Seems like the consensus is the petzl tikka 2 over the EOS, quad, tikka 2 plus, and XP. What i like about the quad is that it shows when the battery is getting low which can be nice. But, I dont need the extra waterproofness of the quad. Seems like I will go for the petzl tikka 2 after i somehow get rid of my icon...
I may pick up an EOS as well since its such a good headlamp and good for spelunking too (better than ICON i assume). What's a good price on an EOS? If i wait longer, would a better EOS come out you think with more lumens?
Get the 70 lumen EOS. I don't see any more coming out anytime soon (if ever). You should be able to get it for $35 shipped if you look around. I got it at that price. Start with Amazon and then click on the feature that shows all the sellers that sell through Amazon and make sure you look for the lowest combined price (price + shipping).
The only reason they are selling for $30 is that they have been out for a while. When they were new they were typically selling for $45 or so plus shipping.
You don't see one coming out with like 100 lumens or something like that in the future?