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Black Diamond Spot

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I gave this a poor review because the new Spot headlamps…

Trailspace.com
7 December 2011
  • Summary: I gave this a poor review because the new Spot headlamps are nowhere near as good as the old Spots in both construction and optical quality. I have two old BD Spots, one with a worn headband, so I though I'd get a replacement with a promotion coupon. Upon opening the package the first thing I noticed was how much more flimsy the new one was compared to the old — reduced mass in critical areas and paper-thin battery compartment hinges.
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This is a product that I must sadly give a bad review…

Richard Proulx, Trailspace.com
6 September 2011
  • Summary: This is a product that I must sadly give a bad review to. I say sadly, because this is a product that I want to love. Its unique electronics package, which gives you just about every feature imaginable, puts this headlamp head and shoulders above the competition. It is lightweight, has great battery life, and its variable intensity multicolor LEDs work exactly as they should. Unfortunately, the case design is defective.
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Overall 10
10

Very bright and easy to use

slbenz, epinions.com
27 June 2011
  • Summary: A very comfortable, easy to use and bright headlamp that will guide your way in the dead of night. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Comfortable, easy to use and very bright.
  • Cons: None that I can find.
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Looking at the wide assortment of headlamps can be…

W&M Rob, Trailspace.com
18 May 2011
  • Summary: Looking at the wide assortment of headlamps can be seriously overwhelming.  I ended up choosing the Black Diamond Spot because it had the right mix of high light output and low price; the option for beam or spotlight; having red LEDs accessible without cycling through the white light; and I had previously purchased the Black Diamond's Orbit lantern and was extremely pleased with the quality of BD products.
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I bought the Black Diamond Spot headlamp some two…

Simon, Trailspace.com
6 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought the Black Diamond Spot headlamp some two years ago and have used it frequently ever since. I walk in all weather in all seasons from valleys to mountain tops and as a result I am very demanding of the kit I use. Pros: The B.D. Spot is one tough little cookie to crack, over the last couple of years it has been dropped on rocks, kicked (not intentionally mind), bashed against countless branches and had more than a few baths and, surprisingly, it is still intact...
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I bought this Titanium- Spot -2011 model headlamp…

Trailspace.com
17 November 2010
  • Summary: I bought this Titanium- Spot -2011 model headlamp at my local R.E.I., and was fortunate that they held the last one in stock for me to pick up. Apparently this headlamp has a lot of bang for the buck! I would personally say yes this Black Diamond Spot is indeed awesome. I purchased this item for 39.99$ at R.E.I..
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This is a great lamp EXCEPT for one very critical…

Trailspace.com
12 March 2010
  • Summary: This is a great lamp EXCEPT for one very critical feature. The " tilt" or adjustment that allows you to angle the beam. It is very poorly engineered and comes loose allowing the beam to flop up and down. Very annoying and makes the lamp all but worthless. I plan on taking this back to REI and informing them of this defect. For the price you pay one would expect quality and this lamp is plain cheap and not well built.
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Sturdy, bright, and lightweight. Went to the local…

Trailspace.com
14 January 2010
  • Summary: Sturdy, bright, and lightweight. Went to the local outfitter back at home last Spring and the fella there talked me into this lamp over a couple others I was considering. And in the end I owe him big thanks. Took this headlamp on my 200 miles of the AT last summer, and several hikes since. Never disappointed me.
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I've taken the Spot on several trips, a humid Perusian…

Trailspace.com
1 December 2009
  • Summary: I've taken the Spot on several trips, a humid Perusian cave, a winter camping trip in -30 weather north of Whitehorse Yukon, and I also used it in the mountains of central Madagascar where it rains constantly during monsoon months and I haven't had a single problem. Battery life is great, the brightness speaks for itself and it's light weight is key for my ultralite backpacking trips.
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This is the best headlamp that doesn't have a separate…

Trailspace.com
18 October 2007
  • Summary: This is the best headlamp that doesn't have a separate battery compartment. It has all the features you'd expect from a headlamp (different intensities and strobe on both settings) The 3 regular LEDs serve the same purpose as every basic led headlamp, but this one really shines with its upper light.
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