Code: WINTER20


Big lantern light, low lantern weight.

Midwinter expeditions push your skills to the limit just as much as car camping with your 8- and 10-year-old kids. Whether you're in your bivy sack half-way up the mountain or trying to convince your offspring that bugs won't kill them, the Black Diamond Orbit Lantern provides the light relief you need. This featherweight light has been reworked and now sports the same flashlight bottom as the bigger and heavier Voyager. The collapsible double-hook hanging loop lets you go hands-free when you're waiting out the storm with a killer read, and the hand-held flashlight mode makes it easy to illuminate every nook and cranny of the tent when your children want proof of spider-free sleeping.

  • 1 DoublePower LED
  • Lantern mode, 60 lumens/13 hours
  • Flashlight mode, 50 lumens/55 hours
  • 4 AAA alkaline batteries, not included
  • Collapsible double-hook hanging loop
  • Compactible, 5.5in to 4in

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1 5

BD fail!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When I first bought this lantern I loved it. However, the lantern will not stay on. I press the power button and 2 secs later it shuts off. I have tried new batteries. I have returned it and purchased one more from SAC and one form REI. The last one I purchase did it right out of the box. This thing just sucks! Which is crazy coming from BD who usually has awesome products. I am really disappointed in this product so much awesome potential. BD FAIL!

5 5

The award for best camping light...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer


This light goes with me everywhere and is used almost daily, and I have yet to find another light i would trade it for. Make sure you get this light as opposed to the other Orbit model. I know the other one is cheaper, but this has a flashlight on the bottom of it, allowing you to hang this baby up above you and have light in all directions with no shadows. It's light, small, great on batteries, and has yet to let me down.

5 5

Dang Awesome So Far

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this lantern to light my tent when I'm camping. So far, it is incredible! It's very small, easy to pack in and out of wherever it is that I'm camping, and the light it puts off is great. The simple addition of a set of recharcheable AAA batteries will let this thing go forever!

5 5

Perfect for backpacking.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This small little light produces a surprising amount of light on my backpacking trips. It's super light and easy to pack.

5 5

Tiny with a Good Punch

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

When I receive this lantern, I was surprised how small it was -- so tiny. But no matter, it puts out a ton of light, is very light-weight and is easily stashible almost anywhere. The dimming feature is awesome. Definitely a well-thought-out tiny-powerhouse lantern, as you would expect from BD.

5 5

Like the Older Orbit Lantern but Better!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This lantern is the same quality as the original Orbit Lantern but with a few awesome features! This lantern is a little shorter & fatter than the older one. With the batteries in it weighs 4.6 oz. This lantern makes those extended days waiting out weather a little more like home.

Does this lantern dim on "Lantern mode" ...

Does this lantern dim on "Lantern mode" like the old Orbit Lanterns did??
Thanks in advance!

Responded on

Hey Anthony,

Yeah, both lantern and flashlight modes dim and brighten the same way the original Orbits do. Same switch for both.