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Black Diamond Orbit
8.5 out of 10

Black Diamond Orbit

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Overall 7
7.0

A durable, little lantern that can add sufficient…

Trailspace.com
14 April 2015
  • Summary: A durable, little lantern that can add sufficient light to a tent or campsite. Good for car campers, kids, and those of us hikers who don't mind a little extra weight in our packs if it means more/extra lighting in camp.
  • Pros: Cannot be accidentally turned on because switch is protected when collapsed, Dual hanging hooks provides both open or closed loops options, High and low power output options (although low is pretty low)
  • Cons: On/off button is somewhat indistinguishable — doesn’t protrude so it’s easy to run a finger over in the dark without realizing where the button is., Narrow base and small feet — if sitting, surface should be flat, Battery powered gadgets are inherently risky in the backcountry
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Overall 9
9.0

Great little backpacking light. Small but powerful.

Trailspace.com
10 October 2014
  • Summary: Great little backpacking light. Small but powerful.
  • Pros: Small, Lightweight, Bright, Lasts a long time
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Bright and compact! I love this little light. Worked…

Trailspace.com
24 July 2014
  • Summary: Bright and compact!
  • Pros: Compact, Adjustable light, Bright, Use as lantern OR flashlight, Hanging hook
  • Cons: Probably a bit heavy for backpacking, Pricey
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Overall 6
6.0

This review is for the older 45 lumen Orbit model.

Trailspace.com
28 May 2014
  • Summary: This review is for the older 45 lumen Orbit model. The new models are rated at 60 lumen with a flashlight option. I'll be honest... this doesn't go on every backpacking trip because it's a little redundant when you have a headlamp.
  • Pros: It provides ambient light., It helped provide memories (this claim has yet to be confirmed)???
  • Cons: Do you really need it?, Is it really worth the money?, Is it really worth the weight?
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Overall 8
8.0

Very innovative style, copied by others. Simply pull…

Trailspace.com
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Very innovative style, copied by others.
  • Pros: Lights up a small area like a backpacking tent, Very light, portable for a lantern
  • Cons: Light can be blinding if not placed above and behind you, Burn time is shorter than my headlamp, Heavier and more bulky than a headlamp
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Overall 10
10

I recommend this lantern, especially for backpacking.

Trailspace.com
4 September 2013
  • Summary: I recommend this lantern, especially for backpacking.
  • Pros: Price, Size, Amount of light
  • Cons: Weight
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Overall 9
9.0

The Black Diamond Orbit lantern is tiny (think one…

Trailspace.com
26 June 2013
  • Summary: The Black Diamond Orbit lantern is tiny (think one of those small cans of V8), and if that weren't enough, it's also a fantastic light. It offers plenty of illumination in front or backcountry campsites, and the intuitive dimming functionality makes it perfect both outside and inside your shelter.
  • Pros: Size, Weight, Light output, Ease of use, Durability, Battery life
  • Cons: Suspension system, Button placement
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Overall 10
10

The last lantern you'll ever need. Visible distance…

Trailspace.com
1 March 2013
  • Summary: The last lantern you'll ever need.
  • Pros: Analog adjustable brightness, Small size, Multimodal hook, Wide illumination angle, Collapsible
  • Cons: Not rectangular (for easier packing), Holds only 3 batteries at a time, White light only, No flash mode
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Overall 10
10

Awesome little lantern!! Perfect little lantern. Light,…

Trailspace.com
28 February 2013
  • Summary: Awesome little lantern!!
  • Pros: Light, Compact, Tough
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Overall 9
9.0

Lightweight, bright, and cleverly-designed, this lantern…

Trailspace.com
14 February 2013
  • Summary: Lightweight, bright, and cleverly-designed, this lantern makes excellent use of diffused light, compacts so that it won't accidentally turn on, and adds a cool secondary light source as backup to a headlamp and/or campfire.
  • Pros: Small, Light, Great design, Bright
  • Cons: Battery life
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