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Ranger CL

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Item Details | Reviews (4)
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Manufacturer: Silva

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This winner of the 2003 Backpacker Magazine 's Editors' Choice Gold Award keeps you moving in the right direction!
  • This precise azimuth compass has a sighting mirror for taking accurate and quick bearings--great for serious and avid users
  • Liquid-filled rotating capsule with anti-static liquid stops needle swing in less than 4 seconds-- sapphire-jeweled needle for friction-free movement
  • Adjustable declination accounts for difference between true and magnetic north; lanyard key locks adjusted declination into place
  • Sighting mirror with vee notch allows quick bearing acquisition on landmarks and also folds down to protect compass
  • Includes a clinometer to measure slope angles- useful to winter travelers to help estimate danger on avalanche-prone slopes
  • Also has luminous points for better viewing, silicon map grippers on base, and meridian lines to help orient compass to map
  • Uses 0 - 360 degree azimuth scale in 2 degrees increments
  • Includes has a removable 15 inch lanyard (30 inch circumference) with declination adjustment screwdriver
  • Guaranteed to be accurate -40- +140 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Meets and exceeds all forest service & military standards

4 Reviews

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: scuclimber, 2006-04-24

One of the best compasses out there. Mirror sighting is simple and intuitive and the mirrored cover has an actual hinge with a pin, not just a folded piece of plastic like outher cheaper models. I could see that being a problem on others. Easy to set the declination with the little key that's included. Anti-swing liquid that brings the needle to a stop very quickly. Clinometer is helpful if you backcountry ski or do any mountaineering and want to be avy aware. Backpacker Editor's Choice is a solid endorsement as well.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: raindog, 2004-04-20

Great compass. It's easy to use and adjusting the declination is super easy. All you need is this and a topo map and you can find your way anywhere.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: cliffhanger9, 2004-02-22

solid compass - accurate, with good but simple features - sufficent for any outdoor enthusiast - no batteries so it ll always work - for anyone from beginner to mountian man

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tattooed_climber, 2003-04-04

I've had one of these things for about 4 years now....just awesome...i've used a wide sellection of compassed from silva and sunnto because those are the brands mainly used in NATO armies ......

i managed to get mine in Mils (one revolution is 6400 mils instead of 360 degrees) and mine also has degrees on it as a secondary on the dial.....

very awesome though.....get little peice of gear i never leave without......

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