Rated 3 out of 5 The product is excellent, with the optional lights
This was intended as a Christmas gift, so the product was ordered
in October, but didn't arrive until late January. This is my only
complaint. The product works well, uses AAA batteries, and the
3 lighting options (single, dual, or red lights) are nice.
I only wish you could have supplied them by Christmas.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sepoko Excellent quality
The product is everything I expected from L.L. Bean. Construction is first rate. The battery life is exceptional. Quality and reasonable price. It will be put to great use.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aredub Buy It!--Better Than Most
I have owned several Trailblazers and, while nice, each broke, even when dropped on the carpet (battery weight breaks the hinge). But Bean is the best company ever, so the returns were appreciated. Have bought the two Black Diamond models and loved both, but the Cosmo is about $10 less than the other and every bit as good, so while I liked both, the Cosmo is an incredible value. I appreciate the red light and the two white light modes and the dimmers....could not be happier. I know that if I dropped this, it would be fine--there is no battery cover hinge to break.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Cosmo Headlamp
I have two dogs that have to go outside after dark. By using this headlamp, I have two free hands in which to walk the dogs on leash and pick up excrement!!
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigstimpycat love it!
after my old headlamp died, i went looking for another. ll bean's child version & cheaper adult version both have issues with the battery compartment cover so i was hesitant to get one of those. this one seemed a little expensive but when i got 2 $10 coupons, i splurged & ordered it...glad i did! even with 3 aa batteries, it's very lightweight & comfortable to wear, the band is a snap to adjust & best of all, the battery compartment cover seems very durable & easy to open. the light is very bright (don't shine it in your eyes or you'll be blinded for a few minutes!) & the on/off switch is straight forward to use. it's simple to adjust the angle of the light so it's right where i want it. this may be a few dollars more but i think it's worth the price.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BirdGardener Great Headlamp!
This is an awesome headlamp! I was impressed by how bright the high setting is. You can even tilt the light downward and have it stay in place at three different angles from the vertical. There are so many different settings. The high (long range) setting uses the center bulb only, the low (close range) setting uses the two side bulbs only, and both the high and low settings are dim-able. Then there is a red light. And a strobe light feature that works when in either the white light or the red light setting! The dim-able feature resets to maximum brightness after turning the light off and on again. And when you are in the red light mode, and you turn the light off and then back on again, it doesn't turn on as a white light, which is good. It remains a red light, which means the people who designed this light were thinking. So you can turn the light off to conserve batteries, and then turn it back on without ruining everyone's night vision at a star party. Also, the headlamp uses 3 AAA batteries, instead of button batteries, which is great, because then I can use rechargeable batteries. Thanks L.L.Bean for offering this headlamp!
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sourdough Good Versatile Headlamp
I purchased this headlamp for my 14 year old grandson as a birthday gift. His father is a fish and game biologist and has a more powerful version of the same brand. Its power and range are more than adequate for my grandson's uses when camping and hiking. The headband is comfortable and fully adjustable.
My grandson and friends all donned headlamps after the cake and ice cream and were running around outside when he spotted a rattlesnake in the beam of his lamp. He, of course, shot a brief video with his Ipod as it slithered away. The headlamp's usefulness has far exceeded its cost and avoided what could have been a very serious encounter.
I would strongly recommend this lamp for anyone who needs to be out in the wilds at night.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dmontag Excellent Headlamp!!!
This is the best headlamp that you can buy in this price range. Black Diamond has always made great products but I was surprised that it performed as well as larger bulkier models that I own. The two settings work well for different applications such as hiking or tying on a fly, and the red LED works great for night time applications while keeping you night vision intact. Lightweight and great battery life, very comfortable.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IllBeanFan Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp
Purchased this particular headlamp for my 8-year-old grandson and 4-year-old granddaughter because it uses 3 AAA batteries (rather than the flat disk ones), has a 250-hour battery life on low setting and is protected from splashing or spraying water. My grandson, who reads in bed almost every night, said, "It cured his fears of the dark. The low light is bright enough to read by. I don't have to hold a flashlight when I read. I have both hands free to hold the book and turn the pages. The red (night vision) light rocks." In winter, when darkness falls early in New England, the headlamp will fit over a winter hat. During a power failure, it becomes an emergency light.
May 5, 2013