Petzl Zipka 2 Headlamp throws a powerful beam in "high-beam" mode and a more than adequate beam in regular mode. I like it for backcountry use but it actually gets more use around home. I use it for walking the dog at night and peering into dark spaces during various home fix-it jobs. This one worked out so well that I bought another one for a gift. The recipient was thrilled to have it and reports similar satisfaction.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use

I already have one of these but want another.
July 22, 2010

I have never had a reading light that is bright enough to read. This one is easy to wear and is bright enough.

Brightness: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

July 20, 2012

This is an excellent compact and bright headlamp. It is easy to put in a pocket or wear around your wrist when you don't need to use it on your head. My husband and I use ours on every camping trip.

Pros: Great design, Ease of use
Brightness: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

No need for spare battaries
May 03, 2011

For extreme, wilderness, night-time, trail-finding I use the Princeton Tec Apex, for everything else I use the Petzl Zipka 2. Easy to use as a headlamp or a flashlight and plenty good enough for standard packing and camping. ItÂ’s so compact, I pop it in my pocket anytime I may need a light (including to some dimly-lit restaurants for reading the menu). Yet, the retractable band attaches to head, wrist, and many other things to provide a hands-free light.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, Cons: Cost
Brightness: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Denver, CO
25-34 yrs

February 02, 2011

The Zipka 2 Headlamp is very compact, durable and bright. I use it at home, camping and on every vacation we take. You never know when you'll need a headlamp and this one is compact enough to take everywhere!

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use

from Midcoast, ME

Most favorite posession
November 15, 2011

This is the greatest little headlamp. Small, lightweight, bright light, easy to handle, batteries easy to replace and seem to last forever. Beware, I often forget I am wearing it when I get back to town.

Have Zipka Will Travel
September 05, 2010

I love this headlamp and take it wherever I go. Mostly I wear it around my wrist, though it is completely comfortable as a headlamp. Does not take up much space in a bag or pocket. Bright light, great for reading, cooking, finding trail at night...Just be mindful to avoid letting the back snap shut on your finger. This is my absolute favorite headlamp or flashlight or any sort.

Great Purchase
March 26, 2010

I couldn't be happier. Its compact. light, easy to wear and use. Great price also. I highly recommend this lamp.

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