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8099 Eclipse Compass
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8099 Eclipse Compass

 
8099 Eclipse Compass

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: 8099 Eclipse Compass

Manufacturer: Brunton

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Page By: John

Created/Edited: Mar 13, 2002 / Jan 16, 2007

Object ID: 165

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Quite possibly the ultimate compass. Good clinometers for checking slope angles in couloirs and for avy danger.



This advanced compass features a magnetized disk for accurate bearings and comes with helpful reference cards that store inside the compass.
  • Magnetized disk is more accurate than conventional needles and settles quickly for fast, accurate bearings
  • Anti-static, liquid-filled dial with jeweled bearing features 1 degree gradations to ensure accuracy, sighting mirror for improved accuracy
  • Ergonomic rubber shoe on bottom of compass grips map surface and is comfortable to hold
  • Declination adjustment scale allows you to account for the difference between magnetic and true north; scale on base is adjustable to your location
  • Three different clinometers for measuring slope angles -- useful for determining snow slope stability and for surveying
  • Two of the clinometer scales offer 5-degree increments, 1 offers 1-degree increments
  • Includes USGS map scale 1:24,000, ft, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and mile scales for position accuracy
  • Waterproof field reference cards includes navigational, topographical and survival information that store in the compass
  • Includes built-in magnifier, protective, flip down cover and lanyard


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