"A simple, inexpensive light that everyone should own!"
A solid product from the good folks at Black Diamond. A great value for anyone looking for a basic, no-frills headlamp. Great for everything from trail running to packing up the car in the wee hours before heading north to ski. BONUS - BD even includes the 2 batteries that this lamp requires - you can fire it up right out of the box!
"This headlamp is all you need for a simple hike or camping trip."
This lamp is actually a lot nicer than I thought it would be. It comes with the batteries, which is always a plus. It also dims and has a strobe light. The dimming feature is fancier than I expected; it works by just holding down the button, and the lamp will slowly dim, giving you a big range of lighting options. The brightest level is bright enough for me, and the fact that you can adjust the position of the lamp is also pretty darn nice.
I am on my second gizmo because the first one stopped working 3 years in. I would say that this is a drawback, but I gave black diamond a call and they sent me a brand new one free of charge even though my warranty was expired! Black diamond works great with you and this is a bright light that you can pack just about anywhere! Good luck!
We bought six of these "Gizmos" for all of our grandchildren for Christmas. We told the kids to open their gifts at the same time and then put them on. We had them all sit on the couch with the headlamps on. Cute picture -- ages 2 - 12. The kids promptly went to the basement for some flashlight tag. Glad we purchased the Gizmos!!
Nothing bad about this headlamp, it's worn on the head and gives light. For an affordable options for the occasional adventurer, it's perfect, but for anyone looking for a light you can see well by in the wilderness, there are better options (see Petzl) at only slightly higher prices
It really is a great headlamp, specially for the price. The illumination is great, the lamp is very compact, and very light (I think the two AAA batteries weigh more than the lamp itself) and the dimming option is very useful. The range of tilting fits my needs but I'd like to see just a bit more tilting. Great for finding stuff around camp and short hikes in the dark