I bought this headlamp a few months before the Storm came out. It was a good headlamp but since I didn't really use it when the Storm came out I returned it and bought that.
For the additional $10 the Storm is a better deal (waterproof, regulated, flood beam twice as bright, main beam 25% brighter.
However the spot beam is a little better looking in the Spot. It's not great in the Spot however just better than the Storm. The problem is just the cheap optics used. It's quite usable however.
Before the Storm came out I'd say the Spot beat everything out there in its category. The user interface is logical and if you read the instructions once you won't have to read them again.
The lockout mode, battery indicator lights, ability to use the red lights without triggering white light first...these are all great features.
The flood mode produces very pleasing light but it's just a little too weak to be useful outside of the tent. This is corrected in the Storm however.
I like the button better on the Spot even though it is a bit hard to find.
There isn't a better headlamp out there for this price.