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GELERT ADVENTURE CAMPING/HIKING MAP READING COMPASS NEW

by Gelert
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Durable plastic construction
  • Folds in half for compact storage
  • Magnifying glass
  • Lanyard included
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 73 g
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  • ASIN: B0046Z7652
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 22 July 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,387 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

Durable plastic construction
Folds in half for compact storage
Magnifying glass
Lanyard included








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Unfolded: 16 x 6 x 1cm, Folded: 8 x 6 x 1cm
60g


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More of a toy than a real compass 8 Feb 2012
By O. Lund
I bought this compass as a backup, (wrongly) assuming it would be a compass capable of taking bearings/azimuths. Unfortunately, it is not very well made and neither liquid-filled nor dampened. As a result, it is very inaccurate and unable to consistently give a bearing - repeated attempts can be out by as much as 10 degrees.

The needle housing turns well, but the needle binds too easily to the inside of the housing, meaning each bearing reading requires a fair bit of time to let the needle settle. To add to my concerns, the needle also appears to be weakly magnetised, meaning bearings are inconsistent.

Overall, this would probably have been a good compass in the 1950's but it's simply not good enough given you can today buy an excellent, semiprofessional compass from Silva or Suunto for less than 10 and a toy "button" or "key ring" compass as accurate as this Gelert for about 2.00
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not brilliant... 5 Nov 2012
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More of a novelty than anything else...

Looks great, but doesn't work too well. My daughter thought that North was in all different directions until we tapped the compass a few times for the needle to point in the correct direction - and then it struggled to get there.

I suppose you get what you pay for in this instance.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value product 14 July 2011
By Joe
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Nice product, well presented, speedy delivery and well priced - just what I wanted. It seems to be robust and fit for purpose. I'm pleased - thank you.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is what it is a basic good quality compass. 14 July 2011
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Like the title suggests it is what it is a basic good compass for those on a budget, like most survival books would recommend it is good to carry two compasses so as to verify the direction.
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