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Black Diamond Spot

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Overall 8
8.0

This headlamp is much brighter than your average cheap…

malotrekker, Trailspace.com
3 October 2013
  • Summary: This headlamp is much brighter than your average cheap headlamp for only a few bucks more. It's very durable and reliable.
  • Pros: Very bright, 90 lumens on its brightest setting., It's lightweight., Uses AAA batteries., Water resistant., Can be dimmed considerably., Has a red light feature., Can be locked in the off position., Easily adjustable headband.
  • Cons: While it's fairly light, it is a bit clunky., Not waterproof.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lighting = good Fitting = fair Handling = easy Weight…

Martin Pouliot, Trailspace.com
19 September 2013
  • Summary: Lighting = good Fitting = fair Handling = easy Weight = good Built = poor
  • Pros: Battery life, Weight
  • Cons: Plastic of the ajustment plate
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Overall 9
9.0

1) Purchased on sale at REI in 2011. 2) Purchased…

RBryanP, Trailspace.com
1 September 2013
  • Summary: 1) Purchased on sale at REI in 2011. 2) Purchased due to high ratings in a magazine. 3) Only used for camping, backpacking and in the tent, or when answering the call of nature. It is more than adequate for those purposes. 4) I can't speculate on its use for other types of activities. Yes, I would recommend it particularly since the current model has a higher lumen output, although I have not used that version. I am happy with this one.
  • Pros: 2 types of light, 1 BRIGHT spotlight, 2 smaller LED's for area light, Main LED is very bright - 75 lumens, Dimmer feature for white LED's, 2 red LEDs for preserving night vision, with Strobe setting. Can turn on Red light without cycling through all settings., Relatively lightweight considering it uses 3, AAA batteries, Lock feature to prevent accidently turning on lamp, Red LED's have strobe feature, Several colors to choose from
  • Cons: Red LEDs are dimmer than expected
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Overall 10
10

90 lumens of night vision. This 90 lumens of glow…

Patti LePoidevin, Trailspace.com
28 August 2013
  • Summary: 90 lumens of night vision.
  • Pros: Powerful light for the price, Lightweight, White and red light, Battery indicator light right on the side of the main lamp
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Overall 9
9.0

Great, works and is tough. Great headlamp, very bright…

thegreenthree, Trailspace.com
18 January 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Worked great with brand new batteries, however it…

JimmieJackson, Trailspace.com
18 December 2012
  • Summary: Worked great with brand new batteries, however it would quickly diminish the battery. Carried on my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2012.
  • Pros: Bright like the sun, Nifty dimming feature, Durable
  • Cons: Red light was never bright, Battery life
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Overall 8
8.0

Battery runs down when not used. When I first got…

DrPhun, Trailspace.com
8 December 2012
  • Summary: Battery runs down when not used.
  • Pros: Very bright, Small package
  • Cons: Battery runs down when not used, Not enough pivot settings
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Overall 8
8.0

Light, bright, and adequate headlamp. The only gripe…

pearljam42, Trailspace.com
16 July 2012
  • Summary: Light, bright, and adequate headlamp. The only gripe is the method used to cycle through the modes.
  • Pros: Bright
  • Cons: Mode cycling can be annoying
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Overall 4
4.0

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

Trailspace.com
7 December 2011
  • Excerpt: 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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Overall 2
2.0

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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