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Simple. versatile. dependable.

With its easy-to-use design and versatile and dependable global, TruArc needle, the Brunton TruArc 5 Compass is ideal for backpackers and hikers who want a compass that will perform on either side of the equator. This American-made compass has an extended base plate with more map grid lines, making it great for triangulating your location on a map. The TruArc global needle yields reliable north-seeking performance in both Northern and Southern hemispheres, while the map magnifier makes reading detailed topo maps that much easier. 

  • TruArc global needle
  • Two-degree resolution
  • Inch/centimeter scales
  • Tool-less declination
  • Map magnifier
  • Made in USA
  • Item #BRU000U

Housing Material
Adjustable Declination
Global Needle
2.9 x 4.2 x 0.5 in
Claimed Weight
1.8 oz
Recommended Use
hiking & camping, backpacking
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>Rating: 5

Does what its supposed to!

I've used it several times

Good basic map compass! Has all the basic features you would want and for a good price!


No reason to get lost now.

Nothing beat's a compass and topo map. Back to the basics, no bells or whistles (depending on your compass). No excuses when I get lost now.

>Rating: 5

Back to the old school ways

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

When all of the battery powered tech you have fails, this little guy won't. Some basic deadhead navigating never hurt anyone and this compass is the perfect tool for the job. Highly recommended.