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Petzl Swift RL (2022)

Colour: Orange

The Petzl Swift RL is an ultra-powerful, compact, multi-beam headlamp with Reactive Lighting technology packing a colossal 900 lumens.

Weighing only 100g, the Petzl Swift RL is controllable via one lockable button on the top of the torch, making it simple to use and ensuring no accidental wastage of battery whilst in transport. The Reactive Lighting found in the Petzl Swift RL head torch was first featured in the Petzl Nao, shortly followed by the Petzl Reactik series, and has seen battery lives increase massively due to the multiple light beam patterns available. Petzl have now discontinued the Reactik series and replaced it with the Swift RL, which features the same technology that the Reactik series had, in a lighter and more compact package.

With REACTIVE LIGHTING technology, a sensor assesses the ambient light and automatically adjusts the brightness to user requirements. The headband is reflective for night visibility. Rechargeable, it has a five-level gauge for precise monitoring of the battery charge level and a two-part construction for excellent stability in dynamic and committing activities such as mountaineering, trail running or skiing.


Ultra-bright and lightweight: 900 lumens at only 100 g.

  • Optimised comfort and burn time:

- Longer burn time, greater visual comfort and less manual operation with REACTIVE LIGHTING mode: the light sensor automatically adjusts brightness and beam pattern, optimising battery usage.
- Visual comfort, from the two beam patterns (flood or mixed) giving high-performance lighting for outdoor activities: proximity vision, movement and distance vision - comfortable wear, from the ergonomic adjustable headband with two-part construction, for optimal stability during dynamic activities
- Reflective headband for night visibility
- Lithium-Ion 2350 mAh battery, rechargeable via the type B micro USB port, with battery charge indicator

  • Intuitive and convenient to use:

- Ease of use, with a single button providing control over all functions: ON/OFF, lighting modes, brightness and locking
- Choice of two lighting modes, selected with a long press: REACTIVE LIGHTING or STANDARD LIGHTING
- LOCK function to avoid accidentally turning it on during transit or storage, or to lock lighting settings during your activity
- Five-level gauge for precise monitoring of the battery charge level
- Headlamp can be tilted upward for seeing ahead when it is worn around the neck.
- Detachable, washable headband


    • Adjustable Beam: Yes
    • Battery Life: 2 hrs (MAX Constant) - 50hrs (LOW Reactive)
    • Brightness: 900lumens (max)
    • Bulb: LED
    • Range: 150m (max)
    • Water: Storm Proof - IPX4
    • Weight: 100g

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Brian K.
    Excellent performance and value

    This light does not have a bluetooth connection to phone app like the earlier Reacktiv head torch - but who used it As compensation the additional performance of the Swift is very useful for those “were the heck are we moments” when coming down in the dark.

    Brad J.
    What an upgrade.

    Moved from an entry petal to this. Night and day illumination. It's amazing, honestly. Used it tonight round Arthur's seat in Edinburgh with friends, top class! Unsure on battery life yet but so far so good.

    Sabrina V.
    Ultralight and super bright

    Sadly very short burn time but awesome for a wee jog in the winter evenings 1 -2 hours.

    paul m.
    Swift RL

    Best lamp I have ever owned (and I’ve had some good lamps over the years). Unbelievable that you can get this much performance from such a small unit.

    I was unsure about the reactive lighting but after using the swift I’m completely converted, it’s so seamless when switching from near to far vision that I actually forget that it is changing brightness. and in the rare instances that it didn’t work (in thick fog) you can override it easily.

    In my experience the most important thing with any headlamp is the beam pattern and the spread of light on this lamp is also superb. The beam fills your entire vision with a uniform white light whilst the reactive lighting gives you the right amount of light all the time. Just switch it on and forget!
    Battery seems good too, if staying mostly on the lower setting It’ll work all night. And spare batteries are available too if you feel you need them.

    Top marks to Petzl!