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bri1968582296 wrote a review of on January 21, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This was a replacement for my old Icon headlamp. At first I was excited about the new features and added red light, which are nice. However, for some ridiculous reason Black Diamond changed the on / off button to now cycle between the bright LED/ low LED every time the light is turned off and on. For most of my uses I am constantly turning the light off and on and cycling through the setting every time is so annoying. It doesn?t sound like a big deal but after a while it is complete waste of time/energy/and night vision. This is a HORRIBLE design, especially since it was a change from my last model. I found myself resorting to my old, beat up Icon headlamp, instead of the new one. I've used Black Diamond headlamps since they came out and this is probably my fifth light (all models). I gave away the new light and when my old Icon is done, I am searching for new manufacturer. This is just too annoying. Used to be a great light! So disappointed and so avoidable. Note: same exact situation when I also updated my Black Diamond Spot model Headlamp. The new features just don't justify the horrible new light control setting.

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bri1968582296 wrote a review of on August 19, 2012

3 5

This is my second pair. The first pair was great and lasted almost a year, which is really good for the price. However, on the new pair, Fox went really cheap on the Velcro wrist closure. The Velcro is dirt poor quality that barely stays put. It comes loose all the time (turning my wrist at weird angles, brushing the straps against something, etc.). While riding, it's super annoying to leave it open or to reach across with one hand and try to re-fasten. I'm going to try to sew in a looped Velcro closure. Otherwise, they'd be 5 stars

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bri1968582296 wrote a review of on August 8, 2012

1 5

Straight out of the box I noticed a 1/2" gash where the stitching was blown. Then when I looked closer I noticed another small bulge on one of the parallel seems where the stitching just totally missed the fabric. I tried it on and it was okay... as long as I kept my arm straight! Trying to bend my arm with this pad on was like curling a 60lb weight, except it also dug into my bicep. Although in fairness the fit was a little snug. I'm normally a large, occasionally a medium and these were med/large so I thought the fit would be perfect. Not so! Also, the padding didn't seem to be anything special and I don't know what the memory foam marketing is about. It certainly couldn't remember my arm was trying to bend. Straight back in the box. A waste of shipping time. Don't bother!

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