Silva has launched the new Trail Runner Free series of headtorches, promising unrivalled comfort.
The power cord has been woven into the material with the aim of creating perfect weight distribution between the torch at the front and the battery pack at the rear. Other headlamps are available without cords but these usually involve the heavy battery being at the front with the torch.
An extension cord allows you to move the battery from the headband to a pocket or a backpack if preferred. The headband is described as “soft, yet firm, with a silicone string on the inside to hold it in place”.
Designed specifically for trail running, it has both long and short runs in clear focus. The battery case allows use of either the rechargeable hybrid battery or regular alkaline batteries for long runs, and the battery case holds an integrated red rear safety light for extra visibility.
The Trail Runner Free series consist of three different models, with RRP starting £77.