Summary: Its always a good idea to have a compass to complete a rucksack and this one has everything youd need without even noticing the weight. I would recomend this to anyone that needs a compass and doesnt want to have to worrk about dropping it.
Summary: I bought this compass to accurately set my outdoor VHF/UHF TV antennas to the exact number of degrees in two separate directions. Compass worked great. Easy to use, accurate and a great price. Five BIG Stars!!!
Summary: Arrived quickly, points North and also has a declination guide, which will come in handy. Not bad for a mid range priced compass. Will update if compass performs anything less than satisfactorily out in the field.
Summary: This is a simple compass, nothing fancy. If you are doing some recreational hiking/navigating this is the compass for you, it is light weight and so far seems to be decent quality. If you are doing detailed navigating or other intensive tasks I'd recommend a more expensive compass with more advanced features.
Summary: Fits in the palm of your hand, needle moves quickly and precisely, and very easy to read. This will be my every day compass from now on, replacing a bigger, heavier, and much more expensive model with features I never use. For backpacking and most hiking adventures, this compass will do all you need it to do. Why pay more?