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Suunto M-3D Leader Compass


    Suunto M-3D Leader Compass

    A great all-around compass sized to slip in your pocket or hang from your neck. See details

    • $35.00

    Item # 408150

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    A great all-around compass sized to slip in your pocket or hang from your neck.

    • Adjustable declination scale accounts for the difference between magnetic and true north; lanyard key adjusts the scale to match your location
    • Scales, rulers, and magnifying lens help in orienteering and mapping
    • Rubber feet keep compass in place while working with maps
    • Large, notched bezel is easy to turn; 0-360 degree scale is divided into 2 degree increments

    This all-around compass includes declination adjustment and a magnifying lens in the base to enlarge topo lines and symbols during map reading or orienteering. Standard scales represented on edges.


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    Suunto M-3D Leader Compass Specs
    Best use
    2 degrees
    4.9 x 2.4 inches
    1.6 ounces
    Analog or Digital
    Scale 1:24,000
    Declination adjustment
    Sighting mirror
    Global needle
    Luminous points/bezel
    Magnifying lens
    Declination scale

    Suunto M-3D Leader Compass

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    Suunto M-3D Leader Compassis rated4.7out of5by10.
    Rated5out of5byfromPerfect ChoiceI became introduced to the White Mountains in 2011 and am an avid hiker in them. Recently I took a map & compass course through REI because I want to do bushwhacking in the back country. The compass is exactly what I wanted and, coupled with the USGS maps, I can wander without getting lost.
    Date published: 2014-03-06
    Rated5out of5byfromSuunto M-3D CompassI have always used a military compass but hated dealing with the declination. The Suunto M-3D has an adjustment for the declination which makes this compass ideal to use with topographical maps. I find this best for making routes where I can use the compass on the map as well. The construction is of high quality and the price is reasonable.
    Date published: 2014-02-28
    Rated4out of5byfromDon't leave home without itIn some ways this seems like a silly review, after all it's a compass, right? Well, not so fast. The point here is, it's very durable and includes all the basics you need, such as the most common scales. The most important feature is the ability to set the regional declination, using a small screw underneath. Set it and forget it, not withstanding the declination does change over time. So many people get themselves in trouble because, "we were just out on a day hike and we had a map." It is VERY common that not all the trails are on your map. I can tell you from personal experience how quickly an innocent little day hike can go wrong. I also use a GPS, this combined with a reliable non electronic compass is a must. This is a simple quality product. The minute you find yourself saying "which way is the trail head, wish I had a compass," is a minute too late.
    Date published: 2014-01-19
    Rated5out of5byfromFineIt's a compass. It works. It points north. I'd buy it again.
    Date published: 2013-10-09
    Rated5out of5byfromWorks well.For our 1st adventure race(provide map with lattitude/longitudes) must plot destinations then orienteer to them while hiking/running, biking, canoeing. During the day and night. It worked well in all conditions. Was easy to read.
    Date published: 2013-10-04
    Rated4out of5byfromNearly the perfect compassThis is a great compass. The other reviews hits all the finer points so I will point out that I prefer to get gear that has multiple functions. Example many compass's do not come with a magnifying lens. The lens can be used to read smaller detail on maps but also can be used to start a fire with sunlight. This compass magnifier works to start fires if needed. My only con is I wish they would devise a system to hold the compass declination tool. Currently you can place the key around the lanyard but then it sticks out. A better design would be for the key to attach to the bottom of the compass.
    Date published: 2013-06-20
    Rated4out of5byfromGood all around compassGood compass from a company that is the Gold Standard as far as compasses go. It is a little on the big side but I do prefer it over a small thumb compass.
    Date published: 2013-05-23
    Rated5out of5byfromI would buy this product againI had a Silva compass and it was junk. Big air bubbles with higher elevations. This compass gives me confidence, adjustable declination was easy but don't lose the key, red lanyard makes it easy to find if you drop it (once so far), and has all the features one might want except angle of terrain. I personally do not like the fragile mirror sighting option on other models since I used those n the military. Magnifier is useful as well.
    Date published: 2013-05-05

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