Award Winner - Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award 2009
The Black Diamond Orbit Lantern is designed for ounce-conscious backpackers, climbers and travelers, packing 45 lumens of bright, non-glaring light in an ultra-portable package. A DoublePower LED works with our dual reflector system and frosted globe to illuminate everything from tent-bound reading to pre-dawn racking. The unique dimming switch provides the optimal amount of light and helps conserve batteries, while the collapsible, double-hook hang loop attaches to tent ceilings and tree branches alike.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond Orbit Lantern
Double Power LED with 45 lumens (max setting) enclosed inside a frosted globe produces bright, non-glaring light
Dual reflector system captures and maximizes light output
Uses NRG2 Rechargeable Battery Kit (with Battery Power Indicator) or 4 AAA alkaline batteries
You'll use this light in more ways than I can list here! From late night map reading to responding to nature's call during the middle of the night, this light can handle it all. Speaking of handles, this one has a split handle so you can loop it through your tent's gear loft because that is critical for keeping it out of the way.
I love this lantern. I use it when I go backpacking and I love how compact it is. I hang it on my tent at night and i have amazing lighting. If you want a compact and useful lantern for backpacking, this is the one for you.
I bought this lantern for my son to use on camping trips. The feature I like most about it is that you can adjust the level of the lighting, setting the brightness at any point between "high" and "low." This gives a lot more flexibility and means you aren't limited to preset light levels. Great for when you need just a little more light than "low" would afford. It also compacts for storage and packing, taking up just a little less space.
I bought this lantern for my son to use on camping trips. It is compact, and relatively light. What I like best is that -- unlike some of the others -- this lantern lets you dim the brightness of the LEDs from the highest setting to the lowest. This means you can set the light level where you want it within the range available, rather than just choosing from "high" or "low." Great for when you need just a little more light than low settings afford.
For the price, size and weight, the Orbit is fantastic! It provides a good deal of light for its size, and it is absolutely perfect for hanging in a tent. This is the way to go if you are needing decent light output while saving lots of space in your pack.
I was skeptical about this light before I bought it. But it is perfect to hang in tent getting ready to crash. It compliments your headlamp and works great. Light and small so takes up little room in your pack.
This is the perfect stash item for multi-day hiking endeavors. It graciously illuminates my 2 person tent, and the spread of the light can be modified by sliding the bottom back up toward the top... to the closed position. This adjustment ability, plus the little fold-away hang hooks, make this light a must have for those who like to read or fiddle around while their companion likes to sleep (from experience).
Great lantern. Very light for backpacking and good battery life. You can get just about a full 24 hours from the batteries. Good lighting for the size of the lantern. The switch allows for good control of the amount of light which is helpful for saving battery life. Overall, very happy with this product and would buy again.
"Excellent light, could be slightly lighter"
This lantern is excellent. The light emitted is great for camping; whether in a tent or a car. The dimming mode is good to have if away for longer trips and don't want to carry an extra set of batteries. Which brings me to my one qualm about it... The lantern could be a little lighter. Don't get me wrong, the lantern itself is very light but when you add in the 4 AAA alkaline batteries, the weight is practically doubled.Overall, a great product by BD!