Black Diamond Moxie
I wasn't a fan of "headlights" until my girlfriend…
Price Paid: $30 at REI
I wasn't a fan of "headlights" until my girlfriend just had to have one. I've always carried a AA maglite. We looked at a bunch of headlamps at the local REI store and settled on this one as it was in her price range, had a big, easy to use on/off switch and seemed very bright. I have to admit that it was kinda nice cooking dinner with both hands. It is nice and bright. I don't know about distance with it but it's great at lighting up the trail in front of me. It got me thinking that I needed one also. I ordered a Petzl Tikka+
for $35 from travelcountry.com. I'll do the review/comparison for that after giving it a test drive.
The only thing that I didn't like about this was the mechanism for the battery door. If you're not careful with it I'm afraid it could be broken easily. I didn't break one but the way it works is kinda strange. I can't really explain it, you have to see it firsthand. It's probably not worth tripping on, just something to remember when changing the batteries.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The groovy version of the cosmo with a floral pattern elastic strap and plum color. New 1/2 watt LED's for greater brightness. Wt: 1.6 oz/2.8 oz (without/with batteries). Power Source: 3 AAA (included) Burn Time: 250 hours (lowest setting) Max Distance: 40 m Max Lumens: 55 lumens
- Vargo Outdoors
Description of Black Diamond Moxie HeadlampThe Moxie takes the powerful, high-value Cosmo platform and livens it up with feminine graphics. FeaturesOne DoublePower LED coupled with 2 SinglePower LEDs emit 55 lumens max settingUltra compact batteries-in-the-front design uses 3 AAA batteriesPositron switch activates 3 modes plus dimmingMode memory keeps headlamp in the same setting as when it was powered offProtected against splashing or sprayed water from any angle IPX 4
- US Outdoor Store
This little lamp uses two SuperBright LEDs for providing close range light while setting up camp, and one 1/2 watt LED for longer range while skinning back to the hut.
1 central DoublePower LED throws light a maximum distance of 30m; 2 proximity LEDs throw light 6m for activities around camp High-quality lens tunes the light output and shape of the beam to make the Moxie ideal for general outdoor use Use the on/off button to navigate from the bright DoublePower LED, to the 2 proximity LEDs and then to the strobe function Fine-tune your lighting needs with the dimming switch simply hold down the on/off button to activate dimmer Streamlined design sets the beam at an efficient illumination angle; ratcheting swivel head aims light where you need it Compact design fits securely around the head with an adjustable elastic band that won t pull hair 3 AAA batteries (included) provide up to 250 hrs. of use on low and 50 hrs. on high; battery compartment is just behind LEDs for a compact design.CLOSEOUT
- Second Ascent