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TruArc 15

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Such a pity about the previous reviews...This compass works well! The sticker on the bottom is purely to protect the base of the capsule before the user receives it. Open the box take out the compass and peel the whole sticker off the base and there you have it, perfectly map worthy. I'll admit that there are some small flaws like the rotation of the bezel (would be nice to have some resistance) and the printing of the bearings is not perfect, but the rest of the compass does a perfectly good job. Full review

TruArc 15

rated 1 of 5 stars Not designed by someone who ever used a compass. The idea of a compass with a global needle is always a good, one would presume. Pity is that the execution is horrible. The declination adjustment angles/inclination angles and the grid lines at the bottom of the capsule are printed *on a sticker*, which means, that (1) you cannot align the capsule with the grid lines in a map and (2) it might just fall off. In most online images this is not obvious because the background is also white, buyer beware! Full review

TruArc 5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a nice well made compass with the basic set of features you should have if you intend to use it for navigation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this compass to anyone looking for a compass to use while backpacking, hunting, etc. First off, I want to say that I received this compass as a gift for being a past Reviewer of the Month here at Trailspace. I think it might be helpful to give you an overview of my background with respect to navigation skills so that you can put my review in perspective… Full review

TruArc 5

rated 5 of 5 stars Nice compass and great value. I use it for astronomy, so I needed an adjustable magnetic declination. Brunton's instructions on setting the mag dec leave something to be desired, so here's a vid: Overall, still a 5 rating to me for value and quality.  Full review

TruArc 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good backcountry compass made to handle abuse! Good compass for backcountry travels where a compass may be subjected to some abuse. Rubber boot and covers provide good protection to the compass itself. Like the 1° resolution and the map scales are nice. Being able to adjust for declination without a tool is nice as well. My only complaint is the inclinometer built into the compass center is just a sticker applied from the back and on my model featured some small bubbling in the adhesive. A very… Full review

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Brunton and Primus are both owned by the Brunton Outdoor Group.

Brunton Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Essential Gear for our 2017 Reviewers of the Month
Our members are essential to the Trailspace community. To thank them we're once again giving every Reviewer of the Month a prize pack of 10 Essentials gear ($350+ value) . Read more
March 10

How Trailspace Members Rate Their Navigation Gear
A detailed topo map and compass have topped the 10 Essentials list for decades. But we wondered: What navigation gear is tops among our community members? Read more
February 28, 2016

Blazing New Backcountry and Camping Lights
Outdoor Retailer was ablaze with new lighting products. Here are a few of the more interesting from Energizer, ICON, SureFire, and Brunton. Read more
August 16, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Solar power in small packages
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January 29, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Brunton Flip N' Drip
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January 27, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Bits and Pieces
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August 11, 2008

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Riverton, WY 82501
USA

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