Qark rechargeable head torch
580 lumen rechargeable head torch. Compatible with AAA batteries for when you’re recharging your battery pack, it’s perfect for climbing, trekking, mountaineering, and multi-day adventures
What do we do when the nights grow longer and darker? Do we hibernate in our living rooms, or do we make the most of the opportunity to see the mountains in a different light?
Qark is small, mighty, reliable, and packed with such clever features that we don’t know what to tell you about first!
One of our favourite features is Qark’s dual battery compatibility which lets you choose your power source, making it excellent for multi-day trips. The main battery pack is rechargeable, with a micro-USB charging port that plugs directly into the battery itself. Whilst the battery pack is charging you can use your Qark with AAA batteries with no sacrifice to performance. This makes Qark hugely versatile, ideal for multi-day trips, continuous use, or if you’re just the kind of person who forgets to recharge your head torch.
With a brightness range of 30 – 580 lumens and a red front light, Qark delivers the right lighting whether you need to see every pebble and stick on the trail or are just reading in your tent. You shift through the settings with a single button, which means minimum faffing is required.
Focus control lets you adjust your beam width: twiddle the control to ‘flood’ for close-proximity activities like navigating and reading, then move over to ‘spot’ for trail finding. The light unit has a 90˚ tilt so that you can point your light in wherever you want.
Qark has a removable overhead central strap that stabilises the light on your head, making it ideal for dynamic activities like running and climbing. In fact, as it weighs just 95 grams, you’ll forget your even wearing it!
Qark has a water resistance rating of IPX6, so it can sustain rain but not submersion.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
- Bright, light and compact 580 lumen rechargeable head torch.
- Battery pack recharges with micro-USB, light unit is compatible with AAA batteries so you can still use it as you recharge.
- Focus control lets you adjust between spot and flood.
- White main LED for general use, Red LED for preserving night vision.
- 90˚ tilt on light unit for reading, navigating, avoiding shining your light in people’s faces.
- Overhead central strap for a stabilised fit on your head.
- Rainproof body for durability in typical UK weather!
Weight: 95 g
Size: 62 x 41 x 43 mm
Light output: 580 lm
Bulb: 1 x XP-C Cree white LED; 1 x O.SW Nichia Red LED
Energy: 1 x 3.7 800 mAh proprietary Li-ion rechargeable battery pack (Charge time: 2.5 hrs)
IP rating: IPX6 (Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.)
3 x AAA alkaline batteries
|Mode||Brightness||Beam Distance||Burn time|
|Main High||580 lm||150 m||2h30|
|Main Med||70 lm||100 m||5h30|
|Main Low||30 lm||35 m||18 h|
|Red||10 lm||5 m||15 h|
|Red Flashing||NA||NA||30 h|
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Great performance and value
With the new old Qark head torch, it has two drawbacks. The rear battery pack added bulk and weight, and once the battery had drained, you'd need another head torch with you to continue your outdoor activities. Otherwise it is a great product. With the new Qark those two issues have been addressed. The option of using AAA batteries means you don't have to switch to another head torch or potentially sit on a mountain for 2 hours while it charges! Removing the rear battery pack was a good decision, I never found the rear light of any use. I was worried that it would make the light heavier at the front, but the difference is negligible as it stays secure and doesn't bounce around on your head.
The light is so bright, full brightness is useful when in the woods overnight or for route finding, but the low and medium brightness levels are much more frequently used. Adding a focus adjustment ring for the beam was also another great decision. Both that and the power button are easy to operate even with thick gloves on. The red light is brighter than on the previous design so is more useful.
The design overhaul for the Qark has been well worth it. The price is very reasonable for the quality and performance offered by this product make it a good purchase. After a few trips using this I'm still yet to find a problem or issue.