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Silva Field Compass

by Silva
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

RRP: 17.99
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Size: -
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  • Ideal compass for schools, youth groups and those new to navigation
  • DryFlex rubber bezel for easy handling of the compass
  • Detachable safety lanyard:Map measuring scales mm, 1:50k and 1:25k - compatible with most maps
  • A reliable companion in all situations!


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  • Manufacturer reference: 785015
  • ASIN: B0053VY24Q
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 31 Dec 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,573 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Silva Field Compass

The Silva Field Compass is the perfect accompaniment on your outdoor adventures, with a useful lanyard and rubber grip for quick and easy map reading. > Entry-level compass > Dri-Flex rubber grip > mm measurement > Scale: 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 > Includes lanyard > 28

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable 19 Aug 2012
By Hox
Colour Name:Clear/Blue| Size Name:-|Verified Purchase
I decided to buy a Silva compass because I was familiar with their operation from my days as a boy scout many years ago!
They are still as simple to use and reliable as they always were. This will be staying in my car in case of emergencies.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job; looks likely to prove robust in use 19 April 2013
By Lost John TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Colour Name:Clear/Blue| Size Name:-|Verified Purchase
I suspect that cheaper compasses would be just as good at indicating (magnetic) north, but this seems to be the standard item for people who are not absolute beginners.

The whole item being only 85mm x 54mm, the scales marked on the sides are necessarily short, but they might be useful for measuring distances off maps one day - or even something completely different.

It comes with a lanyard, so you can hang it round your neck if you want to.

The needle is not luminous, so does not glow in the dark. That is no criticism as Silva make no claim that it is/does, but for would-be users with night work in mind it might be a reason to choose a different model.

A leaflet explains in very many languages how to use a compass in conjunction with a map. The key point is, find a physical object (that won't move and that will remain in your sight as you move) and travel towards it for a while, then check map and compass again and if necessary change the object towards which you are moving. In thick fog or a blizzard, the only available object may be your companion, standing (at your direction) as far away in the desired direction of travel as you can see.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Clear/Blue| Size Name:-|Verified Purchase
I bought this to replace an old faithful compass that had seen better days. It is fast enough for me and quite certain where north is; and trust me this is not a given for all compasses. The health and safety gnomes have added an 'easy break' to the lanyard (bit of ribbon that goes around your neck), meaning that it will end up on the first blackberry bush you run through, but a quick knot solves that problem; Although the same gnomes have left the corners of the plastic base as sharp as a 'fighting star' so you might want to use a bit of wet and dry on those pesky corners to avoid damaging bystanders.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great compass 17 Jan 2013
By ashley
Colour Name:Clear/Blue| Size Name:-|Verified Purchase
Great for beginners and very easy to use.I bought this just for starting off and I recommend it to everyone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job 10 April 2013
By revjon
Colour Name:Clear/Blue| Size Name:-|Verified Purchase
I am not a serious walker but enjoy a stroll in the country and enjoy maps too. This compass provides me with all I need. I have had cheap little compasses before and were never really up to much. Even this one is not very expensive but being a Silva product you can't go far wrong. Delighted with my purchase and delivered swiftly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight forward good quality 9 Dec 2013
Colour Name:Clear/Blue| Size Name:-|Verified Purchase
Unless you need a longer scale for your type of map reading then, IMO, the smaller size of these is the only difference between these and the most expensive available. For me a longer scale would have limited use - against the benefit of the rounded corners & small size of this design which is extremely convenient for pocketing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top compass 20 May 2013
Colour Name:Clear/Blue| Size Name:-|Verified Purchase
great product feels strong unlike some that ive had in the past/nice and compact fits in your hand very nicely unlike others that are long and arkward.if you want a good quality no fuss compass then buy this
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Ordered this item for my silver duke of Edinburgh's award with the air cadets this year.
Overall good quality considering low price and arrived ideally on time considering I decided to chance it by purchasing it less than a week before I went on my expedition.

Thank You :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact
Compasses are pricey, but a good quality one always is, went for a mid range and very happy, good buy.
Published 6 days ago by Dale A
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Very sturdy and gives a fast, accurate reading. Comes with a nice strap to attach it to your rucksack. The scale works well and is clear to read.
Published 1 month ago by Stephen Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Neat and compact
This compass seems to be ideal for my requirements. I am not going to use it for any great adventures just to keep me heading north on a bike ride over rough tracks.
Published 2 months ago by Paul Chandler
4.0 out of 5 stars Prefect for beginner of map reading
Just right when learning to map read. Very well made. Fits easy into rucksacks. When mastered on this one there are slightly larger compasses to buy.
Published 5 months ago by SAP
5.0 out of 5 stars Silva Field Compass
I found the compass easy to read and to manipulate as well as a convenient size. Easy to carry too.
Published 10 months ago by Dorothy Maud Jenkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars It Points North
Good value from a known manufacturer ... small and it works ... a magnetised piece of metal, plastic and cord ... what is there to go wrong?
Published 11 months ago by Robert of Northallerton
4.0 out of 5 stars It points you in the right direction.
It is an accurate compass, when you are in Surrey and up on the downs it, does the job.
I would want something a little more substantial if I was hill walking in Scotland or... Read more
Published 12 months ago by The walker
3.0 out of 5 stars Value for money and great for basic navigation.
Bought this for a Bronze navigation course and it serve its purpose. However, I would probably opt for a compass with a longer rule for more advance navigation.
Published 13 months ago by Ai-Lin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bought it as a present for an 11year old. He loves it. We looked around and this one seemed great value for money.
Published 13 months ago by Sunshine
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