Some light in the darkness as we look at the best catches from head torch specialist Coleman

   The CXS+300 Rechargeable LED head torch puts out 300 lumens

The CXS+300 Rechargeable LED head torch puts out 300 lumens

Whether you’re fishing into darkness along a winding stretch of local river, hoping for a nice chub or hard fighting barbel... or perhaps you’re a hardcore carper who’s waiting for a large mirror or common, in their winter colours, to grace your net?

Well there’s one thing that’s invaluable at this time of year, and that’s a good headtorch.

Now with the nights drawing in and dusk upon us early in the afternoon our torches get some heavy usage at this time of year, so it’s great to see the latest headtorches starting to use rechargeable batteries.

Always thought this would be handy especially if you forget to pack any spare batteries, just plug it into your portable USB charger, or car power socket and away you go.

   The battery powered CXS+250 is perfect when mains power isn't around

The battery powered CXS+250 is perfect when mains power isn't around

Well the guys at Coleman's got in touch recently to tell me about their latest products. Lots of different features, and a choice of mains or battery powered, but here's the technical bit!

The super bright CXS+250 has an output of 250 lumens so you can rest assured that you won’t be left in the dark while out and about this winter.

The adjustable head strap sits comfortably and securely on the wearer and the lightweight design means the torch will feel comfortable while in use.

The CXS+250 operates off 3 AAA batteries (supplied) and offers an ideal alternative for those times when perhaps mains power isn’t an option, at the campsite, the lake, or an evening walk.

The fully featured CXS+300R with an exceptional brightness of 300 lumens, comes equipped with a highly efficient rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, which is especially compatible with LED lighting.

This offers an incredibly reliable and durable power source, as well as increased charge capacity, lower-weight and improved run-time.

Packed full of technology, the CXS+250 and CXS+300R head torches offer REAX™ auto-adjusting, light-sensing technology, which automatically adjusts the beam and brightness to suit your activity and Coleman’s new KineSix™ technology offers a convenient hand-swipe interface meaning you’ll be in control of the five different light brightness modes.

For full info on these headtorches click here.