The Petzl Ultra Rush Headlamp

The Petzl Ultra Rush Headlamp

You love the rush of a fast ride or run. Whether you are riding a mountain on a bike, running through a dark forest or even hunting snakes at night, the Petzl Ultra Rush Headlamp will provide you with the most potent mixed beam possible to see everything in your path.

With four levels of intense white light, you will be able to move at your most demanding pace with your surroundings lit up brighter than the lights of Broadway. This headlamp is the equivalent of a finely made Swiss watch in its design and use.

If you are looking for an intense blazing light, the Ultra Rush is your perfect option. With 6 LEDs that are always lit at all four settings, you will have constant light regardless of battery life. The white light is intense, even at its lowest setting of 65 Lumens. The next two parameters can provide five to seven hours of almost daylight conditions. The maximum setting of 760 Lumens will give super-intense light for a burn time of two hours. The knobbed dial makes it easy to switch between the settings even with gloves on.

The Ultra Rush is not your average headlamp. It is rugged, plain and simple. It is built to take a beating and still keep going. With an IP6 rating, it is waterproof for 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water and will withstand a drop from up to two meters onto hard surfaces. This was designed for the most extreme situations, but even if you are new to exploring caves or exploring forests at night, this lamp is made to last you a long time.

Easy to use

The knob allows you to switch through light modes, even with gloves on rapidly. The battery can be quickly removed and changed out when it needs charging and has comfort-fit plates on the front and back of the head with an adjustable headband.

Long-distance uniform lighting

Ultra Rush provides super-powerful consistent brightness of up to 760 Lumens; and a beam of up to 170 meters, with a contrast light that does not decrease as the batteries do.

Perfect balance and performance

With the compact ACCU 2 ULTRA rechargeable lithium-ion battery(2600 mAh), you have a high-powered battery that is compact and comfortable to wear at the same time. Lithium-ion cells also have the bonus of lasting longer in colder temperatures.

Rugged

Built to last, it is waterproof up to 30 minutes in one meter of water. It is resistant to falls, impacts and has a crush rating of up to 80 kg.

FAQ(frequently asked questions)

What is the actual battery life like at the different settings?

The Ultra Rush has four settings of continuous lighting:

  • Minimum is 65 Lumens at 45 meters for 38 hours.
  • Economic is 300 Lumens at 100 meters for seven hours.
  • Optimum is 420 Lumens at 115 meters for five hours.
  • The maximum is 760 Lumens at 170 meters for two hours.

Is there a stronger battery available?

Yes, the Accu 4 battery is a stronger version of this cell, and although it is a bit heavier, it can be worn on the head or your belt with an attachment cable.

Can I use AAA or other batteries if I want to with this lamp?

Unfortunately no. Due to the strength of the battery needed only Petzl Accu 2 or Accu 4 batteries are compatible with the Ultra Rush.

Does it have a tilt feature?

Yes, this headlamp can tilt.

Advantages

With the Petzl Ultra Rush, you have several distinct advantages. The constant powerful light will make sure that you can see at all times without dimming. This means the light will be the at same strength from the moment it is turned on to when the battery is dead. There is a reserve mode with a distinctive flash reminding you that the battery is almost drained and it takes three hours to charge back to full.

The lamp and its adjustable headband have front and back comfort plates, and it offers the perfect balance between capacity and compactness. The quick connection system allows you to quickly and quickly remove the battery for charging or to swap in a new one.

The amazingly rugged design on the Ultra Rush makes it able to take a beating. So go ahead, drop it, or dunk it and it will still work. The large knob makes it easy to switch modes back and forth even with gloves on.

Drawbacks

Even with a fantastic device, there are a few drawbacks. With the Ultra Rush, I could only find one. At 368 grams., it is one of the heavy ones, but the sheer power and ruggedness of the lamp itself make it the best option for every serious trail runner, mountaineer and cheaper out there.

With an average star rating on Amazon of 4.6 stars over 13 reviews, Petzl is once again showing why their technology continues to show surprising results with its users.

Verdict

One customer mentioned that weight and price were the most significant problems that they had with this device, but the performance more than made up for those two issues. The light threw constant white light and was excellent for finding animals at night. In the end, he was so glad that he did it that he is buying another one to use. When looking at the Petzl Ultra Rush, see past the price and see the fantastic quality of this device. You will be glad you invested in such an amazingly powerful headlamp.

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