Black Diamond's award-winning, full-featured waterproof headlamp is now lighter, brighter, and smaller. The new Spot325 features a more compact design, updated user interface, and improved multi-faceted optical lens design that not only saves battery life but also provides a powerful 325 lumens of light, making it the perfect light for pre-work dawn patrols, after-dark trail runs and climbing days that don’t always fit into 9 to 5.
Black Diamond says:
For midweek dawn patrols, all-night approaches, or just big climbing objectives that push beyond daylight, the Black Diamond Spot325 has 325 lumens of power, now housed in a smaller, more efficient design. With a new, compact body, the Spot325 has been redesigned with a lower profile for better balance and is more ergonomic for added comfort. We’ve also updated the user interface by adding a second switch for easy lens mode selection. In addition, the updated optical efficiency not only provides brighter light with more peak intensity, but also saves battery life that you can now easily track with a six-setting, three-LED battery meter. The Spot325 also offers peripheral lighting for close-range activities like sorting gear, cooking, or reading in camp and it sports an IPX8 waterproof housing. The Brightness Memory feature allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to a default setting. Plus, the Spot325’s PowerTap Technology makes for instant brightness adjustment settings.
Black Diamond's Spot 325 Lumens Headlamp provides excellent power for its weight and good value for money. Whilst lumens don't increase brightness on a linear scale, around the same weight the Spot has about 100 more lumens than any of our other head torches, this would be a notable difference.
This new version of the Spot is a little brighter than its predecessor but has a much improved battery life of 300 hours on its lowest setting compared to 125 hours of last years version and 65 hours on max compared to 30 hours. A handy lock mode stops the torch from turning on accidentally in your pack.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear