Black Diamond's Revolt Headlamp seems to offer everything, a pretty good output at 130 lumens from rechargeable or standard batteries with a useful range of modes.
Black Diamond says:
The Black Diamond ReVolt is a powerful, versatile, rechargeable headlamp for climbing, hiking, camping or any other time you may find yourself out after dark.
With 130 lumens of power, the ReVolt easily spots anchors while you rappel in the dark; proximity lighting gives you a large area of light for hiking down the trail; and a dimming feature lets you choose just the right amount of light for the task at hand.
A three-level power meter keeps you from ever being surprised by dead batteries, and the ReVolt can run on standard AAA batteries in addition to the included rechargeable batteries.
Good functionality in Black Diamond's Revolt Headlamp and with a maximum output of 130 lumens (for 70 hours according to the box) its a more than capable beast. Add into that the rechargeable element of its performance and you have a really practical piece of kit.
Note that the unit will provide light output for much less time on a single charge of the NiMH batteries compared to the standard AAAs. So its not merely a rechargeable system but you might find yourself mixing and matching the batteries you use depending on the length of time you need light.
We especially like that Black Diamond have supplied two sets of batteries, a rechargeable set and a standard set to accommodate the different uses. Charging from a solar panel would make it completely self sufficient.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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