The New Black Diamond Storm and Spot Head Torches

The Spot and the Storm have been around for years. Robust and pretty powerful for their size, they're each a good solid choice for climbers and hillwalkers. A recent upgrade has improved their output and burn times: so which model better meets your needs? Here we look at the two new rechargeable versions.

Product videos allow us to give our expert opinion on the latest outdoor products. They are provided as a service to our readers and companies that advertise with UKClimbing Ltd.

10 Jan

I can say the Spot-R is useless, got one brand new and actually never got to use it as the button system only lasted about one use and it went bananas after that. I won it as a prize so BD wouldn't change it and wouldn't fix it, so I bin it.

18 Feb

Mine seems OK, I like the ability to have a dimmer spot or flood to walk/run, but can tap it to jump to full power for tricky bits.

Being able to charge it from a battery pack while being used also helps with burntime worries.

The light memory is great, as is the ability to fix it to bag straps etc.

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