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Icon Polar Headlamp




With a detached battery compartment, the waterproof, 200-lumen Icon Polar is designed for expeditions and extreme cold.
Item# BD620579ALUMALL1

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Built for wall climbers, ultra-runners, cold-weather adventurers and anyone else who prefers a lighter-weight, high-powered headlamp, the Black Diamond Icon Polar features a massive 200-lumen output and a detached battery compartment. The Icon's QuadPower LED and 4 SinglePower LEDs give you 6 different lighting modes and the waterproof construction makes for all-season, all-weather performance. The detached battery housing stores in your jacket or pack to both preserve battery life in cold conditions and to lessen the weight on the headband.

  • 1 QuadPower LED spotlight, 2 SinglePower white LEDs and 2 SinglePower red LEDs emit 200 lumens (max setting)

Lighting Range


Tech Specs

Lumens :   200
Weight With Batteries :   300 g (10.6 oz)
Max Distances :  
[QuadPower LED]100 m (328 ft)
[2 SinglePower LEDs] 10 m (33 ft)
Max Burn Time :  
[QuadPower LED] 175 H
[2 SinglePower LEDs] 250 H
IPX Rating :   7
LED Type :   1 QuadPower, 2 SinglePower
Batteries :   4 AA (included)

Recommended Use



Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holy brightness, batman! I got this light for early AM bike commutes, ski touring, and general mountaineering. Its still summer here, so the only use its gotten so far is for the early Am commutes. So far, spot on, lol. I have no complaints and I highly recommend it if you want a well thought out piece of equipment that's meant for serious adventure. September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Used on Everest Took the Icon Polar to the top of Everest last year (2013) w/ the USAF 7 Summits team and it worked like a charm. Wired the battery pack into my jacket and no issue with them freezing up in the -20 to -35F temps. Climbed from 9pm until sunrise in between spot-light and the dimmer LEDs. Very easy to use and excellent headlamp. I've used it with both rechargables and regular batteries and it has never failed me. I also used it in the 30hr Atomic Adventure Race in GA this spring (strapped it onto my bike helmet- didn't use battery pouch) and beat it up in heavy rains through the forest- once again, it was "spot on". Ha ha... sorry, had to say it. I highly recommend. July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful The Cadillac of headlamps if Cadillacs were fuel efficient, small and versatile. So bright if you look into the light it's as if your staring into the sun. Should have a cautionary "Could cause blindness if you stare into the light". Don't stare into the light. April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pretty Good Love the head lamp but the length of time @ 200 lumens is kinda not true. But on the flip side, super bright, 6 different settings to choose from, will recommend to anyone who needs a sun at night (at least for a short length of time). November 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by What a dissapointment. I took this light on a 1 hour night run before using it during a 100-mile run. My first impression was that it was the perfect light for running all night. However, only 7 hours into the night this headlamp dimmed so much that I had to borrow a smaller lamp from my pacer in order to even see the trail. I would have been stuck waiting for sunrise had I not been able to borrow a spare light. 75 hours @ 200 lumens? I think not. Great while it lasted. September 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Needs Lens Diffuser My only comment as a new owner is I'm not happy about the lack of a lens diffuser (such as the Sprinter light offers). As a runner, the prospect of staring at a two-foot circle of light all night is very annoying. I would very much like a replacement diffusing lens to be made available as an option for the Icon July 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lighting the way This light was designed for the needs of many athletes, and definitely suits those of a 100 mile ultra-distance trail runner. Running through the dark and wee hours of the morning lighting the way makes or breaks the runner's experience. The brighter the better and the Icon has a reputation for being one of the brightest out there. Add various lighting methods to help save battery life as well as separating the battery pack from the head strap and you have the perfect set up. With the ease of throwing the battery pack in your hydration pack or around your waist the neck is saved from unnecessary strain over the hundreds of steps covered under the shadows of night. June 6, 2013
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