Powerful, precise, fully-featured and waterproof, the redesigned 300-lumen Spot offers Black Diamond's convenient PowerTap Technology for on-the-fly brightness adjustments in all weather.
Black Diamond says:
Our legendary full-featured headlamp with a precise and powerful beam, waterproof design and our PowerTap Technology, the Spot now features an incredible 300 lumens and improved peripheral lighting for close-range tasks.
If you are looking for a well made, but not super beefy headlamp for general purpose use, this new spot Headlamp can't be beat. It's easy to use and powerful enough when you need it. It has the best beam performance and battery life for a compact headlamp that costs just under £40.
With each new revision Black Diamond make, the Spot has become brighter while still keeping it's much loved PowerTap feature which allows you to instantly adjust the brightness with a single tap of the finger. You also don't need to worry about battery wastage as there's a handy lock mode to prevent it from turning on in your pack.
We like that it still weighs under 100g so it's comfortable to wear for long periods of time and that it still delivers a long battery life of up to 125 hours.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear