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  • Features a rotating bezel with easy-to-read markings in 10-degree increments, liquid-filled capsule, jewel bearing and hardened steel needle
  • The Suunto Clipper L-B NH compass also clips to the edge of a map, bag strap or the sleeve of your jacket

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Analog Or Digital Analog
Increments 10 degrees
Liquid-Filled Yes
Luminous Points/Bezel Yes
Dimensions 1.2 x 0.94 inches
Weight 0.18 ounce
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little compass This is not a toy or novelty item. It works and works well. Perfect for orienting, small, conveniant. and easy to use. It has a rotating bezel with positive clicks which doesn't move and helps you maintain your direction. Unfortunately it doesn't fit either on of my watch bands which are leather and way to thick. It would work nicely on a synthetic or NATO band. But it is such a great little compass this isn't enough to lose points with me. I just put the compass on my backpacks harness strap where it stays on securely. No need to pull out my baseplate compass unless I need it for more serious directions with my topo map.
Date published: 2013-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent clip-on compass Contrary to what another reviewer wrote, this compass does clip on. Use a strong fingernail to gently pry open the plastic clip (there's no hinge so be gentle) and it will slide onto any thin strap. The plastic clip is strong and holds the compass in place once it's on whatever you clip it to. I purchased one that I have clipped onto a strap on my hydration pack, and I am purchasing a couple more to clip onto map holders. One can never have too many maps or compasses; getting lost in the wilderness is not my idea of a good time. I am so glad to have this little compass with me on all my hiking trips. Functional, reliable, small and lightweight, and downright adorable.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always have a backup Like the old saying goes two is one, one is none, always have a back up when hiking/backpacking incase you lose or forget something, we'll I forgot my GPS, I hiked 7 miles to a beach to fish for Striped Bass, on the way back made a rookie mistakes and didn't refill my hydration reservoir and took another trail back, ran out of water wasn't sure where I was, pulled out the trail map and used my Suunto wrist compass to locate a water source.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is not your cheapie little compass No reason not have a small accurate compass with you at ALL times outdoors. This not your usual cheapie little toy compass. This is a quality direction indicating tool. A large compass that is left at home is not doing you any good if/when you need a compass. I plan on buying another of these I like the first one so much.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a FAST reading, on the GO or finding that extracting POINT!!!! Could not ask for a better quick and reliable compass one would think for the size it would be cheap, not so. This keeps one on coarse without having to change you MODE selections on your WATCH. You stay on coarse until you have to stop for any correction or adjustment saves you alot of time plus when moving @ ZERO DARK THIRTY very easy to read. You will not lose anytime to reach that extraction point and believe me you do not want to be late for that!!!! GREAT WATCH and GREAT COMPASS plus no problems with anything that has the name SUNNTO on it...
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Durable I have worn this on my watch almost every day for the past year. There are no scratches on the face of the compass. I was very worried that the face would become scratched up since the face is not mineral glass. Rather, the face is this plastic material that somehow resists scratches. The accuracy usually measures within 5-10 degrees of the electronic compass on my phone. It is a good backup in case your phone or gps dies.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good compass but uncomfortable to wear on a watch. Having a back-up compass on your wrist all the time is a great idea, and this does the job. It snaps on tight and stays there, even though it's wider than my watchband. It's also somewhat uncomfortable. If I snug my watch so it doesn't rotate on my wrist, the compass digs into my skin. It's pretty accurate, as near as I can tell, when compared to my GI lensatic compass and another civilian compass. The 10 degree graduations make it hard to shoot a bearing. Also, the mass of metal on the watch face pushes the compass 20 degrees off and I have to calculate that, as well as declination when using it, but this should be a back-up unit anyway. Given that everyone is using GPS these days, I dumped my 1/2 pound GI compass (for the first time in 10 years), clipped this on my wrist, and knocked off half a pound in pack weight.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small compass Compact, on target. They don't mention as a feature but the text glows in the dark. Plus you can rotate the dial to indicate the exact rotational heading degree in reference to N.
Date published: 2013-04-09
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Will it clip on a Suunto core watch band? 

Asked by: SaltySack
​Yes, the Clipper L-B NH Compass​ can clip on to a Suunto Core watch band.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02

How do you clip this on something? I tried to pry the back open but it is tightly shut and it will not open, and I don't want to break it. There are no instructions. The "clipping" mechanism is not apparent.

Asked by: rubia gato
The Suunto Clipper is designed to clip (slide) on to watch bands, jacket cuffs and other straps. The clip on the back is not designed to fully open.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02

Will the suunto clipper compass function inside a car?

Asked by: Mifflin17
This compass will not perform effectively in a car.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30

Is this waterproof or water resistant, or do I need to worry about taking it off every time I suspect it might get wet?

Asked by: aceinthecorner
The Clipper L-B NH Compass is waterproof. Suunto does not recommend submerging the compass in more than 2 meters of water.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02

If the compass is on a closed clip to slide on a watchband strap (among other surfaces), what are the dimensions of the slider portion, so I can figure out if it will fit on the new watchband I just attached to my watch... Thank you!

