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  • Good Compass For The price!

    posted by stupe on 04/28/2011
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    Lightweight and translucent. Can be used as both navigating compass and marching compass. Don't need to open the cover to see where is "N".

    Cons:

    The flip open cover could use some kind of locking mechanism. If hang the compass on neck and after some running/scrambling in the jungle, it will flip open. The edges could use some blunting too, a bit sharp and potentially could cut/injure.

    OtherThoughts:

    I bought this for a 3 days jungle adventure race. Worked fine and work as expected. For the Con above, i use a rubber band to tie it to prevent it from flipping open. Works, but that would meant if i lose my rubber band, it will open up again.

    Bottomline:

    If you are used to lensatic compass and love to "view" through the finder as part of your navigational task, get this.

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