Traditionally used by hunters, headlamps with Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) lights are gaining in popularity for all outdoor adventurers. Many feel the green light is better for night vision out on trails and for those looking for wildlife it is easier to spot nocturnal action. The Petzl Tactikka +RGB headlamp will give you all 3 color options in addition to clean and clear white output at 3 brightness setting.

Like all Petzl headlamps, the Tactikka is lightweight. has a comfortable easy to adjust headstrap, and an easy to use light adjustment button on the top of lamp head. Petzl creates high quality headlamps that are durable and weather resistant. We were surprised the water resistant rating was only IPX4 given its price and durability, it seems it should be a bit more aligned to extreme outdoor conditions. Since it is recommend for fishing you would think it would have a higher IPX rating.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    Super lightweight and durable
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    Top button for changing light is easy to use
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    Easy-to-adjust wraparound strap has quick release buckle and is comfortable
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    Red, blue and green lights are versatile for nighttime activities and provide stealth for hunting and fishing
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    It comes with a 5-year warranty

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markExpensive
  • check-markRuns off of disposable AAAs. It is, however, compatible with Petzl’s rechargeable CORE battery, but you need to buy it separately.

Where to buy:

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Petzl Tactikka +RGB

Specs & Features

  • Weight: 3 oz.
  • Light Modes: White light in low, medium, high; Red, blue, and green modes for night vision
  • Lumens: 350
  • Max Beam Distance: 70 m
  • Batteries: AAA x 3 or CORE rechargeable battery (available as an accessory)
  • Strap Type: Classic Wrap-Around with quick release buckle
  • Available colors: camouflage, black, desert

RGB lights are fairly new to the mainstream outdoor market. The Tactikka +RGB is a favorite with strong performance and good reviews. The price is high, especially if you consider you have to pay more to add the rechargeable CORE battery. But if you are active after dark, the versatility and extra visibility the RGB color options give you combined with the quality, reliability, and clean light of a Petzl make the price well worth it.

The run time of the Petzl Tactikka +RGB is 2 hours on high and 160 hours on low with the white light and 60 hours with the red, blue, or green light.

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    Super lightweight and durable
  • check-mark
    Top button for changing light is easy to use
  • check-mark
    Easy-to-adjust wraparound strap has quick release buckle and is comfortable
  • check-mark
    Red, blue and green lights are versatile for nighttime activities and provide stealth for hunting and fishing
  • check-mark
    It comes with a 5-year warranty

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markExpensive
  • check-markRuns off of disposable AAAs. It is, however, compatible with Petzl’s rechargeable CORE battery, but you need to buy it separately.

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