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Black Diamond and P-Tec: Lights and Lightweight Poles

by Seth Levy
August 7, 2014

Outdoor Retailer kicked off on Day 1 with a wide variety of new and exciting products, including new lighting options from Black Diamond and Princeton Tec, plus a pair of super-light trekking poles from Black Diamond.

Here are the highlights:

Black Diamond Ember Power Light

Black Diamond's Ember Power Light is a little 150-lumen flashlight that features a swipe-operated switch and two modes: charge and power modes. Charge your Ember up at home. Then, once on the trail, use the Ember as a light around camp or to charge your electronic devices through a USB output port in power mode. The Ember packs enough juice to charge an iPhone 1.5 times. A power meter shows your remaining battery life.

Below, John DiCuollo demonstrates the Black Diamond Ember Power Light:

  • Lumens150
  • Price: $49.95
  • Available: December (REI only); 2015 everywhere


Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles

Black Diamond's trekking pole line has some significant additions featuring ultralight carbon construction and folding Z-Pole technology. The Distance Carbon Z poles weigh just 280 to 300 grams (depending upon length) and split neatly into three short segments. The poles were so light and springy I could nearly feel them slicing through the air.

  • Price: $159.95
  • Available: Spring 2015


Princeton Tec Meridian Strobe

The Meridian Strobe, Princeton Tec's newest light, is an emergency and general location tool for SCUBA diving, paddling, and general outdoors applications.

The simple, waterproof light can toggle between red and white strobe lights. It's designed to be low profile and adaptable to a wide range of uses; it can be attached to a PFD, SCUBA tank, or 1-inch webbing.

The Meridian Strobe is waterproof to the IPX8 standard.

  • Weight: 101 g
  • Lumens: 100
  • Burn Time: 100 hours
  • Batteries: 3 AAAs
  • Price: $30
  • Available: Now

Below, David Cozzone demonstrates the Princeton Tec Meridian Strobe:


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