Rating: 5 / 5
I can't begin to state how pleased I am with this headlamp - it is heads and tails over the previous Tikka/Zipka/Plus generations.
I've owned every tikka/zipka since they came out - for the efficiency and light weight they provided. Each succesive generation was a bit better. But to be honest, they never had enough oomph to make me feel comfortable hiking - they worked great in camp, but on trail with the light fell off quickly and I always wanted more.
Well, now I have it. The XP is a new generation of LED lights and it puts out the candle power! It keeps the same miserly battery usage, adds in a battery guage, a very useful wide-angle adaptor (built in) and its titable - all of this for maybe 1/2 oz more.
I just used this for a night hike into Havasu Canyon and it really made the difference. My son's Tikka plus was outshone, literally.
The wide angle is great for in camp use - it makes a huge difference in light pattern, and as ever the LED is great light to read by.
Its expensive, but it is perfect in my book.