A durable, little lantern that can add sufficient…
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
This review is for the older 45 lumen Orbit model.
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?
The Black Diamond Orbit lantern is tiny (think one…
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
Lightweight, bright, and cleverly-designed, this lantern…
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.