Black Diamond Orbit Lantern


Black Diamond Orbit Lantern
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Black Diamond Orbit Lantern
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By RCerber
Page Type Feb 23, 2011 / Feb 23, 2011
Object ID 7569
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Product Description

Updated for 2010, the featherweight Black Diamond Orbit lantern brings bright light to your backcountry adventure without weighing you down.

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* DoublePower LED with frosted globe creates bright, non-glaring light; dual reflectors effectively capture and distribute light
* LED puts out 45 lumens on high and 10 lumens on low; illuminates an area approximately 13 ft. in diameter on high
* Fine-tune your lighting needs with the dimming switch—simply hold down the on/off button to activate dimmer
* Collapsible design saves space in your pack and protects on/off button from accidental activation
* Unique double-hook hanging system on top provides a simple and secure thread-through or clip-in attachment point for string, fabric loops or branches
* Rubber feet stabilize lantern when set on table or ground
* Runs on 4 AAA batteries, sold separately; base of lantern unscrews to reveal battery compartment
* Also compatible with the Black Diamond NRG2 rechargeable battery kit, sold separately

Pros vs Cons



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Alpinist - Aug 28, 2011 11:32 am - Voted 4/5

Works well
If you're counting ounces, this may be considered a luxury item, especially if you are already carrying a headlamp. Also, the battery life is not stellar. However, the BD Orbit lantern is a great lantern for the more casual camper. It works very well overall and is relatively lightweight (4.8 oz).

AndyMac321 - Jan 14, 2012 11:54 am - Hasn't voted

Does it's job
One of the few redundancies in my pack. I have a headlamp, but still can't seem to not bring this little guy. It lights a small tent well and hangs easily.

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