Black Diamond Orbit Lantern Review
Rating | Comments Disabled | Aug 6th 10
The Black Diamond Orbit is an ultralight, collapsible, pocket sized lantern that emits an incredible 6 foot lighting radius. If you have been looking for a top of the line backpacking lantern this review of the Black Diamond Orbit should help you make a decision to see if its right for you.
Black Diamond Orbit Lantern Features:
- Double Power LED
- Ultra Lightweight
- 45 Lumens Of Light
- Frost Globe Reduces Glare
- Dual Reflector Design
- Uses 4AAA Batteries
- Rechargeable Battery Pack
- Dimming Switch
- Fold-Away Hanging Loop
- 4" Compacted Height
- Weight Of Only 84 Grams
Its no wonder the Black Diamond Orbit was the winner of the Backpackers Choice Award, this simple yet powerful lantern is able to outperform many of its larger counterparts at a fraction of the size and weight.
The general consensus among the wilderness survival and backpacking community is that the Black Diamond Orbit is a truly well designed, powerful lantern that suits the purpose well. If you are looking to shave some weight off your pack this is likely the ideal lantern for you.
The LED technology inside the Black Diamond Orbit lantern was actually more powerful then I expected. I was originally planning on modifying the unit and putting in a larger, stronger LED but it was powerful enough to suit my needs perfectly right out of the box. I was pretty impressed considering the low price of the unit.
One of the most intriguing features on the Black Diamond Orbit lantern is the rechargeable battery pack, not only is it green technology but it also saves you money. The battery pack also provides a much longer charge then standard disposable batteries which is a huge plus.
Another bad ass feature is the dimming switch. By pushing the on/off button and holding it the Black Diamond Orbit will automatically shift the lighting from bright to dim allowing you to let go and select the perfect amount of light to suit your needs.
The Black Diamond Orbit is a pocket sized lantern that mixes cutting edge technology with intuitive design - that's why it gets a rating of 4.5/5
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Black Diamond Equipment Orbit Lantern
|Manufacturer:||Black Diamond Equipment LTD|
|Weight:||84g / 3oz - (unit only)|
|Batteries:||4x AAA / NRG2 Rechargeable|
|Battery Life:||24 Hours|
|Hanging Mechanism:||Overhead Folding Hook|
|LED Power:||Double Power 1-Watt|
|Lighting Radius:||6 Feet|
|Awards:||Backpackers Choice Award|
|Overall Rating:||4.5/5 - Great Value!|
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