Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad Lit Up The Trail
Used the Icon at the Leadville 100 Trail Run and was very pleased. While its fairly heavy, it's well balanced and allowed me to see every rock in the trail on the technical sections. Psyched to have this piece of gear in my kit for all night expeditions.
August 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by frank waterproof is not so great
I went caving in Belize. First day out, first few minutes into the cave we had to pass under a low flowing water fall, immediately the light shut down. Thankfully i had a backup. I discovered that the water went into to the led lights and they shorted. i have since returned this item and await a replacement.
August 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Michael Very powerful light but
like another reviewer, the battery door failed because the plastic tabs are thin and cracked. I replaced one at REI and then when they second one failed, I just returned it and bought another light. While I had it, it was great, just wish the battery case was better designed. I have bought at least 6 other Black Diamond lights over the years and this is the only that has failed to last. If they redesign the battery cast so that it is more robust, I will get another one.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Madeleine Nice lightweight headlamp.
Great features. I did search for a vid so I could learn how to use it. The microscopic paper with instructions which came in the box did not serve me well. I like the headlamp much better now that I can operate it.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryan Best headlamp I've ever owned
I bought my first Icon headlamp in 2012. I use this light at work (I'm an EMT), for Volunteer Search and Rescue, Canyoneering, and pretty much everything else down to working on my truck or taking out the trash at night. Quite a long battery life even when it's on full power. When it's on full power it's incredibly bright and the other modes are quite useful as well. Great value for the money. The only downside is that the construction could be a bit more rugged, I've actually had two of these headlamps fail on me. The on/off switch stopped working in both cases. BD customer service was very helpful each time and authorized a warranty replacement immediately. Great all-around headlamp and great customer service. I'd buy another one if mine wasn't replaced for free.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gene Cool headlamp
Full featured, great fit. BRIGHT with nice dimming feature. Lock mode is a must for when stashing in the pack. a great buy.
March 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian Great for just about everything.
I purchased my wife this headlight for Christmas. It only took one month for me to realize that I needed one as well. The light it casts is terrific. The pattern of light is wide and great for camping chores as well as searching. Fairly light weight and long lasting battery life.
February 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by ERROL It's a Great light, but!
I bought this light a few months ago. Everything was great until today. I put new batteries in it and the area on the battery case that has two slots to lock the top on broke. I treated this light like I treat my Zeiss camera lens. I didn't abuse it. The case has a design flaw. It's very plain to see. The area where the latch goes into the slot is too thin. There is nothing wrong with the way the light functions. Its the thin amount of plastic that is holding the battery top on. It's not strong enough to hold the pressure. I use my light daily. I always buy high quality equipment. I looked at how other headlamps were made and none of quality were made with this design. There is too little material to hold the lid on. If the case was made thicker at the top it would be much better. I would re-design the way the case opens & closes. Using a bolt with threads on it would work. The springs inside the case are putting pressure on the top. As you close the top the springs make it difficult to push the top down. As you turn the latch to close it you are pushing against the thin tooth pick like structure that holds the lid on. I'm not the only person that has discovered this flaw in the design. I majored in design and it's very plain to see the problem. Just make the top of the case taller or out of a material that can take the latch pushing up against the slot it is trying to go in with the pressure of the springs inside pushing up on the lid. The light itself is a wonderful light. I truly love the design and the functions of this light. If only the case was made stronger and of a material that wouldn't fall apart so easily. The case will have to be redesigned. I can't imagine having a light with a case that has a thin structure holding it together as this one has. Someone made a critical error when they let this go to manufacturing.
February 12, 2014