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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
Good Compass For The price! – Translucent Map Compass and Distance Measurement Tool Reviews

posted by stupe on 04/28/2011 Certified Owner

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.
Other:
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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