Top 7 best head torches for every activity
Are you looking for a good head torch? Then we understand that it can sometimes be hard to decide which one to go for. There are so many to choose from! Fortunately, we test all our head torches ourselves. And we've listed the results of our head torch test for you, so you can see what we've chosen as the best head torch for each activity. So all you need to think about is what you will (mostly) use your head torch for! Not sure? No problem - we've also covered the best all-round head torches.
Best all-round head torch
This head torch is our favourite all-rounder. It's suitable for everyone. It is rechargeable, easy to operate, and it also has a red LED. It's also very reasonably priced. Whether you use this head torch around the house, take it with you on camping trips, or use it for fishing, the Petzl Actik Core will always serve you well.
- Weight: 75 grams
- Maximum light intensity: 450 lumens
- IP standard: IPX4 (splash-proof)
For running and trail running
The best head torch for runners and trail runners. At around 50 grams, this torch is one of the lightest on the market. You don't even notice it's on your head!
- Weight: 52 grams
- Maximum light intensity: 360 lumens
- IP standard: IPX7 (waterproof; temporarily submerged)
Best head torch for hiking and camping
A great head torch for hikes and camping trips. It has lots of modes, but the torch is still nice and lightweight. The burn time is also excellent: it lasts up to 200 hours with a full battery. And the lock is a big plus. The torch will never accidentally turn on in your bag.
- Weight: 106 grams
- Maximum light intensity: 600 lumens
- IP-norm: IP66 (dustproof and protected from downpours)
Best head torch for winter sports
Are you heading into the snow? The Fenix HM65R is the best head torch for snow hiking or skiing. It has numerous light modes. Ideal for finding your way in the distance, and also for reading a map, because it has both floodlight and spotlight modes. It's also waterproof and lightweight.
- Weight 97 grams
- Maximum light intensity: 1400 lumens
- IP-norm: IP68 (dustproof and waterproof, submerged underwater)
Perfect for fishing
In our opinion, this is the best torch for fishing. Good battery life and lots of modes. It's ideal for clearly seeing your float in the distance, but also for re-baiting your rig nearby. The red light is another big advantage of this torch. It doesn't impair your night vision, and it attracts fewer insects. So you can truly fish in peace.
- Weight: 121 grams
- Maximum light intensity: 950 lumens
- IP standard: IPX8 (waterproof, submerged underwater)
Best head torch for hunting
A simple but very effective head torch for hunting. This head torch has 4 different colours of light: white, green, red and blue. Green and blue are especially useful for hunting. Green light doesn't deter animals. And the blue light is ideal for being able to see stunned game.
- Weight: 85 grams
- Maximum light intensity: 350 lumens
- IP standard: IPX4 (splash-proof)
The best head torch for construction or industry
A work head torch needs to be easy to operate. And that's exactly what the Led Lenser H5R Work is intended for. The light has stepless dimming and focusing. The LED has a warmer light tone, so you can see colours better. It is completely dustproof and waterproof and very robustly built.
- Weight: 188 grams
- Maximum light intensity: 500 lumens
- IP standard: IP67 (dustproof and waterproof, temporarily submerged)