Product review

18 Jun, 2020

Silva Field Compass

Tested by: Russ

Cost:

GBP

Weight:

g

Miles used:

Miles

Times replaced:

Replacements

Review

It’s important to bring a map and compass on your thru-hikes, not just for your own safety, but for others as well. So why the Silva Field compass?

 

Why Silva Field?

It’s a very simple, compact compass which has every feature you need to be able to set a bearing, adjust for declaration and orientate your map without being too big. Perfect for a thru-hiker on a well-graded trail to navigate in case they come off the route or visibility gets low. There were moments on the Pacific Crest Trail where if my iPhone 11 Pro Max failed I’d have definitely needed to set a bearing and draw it on the map.

 

Value for money

At £13 it’s about right for a compass with all these features that’s durable, compact and lightweight.

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Overview

  • Durability 90% 90%
  • Value to weight ratio 100% 100%
  • Value for money 80% 80%

BPros

  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Lots of features
  • Accurate

Specs

Price:

From £13.55 on Amazon

Weight:

From 29g (1.02oz)

Materials:

Plastic and silicone

Features

  • Lightweight
  • Swedish-quality steel needle
  • Mileage conversion for 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scale
  • Ruler
  • Rotating dial with graduations
  • Includes lanyard

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