When you think of headlamps, you probably think Petzl.
Unless you’re me.
Then, you never think about headlamps. Ever. So the brand Petzl would mean nothing to you.
But to my husband…Petzl stands for something. Petzl is a trusted brand when it comes to technical equipment and gear for caving, rock climbing, mountaineering, trail running, fishing, and more. Since he enjoys all of those pasttimes, Petzl is a brand he knows well.
Sometimes, we’ll be driving around in the car and he’ll get this serious, thoughtful look in his eyes.
I’ll have been thinking about a million different things – “How should we discipline our 2-year-old? What is the most effective method? She was kind of whiny earlier. I wonder if she’s hungry. What should we have for dinner? I need to make a grocery list…and I should probably pick up a birthday present for our niece and a gift for so-and-so who just had a baby. Speaking of babies, did she poop today? We should probably give her a bath tonight. And I still have 200 e-mails in my inbox. I need to call Disney and touch base with that PR company. And, there’s that project for work. Oh, and I still want to get my PhD. When would be the most logical time to start that? Look, there’s Michael’s. I should probably stop and get a frame…and maybe a gift for an elderly relative. I really need to think about other people more. Oh yeah, I have to call World Vision and I haven’t sent a letter to “our little boy” in months…”
And then I’ll ask him: “What are you thinking about?”
“Caving.” He’ll reply. (Or “dirt biking.” Or “4-wheeling.” Or “backpacking.” Depending on the day). He’ll say it nonchalantly.
“That’s it. Just caving.”
And here I was contemplating world peace and family matters and our future.
And that, my friends, is the difference between men and women.
All that to say, if your husband is an outdoorsy kinda guy, he likely knows about Petzl.
There are a lot of excellent gift options there to consider, but today I’d like to bring the TIKKA XP to your attention. Why? Because it’s the perfect gift for ANY GUY. He doesn’t have to be a world-class athlete to appreciate this handy headlamp. It’s equally well-suited for outdoor expeditions or tinkering around in the garage..and, at under $50, it’s a real “steal.”
WIN IT! One winner will receive a TIKKA XP by Petzl. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Monday, June 8 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
*UPDATE* The winner is #61 barbara wright. Congratulations!