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Black Diamond Orbit Lantern


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    21 Reviews


    Smaller size. Lighter weight. Just as bright.

    Black Diamond's little Orbit Lantern turns into a precise flashlight for versatile lighting on your backpacking trips. The Orbit is basically a scaled-down version of the Voyager, but it still boasts the same lumens for the same amount of light. Hang the lantern over your kitchen table with the collapsible double-hook hang loop, and the lantern's DoublePower LED will illuminate everything within 50 feet. As a flashlight, the Orbit uses another DoublePower LED to help you find food out of the your car's trunk. 

    • Two DoublePower LEDs
    • Dual reflector system
    • Lantern, flashlight, dual reflector, and dimming modes
    • Collapsible double-hook hang loop
    • Item #BLD00B5

    Tech Specs

    2 DoublePower LEDs
    Power Source
    4 AAA
    Batteries Included
    lantern, flashlight, and dimming
    (lantern) 105, (flashlight) 50
    (lantern) 6 m, (flashlight) 11 m
    Burn Time
    (lantern) 12 hours, (flashlight) 15 hours
    IPX-4 standard (protected against splashing or sprayed water from any angle)
    double-hook hang loop
    5.5 x 4 in
    Claimed Weight
    3 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

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      Bought this for a secondary light source on a month-long motorcycle trip to Alaska that saw me camping for almost thirty days. Stopped working after day-two. Some failure in the internal connectivity with the batteries left me with a nice paperweight.

      Perfect little lantern

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Very lightweight lantern that was perfect for a backpacking trip. My dad and I each used one and were able to play card games at night without any difficulty, and read in the tent before bed. Not necessarily the brightest as a flashlight but got the job done. After 3 nights of use the batteries were still going strong. Will definitely use again.

      Awesome Lantern!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I gave this product as a gift to my sister who was going on a road trip. The lantern was a hit, and the flashlight function just tops it off! Highly recommended for a simple lantern/light solution!

      Great product

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The orbit lantern is super compact and provides great lighting. I hang mine from inside my tent and have loved it. Its made really well and you can ding it up a little bit and it won't break.

      Bright and Functional Lantern

        I love having this with me for camping. It works so well to hang on anything due to the nifty design of the hook on the top. The light brightens up the whole tent, or camp area. Super helpful to have along!

        Perfect little lantern

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I love this lantern. Its perfect for backpacking and we always hang it from the inside of our tent. It can also double as a flashlight. Also, it has adjustable brightness which is perfect for photographers who want to take pictures of a glowing tent at night ;)

        Great for the Tent

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        I purchased this as a gift and here is the feedback:

        "This lantern was smaller than I had originally thought, but its size does not impact its functionality. This lantern works well when hung in a tent or in an enclosed area. I have used it before camping and it has the right amount of light for when reading at night. If you are looking to night hike and walk throughout the campsite at night there may be other options that are suitable for you, but this lantern is perfect for when used in tents. The color is great as well! "

        Simple Multi-use

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This lantern is handy! It's bright enough for most everything you'll need to do in the dark. The flashlight option is pretty neat too. For the price, this is a nice piece for the camping box.

        In darkness, there is light

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Great little light for camping and backpacking, especially for the price. The dim settings and the ability to switch from lantern to flashlight or even both make it a must have inside my tent.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The Orbit is pretty awesome. It doesn't take up any room in the pack, and it's way brighter than I expected for being so small. The flashlight mode is a nice touch for nighttime route-finding to the privy when the headlamp is nowhere to be found.

        Favorite piece of gear

          When I purchased this online, I didn't really look at the tech specs. I was surprised by how small it is but this packs a punch. The dual mode is perfect in the tent. Hang this puppy from the gear hooks and you have light all around but turn on the flashlight portion and it is perfect for lights. I also took this to Haiti for a mission trip and it was awesome. I might get 30 more just for fun.

          Nice upgrade!

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

          This is an incredible upgrade from the first orbit that I had. It was only 45 lumens! So to have this now in 105 lumens AND a flashlight added to it is just awesome. I am very happy with this purchase. Was debating whether or not to buy the Black Diamond Helix Backcountry. This was cheaper and had a little more burn time.

          Big light in a small package

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I was expecting a big lantern when I ordered it - imagine my surprise when the package arrived! It's a little guy, fits in your hand, but puts out tremendous light. It's even been eyed covetously by fellow campers for its small size. It is lightweight and its hanging hook is cool, if not a little clumsy at times. It hangs easily from the top loop in my MSR hubba for when I am preparing for bed. I am a light hoarder and stash it in my backpack on hikes. The battery life is a little short, unfortunately, but it's still worth the trouble. I ordered the black lantern which is sort of a charcoal grey.

          Just meh

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This lantern is just alright to me. For whatever reason the battery life in mine has never been great, which is odd for LED. Beyond that, if I leave batteries in it, they will almost always be drained the next time I go to use the lantern if it has been stored for any length of time. Light output is great for around camp, and I really liked the hook mechanism for hanging it from various objects. All around if my battery issue is unique and not typical I would definitely use this lantern often.