Compass recommendation

Discussion in 'Sports, Adventure Training and Events' started by jockinese, Jun 26, 2008.

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  1. jockinese

    jockinese Old-Salt

    Hi there,
    Just recently got back into hill walking, Im topping up some old kit and need to buy a new compass. Any recommendations out there? I wont be doing anything major so maybe one of the Silvas would do but its been so long since I took any notice of the newer kit that I may be well out of touch (like I seem to be with everything else) All advice gladly received
    Cheers
     
  2. Bikini_Black

    Bikini_Black Old-Salt

    silva type 4/54. thats what I use.
     
  3. Silvas fine for hill work, no need for anything extravigant. A GPS is a handy thing to own but no substitute for a map and compass.
     
  4. Pob02

    Pob02 War Hero Book Reviewer

    Kebab compass ? Always helps me get home.

    What was that ? Taxi for Pob02? ohhh right . . . ..
     
  5. Hoochie

    Hoochie Old-Salt

    I second what B_B said (and you own thoughts)- Silva, certainly the compass of choice for me, when I was in the mob and now I'm a fat hill walking civvie. Compact, robust, reliable and does exactly what it says on the tin!
     
  6. jockinese

    jockinese Old-Salt

    Is that the one here for £51.96 ?
     
  7. woody

    woody LE

    No thats the odd silva which is also a prismatic compass you want the basic 4/54 . I have one funny thing is the more map reading lessons i go to the newer it gets :?
     
  8. Bikini_Black

    Bikini_Black Old-Salt

    nah thats a new un, like he said, looks fancy though dunner! with her luverly prismatic sight etc!

    I'd get one, but I'd lose the ba5tard.