I’ve always had a headlamp ready to go – if you ask my friends, they’ll tell you how when I’m out camping, etc. it’s a permanent fixture on my head for evenings in camp. They’re just so handy. But, I also seem to go through some serious batteries using them. Because of this, I agreed to share about Kevin Jorgeson and Duracell batteries. This is a sponsored post, but, as always, I am very picky about anything sponsored I post here and Kevin’s story is definitely one to tell. Plus, there’s something good in it for you too (read all the way to the bottom).
First of all – Kevin, featuring Duracell (it’s a good heartwarming one, so watch it!)
While this family is no pro climbers, the kids are having lots of fun with classes at the indoor gym (in Bozeman) and we’re working on getting them on some outdoor routes this summer. It’s good for us to have something new to challenge us too.
While we all have our favorites as far as gear, Kevin’s list is a good one and comprehensive for serious climbs:
- Petzl Gri Gri, Black Diamond Chaos Harness, Sterling Rope – Nano 9.2mm x 70 meters
- La Sportiva TC Pro climbing shoes
- **Black Diamond Icon Headlamp
- Duracell Quantum
- Ibuprofen (visualized via first aid kit)
- Chalk;Elastoplast climbing tape
- Adidas Stockhorn Fleece
- **Black Diamond Bullet Backpack
**We had the opportunity to test out both the Headlamp and the backpack and have a few thoughts on them:
- Black Diamond Icon Headlamp: While it is certainly not the lightest and sleekest headlamp around, it IS incredibly bright and what you would want for extended trips where you really need good light. Mtn Papa loves it because it takes AA batteries (opposed to many of the smaller ones that take AAAs) – which are more readily available in (wild)fire camp when he’s working throughout the summer and depending on his light. Three settings: Quadpower LED (super bright), standard white LED and Red LED (to preserve night vision). It also has a dimmer and strobe option.
- Black Diamond Bullet Backpack: Great for climbing because it’s sleek and efficient. As the name suggests, it’s a 16L pack so not something you’ll carry a ton of gear in, but certainly enough for climbing.
Kevin has some tips for “Powering Through the Outdoors” and climbing outdoors. We thought they were great and worth sharing with you:
And finally, our plug for Duracell:
We have tried a ton of different batteries and come back again and again to Duracell – they are what we trust and what we buy. And we understand why Kevin trusts them too. The weather may be absolutely perfect outside, but unless you are in Alaska, it’s going to get dark at night and having good light is essential for comfort AND safety.
Win a Black Diamond Pack, Headlamp and supply of Duaracell Quantum batteries:
One of you has the opportunity to win the following package:
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Duracell & Kevin Jorgeson generously provided us this gear in order to facilitate this review. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own and exactly what we tell our friends and family. A You can find my full disclosure here.
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