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Instruments & Lighting

Looking for navigation and observation equipment or lighting for your hiking and camping trip?

Seeing, observing and locating oneself, essential notions when going about in the wild. Having a clear and precise GPS or a good old map in case of an electronic failure, being able to observe nature and her inhabitants with binoculars, not being left in the dark once the night settles thanks to a headlamp, these hiking and camping equipment pieces can prove very useful. One this page, you will find all you need to light, locate yourself, and observe during your hikes and camps. Regarding lights, you will find headlamps, hand-held lamps, lanterns, emergency lighting and various accessories such as external batteries. For navigation, you will find electronic devices, watches, digital maps, GPS and their accessories, but also compasses and numerous maps. Finally, for nature observation, we offer several models of binoculars and their accessories.

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Black Diamond Lantern Moji Lantern Azul OverviewBlack Diamond Lantern Moji Lantern Azul
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    £17.83

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    £15.14
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Petzl Headlamp Bindi Noir Overview
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    £44.71

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    £35.75

The Petzl Bindi Black headlamp is a lightweight, compact and highly functional model for your sporting activities, with multiple light levels, two locking modes and USB charging

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  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Emeraude Overview
  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Noir Overview
  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Orange Overview
Black Diamond Headlamp Astro 175 Headlamp Octane OverviewBlack Diamond Headlamp Astro 175 Headlamp Octane Side
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    £17.83

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    £14.24

With a maximum power of 175 lumens, the Black Diamond Astro 175 Headlamp Octane is very effective as a back-up lamp or for night outings on the trail or in town

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  • Black Diamond Headlamp Astro 175 Headlamp Aqua Blue Overview
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Petzl Headlamp Actik Core Rouge OverviewPetzl Headlamp Actik Core Rouge Side
  • £53.67

The Petzl Actik Core Red is a high performance headlamp for your outdoor activities at night, able to illuminate up to 90 meters in front of you thanks to a power of 450 lumens.

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Petzl Headlamp E+lite OverviewPetzl Headlamp E+lite Side
  • £22.40

The Petzl E+lite is ideal as an emergency light with its light weight and ultra-compact design. Multiple light modes available and whistle on the elastic headband

Bushnell Binoculars Engage X 10X42 Noire OverviewBushnell Binoculars Engage X 10X42 Noire
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    £210.56

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    £169.34

Lightweight and waterproof, the Bushnell Engage X 10x42 Black binoculars are very practical, to keep on hand to be on the lookout for any gift of nature to marvel at when hiking.

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Petzl Headlamp LAMPE IKO CORE Orange OverviewPetzl Headlamp LAMPE IKO CORE Orange Side
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    £71.59

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    £64.42

The Iko Core Orange from Petzl is a lightweight, powerful white light headlamp that is ideal for outdoor sports activities in low visibility conditions

Bushnell Binoculars Prime 8X42 Prisme En Toit Noire OverviewBushnell Binoculars Prime 8X42 Prisme En Toit Noire
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    £187.26

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    £128.93

Perfect for your outings in wilderness, the Bushnell Prime 8x42 Black binoculars are waterproof, lightweight and compact and feature an anti-reflective coating and EXO Barrier for a clear vision in any circumstance.

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Zeiss Binoculars Terra Ed 10X42 T Noire OverviewZeiss Binoculars Terra Ed 10X42 T Noire Side
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    £555.43

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    £443.52
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Petzl Headlamp LAMPE TIKKA CORE EDITION LIMIT OverviewPetzl Headlamp LAMPE TIKKA CORE EDITION LIMIT Side
  • £44.71

Very versatile, the Petzl Tikka Core Limited Edition headlamp is a compact model that can be used in various outdoor activities: skiing, hiking, bivouacking, climbing, ...

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Petzl Headlamp Tikkina Noir OverviewPetzl Headlamp Tikkina Noir Side
  • £17.83

The Petzl Tikkina is a simple and compact headlamp with 3 lighting levels, allowing respectively 120 hours of lighting at 10 meters, 9 hours at 40 meters or 2 hours at 60 meters.

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  • Petzl Headlamp Tikkina Noir Overview
  • Petzl Headlamp Tikkina Rouge Overview
Petzl Headlamp Tikkina Rouge OverviewPetzl Headlamp Tikkina Rouge Side
  • £17.83

The Petzl Tikkina Red is an easy-to-use headlamp that offers 3 lighting levels to ensure that you always have the right amount of light during your outdoor activities at night

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  • Petzl Headlamp Tikkina Noir Overview
  • Petzl Headlamp Tikkina Rouge Overview
Petzl Headlamp Bindi Emeraude OverviewPetzl Headlamp Bindi Emeraude Side
  • Recommended price

    £44.71

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    £35.75

The Bindi Emerald headlamp from the French brand Petzl offers multiple features to ensure that you always have the visibility you need in the right conditions, while remaining light and compact.

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  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Emeraude Overview
  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Noir Overview
  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Orange Overview
Petzl Headlamp Bindi Orange Overview
  • Recommended price

    £44.71

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    £35.75

The Petzl Bindi Orange headlamp is light, compact and very functional, offering several lighting modes to have the visibility adapted to each circumstance. It can be recharged via USB.

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  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Emeraude Overview
  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Noir Overview
  • Petzl Headlamp Bindi Orange Overview
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What is an IGN map?

An IGN map is a map edited by the Institut Géographique National (similar to the Ordnance Survey in the UK) with the particularity of featuring the altitude differences of the terrain. Generally, when speaking about IGN maps, we refer to 1:2500 scale maps. On these maps, 1cm represents 250m on the ground. By comparison, road maps showing a whole country are generally available in 1:1 000 000 scale. 1cm then represents 10km. You understand that an IGN 1:2500 scale map offers an impressive level of details very useful to hikers, especially combined with the topographic elements featured as well. It is then possible to prepare detailed hiking routes, anticipating difficulties linked to the altitude differences.

How to see the topography of the terrain?

Like stated above, thanks to IGN maps it is possible to recognize the topography of the terrain, meaning the altitude differences. To do so, one has to know how to properly read the topographic data of the IGN map. To read the altitude differences on an IGN map, the points indicating the altitude are used, it is symbolized by numbers in black, as well as the contour lines which can, with experience, give a mental representation of the terrain. To understand if the terrain goes up or down, several reference points are at your disposal. The altitude rating of two points enables to know which way the slope goes. Some contour lines are traced bolder, they are the ones on which the altitude is indicated. You can also use the direction in which the numbers are read, as this corresponds to the direction of the ascent. Finally, for the specific case of isolated depressions, an arrow points towards the bottom.