Headlamp with good spot beam

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Headlamp with good spot beam

by Steve Larson » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:06 pm

I'm looking for a headlamp with a really strong spot beam. Being able to light up terrain at least 50-60 meters away is the main desire, with things like price, weight, and ease of use somewhere farther down the priority list. Any suggestions, products to avoid?

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by brokesomeribs » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:20 pm

The Black Diamond "Icon" is fantastic and has both flood and spot modes. The spot mode is like a damn search light. Oh, and get the rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack. You won't be disappointed.

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by Edgewood » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:23 pm

I have and use a Black Diamond Icon headlamp. It's great if you really need to find your way at night. I use it for backcountry ski patrol. It throws a bright spot but can power down for close up work.

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by Edgewood » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:25 pm

Jeez brokesomeribs beat me too it.

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by Kai » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:33 pm

Mammut Lucido TX1 is what I use.

Amazing spot beam

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by asmrz » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:04 pm

Steve, Miguel Carmona used the BD Icon this winter while we were descending Temple Crag in pitch black night looking for the snow plastered rap anchors above Contact Pass. I would totally recommend the product. This thing floods the terrain in front of you for quite a distance. Awesome headlamp.

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by Steve Larson » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:10 pm

Awesome guys! Thanks for the input.

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by 96avs01 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:24 pm

Kai wrote:Mammut Lucido TX1 is what I use.

Amazing spot beam


+1, one of my favorite pieces of gear

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by Hotoven » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:48 am

Kai wrote:Mammut Lucido TX1 is what I use.

Amazing spot beam


+1000!


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