Night running: what are the best head torches for 2018?

Running head torches may not be the most fashionable training accessory but they have the ability to prevent serious injury and keep us safe while running in low visibility situations. Head torches can vary in terms of how bright they are and how far forward their lamps can illuminate. Here are 3 of the best head torches to buy in 2018.   Petzl Tikkina   This is a basic head torch that will help you out on low-light evening runs. It throws out between 100-150 lumens, so don’t rely on it as your sole source of light. The Tikkina is great for staying visible to others and for those times when you need hands-free light during emergencies. The Tikkina can use AAA batteries or a USB recharge cable and a charge can last up to 60 hours.   Petzl Reactic +   This model is for runners who take on a variety of night time trails. The head torch senses the level of darkness and automatically adjusts the light, up to 300 lumens. It’s possible to program the torch to manage the battery so it provides light for a set number of hours. You can program it using the accompanying smartphone app. The Reactic + is Bluetooth enabled, throws light up to approximately 110 metres and offers up to 15 hours of burn time.   Petzl Nao   This is the cream of the crop of running head torches. The Nao can illuminate the most technical terrain at up to 750 lumens, with a throw of up to 140 metres. This head torch will see you through long expeditions in darkness, as it connects to an additional battery pack located on the back of the headband. Like the Reactic +, the Nao can be connected to the MyPetzl app, and can provide smart reactive light or hold steady at a constant brightness. Weighing in at 185g, this is certainly a heavier offering (thanks to the battery pack) but is still very streamlined and comfortable enough to wear over long distances.   About Enertor Advanced Technology InsolesEnertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training. Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today. Enertor insoles are available to buy from our online shop Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.

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