/ PRODUCT NEWS: VIDEO: New Black Diamond ReVolt Headtorch
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=5292
I nver really got the whole USB rechargable thing until watching the video. I like the fact you can charge it but still use normal AA batteries on the hill. You could leave it in the car ready for use/call-outs, but be safe in the knowledge you can chuck normal batteries in it when needed (at 110 Lumens I guess that'll be often!)
Will have to wait for the price to come down before I can afford it though!
One observation: Why are headtorches not coming with an overhead strap anymore, and batteries in the front? I like the overhead strap and balance from the battery pack at the rear. I also think it keeps the batteries warmer having them at the back, under your hood/hat.
"Only Black Diamond ReVolt NiMH rechargeable batteries will charge inside the headlamp" which it will come with, i hope it works with others unless we have to buy overpriced batteries from bd. dont know how they can resonably check this.
That's what I thought when I saw NiMH on the re-labelled batteries.
Elsewhere on the site
WINTERFEST 2014 at Outside in Hathersage 6th and 7th December 2014 Outside's ever popular Winterfest event is back... Read more
A product review by James Turnbull. James Turnbull at Outside recently took the new Osprey Mutant 38 on a rigorous test in the... Read more
If asked to name a British female climber who stood out at a time when British women's climbing wasn't... Read more
Nick Livesey discovered the mountains of Snowdonia over a decade ago and finally moved there a year and a half ago, quitting a... Read more