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#299129 - 06/15/21 09:21 PM Black Diamond Flare Headlamp?
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Anyone tried out the Black Diamond Flare Headlamp?

https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en...gBoCshUQAvD_BwE
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#299130 - 06/15/21 11:41 PM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Haven't heard of it til now. Does look pretty neat, and possibly better alternative than the Petzl light.

Trying to think of alternatives... and closest is the Manker E02 II in terms of price/size/weight. 1xAAA but no red/SOS and have to get headband seperately.

http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e02-ii-ultra-compact-pocket-edc-flashlight/

The Manker E03H is its 1xAA version.

Then there is Acebeam H40 and Thrunite TH20 which aren't angle lights so less flexible.

The above alternatives probably fail on ease of use too compared the Black Diamond too.


Edited by Ren (06/17/21 10:39 PM)

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#299131 - 06/15/21 11:44 PM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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I hadn't seen it yet, thanks! I've had great luck with Black Diamond so I'll look it over.
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#299135 - 06/16/21 05:15 AM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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I have a few, It has become my go to for a small/compact or backup headlamp. Doesn't have a cool case like Petzl's e+Lite, it doesn't store as flat as an e+Lite and it is missing the dual off feature of the e+Lite. It is brighter, easier to use with gloves, and has a longer run time.


Edited by Alan_Romania (06/17/21 02:47 AM)
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#299140 - 06/16/21 06:40 PM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Huh. No. But this thread prompted me to check if the Flare is regulated. I couldn't find any information on that, but I did discover that the new e+lite is regulated. Perhaps time to update my original e+lite.


Edited by roberttheiii (06/17/21 07:03 PM)

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#299145 - 06/16/21 10:23 PM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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The Petzl e+LITE is a great emergency kit headlamp! I have a few stashed in kits and such, but somewhat bulky. I am looking for a replacement for the eGgear EQ headlamp series. Example:

https://sep.yimg.com/ca/I/theshorelinemarket_2618_604051195

It was inexpensive, bright enough, couldn't be turned on accidentally when packed up and very compact.
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#299146 - 06/16/21 10:43 PM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Consider the Knog Quokka (an Aussie company. obviously),available in the USA only from REI. Rechargeable without a cord(plugs directly into a USB), light (under 2 oz) and very compact. Can be locked.

https://www.rei.com/product/169056/knog-quokka-rechargeable-headlamp

I have a couple and find them useful, although I have not yet used them extensively.
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#299149 - 06/16/21 11:17 PM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Consider the Knog Quokka


Any idea how long it will hold a charge in storage?

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#299150 - 06/17/21 12:59 AM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
Consider the Knog Quokka (an Aussie company. obviously),available in the USA only from REI. Rechargeable without a cord(plugs directly into a USB), light (under 2 oz) and very compact. Can be locked.


Thanks. Rechargeable is generally not a good idea for something you're planning to stick in a kit for years. Plus, with some exceptions, like "dual fuel," then you cannot also include spare batteries. I prefer lights that are going to be stored take lithium primary batteries.

Also, while that's thin,perhaps, it isn't going to pack down compactly I don't think.


Edited by Doug_Ritter (06/17/21 01:00 AM)
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#299207 - 06/28/21 12:15 AM Re: Black Diamond Flare Headlamp? [Re: roberttheiii]
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Originally Posted By: roberttheiii
Huh. No. But this thread prompted me to check if the Flare is regulated. I couldn't find any information on that, but I did discover that the new e+lite is regulated. Perhaps time to update my original e+lite.


I emailed Black Diamond and they responded that the Flare is not regulated.
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