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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: TX-22

Manufacturer: Thommen

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 - 6 Votes


Page By: tiefenthaler

Created/Edited: Aug 20, 2002 / Aug 20, 2002

Object ID: 190

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Mechanical altimeter



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tiefenthalerUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Very dependable and reliable altimeter. I have owned my thommen altimeter now for ca. 15 years, and it's still as good as it was when it was new. BIG advantage: does not need batteries, since it is a mechanically working altimeter. Also, no problems with low temperatures. Only disadvantage: price
Posted Aug 20, 2002 11:15 pm

wibby1Untitled Review

Voted 5/5

I've owned my Thommen since 1975. Used it on Rainier, Hood, Mex Volcanoes, and generaly knocking around in smaller mountains. It's worked flawlessly. I really like the no battery aspect, the accuracy, and the fact that it doesn't need a satellite fix. What I really love about altimeters is that you can pinpoint your location on a trail in rough, wooded terrain where there's no chance of getting a compass bearing. Cool too, when someone asks how far it is to the top...
Posted Oct 15, 2003 2:52 pm

MoniUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I have had a Thommen for over 20 years. While the digital altimeters have their advantages( And I own one), this tool is consistently accurate, easy to use and doesn't rely on batteries! The drawback is the price.
Posted Feb 12, 2005 2:57 pm

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