Black Diamond Orbit Lantern Review – Backpacking Lighting

Check out the full video review here

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Having the right gear makes all the difference in your backcountry experience. Black Diamond has been a leader in the climbing and ski industry for many years now, but even the products directly unrelated to skiing and climbing they excel at. The Orbit Lantern is the perfect example of functionality and reliability when it comes to needing light around camp.
Weighing in at 2.9 ounces without the batteries, it is an impressive little light that gives off 105 lumens of light. With the ability to dim the light by the press of a button, you are able to secure over 70 hours of usable light. New for 2016, the Orbit has dual function as a lantern and a flash light. They have embedded a 50 lumen flash light into the base of the lantern giving you even more versatility for your evening adventures.
We love to hang the Orbit from the gear loops in the tent and use it for easy reading, getting changed, or simply to play a round of cards on a dark stormy night. Needless to say, the Orbit is a great option for any backpacker looking for a little more functionality over the standard headlamp. No blinding your friends with this when in the tent, like you would with a headlamp.
Happy Trails my friends!

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