Asked by: kayakranger
The inside diameter of the clip on the Clipper L-B NH Compass is just under 1 inch in width. The compass will fit a 19mm wide watch band.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little compass This is not a toy or novelty item. It works and works well. Perfect for orienting, small, conveniant. and easy to use. It has a rotating bezel with positive clicks which doesn't move and helps you maintain your direction. Unfortunately it doesn't fit either on of my watch bands which are leather and way to thick. It would work nicely on a synthetic or NATO band. But it is such a great little compass this isn't enough to lose points with me. I just put the compass on my backpacks harness strap where it stays on securely. No need to pull out my baseplate compass unless I need it for more serious directions with my topo map.
Date published: 2013-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent clip-on compass Contrary to what another reviewer wrote, this compass does clip on. Use a strong fingernail to gently pry open the plastic clip (there's no hinge so be gentle) and it will slide onto any thin strap. The plastic clip is strong and holds the compass in place once it's on whatever you clip it to. I purchased one that I have clipped onto a strap on my hydration pack, and I am purchasing a couple more to clip onto map holders. One can never have too many maps or compasses; getting lost in the wilderness is not my idea of a good time. I am so glad to have this little compass with me on all my hiking trips. Functional, reliable, small and lightweight, and downright adorable.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always have a backup Like the old saying goes two is one, one is none, always have a back up when hiking/backpacking incase you lose or forget something, we'll I forgot my GPS, I hiked 7 miles to a beach to fish for Striped Bass, on the way back made a rookie mistakes and didn't refill my hydration reservoir and took another trail back, ran out of water wasn't sure where I was, pulled out the trail map and used my Suunto wrist compass to locate a water source.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is not your cheapie little compass No reason not have a small accurate compass with you at ALL times outdoors. This not your usual cheapie little toy compass. This is a quality direction indicating tool. A large compass that is left at home is not doing you any good if/when you need a compass. I plan on buying another of these I like the first one so much.
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a FAST reading, on the GO or finding that extracting POINT!!!! Could not ask for a better quick and reliable compass one would think for the size it would be cheap, not so. This keeps one on coarse without having to change you MODE selections on your WATCH. You stay on coarse until you have to stop for any correction or adjustment saves you alot of time plus when moving @ ZERO DARK THIRTY very easy to read. You will not lose anytime to reach that extraction point and believe me you do not want to be late for that!!!! GREAT WATCH and GREAT COMPASS plus no problems with anything that has the name SUNNTO on it...
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Durable I have worn this on my watch almost every day for the past year. There are no scratches on the face of the compass. I was very worried that the face would become scratched up since the face is not mineral glass. Rather, the face is this plastic material that somehow resists scratches. The accuracy usually measures within 5-10 degrees of the electronic compass on my phone. It is a good backup in case your phone or gps dies.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good compass but uncomfortable to wear on a watch. Having a back-up compass on your wrist all the time is a great idea, and this does the job. It snaps on tight and stays there, even though it's wider than my watchband. It's also somewhat uncomfortable. If I snug my watch so it doesn't rotate on my wrist, the compass digs into my skin. It's pretty accurate, as near as I can tell, when compared to my GI lensatic compass and another civilian compass. The 10 degree graduations make it hard to shoot a bearing. Also, the mass of metal on the watch face pushes the compass 20 degrees off and I have to calculate that, as well as declination when using it, but this should be a back-up unit anyway. Given that everyone is using GPS these days, I dumped my 1/2 pound GI compass (for the first time in 10 years), clipped this on my wrist, and knocked off half a pound in pack weight.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small compass Compact, on target. They don't mention as a feature but the text glows in the dark. Plus you can rotate the dial to indicate the exact rotational heading degree in reference to N.
Date published: 2013-04-09
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Questions & Answers

Will it clip on a Suunto core watch band? 

Asked by: SaltySack
​Yes, the Clipper L-B NH Compass​ can clip on to a Suunto Core watch band.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02

How do you clip this on something? I tried to pry the back open but it is tightly shut and it will not open, and I don't want to break it. There are no instructions. The "clipping" mechanism is not apparent.

Asked by: rubia gato
The Suunto Clipper is designed to clip (slide) on to watch bands, jacket cuffs and other straps. The clip on the back is not designed to fully open.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02

Will the suunto clipper compass function inside a car?

Asked by: Mifflin17
This compass will not perform effectively in a car.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30

Is this waterproof or water resistant, or do I need to worry about taking it off every time I suspect it might get wet?

Asked by: aceinthecorner
The Clipper L-B NH Compass is waterproof. Suunto does not recommend submerging the compass in more than 2 meters of water.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02

If the compass is on a closed clip to slide on a watchband strap (among other surfaces), what are the dimensions of the slider portion, so I can figure out if it will fit on the new watchband I just attached to my watch... Thank you!

Asked by: kayakranger
The inside diameter of the clip on the Clipper L-B NH Compass is just under 1 inch in width. The compass will fit a 19mm wide watch band.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-02
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