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rb0331
11-08-2011, 12:00 PM
Looking for a good reliable compass for a good price. I'm very familiar with the military lensatic compass but those run around $100. Any ideas?

11HE9
11-08-2011, 12:42 PM
REI carries several that are inexpencive, and decent quality (Brunton & some other brand)

Rhythm of Life
11-08-2011, 1:02 PM
http://www.rei.com/product/408023/brunton-classic-9020g-compass

Is what I carry, and I have a Silva Expedition baseplate fora backup.

powderedtoastman
11-08-2011, 6:22 PM
I have a 10 dollar SUUNTO or however you spell it that works great. I've had it for 2-3 years and it's still solid.

EDIT: I think maybe it was 15 dollars

REPR
11-08-2011, 10:23 PM
Looking for a good reliable compass for a good price. I'm very familiar with the military lensatic compass but those run around $100. Any ideas?

Honestly I would stick with this if it's what you know. Got mine after boot and it's still as spot on as the day I got it. Been all over hell and back with it and it's still as good as ever. Just remember if you do go lensatic to get tritium and not be fooled by the phosphor cheapy units. Tritium will keep that puppy glowing strong for the next decade or so in pitch black before it starts fading out. That and you can find them for under a hundred. Have purchased several for friends and family over the years and believe they usually hover around 60-70 bucks. Just my $0.02 on this, good luck.

http://www.amazon.com/Mil-Spec-Tritium-Illuminated-Aluminum-Military/dp/B0006YXWN2/ref=pd_sbs_a_2

OpticsPlanet
11-09-2011, 8:57 AM
I currently use this compass when we head out to the back country:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/cammenga-olive-drab-phosphorescent-lensatic-compass-without-tritium-54760.html
The only downside is that it does not use tritium like the one I used while in the Army.

Chase B.