Balanced 150 lumen head torch for night running with white, red and green LEDs. Gamma has a rear battery pack with a rear red caution light
Gamma II headtorch
Our best selling headtorch has been boosted to 150 lumens!
Gamma is all about minimal interference, housing the batteries in a separate compartment keeps both the lamp unit and the battery pack both compact and light. You can forget about it whilst it sits in perfect balance on your head as you get on with enjoying the trail.
Especially well suited to walkers and trail runners we mounted a red LED on the rear of the battery pack to keep you safe on those dark country lanes.
- Maximum 150 lumens of trail lighting illumination
- Green LED - perfect for night navigation / map reading
- Red LED - great for maintaining night vision on Jaffa Cake raids
- White flood LED - broad beam and increased battery life when you don’t need full power
- Water resistant, IPX4 (not submersible)
- Low weight, just 118 g
- Comfortable adjustable strap system with free additional top strap
- Pivotable head unit directs the light where you need it
- Do not use re-chargeable batteries in Gamma, this will invalidate the warranty
Main light: 1 x LED
High power: 150 lumens, 7 hrs
Low power: 70 lumens, 18 hrs
5mm green LED: 7 lumens, 45 hrs
5mm red LED: 5 lumens, 45 hrs
5mm white LED: 10 lumens, 45 hrs
Supplied with 3 x AAA Alkaline
Li-Ion rechargeable: No
NiMH rechargeable: No
NiCd rechargeable: No
NiZn rechargeable: No
Weight: 118 g
3 x AAA batteries supplied
7 - 55 hours burn time
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Another battery lug problem - otherwise excellent
I got this as a race goody and have loved it. Light, comfortable, nice beam for trail running, easy to manage. I like the red light at the back too for roads. But, like so many other users, I find the battery lugs have snapped off. I will try cable ties. Gaffer tape gave out at the crucial moment.
Gamma II updates
This is my 3rd Gamma. But I really, really abuse them in salty marine environments. Had one dud one which was replaced 'no questions' on warranty.
I've tried the other lamps, but always come back to this one.
The new model has a rather excellent new feature for 'sailors'. The default 'low level' light is now 'red', so you don't destroy your night vision when you switch on. In the past It would always came on in 'white', so you'd have to ensure you had a hand over the bulb and then switch modes to 'red', just so you didn't destroy your night vision.
Now it starts in 'red'. Brilliant.
Somebody with experience of working at night clearly specified this new lamp. It's little things like this which really make a difference. Really impressive.
The new 'main bulb' seems HUGELY powerful. Far more so than before. And as ever, the unit is beautifully balanced, so you can wear it for months on end quite comfortably. Going back to a 'front-only' lamp feels really uncomfortable in comparison. My young daughter also finds this the most comfortable head torch to wear. It's just so nicely balanced.
So yet again, another fab item. Thanks. And now I discover there's a 3 year guarantee!?!?!?
Oh, and it comes in a sexy bag.
Gamma upgraded to 150 lumens
Gamma has been upgraded from 88 to 150 lumens for 2017 making it even better for seeing the trail ahead. To avoid confusion with the original model we are calling this upgraded model the Gamma II.
Please note reviews below this post refer to the original Gamma.
Poor battery case
I have had a few of these and for the money they are great but myself and my mate have both had multiple items have the lugs on the battery case break. New 150 lumen version would be great if the battery case was improved. £40 for a black diamond has work out cheaper in the long run. Luckily the battery pack has never broken whilst out on the hill that could be serious.
Great piece of kit
I'm on my second Gamma, the first is 3-4 years old but it's still going strong, except that the battery cover is held on with two zip-ties after the lugs failed (detecting a trend here?) Great power and illumination for night running on pitch black roads, and the red LED at the rear is brilliant. 3 year warranty is awesome.
I bought this and used this earlier in the year and was very happy with it in all ways. the fit was good, brightness, rear light etc. Now I have come to use it again it is not working or sometimes it dioes and then goes off. It's not reliable but I'd like to get another but don't want the same thing to happen again.
My second one... and I shall buy a third...
This is my second one of these, but only because my dear wife dropped the first from quite a height onto Dartmoor granite. It didn't physically break, but stopped working - and it was quite old and very, very well used.
I shall buy another to keep as a standby, and at the price you really cannot go wrong. It is excellent and has attracted comments from fellow walkers and runners. The red LED is a godsend, and the rear light is fantastic when you have a group of Beaver Scouts behind you. They know who to follow.
I use mine for walking mostly, but on slower runs it is also fine. For faster runs, or trail-running it isn't really bright enough. but then it is a fraction of the price and as so can be left in the bottom of a bag for when it may be needed.
I would wholeheartedly recommend these.
Ok - bought this 2 years ago.. but I have used it 10 times max around the house for emergency. Recently went to use it and found the battery cover plastic has split. Not impressed. Light power is decent.. but robust it is not. Made in China and cheap as chips = poor quality.
Great torch but lugs on battery pack break far too easily
This is a great torch for running at night, especially with capability to adjust the beam elevation.
However, like several other reviewers, my unit has suffered from broken lugs on the battery compartment which is very annoying. I now have to use a zip-tie to hold the battery unit together which is not really an ideal solution when it comes to changing batteries.
Unreliable Build Quality
Ive owned 4 of these now, and all four have had the same fault - battery compartment latch failure, and I can see from the reviews I'm not the only one. WHihc begs the question, why are you still selling them? Just recently with the dark nights ariving I fetched my most recent 2 out of the draw to find that the batter compartment had broken on both while they were just sat in a draw. Very poor. Id hate to be the one reaching for a gamma in a backpack at the top of a hill when its getting dark. Cheap they may be but after 4 its false economy. Ive bought a Black Diamond instead now.