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[Cabelas] Black Diamond Storm 350 Headlamp $26.99

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[Cabelas] Black Diamond Storm 350 Headlamp $26.99

An excellent headlamp at %50 off. These are my go to headlamp for camping and hunting.

Note: Use code PRIMAL for free shipping.
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Jun 18, 2016
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Great deal. I’d trust black diamond with my life.
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Jun 10, 2004
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In-store purchase only.
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Oct 13, 2020
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Great deal! Thanks for sharing. Needed to buy a new headlamp. lol
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Aug 17, 2019
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Toronto, ON
Would definitely have purchased if it was online.
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Tbh, AAA headlamps should be banned lol
At least this one uses 4x and not 3x.

2xAA would have 25% more capacity: (using NiMh) 2x1.2Vx2000mAh=4.8Wh vs 3.84Wh with 4xAAA (800mAh) and 2.88Wh with 3xAAA respectively.

I've switched to a rechargeable single 18650 lithium-ion cell headlamp and will never look back, a single 2200mAh cell have 8.14Wh, that's more than twice the capacity of 4xAAA or close to three times 3xAAA

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58827
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\/E>< wrote: In-store purchase only.
Nope I bought two online. Perhaps something has changed.
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Daijoubu wrote: Tbh, AAA headlamps should be banned lol
At least this one uses 4x and not 3x.

2xAA would have 25% more capacity: (using NiMh) 2x1.2Vx2000mAh=4.8Wh vs 3.84Wh with 4xAAA (800mAh) and 2.88Wh with 3xAAA respectively.

I've switched to a rechargeable single 18650 lithium-ion cell headlamp and will never look back, a single 2200mAh cell have 8.14Wh, that's more than twice the capacity of 4xAAA or close to three times 3xAAA

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58827
Rechargeable AAAs are a thing.
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redmondflagger wrote: Rechargeable AAAs are a thing.
The figures I posted are with rechargeables AAAs, still PITA to swap them out and into a charger, doesnt last very long either.
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Jan 14, 2017
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Great find. Too bad it's OOS online.

There was a time where non-replaceable batteries in a phone was a nonstarter. People use to carry extra batteries when they ran out of juice. I guess in this case, you bring extra headlamps instead of batteries.
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dealisdead wrote: Great find. Too bad it's OOS online.

There was a time where non-replaceable batteries in a phone was a nonstarter. People use to carry extra batteries when they ran out of juice. I guess in this case, you bring extra headlamps instead of batteries.
The beauty of the headlamp I posted above uses swappable 18650, but that one single cell is like carrying 8xAAAs with you, so you may not even need to bring an extra 18650...
They go for like $20 on ebay/AliExpress without the battery, and here's one I just found on Amazon for $30 https://www.amazon.ca/SLONIK-Lumen-Rech ... B07K2SQQX7
It also weights the same as the Storm (120g), I had a few BD headlamps over the years, including an older Storm but not having to remove/install 4xAAA is godsend.
Only thing missing perhaps is the very low moonlight/red LED and there's no memory.
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redmondflagger wrote: Rechargeable AAAs are a thing.
Once you go with 18650's tho it is hard to go back to using AAA lights. Not to mention 18650 lights can easily go up to like 600 lumens with a turbo of 1000 lumens.

The only problem is that you would need to get a new charger for 18650s (some lights/batteries come with a usb charging port). But it is totally worth it when even 2200mAh cells are considered low in terms of capacity. Lots of people go to 3000 or 3500 mah.

If you are anything coming close to a real/hardcore camper, then switching to 18650 lights make so much sense as it opens up the door to so many better lights with different LEDs and tint colours. That kind of stuff just isn't available for these "normal" lights.

Black Diamond and Pretzl are decent lights, but I don't think their names get thrown around in the high quality segment. Maglites aren't EVER mentioned anymore because of how much better everything is.
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eugene188 wrote: Once you go with 18650's tho it is hard to go back to using AAA lights. Not to mention 18650 lights can easily go up to like 600 lumens with a turbo of 1000 lumens.

The only problem is that you would need to get a new charger for 18650s (some lights/batteries come with a usb charging port). But it is totally worth it when even 2200mAh cells are considered low in terms of capacity. Lots of people go to 3000 or 3500 mah.

If you are anything coming close to a real/hardcore camper, then switching to 18650 lights make so much sense as it opens up the door to so many better lights with different LEDs and tint colours. That kind of stuff just isn't available for these "normal" lights.

Black Diamond and Pretzl are decent lights, but I don't think their names get thrown around in the high quality segment. Maglites aren't EVER mentioned anymore because of how much better everything is.
What are you even talking about? Why would I need something with a 18650 in it for camping? I want a small compact headlamp that is as light as possible. I've got a few 18650 flashlight hanging around and while they are fun they aren't my goto. Gate-keep much?
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kingpin748 wrote: What are you even talking about? Why would I need something with a 18650 in it for camping? I want a small compact headlamp that is as light as possible. I've got a few 18650 flashlight hanging around and while they are fun they aren't my goto. Gate-keep much?
Agreed. Maybe 18650s are good for front country camping? For my hiking/camping through multi-day purposes, I am simply looking for a reliable, light, rechargeable headlamp that has a red light mode.
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kingpin748 wrote: What are you even talking about? Why would I need something with a 18650 in it for camping? I want a small compact headlamp that is as light as possible. I've got a few 18650 flashlight hanging around and while they are fun they aren't my goto. Gate-keep much?
finally i might make it onto /r/gatekeeping.
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lykwd888 wrote: Agreed. Maybe 18650s are good for front country camping? For my hiking/camping through multi-day purposes, I am simply looking for a reliable, light, rechargeable headlamp that has a red light mode.
Totally agree. I had an old storm with 4 AAA’s and thought it was too heavy for hiking. I wouldn’t even consider bringing a 18650 due to weight.
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If you're doing multi day camping, camp travelling without always access to electricity or camping in fall/spring where the sun sets early, it's good to know that there's plenty juice to go around, not have the "range anxiety" of EV, but for a headlamp lol, or have to worry about charging and carrying spare AAAs

Kinda like have a water filter with you, sure you can carry as much water as you want but the peace of mind to know that if you run out you can just filter away.
Anyhow that little headlamp is cheap if you want to try it out and it isn't that big and weight the same as the Storm with 4xAAA, less actually if you take into account the extra set of AAAs
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jackrabbit000 wrote: Black Diamond better than Petzl?
I got a 10 year old Petzl that I take with me that I love. That Black Diamond for $26 is a steal though and it's perfect for putting up a tent in the dark. They both get great reviews for back country stuff.

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