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Recharge your Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp from a USB charger from your car or laptop. If you're in a pinch and can't recharge (a.k.a. camping), throw some some AAA batteries in. Dial in the right amount of light with proximity and distance settings, or throw yourself a quick little camp rave with the strobe setting. An adjustable headband lets you throw it on over your helmet when you're out biking, and a tilt function gets you the right angle for seeing what's coming at you. The three-level power meter takes the guesswork out of how much juice you have left.

  • LED
  • Proximity, distance, dim, strobe, and red night vision modes
  • Black diamond AAA rechargeable batteries, or standard alkaline or lithium
  • 300 hour run time (alkaline) 190 (NiMH)
  • 1 lockable button
  • Adjustable headband
  • Tilt adjustment
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Revolt, but not revolted.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome! I've had mine for 2+ years now, have done easily over 75 dawn patrols, late nights getting back to the car from climbing, and alpine starts - and im still on the same batteries that came with it.

Super bright - i've even skied in the dark with it.

Also compatible with normal AAA batteries - just in case.

Has a simple and no frills "keep off" function - so you accidentally don't leave it on.

Charges off micro usb - compatible with most micro usb cords and charges in a couple of hours and stays bright for hours and hours or use.

Great Headlamp

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This headlamp is great, it has a dimming feature which works well, there is a red light which can be turned on and I love the fact that it works with rechargeable batteries or can be charged with usb. It will be a perfect camping headlamp for the summer!

Love the battery versatility

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Overall the headlamp has a good variety of beam options (standard, close proximity flood, and red) I wish the standard beam was a bit more focused. Having the ability to adjust the brightness of each is also very Best feature, by far, is the ability to use re-chargeable or standard AAA batteries. Overall, this is certainly one of the better headlamps I have ever used, and would certainly recommend it to anyone in the market for a do-anything lamp.

Just Purchased A Second One

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There are only a few pieces of gear I tell my friends and family that they absolutely need - this is one of them. This headlamp is the perfect union of simple design and high-end functionality. It's very bright, but has a dimmer feature which comes in handy if you don't want to blind your campmates. The fact that you can recharge this via USB is one of the biggest selling points for me. It charges quickly and lasts for what seems like an eternity on a single charge. I finally purchased a second one because my wife kept borrowing mine and I just can't hike/camp without it.

a campers must have

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

if you plan on doing any type of camping at all you need this headlight. its super bright, light weight, comfortable to wear, and looks great. I was glad to have the different setting on the lumen power levels.

Great for night time Nordic skiing

    Great light for Nordic skiing at night - plenty bright to light up the trail far enough ahead to see where you're going, and with enough brightness up close so you can see the condition of the track. Plus it's plenty comfortable on your head so as to be basically unnoticeable, but stays put even when worn over a hat.

    Gets the job done well

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Strong light, good battery length and versatility. I like the different brightness levels in front and on sides for night trail running or hanging out at camp. Comfortable, dependable and tilts well. I like that it's rechargeable and the cord is standard, so if I lose it I can easily replace it!

    Not for trail running

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    -Not bright enough.
    -Does a poor job at lighting features in the trail. The features are indistinguishable, it's like skiing in flat light.
    +Great for camping, hiking and all around other use. Battery longevity was good.

    An awesome light in a very small package

      I was debating what new headlamp to get to replace two petzls that finally wore out.

      I haven't been impressed with the petzl lineup recently.

      This Black Diamond Revolt is very nice and very light. It has the main lamp that can boost to be brighter and the two small LED lamps for close proximity, along with the red lamps too.

      It comes with two sets of batteries. One normal set and a rechargeable set. It comes with a USB cord that plugs into the side for recharging. It also has an LED light on the other side to indicate the battery life and the lock out feature so your lamp doesn't turn on inadvertently in your pack.

      $59.. I would give it a thumbs up and recommend it for sure if someone wanted to get a good all around headlamp.

      For mountaineering I would tell someone to get the BD Icon.


        As an active outdoors-woman who constantly borrows her pals headlamps, I finally decided to buy my own. I am thoroughly impressed! The dimming feature is wonderful, and saves on battery too. And the ability to recharge is excellent. The charging port is compatible with most android phones, so is easy to find a cord if I forgot mine. Charges well with my solar charger, and maintains a long lasting battery life (I use mine for 3-6 hours at a time. I couldn't be more happy with this purchase!

        Hard Usage

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I am very surprised and glad with this headlamp, i use it several times, and just change the batteries two months ago, i keep the rechargables batteries as backup. About the photo: we leave the shelter (15748ft) on Cotopaxi volcano (Ecuador) at midnight, so the headlamp was turned on, before six hours of non stop heavy snow, and even frozen on surface the headlamp stills working, i cant tell the same about my legs at that point (19347ft).

