Petzl Tikka XP 2

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Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp Features.

Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp.
The Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp is the ideal choice if you are out in the great outdoors after the sun has set. This head lamp is specially designed with one high-output white LED that is capable of shining light as far as 195 ft. on its maximum level. The battery charge indicator light switches on when the illumination is less than 16 ft. and only 50% burn time is available. Due to its push-button switch, the lamp does not get turned on during storage and transportation, thus preserving its battery power. This lightweight device performs well even when exposed to low temperatures. This lamp is also equipped with an adjustable headband which allows you to have your hands free for other important things. With the Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp, you can go on overnight outings safely prepared.

Key Features.

Weather and Wind:

  • Tikka XP² can be used with lithium batteries to decrease weight or increase performance in cold weather


  • Compact, light and comfortable


  • Better performance at lower temperatures.
  • Compatible with ADAPT quick-mount system (sold separately)
  • Shines up to 68 meters at maximum level / 17 m economic level / 8400m flashing.
  • Battery charge indicator light warns when there is less than 50% burn time remaining in proximity mode
  • The red LED provides back-up lighting useful for preserving night vision, or strobe lighting for increased safety, for example in an urban setting
  • Type of lighting (white or red) is selected by pressing for 2 seconds on the push button
  • In economic mode, it can reach a burn-time of 190 hours
  • Integrated whistle aids calling for help during daytime or when visibility is limited
  • Adjustable elastic headband
  • Battery charge indicator light comes on when the headlamp illuminates for less than 5m.
  • Features the ADAPT system for helmet compatability
  • Operates on 3 AAA batteries (included).
  • Lighter than alkaline batteries.
  • Water-resistant
  • 80 Lumens of brightness at maximum level
  • Battery pack is easy to open.
  • Single compartment contains LEDs and batteries.
  • Allowing the user to choose between a long distance focused beam and flood beam proximity lighting
  • Signal safety whistle on headband
  • Direction adjustable light beam
  • 190 h light duration at economic level / 80 h maximum level / 240 h flashing.
  • This headlamp is equipped with a white high-output LED and a red LED
  • Reliable
  • Two red lighting modes (continuous and blinking)
  • The white LED delivers 80 lumens in maximum mode and lights up to 68 meters
  • Petzl's 3 year guarantee
  • ADAPT system is quick to mount- light beam can be aimed
  • Flashing modes for communicating a need for rescue or alerting others in urban environments.
  • 2 white lighting levels plus a strobe mode
  • Focused or wide beam with Wide Angle lens.
  • Integrates two light sources as well as a Wide Angle lens with a simple open-close feature
  • Compatible with Lithium batteries (not included)
  • Push-button switch limits inadvertently turning on the lamp during storage
The Petzl TIKKA XP® 2 headlamp integrates two light sources as well as a Wide Angle lens with a simple open-close feature, allowing the user to choose between a long distance focalized beam and flood beam proximity lighting. This headlamp is equipped with a white high-output LED and a red LED. The white LED delivers 80 lumens in maximum mode and lights up to 68 meters. In economic mode, it can reach a burn-time of 190 hours The red LED provides lighting to preserve night vision or to become a blinking light for increased safety, for example in an urban environment, etc. TIKKA XP® 2 can be used with lithium batteries to decrease weight or increase performance in cold weather.

FEATURES of the Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Petzl Tikka XP 2 Headlamp.

Backcountry Edge

Equipped with a powerful single LED bulb, five lighting levels and an integrated wide angle lens, the high-performance Petzl Tikka XP 2 is ready for adventure. The feature-rich Tikka XP 2 is lightweight, compact and easy to use.
The TIKKA XP combines the latest in power and functionality power. Designed for a wide range of activities (glacier hiking, climbing, running, etc.), this headlamp includes a flashing mode for signaling the user’s position and a Boost mode for instantly increasing the lighting distance to up to 50 meters for up to twenty seconds. The sliding Wide Angle lens allows the user to instantly switch from a focused beam to a wide beam without adjusting the brightness. This feature is essential for certain activities: e.g. the focused beam could be used to locate cairns on a glacier hike, whereas the wide beam could be used to quickly gear up and move on. The battery charge indicator light allows the user to keep track of remaining battery life.

