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  • Fast globally balanced needle with jewel bearing
  • 20° tilt margin for easier readings
  • Adjustable declination correction
  • Liquid-filled capsule for stable operation
  • Clinometer
  • Luminescent markings for working in low light
  • Metric and Imperial UTM scales
  • Baseplate with magnifying lens
  • Detachable snap-lock lanyard with wristlock
  • Made in Finland


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Best Use Backpacking
Analog Or Digital Analog
Increments 2 degrees
Scale 1:24,000 Yes
Declination Adjustment Yes
Declination Scale Yes
Global Needle Yes
Liquid-Filled Yes
Luminous Points/Bezel Yes
Clinometer Yes
Ruler Yes
Magnifying Lens Yes
Lanyard Yes
Dimensions 4.72 x 2.4 x 0.55 inches
Weight 1.69 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I own both the M3 and M3G. I think the M3G is worth the price difference even if you don't travel around the globe. The global needle of the M3G does make a difference. I found it more accurate also because of the 20 degree tilt margin. The numbers on the bezel are bigger and easier to read. Solid construction. The clinometer is a nice feature. The glow in the dark element on the compass needle is not as bright as the bezel or the dots on the base plate (I have to find out if all of them are like this or just mine).
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Got this by mistake instead of the M-3 and so glad I did. The tilt margin makes this compass easy to read and very quick to find direction. Spend the extra money and get this compass, it will never let you down.
Date published: 2015-09-12
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Does this compass work globally? Asia, EU and S American? I don't intent to check in any bag during my travel. I am wondering if it is TSA approved? Thank you

Asked by: L2016
This compass uses a globally balanced needle that will perform worldwide. We cannot determine if this item is TSA approved. We suggest contacting TSA for that information.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-22
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