Black Diamond Orbit

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The Orbit Lampt was designed for ounce-conscious backpackers, climbers and travelers. The Black Diamond Orbit lantern packs 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.


  • Runs on¿NRG2 Rechargeable Battery Kit (sold separately) or 4 AAA alkalines
  • Double Hook at the top allows you to securely hang your lantern in your tent or around camp
  • Compactible to 102 mm (4 in); extended height is 140 mm (5.5 in)
  • 2-in-1 LED Lantern and Flashlight
  • Unique dimming switch provides adjustable brightness
  • Rubber feet provide stabilization while sitting on a table or the ground
  • Collapses to save space inside your pack/ protects from accidently turning lantern on
  • Dimming feature allows you to adjust light output
  • For saftey, this product CANNOT be returned
  • Ultra-Lightweight
  • Double Power LED in Frosted Globe allows for effective light distribution and no glare
  • DoublePower LED with 45 lumens (max setting) enclosed inside a frosted globe produces bright, non-glaring light
  • Provides IPX4 water resistance for protection against sprayed water
  • Dual reflector system captures and maximizes light output
Improve visibility with the durable and functional Orbit by Black Diamond®.
1-watt LED with frosted globe creates bright, non-glaring light.
dual reflectors effectively capture and output light.
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.
Bulb type - LED.
Bulb detail - 1-watt LED.
Weight - 4.8 ounces.
Light Intensity - 32 lumens.
Batteries - 4 AAA.
Material(s) - Plastic.
Rechargeable - No.
Best use - Family & car camping.

A pocket-sized version of Black Diamond's popular Voyager Lantern, the Orbit is a bright, non-glaring, ultra-lightweight lantern crossed with a powerful, precise flashlight making it perfect for trekking or backpacking where saving grams is crucial.

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Average battery life - High:10 / low: 25 hours.
Batteries:4 AAA (not included)
Dimensions - Open:2.25 x 5.75 / closed: 2.25 x 4.2 inches.
IPX Rating:4
Length:6.3 inches extended/ 4.3 inches collapsed
Lumens:Lantern: High: 60 Lumens / Low : 10 Lumens
Max Burn Time:Lantern: High: 13 hours / Low: 100 hours
Weight Without Batteries:2.96 oz/ 84 g
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Black Diamond Orbit Reviews:


Best Mini-Lantern

Have tried about every mini lantern out there, this is the best. It just replaced another brand which had terrible shadows and an unreliable switch...the Orbit has NONE of these problems, the light is diffuse, no shadows from the lantern globe itself, and construction is solid. Perfect for reading in a tent, kitchen area cleanup, and even had enough power to illuminate a late night tent setup. The top slides up and down, which exposes the switch. It's really more of a control button, since it also controls dimming. It stands nicely on little rubber cushions, or hangs from a clever folding, two piece hook.
BDs specs say it'll run 10 hrs on high with AAAs, 24 hrs on low, and I've gotten at least that much with mine.
Sure, you don't need a lantern, but at just over 4 oz. with 4 lithium AAAs (uses any kind of AAA, lithiums just lighter and better in my Colorado cold), it's barely a problem to pack and can really "brighten" up a late night in camp.
This is a great piece of gear; BD could make it perfect if:
Turned off at any setting, it always turns on at the brightest setting. Overall, that's proven ok, but I would prefer it to "remember" it's last setting. The top is also a bit hard to "unstick" from it's open or closed position, but on the other hand it's solid once in place. And it sure would be easier on my battery supply if it used standard AAs, not AAAs, which I don't really keep around for anything else.(Note: There's an optional NRG2 rechargeable battery module available, but shops here don't have them yet)
The Orbit is the little sister of the Apollo, which is a better choice for larger groups and if weight is not an issue.
This is probably my favorite piece of recently purchased gear, it's truly worth it's price and weight. Highly Recommended, Best in Class.
Late Night Owl at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 03/03/2009
Perfect little lantern for use in a tent. It can stand on a table or hang from loop inside the tent. I love the fact when you hold down the on button the light dims. I used this on a long camping trip this summer. The other lanterns I had were way too bright inside. For some reason midway through trip the Orbit went into strobe mode. When I called Zappos they were apologetic and immediately shipped a new lantern which I now use daily because when I'm not camping the Black Diamond Orbit is perfect to use in the middle of the night. Hubby doesn't get a bright light in his face. I am ordering another one.
CarettaLou - customer at on 09/22/2013
Handy lamp that I use for talks to campers on nature themes. The dimmer feature is great. Seems to be well made. Have not had it long enough to determine battery life with it. Telescopes open and closed so packs into small space.
Brian B - customer at on 08/01/2012