A small, lightweight headlamp capable of doing a number of different jobs. Whether acting as a strobe light while out running or riding in the dark or simply packed away for emergencies when you are out in the hills the Stride is hard to beat.
Black Diamond says:
A super-compact, incredibly versatile strobe light that goes just about anywhere, the lightweight Stride easily attaches to your existing headlamp strap for urban running visibility, and also functions as a stand-alone headlamp or on packs, bikes or dogs for on-the-go illumination.
Black Diamond's Stride Headlamp is perfect for runners, cyclists and walkers who need to be seen or want the an emergency head torch without the additional weight. As a strobe light it can easily be switched to flash behind you or it can be attached to a standard headlamp. The Stride also combines with the Black Diamond Iota to create a more complete lighting system for those dark runs.
Due to the way it is controlled, by pushing down in the actual lens, I found it pretty annoying to begin with and it took quite a while to get the hang of which is fine if you're still but a real pain if you are already out running. Once mastered the benefits of this push button lens is clear as it's much less fiddly and easy to use with gloves on too.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear