The versatile, lightweight Black Diamond Voyager has a hybrid design that allows it to function as both a lantern and a flashlight. Hang the Voyager overhead for ambient lighting in your tent or at the campground and pull it down for quick trips out.
We are taking a look at the Black Diamond Voyager. This is a dual purpose lantern and flashlight. So you have got a couple of different settings. And true to the Black Diamond reputation, you have a really durable, really good quality light. It would be perfect for camping. It is small enough for back packing and climbing and it would be great for emergency use.
There is three settings. There is the regular lantern setting. There is a flashlight setting. And there is also the combined lantern and flashlight.
Right now it is collapsed. So in order to turn the lantern on you have just got one button. It is an on/off button, but this switches through all the modes. So if I just want to turn the lantern on, I have to press the button once. And this is a nice frosted globe. When you look at it, it doesn't blind you because it disperses the light. So on maximum power this is right at about 140 lumens. You can dim this down and all you have to do to dim it is hold that button in.
The second setting is the flashlight setting and the flashlight is on the bottom. In order to get to there, you just have to press the button twice. It strobes through and you have got the regular flashlight setting. You can also dim the flashlight. So these are LED lights. At the highest lumens the flashlight is 50. You can dim it down to 10 lumens and same thing, all you have to do is hold in the button to dim it.
In order to get to both the flashlight and the lantern going at the same time, you just have to hit that button three times and you can see that both the flashlight and the lantern are on. You can also dim this just by holding the button down.
And when you are dimming each of the lights you hold the button down and when it is at its lowest setting it will give a little blink. If you want to go back up to the highest setting, all you have to do is hold it in. It will go back up and it will blink again when it is at the highest lumens.
This has a battery power indicator on it, so when the battery is getting low it is going to shine red and this ... right now we are at full battery so that battery indicator is at green.
The voyager takes four double A batteries. You can either use alkaline batteries or rechargeable. And it is really simple to get to that battery compartment. So all I am doing here is holding on to the body of the light and twisting the bottom.
I do want to mention that whatever setting you had it on last, once you turn the light off and turn it back on again it is going to go right back to that setting. So let’s say I only want to use this as a flashlight. I had it on the flashlight setting last. And if I hit the button once the flashlight is going to come on rather than the globe. And from there you can cycle through the different settings.
Some last quick features: This has really nice metal hooks on the top and you can use these just to hang the light if you want the ambient light of the lantern or if you want that concentrated light with the flashlight.
Down here at the bottom you have a nice rubber padding. So if you are keeping this at your campsite, having it outdoors, it is really, really durable and just all the materials put into this are really durable. You can tell there was a lot of thought and a lot of care put into the making of this light.
All in all this is a really great camp light, camping, back packing, climbing, anything you can throw at it.
It is the Black Diamond Voyager.