WHW Kit Review
I’ve carried the Tikka XP for long enough and been quite happy. But, this new version of the Myo XP had enough of a performance gain to make carrying the extra weight worthwhile.
I did a lot of walking at night on the Way and this was indeed the torch to have. Super bright on it’s full setting, even on its lowest setting there’s plenty light for safe trail negotiation. The buttons were easily worked by tired fingers in Powerstretch gloves and the straps were very comfy. I added the centre strap as it weighs nothing and I though it might stop the weight of the batteries pulling the main strap down and sawing my ears off. It worked fine.
A word of warning, on full it sucks a battery dry. And when the batteries installed are the pish ones that come with it you really have to be ready with a new set of Energisers which fare much better.
In short, yes it’s heavier than all the usual lightweight headtorch suspects. It also kicks their arses in terms of performance. Walking along the East bank of Loch Lomond at 0200 I felt like I had a car headlight strapped to my head it was so bright. Magic.