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Petzl eLITE – Review

The Petzl eLITE is an ultralight and compact head torch designed for emergency use. I have had one of the 1st generation units for years.

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Fuse – How It All Came Together

FUSE is Dave Wortley’s entry to the Kayak Session Short Film Award 2014. Many of you may have seen the edit over the last few months but here is the background info on what it took to make it happen.

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It’s a project I’ve been working on for a few years, I’ve taken lots of photos and videos at Hurley and I wanted to make something new and different. I’ve always been interested in night-time photography, shooting blurry water long exposures and I’ve taken photos at most of the Thames weirs at night where we go paddling. I’ve done a few night-time sessions with lights and had been thinking about a way to film something at night which would be visually interesting. I had thought about using spot-lights or flash-lights but I wanted to find a way to illuminate the kayaker. Continue reading

Petzl Tikka R+

In for review this week, the new Petzl Tikka R+.

A compact, powerful and rechargeable headlamp with REACTIVE LIGHTING technology for performance.


REACTIVE LIGHTING technology now maximizes the performance of the TIKKA, the standard in compact headlamps. Light output adapts instantly to the environment and is optimized to guarantee the chosen burn time.

The mixed beam gives the advantage of lighting adapted to close-range vision and to moving around (from 7 to 170 lumens, from 2 to 65 meters). The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with USB connection is suitable for frequent use.

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Nite Ize ClipLit LED

The Nite Ize ClipLit LED is a bright, water-resistant white light encased in a durable plastic housing and molded to a rugged plastic carabiner clip.

A quarter turn clockwise switches the light on. This is super easy to use, switching off simply requires a quarter turn anti-clockwise. The clip has the same profile as the clips on the S biner and has the same gate system. The clip seams pretty robust. I haven’t managed to break one yet.

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