We liked prior versions of the Spot, and we like this version even better. No headlamp tested has a better trail finding score while still delivering a long battery life and weighing less than 100 grams. With similar performance, and the option to use and refresh rechargeable batteries, we awarded one of our Editors' Choice marks to the Black Diamond ReVolt.
Besides other BD models, only one other brand sells a headlamp that scored better overall than the Spot. The Coast HL7 has a much more powerful and even beam with better control, but it is 1/3 heavier and has a fraction of the battery life.
Black Diamond has created a new version of the Black Diamond Spot - 2016 that has been released for 2016. Keep reading to find out more!