Silva Ninox Headtorch Review 2011/07/25
The Silva Ninox Headtorch is small and can easily be fitted into a
pocket, it also has its own storage pouch built into the head strap
and can all be stuffed away neatly and securely within it. The
head band is thick enough to not dig into your head plus strong enough
to feel secure (it also has anti slip bands running on the inside of
the head strap). I have the camouflage pattern model which is in
a subtle multi green and black colour.
The Silva Ninox Headtorch has a main LED with two smaller ones either
side which point slightly downwards. The result is that they all work
together to completely illuminate your field of vision which is amazing!
Walking with this at night is such a pleasure as your path is easy to
see in front of you as the clever layout of LED’s puts light in your
peripheral vision too. This is unlike many others on the market which
tend to give you a fairly narrow beam even on a flood setting whereas
the Silva Ninox Headtorch gives you a really practical field of
illumination and at 70 lumens it really does cut through the dark.
I really recommend this one for camp use, trail running, bushcraft and
night walking as it’s got the important red light too! Cycling through
the different modes is a doddle; it all depends on how long you press
the button for. This makes selecting the red light simple and without
danger of getting white light first. Going through the different modes
of white light is straightforward too.
The housing stands up very well against
rain. I was using it in a very heavy downpour on one camp and it worked
flawlessly all night. It is rated IPx7, which means it has to be able to
withstand immersion in 1m of water for 30 minutes without failing or
showing any seepage. Long battery life, very compact and with a low
weight. I thoroughly recommend this head torch.
It is not the cheapest by far but it sure packs a punch. Build quality
should also see it last a long time and so I would say it is very good