Free 1200 XS Headtorch

229g (with batteries)
Battery Type:
Max Output:
1200 Lumens

We're working out what we think - we'll add our view here!  Silva says:  Silva Free Series gives you more light in a smaller, smoother, and more versatile headlamp - all thanks to several innovative features. I…

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Silva says: 

Silva Free Series gives you more light in a smaller, smoother, and more versatile headlamp - all thanks to several innovative features. It’s got all the cables integrated in the headband for a better experience and optimal cooling for higher performance. All packed into the world’s first true modular headlamp series. The Free 1200 XS (1200 lumen headlamp + 14.4 Wh battery) is the ultimate lamp and battery combination for runners who want to optimize every gram.

More comfort, more light and more versatility
When we designed the Free headlamp we wanted to create more out of less. Less cords, less hassle, less complexity. We made many new innovations out of the challenge and the result is the all new Silva Free headlamp series. We have removed everything that was unnecessary and made everything that was great even greater. Silva Free is a headlamp with more comfort, more light and more versatility. This is a headlamp is a global innovation with greater use and more flexibility.

Introducing the Free series technologies
Free technology: Less hassle - more comfort
Silva Free has the power cord integrated in the headband. You never need to bother with distracting cords or tangled wires ever again. Feeling free is now a more comfortable experience.

Airflow technology: Less heat, more light
Cooling is essential for how well the headlamp performs. We invented the airflow technology and included an integrated aluminum cooler in the design because we wanted you to have great light regardless of what activity you do, even if you are standing still taking a break. The result is higher quality light from a cooler lamp.

Modular technology: less complexity– more flexibility
All parts and accessories are interchangeable. This means that you can not only switch between batteries – you can also change lamp units. The connection interface of Silva Free is made from gold plated snap-in connectors. This is an interface that is the same for all parts in the Free series.

Silva Intelligent Light: a double beam technology – for higher speed
A double beam technology featured in all Silva headlamps. The combination of a long reach spot light and a close flood light results in led head movement, better control, improved balance, less fatigue and higher speed.

Mix and match your headlamp: Silva Free is a headlamp series with mix and match availability. Choose between three different lamp units, four batteries and three mount options. All parts are interchangeable, so you don’t need to buy a new headlamp for your different activities. Simply just add another lamp unit, battery and mount kit to your setup. All parts can be bought separately.

Go for 3000 lumen when you want to go full speed and need lots of light. Choose 2000 lumen for high-speed activities in demanding terrain like ski mountaineering and mountain biking. 1200 lumen is the ultimate choice for ski-touring, XC-skiiing and trail running. Likewise, choose the optimal battery for your activity. The smaller the battery the lighter and smoother feeling on the back of your head. The bigger the battery the longer it will keep you going.

Lumen, i.e. light output, depends on burn time – and the other way around. This is why we encourage you to use the optimal battery for your activity. A lot of lumen and a lot of burn time require a lot of battery power. However, a lower lumen headlamp also require a lot of battery power if you want a very long burn time. Or choose a more lightweight battery if you do not need as much burn time.

Bar mounts, helmet mounts and GoPro mounts are also available as accessories to your Silva Free headlamp as well as extra long extension cables and top band.

Silva Free Series - ISPO Award winner 2023: This is what the ISPO award jury says about the new Silva Free series: "A modular headlamp is great if you are a multi-sports enthusiast with different needs. The Silva Free Series is lightweight, yet offers powerful brightness and heaps of versatile adjustment options."

Our Verdict

We're working out what we think about Silva's Free 1200 XS Headtorch, we'll add our comments here in due course.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear


  • 3 brightness levels- ranging from 80 to 1200 lumen
  • USB-C Charge cable is included
  • More lumen in a smaller lamp head
  • Free technology, no cords – no hassle
  • Silva Intelligent light – a unique combination of a long reach spotlight and a close flood light
  • Air flow technology for optimal cooling though speed wind and convection
  • Modular technology for easy mix and match of lamp heads and batteries
  • Red safety light at the back of the head


  • Weight: 229g
  • Max mode: 1200 lm / 1-2 h burn time / 150 m (492 ft) light distance
  • Med Mode: 500 lm 2.5-5 h burn time / 100 m (328 ft) light distance
  • Min mode: 80 lm / 15 h burn time / 45 m (148 ft) light distance

Material & Construction

  • Water resistant – both headlamp and battery meet IPX5 standard
  • Headband with integrated electronics
  • A lightweight 14.4 Wh (2 Ah) battery with battery indication

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Free 1200 XS Headtorch

Free 1200 XS Headtorch

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