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Black Diamond Orbit Lantern


    Black Diamond Orbit Lantern

    Designed for ounce-conscious backpackers, climbers and travelers, the Black Diamond Orbit lantern doubles as a flashlight and outputs bright, non-glaring light in an ultra-portable package. See details

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    Designed for ounce-conscious backpackers, climbers and travelers, the Black Diamond Orbit lantern doubles as a flashlight and outputs bright, non-glaring light in an ultra-portable package.

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    Designed for ounce-conscious backpackers, climbers and travelers, the Black Diamond Orbit lantern doubles as a flashlight and outputs bright, non-glaring light in an ultra-portable package.

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    Designed for ounce-conscious backpackers, climbers and travelers, the Black Diamond Orbit lantern doubles as a flashlight and outputs bright, non-glaring light in an ultra-portable package.

    • Features a DoublePower LED enclosed in a frosted globe; dual reflectors effectively capture and distribute light
    • LED puts out 60 lumens on high and 10 lumens on low; illuminates an area approximately 7.5m in diameter on high
    • Fine-tune your lighting needs with the dimming switch—simply hold down the on/off button to activate dimmer
    • Turn on the DoublePower LED in the bottom of the lantern to use the Orbit has a handheld flashlight; flashlight mode outputs 40 lumens on high and 10 lumens on low
    • Collapsible design saves space in your pack and protects on/off button from accidental activation; goes from 6.3 in. tall to 4.3 in. when collapsed
    • 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
    • Four AAA batteries, sold separately, provide 100 hrs. of use on low and 13 hrs. on high in lantern mode; provide 100 hrs. on low and 65 hrs. on high in flashlight mode
    • Provides IPX4 water resistance for protection against sprayed water

    Please note: Black Diamond products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    Black Diamond Orbit Lantern Specs
    Best use
    Family & car camping
    DoublePower LED
    60 lumens
    High: 13 / low: 100 hours
    4 AAA
    Open: 2.25 x 6.3 / closed: 2.25 x 4.3 inches
    4.7 ounces
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    Black Diamond Orbit Lanternis rated3.7143out of5by14.
    Rated5out of5byfromwhy didn't I get one soonerthis little lantern did the trick for tent camping. most LED lanterns are too big, not bright enough or tough to place in a good spot in the tent. this one is perfect for reading after dark, can be dimmed if necessary, and hangs on the smallest loop your tent might have available.
    Date published: 2014-04-17
    Rated2out of5byfromgreat while it workedThis little light is great! ....until it stops working for no reason. Looks like I'm not the only person this happened to, which is too bad because it's a great little lantern.
    Date published: 2014-03-02
    Rated5out of5byfromJust Plain CoolThis works exactly as advertised. Given its small size, this lantern AND flashlight hybrid is superb, and I couldn't ask much more. I hung it from a tree at camp last night to add a little light, and then used it on its lowest setting in the tent later on whilst getting all of my gear setup. This light has become a permanent part of my backpacking gear!
    Date published: 2014-02-22
    Rated5out of5byfromLight small and brightA lot of light for the size and weight.
    Date published: 2014-02-14
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat Little LanternSignificant light output from such a little device. Surprisingly lightweight and packs away small enough that it will not take up any significant space in your pack.
    Date published: 2014-01-10
    Rated5out of5byfromLight when you need itI use this as a back up in case of power failure.
    Date published: 2014-01-09
    Rated5out of5byfromGift exchange giftSo this was purchased for our family gift exchange (everyone is very much into camping or backpacking) and it was "stolen" multiple times. The receiver was very pleased and wouldn't let anyone else touch it because she thought someone might run off with it.
    Date published: 2014-01-08
    Rated4out of5byfromBD Orbit Review?This little lantern is easy to use and gives great light output. I really like the "dim to adjust" feature by holding down the power button. It is light enough that I don't think about weight when adding it to my pack. Puts out enough light to easily make your way around camp on a moonless night or light up a big table for scary stories. The flashlight does not put out a focused beam of light, so it won't give you sight at a distance (kind of a bummer… but it's a lantern first, flashlight second.). The battery layout is as straight forward as it gets. Unscrew the bottom flashlight assembly and it is attached to the cartridge that holds 4 AAA batteries. Not complicated and easy to use. If you can't stand it for some reason they have a rechargeable pack you can get (not sure if you can still have the flashlight assembly if you use the battery pack so that's a buzz kill..). Just by handling this lantern I can tell you it is NOT waterproof. As stated in the description it will hold up to "sprays" of water. I would trust it in very light "misty" rain, but that's about it. I'm sure it would cost more if it was truly waterproof. Random niceties include: I can attach it to my dogs collar at night so he's visible to cars and so I can see what he starts eating on the side of the road, it won't make what you attach it to sag (tent, ridge line, etc), I attach it to the front of my pack easily when I need both hands on the trail at night, lowest setting is bright enough to play boggle in the tent and not wake anyone up. Actually boggle is a terrible example… how about solitaire or sudoku. Bummers: Some peoples have stopped working… check the little springs in the battery pack to make sure they are not pushed down. They aren't the sturdiest springs, but they're light springs you weight weenies! =] Plus you have the security blanket of REI's awesome return policy. PS: Always cary at leased two light sources! Something is bound to happen to one of them at some point. And let's be honest who ALWAYS has spare batteries on them?? I do. boom
    Date published: 2013-12-26

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