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Black Diamond Orbit (Old Style) LED Lantern


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Item # BLD80406M
The pocket-sized, ultra-lightweight Black Diamond Orbit lantern utilizes a full 1-Watt LED bulb to provide ounce-counting backpackers with bright, non-glaring illumination.



The pocket-sized, ultra-lightweight Black Diamond Orbit lantern utilizes a full 1-Watt LED bulb to provide ounce-counting backpackers with bright, non-glaring illumination. Despite weighing just 3 oz (not including batteries) the Orbit serves as a powerful, reliable light source.

Working in tandem with dual reflectors and a frosted globe, the 1-Watt bulb provides maximum light output without causing glare. An integrated dimming switch allows for quick and easy brightness adjustability. Operated by 4 AAA alkaline batteries (not included), the Orbit offers 24 hours of burn time. The Orbit is also compatible with Black Diamond's NRG2 Rechargeable Battery Kit (sold separately) which cuts down on waste and provides you with a renewable energy source. An integrated battery power indicator lets you know the amount of battery left or the charging status of the NRG2 Rechargeable Battery Kit.

When collapsed, the Orbit is a mere 4 inches in length. At full extension, the Orbit stands at a full height of 5.5 inches, increasing the disbursement of light.

The Black Diamond Orbit lantern is available in your choice of colors.

  • DoublePower LED with 45 Lumens (max setting)
  • Uses NRG2 Rechargeable Battery Kit or 4 AAA alkaline batteries (not included)



Best Use Backpacking, Camping
Batteries 4 AAA (not included)
Battery Life Up to 24 Hours
Bulb 45 Lumens; DoublePower LED
Waterproof Water-resistant
Warranty 3 Years
Item Weight 3.0 oz
Focus Adjustable


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 23 real customer reviews)

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Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - March 22, 2015

Likes: Very nice little light that gives off more than I expected. My kids love that we can hang it easily and read or play games quite comfortably.

Dislikes: nothing

Reviewed by Greg W. - December 2, 2014

Likes: light weight and surprisingly bright for the size
we used this lantern for a backpacking trip in Arkansas it was great

Dislikes: nothing

Reviewed by Gabriel M. - August 11, 2014

Likes: The brightness and compact size of this unit is great. We used 3 of these on a backpacking trip to yosemite and worked great. The light was very bright that it lit up the tent very well at night time..

Dislikes: When the battery becomes low, the light will turn off if you have it on high, but you can still light it up and keep it on dim to get the remaining battery juice.

Reviewed by Gabriel M. - July 14, 2014

Likes: Great little lantern for your backpacking tent and or a small area to light up. The 45 lumens is plenty bright and very light weight/durable. Easy to use, love the dimming feature, I will be buying another,, light it up and try it out..

Dislikes: nothing

Reviewed by Gabriel M. - July 14, 2014

Likes: Small unit with an unexpected greatness. Again a recommendation from BackCountry-Dave.

I was shocked to see how bright this little lantern is, easy to use/light weight/ seems to be durable and well made/ 45 lumens is bright for this lantern and will be perfect for you backpacking tent/ and or a small area. Can't wait to take it out on the trail and will be purchasing another before they sell out.

Dislikes: nothing

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - June 30, 2014

Likes: Compact and quite bright! Worked great as a tent lantern and walking around camp. I like that when stored I don't have to worry about accidentally turning it on and depleting your batteries. I have a system for how I pack my products and the small size allows me to slide this in with my tent since that is where I use and store the lantern. Also loved the fun selection of colors, didn't have to settle for blah like so many other camp items!

Dislikes: Would like it even smaller and lighter....always like an extra ounce or two shaved off of any item!

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - June 20, 2014

Likes: The design, size and weight of the product are excellent.

Dislikes: I would like the product to turn off when closed. It stays on and you have to re-open to reach the on/off switch. Would be much easier to close to shut off.

Reviewed by Travis R. - June 12, 2014

Likes: Simple to use, and very lightweight. Use it all the time whether backpacking or car camping. Easily hangs from the inside roof of the tent. Puts off just the right amount of light for use inside a tent.

Dislikes: Nothing yet.

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - February 19, 2014

Likes: Small, bright for its size, inexpensive, has a rechargeable pack that you can buy separately, one button controls on/off/brightness, collapsible, and it seems pretty durable. Plus it has two half-rings (think 90 degrees of a circle) that are held where you want them by friction, perfect for hanging in a tent. And for those of you with a house full of women, it comes in enough colors to keep at least one of them happy with the $18 bargain you got.

Dislikes: Nothing. I'd buy it again, and probably will.

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - January 23, 2014

Likes: Small, lightweight and bright.

Dislikes: Nothing

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