• Two lighting modes (continuous and flashing)
• Flood beam for sharp proximity lighting (Wide Angle lens)
• Spot beam shines up to 35 meters.
• Boost mode: shines 50 meters for up to 20 seconds.
• Single compartment contains LED and batteries.
• Weighs less than 100 g including batteries.
• Warns when the batteries are 70 % and 90 % discharged.
• Wide Angle Lens made of impact resistant polycarbonate.
• Operates on three AAA/LR03 batteries (included)
• Degree of protection: IP X4 (water-resistant)
• 3-year guarantee
Flood the cave with the powerful light from the Tikka XP® 2 headlamp from Petzl® and guide the way.
• Three white lighting modes (maximum, economic, and strobe).
• Two red lighting modes (maximum and strobe).
• Type of lighting is selected by pressing for two seconds on the push button.
• 80 lumens (maximum mode).
• Shines up to 68 meters (maximum mode).
• 190 hour light duration on economic mode.
• For communication or calling for help when visibility is limited.
• SOS Morse Code illustration on the whistle.
• Electronic push button switch.
• Battery pack is easy to open.
• Light beam can be aimed.
• ADAPT system is quick to mount.
• Push button switch limits inadvertently turning on the lamp during storage.
• Battery charge indicator light.
for a lighter feel and better all-around performance.
provides a comfortable, secure fit.
Operates on three alkaline AAA/LR03 batteries (included).
Mountain Gear
The Tikka XP 2 has multiple lighting modes making it great for everything from the trail to the tent.
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2 red lighting modes:maximum and strobe
5 Lighting Modes:maximum, economic, strobe, red light, red strobe
Adjustable Focus:No
Batteries:3 AAA Alkaline (included); Lithium compatible (sold separately)
Battery Compatibility:Alkaline, lithium, rechargeable Ni-MH, rechargeable Ni-Cd
Battery Life:70-190 hours
Battery Type:3 x AAA (included)
Battery Type (included):AAA/LR03
Beam Distance:68 m
Beam Pattern:Wide or focused
Beam Type:Spot
Brightness Modes:3
Bulb:80 lumens; 1 high-output White LED and 1 Red LED
Bulb Type:LED
Burn Time:190 h
Burntime on High:80 hours
Burntime on Low:190 hours
Compatibility:Helmet Compatible
Degree of protection:IP X4 (water-resistant).
Dimensions:See Size Chart
Distance on High:223 ft / 68 m
Distance on Low:68.8 ft / 21 m
Features:Battery Indicator, Red Light Mode
Housing Tilts:Yes
Item Weight:3.1 oz w/ batteries
Light Output:80 lumens
Lighting Use:Sport/Outdoor
Lumen Range:50-99 Lumens
Max Lumen Output:80 Lumens
Max Lumens:80
Maximum Battery Life:190 hr.
Maximum Burn Time:190 hours
Maximum Light Quantity:80 lumens
Maximum Lighting Distance:68 m
Maximum Range:68 m
Number of Batteries:3
Power Type:Battery
Recommended Use:High-performance illumination
Strobe Mode:Yes
Two red lighting modes:continuous and blinking.
Water Resistance:IP X4
Watertightness:IP X4 (water resistant)
Weight:88 g/ 3.10 oz. (including batteries).
Weight W/ Batteries:3.1 oz.
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Petzl Tikka XP 2 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Powerful, bright, durable quality

Flat out, I've owned the rest and Petzl is the best. The Tikka XP2 is brighter and has a wider array of functionality than the Tikka Plus and Tikka Plus 2. I use the XP2 every day. Yes. Every day. I have close to 15 years experience with Petzl headlamps as a wire installer weekdays and camping/hiking enthusiast on the weekends. I was surprised to read a negative review about the XP2. I have owned 5 different models of Petzl, one Black Diamond and others and the Tikka XP2 is the brightest, most diverse headlamp for me. All the Petzl's have incredibly long lasting battery life and the very best quality components. Headbands that don't lose grip over time. Plastics that don't feel "cheap" and rugged durability that lasts and lasts.
BTWG Bob the Wire Guy at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 07/07/2013

First Petzl, pretty good so far!

