Silva Expedition 4 Compass

 

Silva Expedition 4 Compass
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Silva Expedition 4 Compass
Manufacturer Silva
Page By mountainmanmark
Page Type Mar 21, 2008 / Mar 21, 2008
Object ID 5150
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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

Features

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.

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mountainmanmark - Mar 21, 2008 7:45 pm - Voted 4/5

Good all rounder
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

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