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  • BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp

    With a modern, redesigned look and an unparalleled 200-lumen output, the all-new Black Diamond Icon Headlamp is a professional-grade light with a waterproof construction that's ready for anything you can throw at it.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Ideal for big mountain trips, SAR missions and emergency preparedness
    • 1 QuadPower LED spotlight, 2 SinglePower white LEDs and 2 SinglePower red LEDs emit 200 lumens (max setting)
    • Red night-vision mode has proximity and strobe settings and activates without cycling through the white mode
    • Rugged and balanced design used 4 AA batteries
    • Settings include full strength in proximity and distance modes, dimming, strobe, red night vision and lock mode
    • 3-level power meter shows remaining battery life for 3 seconds after switching on headlamp
    • Protected against water immersion down to 1 m (3.3 ft.) for 30 minutes (IPX 7)

  • BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp

    Brightness Modes 5
    Bulbs 3 LED
    Batteries 4 AA
    Bulb Type LED
    Adjustable Focus No
    Lumens 199+
    Maximum Range 100 m
    Water Resistant No
    Weight w/ Batteries 7.8 oz.
    Maximum Battery Life High: 80 hr.
    Low: 175 hr.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright (9)
  • Waterproof (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Adjustable beam (4)
  • Long battery life (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (6)
    • Backpacking (5)
    • Car camping (4)
    • Day trip (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (7), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Headlamp

    By Snowfreak

    from Mooers Forks,NY

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Beam
    • Bright
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hiking

      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

      I bought 3 of these lights at the beginning of the winter season for night snowshoeing. One for me, my wife, and my son. Most of our adventures are a mix of some open areas with many dense forested areas. These lights are just superb. The bright light penetrates deep into the woods and shines quite well in the open areas. The headlamps cover a broad area and are not quite as focused as a flashlight. As an example I have a Rayovac Sportsman led flashlight rated at 120 lumens that will shine further down the trail. It doesn't even begin to cover the broad area that these headlamps do. The light is a brilliant white which really highlights the features of the forest. The white birch trees seem to magically glow in the dark. The beam easily reaches to the top of 70+ foot pines. On one of our treks I thought I saw a bunch of beady eyes staring at us (Scary). It was a multitude of fire tacks stuck into the trees! One recommendation I can make is to take the alkaline batteries that come with these headlamps and set them aside for a low drain device ie. remote controls. Buy yourself some quality lithium batteries or quality rechargable ones. The light output isn't any brighter but the bright light output lasts considerably longer with these types of batteries. I find these headlamps to be very comfortable and half the time forget I have one strapped to my head. The headlamps have been completely wet for hours on end from falling snow with temps above freezing. They have performed perfectly in these conditions. Love these headlamps!

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      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      bright

      By jafa

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bright

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Car Camping

        Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

        This is a very bright light but it should be with 4 aa batteries.
        Everything is great except for the on and off button is touchy, I have to put a battery in backwards so the light won't come on accidently in my back pack.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Faulty strap adjusters

        By Al

        from New York state

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Bright

        Cons

        • Faulty Strap Adjusters

        Best Uses

        • Maybe Car Camping Only

        Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

        It has the best light I've seen from a AA battery headlamp. But that point is all but moot. When adjusting the size, the plastic adjusters come undone from the strap very easily. Leaving you with an non- adjustable size 10 hat size headlamp.

        I would not trust this headlamp in any cold weather or climbing situation. Its honestly very dangerous the way the plastic adjusters are designed.

        If you are skeptical of my review I suggest you go to the store and check it r out for yourself. Just pull somewhat hard on the strap to tighten and you'll see what I'm talking about.

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        • No
         
        2.0

        Excellent, buuut ....

        By Bradley

        from SF Bay Area

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flaky Electrics
          • Straps

          Best Uses

            Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

            To all of the very positive reviews I will add my own not-so-good observations that spell "end-of-life" for the light:

            1) BD's Strap adjustment is set up exactly opposite, in terms of which part gets grabbed and which part slides, from every other ladder-lock slide adjuster out there and this has been frustrating and fiddly from day one.

            2) The elasticity of the straps fails after 5 or 6 years of infrequent use. This is very surprising considering how beefy they are and the fact that I used the light on average about 10 trips per year.

            3) Flaky electronics have been very tricky. As it turns out, after about 3 years of use, my unit started having electronic issues that I couldn't figure out until about 5 years of use, after which time the flakiness had gotten bad enough that the unit was too unreliable to use. A) The battery compartment appeared to intermittently lose contact with batteries, and a tapping on the case seemed to help, so not a huge problem. B) problem "A" got worse until the fiddling sometimes wouldn't help and only opening the case would get the light to turn on. C) Similar to "A" after a period of weeks or months of non-use despite batteries with only minutes of use, the brightness was dodgey as if one of the batteries was in and out of contact with the internals. D) The final step has been that the unit now kills the batteries while in storage; I have no idea how long it takes, but it is easy to imagine how frustrating it is to put a fresh set in and then discover a couple of weeks later that another fresh set is needed, especially when I'm out on the trail.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Just a great headlamp

            By The night walker

            from Ambler PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Beam
            • Bright
            • Does Exactly Everything I
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long battery life
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Walking at Night

            Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

            We have been walking at night for years in the streets, and were never pleased with the previous four headlamps until we got this one.

            The light output using the main LED illuminates the entire street in front of us (curb to curb)which we never had before. And is dimmable if needed.

            Plus it uses AA batteries which last longer then AAA.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            BD Icon headlamp

            By Nc man

            from Boone, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Beam
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Long battery life
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Car Camping
            • Climbingcaving
            • Day trip
            • Hiking

            Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

            I use the product frequently. Night skiing, climbing, hiking at night etc. The headlamp is very powerful, the most I have ever owned. Solid product!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great multi-use light

            By NH Snowdogs

            from Lakes Region, New Hampshire

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Beam
            • Bright
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Dogsledding
              • Hiking

              Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

              I use this headlamp for hiking and running my team of sled dogs at night. I find the light to be very bright. The beam floods the trail and shines up ahead of my twelve dog team. It is very light weight and durable. I like having the ability to manually adjust the beam for times when less light is required. I also carry a one in my sled bag for backup.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Easy to use and has many functions.

              By DougRay

              from Worcester, Ma

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Lightweight
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Hiking
                • Used For Hands Free Work

                Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

                It is a great light for hands free lighting of my tasks. That is, it is mostly a working light.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                blind your friends

                By zak

                from Philadelphia pa

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

                i use it for backpacking. probably brighter than i need but then again that's not a bad problem to have. Cool headlamp would recommend. Great flood s

                 
                5.0

                Great Light

                By Jim Raynor

                from Needham, MA

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Durable
                • Long battery life
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Car Camping
                • Day trip
                • Hiking

                Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Icon Headlamp:

                Great Light! Absolutely different from the old version which was very mediocre with its highly focused beam and cheap plastic.

                Includes many useful features and provides the best kind of beam for walking in the dark: not too concentrated and not too wide.

                The hinge on which the light rotates can be tightened by a small screwdriver allowing the light to stay at an angle you set it to.

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                • No

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