Page Type Gear Review
Object Title TX-22
Manufacturer Thommen
Page By tiefenthaler
Page Type Aug 20, 2002 / Aug 20, 2002
Object ID 190
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Mechanical altimeter



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tiefenthaler - Aug 20, 2002 11:15 pm - Voted 5/5

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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

wibby1 - Oct 15, 2003 2:52 pm - Voted 5/5

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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...

Moni - Feb 12, 2005 2:57 pm - Voted 4/5

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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.

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