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Recta DO 595 Global System Compass
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Recta DO 595 Global System Compass

Recta DO 595 Global System Compass

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Recta DO 595 Global System Compass

Manufacturer: Recta

Your Opinion: 
 - 1 Votes


Page By: mountainmanmark

Created/Edited: Mar 21, 2008 / Mar 21, 2008

Object ID: 5148

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Product Description

Recta DO 595 Global System Compass

This is a fully featured baseplate compass

To visit the Recta website Click here


Rounded edges
Magnifying lens diameter 28 mm
Holes for control marking
Anti-slip rubber pads
Adjustable declination scale
Luminous marks
Luminous bezel
Side scales in mm and 1:15'000
Coordinates scales 1:25'000 and 1:50'000
Set of interchangeable scales stickers
Size : 127 x 61 mm
Weight : 51 g

For an explanation of declination Click Here

For an explanation of a Clinometer Click here

General Comments

After wearing out three Silva Expedition compasses, I fancied trying something else and so picked up a Recta DO 595 Global System Compass. At first I used it just like any other compass and wondered was it worth the extra expense. However that was until I started to use the additional features. The declination scale is very useful and once set you can forget it. The clinometer was a feature which always added interest to the day. The only qualms I have with the compass is like my compasses of old, after 4 years it has now got a huge air bubble in it which in my opinion affects the performance and so once again I am after a replacement. If anyone knows how to prevent air bubbles, let me know.



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mountainmanmarkGood reliable and dependable

Voted 5/5

Excellent compass did me proud, plenty of zero vis practice with it in the Welsh mountains. Only qualm is after 4 years its got a huge air bubble in it
Posted Mar 21, 2008 6:04 pm

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