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$10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet
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Antonio Abad
(tonyabad) - F
$10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet on 05/16/2006 02:10:45 MDT Print View

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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: $10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet on 05/16/2006 10:53:30 MDT Print View

Score on the headlamp!

They have Mountainsmith Rhyolite Trekking Poles for $20 too.

Edited by dwambaugh on 05/16/2006 10:54:05 MDT.

Colin Kelley
(ckelley) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara
Re: $10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet on 05/23/2006 23:13:26 MDT Print View

Thanks for the headlamp tip. Mine just arrived and I'm very pleased! The light seemed plenty bright in my outdoor test just now. And the weight with battery should be exactly an ounce once I cut the B.D. label off. :-) I did notice the light bouncing a little when I was walking due to the narrow base against the forehead. But for sitting around camp it will be perfect.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: $10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet on 05/24/2006 14:50:52 MDT Print View

It's a nice bit of design-- good shape, tiny, just enough to do the job.

I have a Gerber Tracer that is similar, but uses a AAA battery, which I prefer for cost and availability.

I can't recall how water resistant the Ion is-- the Tracer is not. My solution is to wear it under a hat brim if it's raining.

Antonio Abad
(tonyabad) - F
RE: $10 Black Diamond Ion at REI Outlet on 05/25/2006 12:04:25 MDT Print View

You might be able to waterproof it by using some silicone caulk from the hardware store. Just apply it anywhere the water can intrude and you can peel it off when you need to change batteries. I used the caulk to waterproof a homemade headlamp a couple of years ago. Worked well.