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Suunto A-10 CM Recreational Compass

4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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  • Balanced for northern and/or southern hemisphere
  • Fixed declination correction scale
  • Jewel bearing
  • Detachable snap-lock in lanyard. Easy to detach for working with the map
  • Size: 57 x 90 mm
  • Weight: 27 g / 0.95 oz

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 82 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 82 g
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  • Item model number: SS012055013
  • ASIN: B000JL6G7Q
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Oct. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,513 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

Product Description

Product Description

The A-range of recreational compasses is a series of handy, well designed, navigational aids which are assets in any environment. All models in the series are compact, high-accuracy instruments made from durable, clear, scratch resistant acrylic that have been ergonomically designed to fit into the palm of your hand for optimum ease of use. These light-weight compasses feature a fixed declination correction scale as well as a patent-pending lanyard snap-lock enabling the compass to be easily detached from the lanyard. Features: Balanced for northern and/or southern hemisphere Fixed declination correction scale Jewel bearing Detachable snap-lock in lanyard. Easy to detach for working with the map cm scale Technical Features: Baseplate Ruler Baseplate compass Compass Declination correction - Fixed scale Balanced for northern hemisphere Liquid filled Jewel bearings Other Detachable snap lock lanyard

Manufacturer's Description

User Friendly Recreational Compasses

The A-range of recreational compasses is a series of handy, well designed, navigational aids which are assets in any environment. All four models in the series (A-10, A-20, A-30 and A-40) are compact, high-accuracy instruments made from durable, clear, scratch resistant acrylic that have been ergonomically designed to fit into the palm of your hand for optimum ease of use. These light-weight compasses feature a fixed declination correction scale as well as a patent-pending lanyard snap-lock enabling the compass to be easily detached from the lanyard.

Field compasses in general

Mechanical compasses have been working as the navigator since several thousands of years.

Still today magnetic compass is environmentally friendly, cheap and the most reliable tool when choosing the course. The oldest Suunto field compasses, which are still in use, are manufactured in 1938. A high quality field compass hardly needs any other service than washing in fresh water from time to time. The compass works without any external power supply. The compass gets its power from nature – from the magnetic north pole.

COMPASS BALANCING

Two Geographical Balancing Zones

The vertical intensity and direction of the earth's magnetic field, the inclination, influences the horizontal plane of a compass needle according to the latitude where it is used. Due to inclination, compasses must be balanced for different geographical zones in order to keep the needle in a horizontal position.

Previously, the globe was divided into five different balance zones in which specific compasses functioned. However, as people travel more and more, the need for a compass with a greater geographical range has increased. Thanks to Suunto's 'Two Zone System' there are only two balance zones to consider in compass use - the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. In practice, this means that a Suunto compass designed for the northern hemisphere will still work for a fair distance into the southern hemisphere, and vice-versa.


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A good quality compass which works correctly and is a good price. Strange but you can easily get misled by compasses. There are lots of cheap ones on the market - big mistake...they either won't work at all or the needle will be getting stuck all the time. But then there are much more expensive ones. The top makes think they can add a plastic magnifying glass (next to useless) and charge 10 more quid. Or they add 1cm to the length of plastic - another 10 quid. Or another little useless scale - another 10 quid.
This one is made by one of the top makes but it does not have useless magnifying glass, it is 1cm shorter and only has more than sufficient scales. So it's only 10 quid.
Bargain
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I really do not recommend this product. I bought it for a research trip to Africa and in the middle of the forest the compass didn't point the north correctly. It seems like the arrow got stuck with the rolling piece, moving the direction of north everywhere. The worst part is that when I came back from my trip and try to send a repair request in suunto website it states that the product was not under warranty anymore (pay a minimum of 33EUR for any repair) and I have to pay for the shipment (8EUR) to Suunto Service Center. This product cost me 12EUR and after receiving a failed product from Suunto I have to pay more than it cost if I want to get it repair... I don't think so. I am not buying anything from Suunto ever again.
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Purchased it because I can use it in any place in the northern hemisphere. Other compasses in this price range have multiple regions which make it hard for someone without knowledge of that to judge whether or not the compass will be reusable in other countries.
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Buying a bulk lot for my Scout troop.
Points North for a start
(we're replacing cheaper models which suffer from this rather obvious defect!)

Very clear dial. Great for our purpose.
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I'm not that experienced in using a compass but I found this one easy to use and of excellent quality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to any beginner in map reading and navigation.
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this compass is a basic model but it does what I require the service from order to delivery was good
and I would reccomend this compass to anyone starting out in map reading
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It points north (I think). The compass is lightweight, compact and slots easily away in my map case. I just need to find somewhere I don't know well to really try it out.
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A good small compass to the times you need to refer to a map, small and light can be carried out of the way, has the usual markings and for £10 it is a bargain.
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