        Hard Usage

        Best headlamp ever!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I love the multiple light settings. The ability to fade from the brightest to the dimmest setting and select the exact light intensity that you need is really cool. It is also incredibly comfortable on my head. At one point, I forgot I even had the dang thing on.

        Good, but hoping for future improvements

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Finally, a rechargeable headlamp that can also run off standard AAA batteries. BD finally hit this niche of the market with a reasonably priced and compact unit that mostly delivers as promised. I really like the standard micro USB charging port so you can juice up with a phone charger. Plus, it won’t cost an arm and a leg to replace the cable if lost.

        Pros: The duality of using standard AAA’s or the included rechargeable NiMH cells. The rechargeable batteries provide plenty of shine on one charge. They don’t seem to lose charge over time or even in extreme cold during winter vandwelling. I have used it lightly for 6 months and only charged it a few times. The beam strength is remarkable with fresh batteries. [Update: My unit is about 9 months old and the rechargeables will no longer charge (I just get a blinking red light. Its hard to fork over $13 for a new set if this is the standard life, plus it just means more waste, which is what I am trying to avoid with rechargeables.]

        Cons: The unit lacks any sort of waterproof/weatherproof housing which is a big turn off (I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this in the next generation). I wish that the dimming function could go lower to make reading with the unit less of a strain on the eyes. The lens seems to scratch very easily too which will lead to diminished brightness (Gorilla glass in the future?). Also, the red light brightness is inadequate.

        Bottom Line: A pretty good unit at a reasonable price.

        Follow the adventures where I put this gear to the test @Frazier_Far_Out

        Kind of Expensive, but I'd say worth it

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This is a really good headlamp. I love that it's rechargeable and it seems to hold a charge for a really long time. I don't really like that the rechargeable batteries put out less lumens than standard batteries, but I guess that's just science. The light is bright, and while I have ran with it once before, I would want to get another lamp if I wanted to do some serious trail running. It is great for around camp use, but I wouldn't trust it to see while speeding down a trail. Additionally, the red-light setting is kind of pitiful. It's really dim, and pretty much only fit for reading a book in front of your face. All in all thought, the other settings are great and the ability dim the light is very nice. Still a good buy.

        Super great.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This headlamp is great. I love getting out in the dawn/dusk light and this lamp has made it very easy. Non-recharging headlamps make it trickier because a) I never wanted to use up my batteries and b) you want to stretch the battery life as much as possible. Given the light/voltage curve on pretty much all headlamps (where the light output is substantially more with fresh batteries) the result is either scurrying back before dark or running out the batteries with a "50 meter" headlamp throwing a beam barely to your feet. Re-Volt solves this problem for me as its easy to just plug it in next to my phone at home, so its always fresh and I never feel bad about using the batteries. Result: dramatically more time spent in the hills at the times of day I love.

        Yes, you could do the same thing by popping the cover, pulling your own rechargeable batteries out and charging them, but for whatever reason I never could follow through with that.

        It's also worth noting that you can use normal AAA's, so if you are doing a long trip and want backups its easy.

        The light itself is pretty standard with all the features I expected - a good lock, nice red, good light etc.

        Quality, Durability & Flexibility

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I now have TWO of these head lamps: One for hiking / camping, and another for sailing. The red light is ideal to see what you're doing without blinding your crew-mates. The non-rechargeable batteries last longer and provide brighter light than the rechargeable ones do, but it's never been a problem for me.

        Not just to light the way

        Alternative use for this torch - light painting.

        I love the light settings as well as the dimming function. The band is bright green so that i do not misplace it in the night. I end up using the red light as well so the it is non destructive to the night sky. You can use this with rechargeable batteries or alkaline - you do get increased lumens with alkaline batteries - by about 10 lumens i believe.

        This is a permanent fixture in my photography backpack and I bringing it along on every camping trip as well.

        Not just to light the way

        I've got an idea, nope, just a headlamp.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I got this for Christmas, and I love it so far. The battery lasts long enough that I still don't know how long it lasts. I've used it a dozen times since I got it and only charged it two or three times. If you're better than I am about remembering to charge it, then you should never have to worry about the battery. It's so bright that I've never blinded myself and my girlfriend on multiple occasions by turning it on at the wrong time. Also, my favorite feature is that the charger for it is the same as my Galaxy S4, so I can charge my phone and my headlamp on the same charger. As far as durability goes, I've dropped it quite a few times and it's held up really well. I'm am 100% satisfied with this headlamp.

        Unanswered Question

        Will this headlamp work with Goal Zero batteries? I know it won't charge them, but say if I charged the batts on their own, would they work? Or is it just BD or standard single-use compatibility?