Headlamp Review: Black Diamond Spot

A headlamp with a swiveling compact head and easy-to-use buttons.

SPECS: $43 3 oz. 3 AAAs 3 LEDs

KEY FEATURES: The Spot has high and low beams that cycle through three brightness levels each, plus an emergency flasher. The compact head swivels, but it doesn’t bounce when you’re jogging.


PERFORMANCE: Our top choice for cool weather, because its buttons are usable when you’re wearing gloves. Nitpick: Not as bright and sharp as the Tikka.

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