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A pocket-sized version of our popular Voyager, the Orbit is a bright, ultra-lightweight lantern crossed with a powerful flashlight—making it perfect for trekking or backpacking where shaving grams is crucial. READ MORE
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A pocket-sized version of our popular Voyager, the Orbit is a bright, ultra-lightweight lantern crossed with a powerful flashlight—making it perfect for trekking or backpacking where shaving grams is crucial. Learn More


Bright and ultra-packable, the Black Diamond Orbit Lantern is a pocket-sized collapsible lantern crossed with a powerful flashlight for versatile, travel-friendly lighting. A lightweight version of our popular Voyager, the Orbit features a super-bright DoublePower LED in a frosted globe for 105 lumens of power in latern mode, and a DoublePower LED in the bottom for 50 lumens of power in flashlight mode. The Orbit also functions in dual mode for near-360-degree lighting for cooking, reading and other camp activities. The dimming function allows you to adjust the light to your needs, while the collapsible design stores easily in your pack.

  • One DoublePower LED with 105 lumens (max setting) is enclosed in a frosted globe for bright, ambient light in lantern mode
  • One DoublePower LED with 50 lumens in the bottom provide a precise beam in flashlight mode
  • Dual reflector system captures and maximizes light output (lantern mode)
  • Lantern, flashlight and dual (lantern and flashlight on) modes—as well as dimming?operate from one convenient switch
  • Includes collapsible and a double-hook hang loop
  • Compactible to 102 mm (4 in); extended height is 140 mm (5.5 in)

Tech Specs

Lumens :  
[Lantern] 105
[Flashlight] 50
Weight :   84 g (2.9 oz)
Max Burn Time :   [Low] 70 H
IPX Rating :   4
LED Type :   DoublePower
Batteries :   4 AAA (not included)

Lantern Range

Orbit Lantern is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from extreemly versatile camp lite this little light is really good around camp. Only downside is that it is heavier than most headlamps and takes 4 batteries too. Used it tent hiking and at a base camp for riding and climbing, is still small enough to hike with, but would usually stick with a headlamp. For camp however, this thing rocks, works well to light up a tent or a table. Can be used in flashlight mode to work or walk around camp too. The way the diffuser slides down over the on/off button helps save space and keeps it from accidently coming on. It also works to compliment headlamps at a climb site when building early morning anchors. Really great around the house too, works well as a pumpkin light, (weird, I know!).
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from great concept, poor performance I received this as a gift and loved the idea. But it was temperamental from the start (sometimes it wouldn't turn on, sometimes it would turn on but blink out at the slightest movement) and now it doesn't work at all. I would NEVER take this product backpacking or even car camping because I wouldn't trust it to work properly when I need it. I've had great luck with Black Diamond headlamps, but the mini-lantern concept is a fail. It seems like a gimmick that just didn't get enough product testing before rollout.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent backpacking light My fiancee had this little gem stashed away for a while, I experienced it for the first time on this past weekends backcountry camping trip. This light hangs at the ideal height in the tent and provides the perfect amount of light (high or low) for the space thanks to the the dimming feature. Plus the fact that it doubles as a flashlight is great, if I need to leave the tent in the middle of the night I just reach for this if I don't want to put on my headlamp. Needless to say, this item has been added to my backpacking essentials checklist.
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable and cheap - avoid I bought this lantern based on other great gear from Black Diamond I've bought in the past. Hugely disappointed with this lantern. The springs holding the batteries in are so weak they rattle loose so the light seldom works. Fiddled with it a hundred times to no avail. Cheap workmanship. Tossed it on the bin an bought a competitors lantern (at half the price) that works perfectly.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very temperamental I bought a Black Diamond Orbit, plus a rechargeable battery pack, a few years ago. It is one of the worst outdoor equipment purchases I have ever made. The extra battery pack never worked for more than a few seconds. I suspect the interface with the charger is so bad that the battery is never receiving a serious charge. The basic battery holder with 4 AAAs worked a bit better - but would still blink off unexpectedly at critical times. I sometimes use it at home, during routine power outages
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Used to work great... After a few years it does this weird thing where it wind stay lit. When I hold the button it just flashes. I’ve tried new batteries, cleaning the contacts etc. fortunately I had my headlight with me. I do t suggest you buy this lantern.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Useful It is a little shorter and thicker in the base than the older version, but it is definitely more convenient to switch from lantern mode to flashlight mode. The new battery box design is nice too, but it doesn't feel as rigid as the older version did. The best thing about this lantern is that, unlike the older version, when the light is set to a lower brightness turned off and then turned back on, that previously set level of brightness remains.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't depend on it for light This lantern, while a good idea, is terribly executed. It is completely unreliable for backcountry use as it often will not turn on. I have treated it gently and install new batteries when heading out, but it only works half the time. Don't depend on it for light. Completely unreliable.
Date published: 2018-07-03
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