Compact, multi-function, 88 lumen headtorch
It had been a good day, they had climbed the Fiamma but they had also missed the very last cable car. They faced a long dark descent through thick woodland which, without a torch, was a real drag. The day was saved by Charles who pulled out his Gamma; that little torch just lived in his sack and he had been dying for an opportunity to use it. The team filed in behind him and followed the flashing red light off the mountain.AK story generator
The Gamma is a light, compact, multifunctional headtorch featuring a high power XP-C Cree LED. Pumping out up to 88 lumen, the Gamma balances power output with battery life.
Powered by 3 x AAA batteries (included), the Gamma will carry on lighting up the trail for over 20 hrs. The batteries are housed in a separate rear compartment giving the headtorch real balance; ideal for night-time trail running. The rear battery compartment features a red LED on it helping to illuminate yourself from behind; perfect for dark country lanes.
As well as the high power Cree LED, the Gamma also has three standard 5 mm coloured LEDs: green, great for night navigation; red, perfect for maintaining night vision; and a low power broad beam white LED for increased battery life when a high powered beam is not required.
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Trail February 2010 - Graham Thompson
Trail magazine's technical editor Graham Thompson includes the Gamma in this years LED head torch round up.
Alpkit is well-known for providing incredible value for money, and so it is perhaps no surprise that the Gamma’s performance matches that of many headtorches costing twice the price.Graham Thompson
Trail February 2013 - Graham Thompson
Our Gamma LED head torch scoops yet another Best Value award in the Feburary edition of Trail magazine. If you didn't get a copy you can still see the full review is available now on Live for the Outdoors.
When you consider this performance alongside the price it is clear that the Alpkit Gamma offers unbeatable value..Graham Thompson
The Alpkit Gamma is a good headtorch for hillwalking and camping, offering remarkable value at just £15.Graham Thompson
Fiona Outdoors January 2014 - Fiona Russell
Outdoor journalist Fiona Russell asks her readers what their favourite head torch for running is. Obviously we are chuffed to see the Gamma getting a mention.
I’ve got this Alpkit Gamma head torch for just £15. It is superb quality and value.Chris Highcock
GQ March 2014 - Charlie Burton
GQ magazine reviews some of the best head torches for running through the winter. Our Gamma torch, despite being the lowest price comes out top in test!
Comfortable and inexpensive, the Alpkit Gamma is the new go-to bit of kit for the late-night pavement pounderStuart McGurk
Trail February 2012 - Graham Thompson
Graham Thompson rates the Alpkit Gamma as best value compared to it's rivals in the Feb. 2012 edition of Trail Magazine.
For £13 you should not be expecting much; but with the Alpkit Gamma you are getting far better performance than expected, and for general walking and camping it is an able product.Graham Thompson
Outdoors Magic December 2013 - Jon Doran
Just how do our Gamma and Manta head torches compare to some of their more expensive rivals? Outdoors Magic runs some simple tests.
[Gamma] The definitive budget torch, the Gamma gives quite a tight beam with reasonable penetration, but not much spread and is a cracking all-rounder at the price, though seriously burned out by the real heavyweights. Has the bonus of a rear-facing red light on the battery box. Brilliant value and very capable at the price.Jon Doran
[Manta] The new challenger to the Alpkit Gamma's crown as budget king comes from Alpkit itself. The single main LED is zoomable and gives a clear and decently bright beam that's arguably better than the Gamma's and weighs very slightly less too.Jon Doran
UKClimbing.com December 2013 - Jack Geldard
UKClimbing review a wide range of headtorches, from budget torches up to £250 monster lights. The Alpkit Gamma and Manta being the former - tested over a long period of time in a range of settings.
[The Manta] Overall this is an amazingly good value headtorch that provides a level of performance close to several more expensive rivals.Jack Geldard
[The Gamma is a] great value offering from Alpkit which is a good option for runners and cyclists.Jack Geldard