Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp (2018)
Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp (2018)
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Whether you’re out on a late-night hike or riding your bike home from work, the Black Diamond Cosmo headlamp is the perfect little companion to help light you way. It emits 200 lumens and has an ultra-durable waterproof housing to help it stand up to whatever nature can muster Read More

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DanReilly
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Mar 9, 2019
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Good shit. Works well and a few bucks cheaper than amazon for the black color
Mar 9, 2019
Buck91
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Mar 9, 2019
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Rated as IPX8 1m/30min. WHAT A JOKE! As soon as I dunked it in a cup of water I watched the air bubble out as it filled up. Might be a nice headlamp otherwise, but they are LYING about the waterproof rating.
Mar 9, 2019
jmk451
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Feb 14, 2019
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A few notes that I would otherwise put in a review, but haven't participated in this drop. I've been using Black Diamond headlamps ever since being incredibly disappointed in my Princeton Tech Vizz, which (I thought) had all the features I wanted, and then some ... but the battery life was terrible. Outdoor Gear Labs has some great reviews of headlamps, dated 2018-05: https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-headlamp . I have a combination of Spots and Cosmos from the 2016, 2018, and 2019 model years. I've been mostly happy with all of them, as they generally have all the features I want, few or none I don't, are easy enough to use, and have reasonable battery life (better than the Vizz, not as long as I'd really like). All have: Spot/flood white LEDs, red LED, lockout feature, "IPX8" waterproof rating (but have to dry the battery compartment out before using after getting wet).
  • 2016 Spot - 200 lumen spot, good flood light, good placement of red LED, one-button operation, BUT useless and annoying "PowerTap" feature that turns max brightness on while just handling the light.
  • 2018 Spot - 300 lumen spot, better flood light, poor placement of red LED (shadowed one one side), one-button, still has abominable PowerTap.
  • 2018 Cosmo - 200 lumen spot, retains flood and red LED placement from 2016 Spot, one-button, and NO PowerTap!
  • 2019 Cosmo 225 - 225 lumen spot, retains good flood and red LED placement, nice two-button operation (one for brightness, one for mode, both for lockout), still no PowerTap :) BUT: single large polycarbonate window subject to scratches, poor lens on red LED leaves no center hot spot at all, making it disperse too much and become difficult to see beyond 2-3 feet (prior models of Cosmo have a mild hotspot in the center of the red LED that makes it more useful at distances of 5-10 feet—from my head to the ground, for example).
As for why I might prefer the Cosmo to the Spot (beyond the useless PowerTap), I prefer longer battery life to super-bright light, as I'm most often using a headlamp when it's, well, dark, and my eyes get used to dimmer light. All in all, if I could magically make a headlamp, it would pretty much be the 2018 Cosmo, but with the 2-button operation of the 2019 Cosmo 225 and the battery life of the Petzl Tikka (and maybe the actual waterproof operation of my old Princeton Tec Quad). In the absence of magical powers, I'll settle for the 2018 Cosmo.
Feb 14, 2019
Charlie2
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Feb 8, 2019
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$18.99 at "Mountain Steals."
Feb 8, 2019
hushsh
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Feb 25, 2018
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What's the advantage of a this kind of lamp to one like skilhunt H03 for example which has a much stronger light?
Feb 25, 2018
Cromulent
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Feb 8, 2019
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Black Diamond is a well-known and reliable brand. People actually summit peaks with their gear. It's backed by a great company. Skilhunt? Unknown name based in China – I'm half Chinese and am always skeptical of throwing my money down on a non-western HQ'ed product. The Cosmo is lighter. The H03 is advertised as being lighter *without* headphones or headband. Apples-to-apples the Cosmo wins. The H03 headband also has an unnecessary strap over the head. Cosmo – ubiquitous AAA batteries, can be found in every store. H03 – less common CR123 or 18650. Cosmo – 200 lumen is practical for near-to-middle distances. H03 – 1000 lumen max is good for far distance and evidently they don't care about listing its adjustable output at "real use" distance. That tells me they're a marketing firm that thinks max output is the primary selling point. A 1000 lumen light is good for, say, caving but in that case I'd have a 200-300 lumen headlamp *plus* a dedicated high-output lamp. Cosmo – red night vision mode preserves your night vision. H03 – no red. I use red *every* time I'm backpacking. Cosmo – $22.23 to your door in 3 days on Amazon. H03 – $41 *minimum* to your door from China in who knows how long. I've had three Black Diamond headlamps (lost my best one to my ex) and considered getting this one. I'm dumb like that. What I have works great.
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Feb 8, 2019
Norfizzle
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Feb 25, 2018
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the Spot is already sold out with 3 days left to go? Lame!
Feb 25, 2018
mm7rw26
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Nov 22, 2017
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This is the 2017 version of the Spot with 300 lumens, not 200, correct?
Nov 22, 2017
silverspurr59
278
Nov 21, 2017
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I bought this same one three months ago on Massdrop... paid 38.00 :(
Nov 21, 2017
prajibv
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Oct 20, 2017
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$18 on Amazon with 2 day shipping are u kidding me massdrop?
Oct 20, 2017
wooden
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Oct 20, 2017
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Only one color option comes at that price on Amazon. I bought one Spot and one Cosmo thru this drop - the same colors on Amazon would've cost me $6 more (including shipping), not to mention the cost of a Prime membership. Besides, not everyone needs the headlamp immediately..
Oct 20, 2017
MikeWatsonPhotography
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Oct 20, 2017
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Why, oh why, do I get an email at 1:58 pm today (5 hours ago) and the email says that the drop ends in 3 days... I come to get a couple of these, and the drop is over....
Oct 20, 2017
rhunt
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Oct 20, 2017
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Oct 20, 2017
GabrielS
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Jan 12, 2018
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It's back up!
Jan 12, 2018
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