The Black Diamond Astro 300 is a simple and stripped down version of its bigger siblings, which still packs a lot of features, that make it a reliable and lightweight headtourch.
Black Diamond says:
The simple yet versatile one lens and one switch headlamp for the user that doesn’t need any bells or whistles and just wants a simple light. This user has the need to run the lamp on alkaline batteries if caught away from a power source for a long camping trip.
The Black Diamond Astro 300 is a simple and stripped down version of its bigger siblings the Cosmo and Spot, however still packs in a lot of features for its size. The Duel fuel means that while supplied with AAA batteries it is also compatible with Black Diamonds Lithium Ion BD 1500 battery.
With a multitude of digital lock mode to prevent battery waist from accidently leaving it on, a high level of water resistance so no need to worry about the rain and brightness memory to keep your previous settings when you turn it back on.
For its price point the Astro offers a lot and is a reliable lightweight headtorch, even if it doesn't have some of the fancier features.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- Dual-Fuel: Power with three AAA Alkaline cells (included) or the rechargeable BD 1500 Li-ion battery and charger (purchased separately) for maximum flexibility
- 300 Lumen max output
- Settings include full strength, dimming and strobe
- Brightness Memory allows you to turn the headlamp on and off at last used brightness level without reverting to max brightness
- IPX4 Stormproof: withstands rain and sleet from any angle
- Digital lock mode feature safeguards against accidental use when stored in a pack or pocket
- Weighs: 75g
- AAA Alkaline - Low Power: 6 lumens / 8 metres / 140 hours (reserve 0h)
- AAA Alkaline - Medium: 150 lumens / 35 metres / 8 hours (reserve 12h)
- AAA Alkaline - Max Power: 300 lumens / 55 mtres / 6 hours (reserve 16h)
- BD 1500 LI-ION Battery - Low Power: 6 lumens / 8 metres / 140 hours (reserve 0h)
- BD 1500 LI-ION Battery - Medium: 150 lumens / 35 metres / 12 hours (reserve .5h)
- BD 1500 LI-ION Battery - Max Power: 300 lumens / 55 mtres / 6 hours (reserve 2h)
Material & Construction
- Recycled elastic headband featuring comfortable next to skin
- Repreve fibre construction