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Viper IIheadtorch

Bright, compact and light, the 280 lumen burst Viper 2 is designed for trail running, walking and climbing

Bright, compact and light the Viper is perfect for climbers and mountaineers

Viper II headtorch

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Updated for 2017, Viper 2 now has a power output of 160 lumen with a new 280 lumen burst mode which provides a powerful beam when you need a short, intense boost of light.

When navigating gullies and couloirs at night or running through a haunted forest you need a torch that illuminates as much of the terrain as possible for as long as possible.. this what Viper 2 does best.

Viper 2 is light and compact with a range of features to support your walking, climbing and trail running activities. The light unit can be tilted down to illuminate the ground immediately in front of you for navigation or just reading in your tent. A single operation switch toggles between medium, high, low, red and red strobe modes. Medium power mode offers the best balance between illumination and battery life while high power is best saved for lighting up the road ahead. When that isn't enough a constant press of the burst button gives you 280 lumens to play with.

Viper 2 takes 3 x AAA batteries and is compatible with NiMH and NiCd rechargeables.

Key features
  • Powerful 280 lumen burst mode
  • Powered by 3 x AAA batteries (included) to deliver 10 - 120 hrs of battery life
  • 2 x red LED for 6 lumens of light that will not effect your night vision
  • Water resistant, IPX6 (not submersible)
  • Pivotable head unit directs the light where you need it
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Vital stats
Main light

Main light: 1 x XPG2 R4 Cree focussed LED
Burst: 280 lumens
High power: 160 lumens constant for 2.5 hours before dropping off at 5 hours
Medium power: 51 lumens constant for 6 hours before dropping off at 10 hours
Low power: 6 lumens, 120 hours

Additional lights

Side lights: 2 x red LED
Constant: 6 lumens, 30 hours
Strobe: 250 hours


Supplied with 3 x AAA Alkaline

Alkaline: Yes
Li-Ion: Only Energizer Ultimate
Li-Ion rechargeable: No
NiMH rechargeable: Yes
NiCd rechargeable: Yes
NiZn rechargeable: Yes


Weight: 94 g
Size: 58 x 42 x 34 mm

Origin: China


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Free No hassle 123 day returns

Buy with confidence and if you are not happy, change your mind or want a swap for any reason then return it for free and we will exchange or refund no question. The price you see is the price you pay. Just return the kit as you receive it - in its original condition, unused, unworn, with original packaging and fit for resale.

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If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery or, if it does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it within 3 years of purchase for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction if it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can.

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4 Reviews


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Nice, lightweight, no fuss headtorch. Swift, hassle free service and delivery as per usual.
Came with a dual compartment stuff sack too. Nice touch. Very pleased

Jim K
Alpkit Viper

“Have used the Viper for a year now (for up to 2 hour off-road training runs with my fell running club) in both wet, dry and freezing conditions. It's performed perfectly.
I tend to use the main beam on full or overdrive modes for running.
Not quite as bright as many of the awsome (and EXPENSIVE!!) headlights used by some of my other running club colleagues, but this light is perfectly adequate and seems of a robust design. Battery life is good, and DOES take rechargeable AAA's without modification.
I also ordered the Gamma to see if a rear battery pack arrangement made the headlight slightly more stable for running at speed and overall I now prefer the Gamma for that activity for that reason.
However, I can still recommend the Viper for night time off-road running in all conditions based upon on my experiences to date.”

1 year on, one of the hinges has broken so the light has been demoted to "spare", but it's still used daily for night time slower paced dog walking/outdoor night work etc.

For the price, you couldn't ask for more. I've had more expensive headlights break sooner than this one!

Iain Nicolson
Thoroughly recommended!

“Excellent wee head torch, especially considering the price! Didn’t come with any instructions so it took me a few minutes to work out all the lighting options available from the 1 switch, but basically there are 2 modes: you can either have the bright central LED on, which gives a very strong beam useful for lighting the way ahead; or a long press on the switch will turn off the central LED and switch on the 2 smaller side LEDs, which give a wider spread of light for close-up tasks. Long press on the switch will swap you back to the main LED.
Within each of the 2 modes, a quick press on the switch allows you to vary the light intensity, or have it flashing – SOS flash on the main beam, or a regular flash on the side LEDs. The lowest light levels are comfortable for close-up use for reading a book or map. The head strap is comfortable, the lamp housing hinges down to about a 45 degree angle, and the plastic appears to be of good quality. I’m very pleased with this item and would thoroughly recommend it to others, the price even includes batteries and postage!”

Simon Tate
Out of 5 stars this head torch gets 10 !!!!!!!!!

Out of 5 stars this head torch gets 10 !!!!!!!!!

1st - it is incredibly bright on both the main beam or the two smaller close up beams.

2nd - multiple light options on both beam settings very useful in a variety of scenarios.

3rd The price - nothing else comes close to this head torch for under the £20 - try and find another full price head torch with the spec that this has

4th lightweight, cool colours, ease of use.

5th Alp kit service - batteries are included, free delivery, quick delivery - why would you want to spend money anywhere else!

this was my first order with alp kit - it will not be my last.


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TGO Headtorch test

Our Viper head torch shines in the latest TGO head torch review

A solid piece of kit for an incredibly good price

Daniel Neilson

TGO Magazine October 2014 - Daniel Nielson