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Old 27-09-2017, 09:44
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Just watching Fake Britain. Seems some fake headtorches have named UltraFire batteries that have been exploding.

Worth having a check.
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Old 27-09-2017, 10:54
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I managed to break my headtorch on my last session, ime looking at the new Ridgemonkey, looks pukka and no more batteries.
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Old 27-09-2017, 11:46
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Apparently they are not that good either let's face it Ridge Monkey is just imported Chinese stuff. I have bought a couple of cheap ones for a few pounds which do the job. I'd bulk at paying Ridge Monkey inflated prices.
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Old 27-09-2017, 12:30
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For me, I only use them to get on and off the fishery. I tend to use the dim light of my phone for rebaiting etc. For the amount of time they are actually on I don't think there is much use in rechargeables and super bright ones are also a bit of a waste. The cost of a pair of cheap stand battery ones is more than reasonable and leaves you with a back up invade you get caught out with a failure or do what I do and leave last nights in the van and not realise your head torchless till it's well and truly dark. Oops.
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Old 27-09-2017, 13:30
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I have been using the new Ridge Monkey head torch & I have got to say it's been brilliant, easy to use unlike my expensive petzl which lasted one season!
Rechargeable of a usb cable which is very handy, green light so much clearer than red, very powerful light when you need it, can be put on either way with buttons on top & bottom... I could go on as you can tell l'm a fan, don't not it to you try it imo best headtorch I've had.
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Old 27-09-2017, 13:39
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I have been using the new Ridge Monkey head torch & I have got to say it's been brilliant, easy to use unlike my expensive petzl which lasted one season!
Rechargeable of a usb cable which is very handy, green light so much clearer than red, very powerful light when you need it, can be put on either way with buttons on top & bottom... I could go on as you can tell l'm a fan, don't not it to you try it imo best headtorch I've had.
Had the Ridgemonkey torch since May......

Charged it once since then and that's fishing at least twice a week until Midnight. As Gareth said - Green light is much clearer, has a very powerful beam when needed, doesn't matter which way up you put it on your head, has a little gauge that tells you how much charge is left so you're not guessing or carrying batteries around......
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Old 27-09-2017, 17:03
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These have been getting great reviews on social media, mostly from anglers, just ordered 3, got to be worth a punt at that price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Flash-...53.m2749.l2649
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Old 27-09-2017, 17:24
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Yes but up to 60days postage?
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Old 27-09-2017, 17:31
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Average delivery time from China is normally 3 weeks ( i order quite a bit ) just order, then forget about it till it turns up.
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Old 27-09-2017, 23:09
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The Energizer Vision HD+ LED Headlight Hands Free Headtorch 225 Lumen Headlamp
is about as good as it gets
it has the new generation of LEDs it has a red led option and certainly bright enough and UNDER A TENNER with delivery and batterys

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Energizer-...UAAOSwo4pYEZu6
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