Rated 5 out of 5 by William Mr
We purchased two of the Storm Headlamps on the advise of our son who regularly backpacks in the Rocky Mountains. He gave us good advice. We use them often and they do the job much, much better than our others (from a different company). We highly recommend this headlamp.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandon ...excellent for night fishing and ice fishing. Best of all its saved my life at work when the flashing portion of my headgear was on. Fork driver had
...excellent for night hiking, both fishing and ice fishing, and a life saver at work. In a highly trafficked aisle at work with fork trucks, I happened to be in an individuals blind spot, if it was not for the flashing feature of my head gear, I was informed, bouncing off the steel I-beams I would have not been seeing my family for the rest of my life. I own four of these headlamps
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kimberlee Good headlamp
I have only had my light for a few weeks, and haven't run through a set of batteries or been in heavy rain yet. As far as I can tell it's a great light. The body is durable and the functions are straight forward. It's my hope that because it holds four batteries, that they will last longer. I have a friend who's had the same headlamp for years and is very pleased with it.
January 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tom won't charge
bought this to use on Mt Olympus climb. Although it appeared to charge properly the first time, the light only lasted 40 min. After the trip I have tried to recharge it on a number of occasions, but it will not hold any charge. Subsequent to my trip I have read similar reviews of this product not charging. It does work w/ disposable batteries.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becki very durable
Great headlamp, so much so I just bought a second one. It's the first headlamp I've had that has survived my spontaneous hikes in downpours and yet shines far enough to be useful. My only suggestion is to keep the instructions. Somehow I turned on the strobe and could not get it back to normal. Made for a somewhat treacherous midnight ski down the mountain through the trees.
January 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Joanna no good around seawater
I am a live aboard sailor and bought this light to use on the boat. The features of the light are good, variable light settings, etc., but after one season in the boat, the light either would not turn on or would not turn off. When I opened it up there was corrosion on the switches and board. The light went through a few rain storms, but was never in the water. The light also runs through batteries very quickly, as the battery power decreases, so does the output, and the battery-saving low power settings become worthless. Black diamond has offered a replacement, but stated that any of their lights would likely fail in the marine environment.
January 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jodie Good lamp, button profile a bit finicky
Really good light output, compact and durable. My only issue so far, and maybe it's me, is that I find that when the lamp is on my head it can take me a few moments to try to find the on/off button. The placement or the profile seems to make it hard for me to identify it by touch all the time.
January 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Todd Burns through batteries when off?
I have been having an issue with my Storm since I bought it in Sept. 2o13. Every time I went to use it, the batteries were dead. I thought it was my fault that the button was being pressed while the headlamp was in my pack, but I always made sure it was in the "lock off" mode (blue light flashing)???
I have not had the time to deal with the problem until now. I set the unit up with a new set of batteries, turned the unit onto the "lock off" mode, and left it untouched on my desk for a week. Today when I went to turn it on, nothing. Batteries dead once again.
I have read a ton of reviews on how awesome BD's customer service is (thats why I have always bought their gear when I can) But have not had to deal with them until now.
Hopefully they can help me out, knowing myself, I am probably doing something wrong!
January 4, 2014