Caver headlamp review

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Caver headlamp review

Postby NZcaver » Nov 15, 2012 4:55 pm

Saw this today on the NSS Facebook page...

http://cavenow.com/?p=1401
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby wyandottecaver » Nov 15, 2012 8:39 pm

nice. A little dated, no mention of the Fenix. I love philip's writing
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby NZcaver » Nov 16, 2012 12:51 am

Yep. Good effort, even with a few technical errors or typos and no mention of the old Apex waterproof issues. A few years ago I might concede the Stenlight was 'unmatched' in its class, but not any more. Those new non-Petzl custom inserts for Duos are good value for money too. Nice that rechargeable batteries get a 'plug' (pardon the pun), but the Energizer battery/charger combo shown in the stock image is complete crap. There's a big difference in quality and performance between these and Eneloops with an intelligent charger.

But hey, I'm just a critic and a hater. :wtg: :big grin:
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby gytwypt » Nov 19, 2012 9:00 pm

http://www.customduo.co.uk/Pages/fullfaceomni2.aspx

IMO this is the best way to go with a duo. I still have one of the early gen models and I am ready to buy one of these when available.
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby MUD » Nov 23, 2012 2:05 am

I'm looking forward to Bif's new module or upgrade to the Omni. He's calling it the V-3 and says it should be available early December. :kewl:
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby JHCAVER » Nov 29, 2012 11:26 pm

I have 2 omni v2's and I will be getting the v3 for sure :kewl:
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby BenS » Dec 3, 2012 9:02 pm

Any info on the specs for it? I'm probably going to get one soon after they come out.
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby cavercrew » Jan 7, 2013 8:05 pm

Probably the venerable Stenlights best competition. Led technology and the electronics to drive them, not to mention battery technology is smokin!

http://elspeleo.com/

http://www.scurion.ch/jm/
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby Chads93GT » Jan 8, 2013 10:15 am

Love my zebras over all other lights I have seen. extremely light weight,extremely bright.my neck loves it.
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Re: Caver headlamp review

Postby Caver John » Jan 8, 2013 12:53 pm

I've been using a combo of both spark st500 and sd500 and love the options and output. However these two lights are fairly heavy and are a bit much out front on the helmet. I've gotten used to it, and it's no a problem, but after comparing the weight of these two to the compatible zebra lights, I'm slightly regretful. The zebras are almost half the weight which would be great. I do prefer the UI and settings of the spark though.
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