I absolutely love this compass. The only downside I see is the face the lanyard it comes on has a cheap feel to it. It would be better served on some utility line left over…
- Anthony, 04/04/13
It just has to point North, right? No.
Brunton offers this model for no apparent reason other than to sell a compass to people who will place it in their ten-essentials bag…
- Martin, 01/26/14
Washington, The Evergreen State
It is durable, easy to use, and includes the added capability of tool-free declination adjustment. That is hard to use accurately.
The NSEW indicators need to be a little ea…
- Jakob, 12/09/13
This is a great little backpacking compass no matter were your going!…
- Danny, 01/05/14
I bought these for my niece for Christmas - she was sooo thrilled, she squealed aloud and looked at her Mom. She wears them all the time - her Mom says, she won't take them o…
- Angela, 02/13/14
Nice compact size fits in your pocket and you don't even notice it, also has the key ring hole but i like it by itself(easier to handle).…
- Ross, 12/12/10
You have to have a compass if you're backpacking/hiking/going to survive outdoors. This compass works great and perfect for map reading/plotting. It's nice to have a measure…
- CASEY, 04/06/08
About Magnetic and Digital Compasses:
I don’t know if I should try to explain here how magnets work when the most important thing you need to know about them is that magnetism is the reason why compasses work. In the event of the reversal of Earth’s magnetic field, stickers will be distributed that can be used to reassign the values on your compass, or you may just have a mental note that directions are now inverted.
People are naturally drawn towards people with compasses, whether this is an effect of magnetism, or an attraction to people who know where they are going is still up for debate. Compasses are wireless, portable and require no charging; making them the best tool on the market for finding out which way is North. Outdoor adventures like hiking and camping definitely benefit from knowing where you are and where you are going, while things like cartography will require possession of a compass.