This fantastic deal on the Black Diamond Storm 500-R at £44.99, offering a considerable 20% discount from the recommended retail price (RRP) of £56.24. Makes it an attractive offer for those in need of a reliable head torch. The Black Diamond Storm 500-R received a best in test award in our guide for the best head torches of 2023.
Our experts said this about the Storm 500-R:
The outgoing Storm 400 was a well-reviewed classic, so I was excited to test the new 500-R. The compact but chunky-looking unit has an internal battery that charges with micro USB (I wish it had adopted the new USB-C standard). Battery life is stellar, easily the best tested. I found it hard to kill even on medium setting, despite offering 250 lumens here (a great sweet spot). Boost mode is very bright – more than enough for the most extreme conditions – and the battery will last for 7 hours even here. This is a huge improvement over the old Storm 400.
The only downside to the storm 500 is that you can’t swap the battery on the go. However, battery life is good enough that I’ll still use it on multi-day winter trips and charge it with a power bank. I haven’t noticed any reduction in battery life in sub-freezing conditions. It’s rated to work down to -17°C, and the IP67 rating makes it completely waterproof.