Find your way without the math thanks to the Suunto M-2D Compass' adjustable declination.
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Did not get lost on my backpacking trip. What more can you ask for from a compass
Suunto M-2D Compass
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Used a friend's M-2D during 50-mile backpack trip after I lost my Suunto M-3DL. This compass is light (1.2 oz) and, best of all, it has an adjustable declination. I simply can't keep the "add (subtract?)-declination-to-the-map-reading-vs.-subtract (add?)-declination-to-the-compass-bearing-thing" straight in my head. Before trip I check current magnetic declination at NOAA then I set it and forget it!
Compass can also be used to measure interesting tracks in the snow!
Decent for the weight
Weighing merely at 1.2 oz, a basic compass with a magnetic declination adjustment (able to set east and west at 2° increments) isn't bad at all. The construction (material and build) certainly isn't something to write home about, but it'll get the job done when your primary navigation fails. Keep it with me with my survival kit. Got in on sale at about twenty percent off MSRP....probably would not have gotten it at full price.
Neat little baby
this is a sweet little compass equipped with a declination adjustment to make finding those bearings a little easier. I found a good addition, lightweight addition to backcountry trips.
Great compass. Just what I needed with a declination adjustment without the mirror on some of the other models.
A very basic but strong compass
This is not my compass of choice for any precise measurements but for a basic compass to have with you it does a great job. Can take a few drops to the ground, gives good easy readings and is very small.
It's a pretty standard compass, works very well. Don't leave home without it.