The Petzl Bindi is a light headlamp, “powerful” about its weight, rechargeable and very practical. It is a product that no longer leaves the bag of travelers.
Even if this front is designed for everyday use, we can expand its scope of application, which we hastened to do. In the field of outdoor, Petzl Bindi can be considered as a backup headlamp while it is much more than that
There is, of course, its weight, light: 35 grams on the scale. We do not hesitate to take it in his bag of trekking, in the water bag in trail running or on the bike. But the light frontages on the market are legion. With a power of 200 lumens, it becomes rarer.
In the field, the Bindi delivers almost three hours at full power, before sinking. Three flashes indicate the change to standby mode. Then, three short flashes every 30 seconds. When we say full potential, we talk about a beam that allows you to run in the night, probably not as powerful as the flagship Petzl but it remains quite relevant.
Light, powerful for its size, the Bindi is also distinguished by its practicality. Very compact, it is of a simple implementation: a simple elastic makes it possible to fix it on the head/neck. The tightening is also ultra fast. The switch is very accessible (a little less with gloves…). With the pressure of the finger, you switch the lamp: three powers in white lighting and two in red. A long press makes it possible to go from one to another.
The Petzl Bindi recharges thanks to a micro USB connection. We would have liked a pocket to store both the front and its cable. Because when traveling, if you have forgotten his cable (you can not use the one on his phone), the lamp will be out of order because the addition of a battery is impossible. The battery can not be changed either.