Welcome to SP!  -

Silva Expedition 4 Compass
Gear Review

Silva Expedition 4 Compass

Silva Expedition 4 Compass

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Silva Expedition 4 Compass

Manufacturer: Silva

Your Opinion: 
 - 2 Votes


Page By: mountainmanmark

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

Object ID: 5150

Hits: 4498 


Product Description

Silva Expedition 4 Compass

This is a classic full size baseplate compass with a number of useful features

To see all the compasses in the Silva range Click here


Three romer scales 1:25k, 1:50k, 1:63.36k,
Magnifying glass
Clear graduations (2 degrees)
Scales for measuring millimeters and inches
Luminous pointers to enable navigation in low light situations
Stencil Holes
Declination Scale

For an explanation of declination Click here

General Comments

I have had three of these myself over a 10 year period and as a general all round compass for hiking navigation in the UK on the whole they have proved reliable and dependable. As a past Duke of Edinburgh instructor I have used them extensively to teach teenagers the essentials of navigation and have found their features and general layout helpful to this end, and would recommend their use. However of the ones I have owned and used personally only one was replaced due to wear and tear. One fell apart the bezel becoming detached from the baseplate, another the markings wore off quickly and all three suffered from air bubbles but in my experience every compass I have ever had suffers from this eventually.



Viewing: 1-1 of 1

mountainmanmarkGood all rounder

Voted 4/5

I have used these for a number of years and heartily recommend them, although in my experience I have found them to wear out faster than a Recta equivalent
Posted Mar 21, 2008 7:45 pm

Viewing: 1-1 of 1