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    This Just In: Black Diamond Storm Headlamp at REI

    What has 100 lumens, glows even if submerged and costs just $50? Your next headlamp, quite possibly. It's the new Black Diamond Storm, and it just arrived at REI stores this week. What's cool about the much-anticipated Storm? Lots: • Max light output of 100 meters (with a beam distance of 70m). That's big power for a headlamp at this price. • It's "fully waterproof," according to Black Diamond. The gasket-sealed casing carries an IPX-7 rating. (IXP is an engineer's measure of water resistance). ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on February 18, 2011 6:53 PM & Tagged Black Diamond, Hiking, Spot, headlamp, lumens and storm | permalink | Comments

    OR Report 5: Cool New Items for Hikers

    Here are a few of the interesting backpacking items of the future I spotted during the summer Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City: Petzl: Core Rechargeable Headlamp Battery On Nov. 1, the climbing hardware specialist will release its Core rechargeable battery, a flat, rectangular unit that occupies the same space that 3 AAA batteries now fill on current Petzl headlamps. The battery will fit existing Petzl headlamps in the Tikka series, from smaller Tikkina and Zipka models up to the ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on August 11, 2010 3:50 PM & Tagged Black Diamond, Core Battery, Marmot, Outdoor Retailer, Petzl, Plasma bags, Precip jacket and Z Poles | permalink | Comments

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