Have a PrincetonTec Fuel that I love, but its very basic. LEDs and a headband. Picked up the XP2 so I could get the Core rechargeable. Ends up Petzl is updating the Core so I got mine at a good price, but am unsure about what the support/compatibility is going to be for the rechargeable battery upgrade.
I wore this out kayaking at night and could see fairly well to shore from a good 100/200 yards out. Also wore this while running in the gloomy winter months. Faced the blinking red to the back and put it on over my wool cap and was good to go!
Overall great choices for safety flasher and light level. Looking forward to programming the Core and playing around with the OS a bit.
TrailBetty at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 04/04/2013

Great Headlamp!

I have had the same Petzl Tikka headlamp for almost 4 years now and it is still going strong. Have used it for camping and backpacking and has worked out well. The biggest test I put it through was when I took an amazing trip to the Amazon Rainforest in Peru with this great conservation company Tamandua Expeditions. The rainforest is really wet, and the headlamp never had a problem. On night hikes through the dark jungle, I was able to spot some great wildlife with the lamp. Recommended!
Adventurer13 at Campmor on 04/04/2012

One of the best headlamps on the market

Once you get used to petzl headlamps you become a bit snobbish. It is something about the light quality such, the evenness of bean and the color the light. If you spend a lot of time hiking or climbing at night you learn to appreciate it. As far petzl headlamps go, this is one of the best.
I love the flip up diffuser on this model. Not only does it produce even light, it simplifies the botton operation.
Mike_nyu at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 11/11/2012

Worth it's weight in gold

Bought this unit this summer for extended back packing trips and it has performed flawlessly. With a weight of only 3.1oz it is literally worth it's weight in gold and for roughly $50 you just cant beat the value.
The modes albeit modest, are really all you need, narrow beam for night trail walking, wide beam for camp site, hi/low beams, red light for not waking a fellow hiker.
Too many good things to say....
Old Mountain Goat (OMG) at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 11/11/2013

Lots of bright light and settings.

good light, comfortable to wear. lots of features - red, red blinking, white high/low light/blinking. goes from a wide light to a narrow beam when you slide plastic piece down over light. only problem seems to be getting the clicks right on the button to switch light features...I can't seem to get that down as fast as I'd like. probably will get easier after practice. haven't tried in wet conditions yet...
DeeDee884 at Campmor on 08/08/2011

Worked great

Just used this on a week long kayaking trip in the Maine wilderness. Teh red light was especially effective at letting you see in th edark without ruining your night vision. The batteries lasted all week, and i used the light 4 hours a day for 7 days. The difuser is nice for reading, and the white beam was powerful enough to see the shoreline in the dark.
Townie 57 at Campmor on 10/10/2012

Great Lamp

This headlamp is great to keep around for any situation. I keep it in my climbing bag for hiking out after dark. The red light is bright enough to read a map or use for a night hike when you don't want to disturb your night vision. This light also has a broad beam or a more focused beam which gives you many lighting options.
Wicked JuJu at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 04/04/2011

Bright Light

The XP2 is a great upgrade to replace the original Tikka headlamp. The red light feature is extremely handy for protecting night vision. The adjustability of the light level, beam direction and light color make this the best headlamp I've ever used. Can't go wrong with this light and I would recommend to anyone looking for a good headlamp that is versatile and durable.
C2SMMT at Campmor on 08/08/2012

Bright Light, small space

Haven't had this thing out in the rain yet, but the only draw back I can see thus far is the seams aren't rubber which makes me wonder about the waterproof-ness.

Otherwise, I've used these things camping and fighting fires. Love the brand. I will buy Petzl until they stop making great products.
gear head Jeff at Campmor on 06/06/2011

Negative Reviews:


I bought the Tikka XP2 for myself and the Tikka 2 for my girlfriend who said she didn't really think she needed a headlamp. Well that was until we hiked back from Mt. Marcy and hit camp at night, and had 4 miles to cover in the Adirondacks in darkness. So I put my headlamp on and she put hers. I couldn't see a thing. I could barely see the trail in front of me with the XP2... I couldn't believe it. Clearly the single bulb was not enough. Her headlamp ended up illuminating the trail for both of us. I couldn't believe it!!!! And the XP2 was supposed to be the better of the two models!! All I can say is I was lucky we had both and VERY lucky we had made it to camp and didn't have to hike downhill in the dark, otherwise I probably would be in a cast now. ***** for the Tikka 2, Zero * for the XP2
ScottB at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 10/10/2012