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Polar Star

 
Polar Star

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Polar Star

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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Page By: chicagotransplant

Created/Edited: Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 24, 2007

Object ID: 2023

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Product Description

The Polar Star headlamp is designed to be used in cold weather conditions. The headlamp has 4 SuperBright LEDS and 1 Bright Xenon bulb powered by a remote battery pack that can be worn under your jacket to preserve battery life in the cold. Easy to use, the large power button can be switched on and off with a gloved hand, click to cycle through modes.

Features

* 4 SuperBright LEDs
* 1 Bright Xenon Bulb
* Detached Battery Pack
* Hinged battery cover
* Fully Adjustable head band
* Removeable/Adjustable Lanyard on battery pack
* 90 degree adjustable range to direct light where it is needed most

Details (from manufacturer)

Weight: 8 oz with batteries
Batteries: 3 AA
Range:
4 LED - 19 Meters
Xenon - 43 Meters
Battery Life:
4 LED - 120 hrs
Xenon - 5 hrs
IPX Rating: 7
Color: Stone Blue
US Retail: $49.95

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chicagotransplantGreat cold weather lamp

Voted 5/5

This is a great winter and expedition head lamp where cold temperatures threaten your battery life/performance. Remote battery pack can be worn in an inside pocket, or around your neck with the removable, adjustable lanyard. Also has clips on the battery pack to attach to the headband. The pack is attached to the lamp with a 4 foot cord allowing verstatility to where you place the battery pack. (Awkward if wearing on the headband)

4 SuperBright LEDs and 1 Bright Xenon bulb provide a variety of lighting options. The LEDs last long and provide good light for most duties, when more distance is needed you can switch the Xenon bulb and more than double the range.

The hinged battery cover is equipped with a screw that does not fall out and can be used with thin gloves. No need to worry about losing the screw or cover in the snow. The power button on the lamp can also be used with a glove and has a 90 degree adjustable range to direct light to where it is needed the most. It weighs in at 8 oz, but with the remote battery pack that weight is not on your head, unlike several lamps that weigh the same with headband battery packs. A must have lamp if you consitently hike in the dark in the cold!
Posted Jan 24, 2007 5:42 pm

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