Let there be light: seven flashlights for travellers and campers
From headlamps for hiking and inflatable solar lights for the great outdoors to pen torches and clip-on reading lights, well-prepared travellers can have an illuminating trip
Black Diamond Spot TriplePower LED headtorch
This headlamp (HK$399, Patagonia, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0677) produces up to 130 lumens. The brightness can be adjusted just by tapping the housing, which makes it ideal for pre-dawn skiing and sunrise hikes.
Luci inflatable solar light
Lightweight, waterproof and powered by the sun, Luci (HK$116, mpowerd.com) is a collapsible, inflatable light that has 10 LEDs inside – UPerfect for camping and bright enough to read by. The Give Luci programme has donated these to off-grid regions in Kenya, Haiti, the Philippines and Nepal.
Kandle II by Ozeri clip-on reading light
If your e-reader doesn’t have a backlight, this clip-on (HK$139.99, hk.mobilefun.com) with three super-bright, white LEDs is useful for gloomy locations – and it’s great on long-haul night flights.
Moleskine Journey Travel Light
Easy to pack and with a 360-degree rotating clip on the back, this versatile LED light (HK$298, Moleskine, Hong Kong Airport) is aimed at hikers and campers, and makes a useful accessory in a backpack.
Petzl NAO headlamp
Two high-power LEDs adjust according to ambient light levels on this powerful yet lightweight headlamp (HK$1,815, RacingThePlanet, 22/F, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 8102 8113). Its battery lasts four hours on full beam, and recharges via micro USB.
Olixar Laserlight Stylus Pen
One for business travellers. A mini LED flashlight in one end makes this pen (HK$93.49, hk.mobilefun.com) a useful travel gadget, but it also has a rubber-tipped stylus for use with a mobile phone or tablet, and a red laser pointer for presentations.
Black Diamond ReVolt headlamp
Recharging via USB is the environmentally sound choice, but this hybrid-power, 130 lumens headlamp (HK$579, Escapade Causeway Bay, 1/F, 19 Leighton Road, tel: 2891 1855) can also work on AAA batteries – and that’s critical on multi-day treks.