User Review: Black Diamond Orbit
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: php 1592
The last lantern you'll ever need.
- Analog adjustable brightness
- Small size
- Multimodal hook
- Wide illumination angle
- Not rectangular (for easier packing)
- Holds only 3 batteries at a time
- White light only
- No flash mode
Visible distance is as advertised. Even better if at an elevated position. I usually prop this using a hiking stick.
Very easy to use (lanterns generally are).
Unique hook can be made into a loop for added security. this, together with its small size, makes it a viable alternative to a headlamp when attached to the shoulder straps of a backpack. just make sure it doesn't swing (easily accomplished by tape or rope).
Collapses for compact storage.
Seems to be durable, but not waterproof.
Hopefully it can show red light, as an alternative for star map reading using headlamps.
Wide brightness adjustment range. but the brightest setting uses up battery juice quite fast.
It's a very good basic lantern. but as a headlamp alternate, it can be lacking. especially if you're looking for red light, flash mode, and waterproofing.