Rambling Review: Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Whenever I’m heading into the woods and walking away from the truck, it’s important to do the dummy check and make sure you have the necessities. Whether fishing, hunting, or just going for a hike, one of those key elements in my pack that I always double check for is a headlamp. Over the years, I’ve been through a couple different makes and models, but the one headlamp that has stood the test of time is Black Diamond Spot Headlamp.
Dimensions – The Black Diamond Spot specs out at 2.25 x 1.6 x 1.4 inches, and with the 3AAA batteries, the headlamp weighs 3.25 ounces
Settings – The Spot Headlamp has multiple settings: 1 high-power LED (90 Lumen), 2 white proximity LEDs and 2 red proximity LEDs
Adjustable – The headband is a durable and adjustable elastic that is comfortable with a hat or without. The head of the light pivots downward so that you can adjust the angle of the light.
Weather resistant – Although not fully waterproof, the Black Diamond Spot is weatherproof and can be used during wet weather.
I bought two of these lights a couple years ago, one for me and one for my wife. Every time I head into the woods or to the creek, I have one of them in my pack. The number one thing I can say about my experience with the Black Diamond Spot is that it have never failed me. The Spot has received the typical abuse that most items in a fishing pack see, but every time I push the button it turns on.
The Black Diamond Spot has three settings: one super bright LED, two small LEDs on the side, or two small red LEDs. The two small white LEDs and the small red LEDS have a strobe setting for emergency signalling situations. Each of the different light settings can be accessed by a click of the power button and by holding the power button, you can adjust the brightness of the LED.
The specs on the Spot say that at the lowest setting, the light will last for 200 hours. I’ve never actually tested that data, but the light lasts a ridiculously long time and is very kind on the three AAA batteries.
The Black Diamond Spot does have the ability to lock. By holding the power button down for 6 seconds, the headlamp enters locked mode and won’t turn on until the button is held down for 6 seconds again. I did have the lock mode disengage while tightly packed away in pack. Anytime I’m not using it regularly and stowing it for emergencies, I like to flip one of the batteries around so that I know it won’t accidentally turn on.
Multiple LED settings
Lock mode isn’t perfect.
Prognosis: If you are looking for a solid headlamp to add to your fishing or hunting kit, the Black Diamond Spot headlamp is certainly worth your time.
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