It seems like just yesterday we
were convincing our friends that it was “cool” to wear a headlamp, due to the
advantages of hand free lighting it didn’t take long. Then along came LED
lights, long lasting and lightweight, but still we asked for more. Black Diamond
has delivered with the Gemini Headlamp. The Gemini is a hybrid with dual LED’s
and a xenon light source, it weighs in at just 7oz (batteries included).
The xenon bulb provides that
laser like beam that’s been missing, used to spot trails, climb and spy on your
tent mate taking a pee break. The two LED bulbs provide proximity lighting
allowing one to follow maintained trails, set up camp, cook and read.
Running the xenon bulb
exclusively the batteries will lasts between 4-5 hours, while if the LED light
is solely utilized the batteries can last up to 80hrs. The actual life depends
on the ratio you use the lighting. The Gemini runs on three AA batteries.
The Gemini moves from one
lighting mode to the next by means of a three-function push switch. The switch
moves from the xenon bulb, to the LED and then off. The switch has a safety
feature designed to prevent it from turning on while in the pack. and the LED
and xenon light can not be on at the same time.
The Gemini is a great all
purpose light for Backpackers, day hikers (you should always be prepared)
climbing, mountaineering, adventure racing and any other endurance sport you may
participate. Okay, maybe not swimming, although it is tested to IPX waterproof
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Sport Everest Boot has made some minor changes by adding
more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High
altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to
-75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads.
Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid
shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and
removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to
increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate
Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated
Expedition footwear for
mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold. NOTE US
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weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight
double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with
a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a
super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the
TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on
steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons
CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura®
upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating
closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated
removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand
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