Reading headlamp

This item appears on page 63 of the May 2008 issue.

During a wakeful night, while wearing my climber’s headlamp to illuminate the March ’08 issue of ITN, I noted the reference (page 69) to carrying lightbulbs for sufficient reading light and was struck by the simplicity and effectiveness of our family’s solution to that problem.

Each of us has a Petzl Tikka Plus Headlamp, which is hands-free, comfortable, focuses bright light on both pages of the book without disturbing others, and doubles as a flashlight.

Available at outdoor outfitters like REI, it costs $35 (with fewer options, less than $30) and requires three AAA batteries.


Northfield, MA