Black Diamond Moxie
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.
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The Black Diamond Moxie Headlamp takes the powerful, high-value Cosmo platform and livens it up with feminine graphics.
You can't hug the trees if you can't see them, so get the flower-powered Black Diamond Moxie Headlamp to light your way. Okay, so it's not really powered by flowers. The Moxie Headlamp actually uses 3 batteries (included) to shine its four SuperBright LEDs up to 18m (59ft). This flower-printed version of the Cosmo Headlamp includes a dimming switch and is great for hiking, backpacking, climbing, and late-night tree-hugging.
Black Diamond Women's Moxie Camping Headlamp - Designed with women in mind, the Black Diamond Moxie headlamp is your go-anywhere headlamp. It's ideal for night hiking and use around the campsite. The Moxie's Positron switch actives multiple brightness modes, and the built-in memory keeps your setting the next time you turn on the headlamp The tiltable head lets you direct light where you need it while the ultra-compact design and adjustable strap provide the perfect fit. Protected against splashing or sprayed water from any angle, the Black Diamond women's Moxie headlmap is the perfect blend of power and value.
The lightweight Black Diamond Moxie Headlamp mixes bright lighting from a 1/2-watt and two SuperBright LEDs with a groovy elastic strap with fun patterns. When you need illumination with an extra hit of style, the Moxie is happy to help. Uses 3 AAA batteries and has a positron switch that activates 3 modes plus dimming.
- Mountain Gear