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Partner Jeff

Jun 9, 2014, 11:25 AM

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Re: [tequilaboom] Headlamp Advice Needed
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I really like the Black Diamond Storm:

Plenty bright enough for me, the red light is useful for not killing night vision, and the waterproof feature, though rarely useful here in California, when it comes in handy it really comes in handy.

Two problems I've had are after using it every night on a month long trip, I noticed small cracks in the lens. This happened with both mine and my wife's. We got replacements under warranty from REI and had the same thing after another ~30 days of usage (spread out over a year this time)

Other problem is we used rechargables and they dropped out rather fast--LEDs are so much more sensitive to the voltage drops that rechargables experience earlier than alkalines. If you stay with alkalines you should be fine, or expect your rechargables to only last a little while before needing recharging.

(This post was edited by Jeff on Jun 9, 2014, 11:26 AM)

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