Brunton 10B Baseplate Compass

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

1

Really good, basic compass for begining map readers.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10.99 @ Acad

Summary

Really good, basic compass for begining map readers.

Pros

  • Good for beginers
  • Dials well
  • Easy placement for north by using the circle needle

Cons

  • No cover
  • No mag glass

I think this is a really great compass for those just starting out in the outdoors, or those just begining to read topos. It doen't have a lot of the other features that some higher end models have, which tend to scare alot of the newbies off from learning. I think it comes with a fairly good and easy to understand instructions. And the one I just bought my son, came with 5 free downloadable maps too. A plus!

0

There were two major needs for this compass: 1. It…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $12

Summary

There were two major needs for this compass: 1. It must have 2 degree increments and 2. Must be able to set declination. It has both!

Pros

  • Sturdy baseplate
  • 2 degree increments
  • Adjustable declination

Cons

  • No tools required for adjustable declination may lead to it being adjusted by accident

I bought this compass for navigation in the backcountry. It has worked fine. I can set the declination to my area without needing any tools.

The only thing that worried me was if I would accidentally adjust the declination because there is no tool needed but I haven't had any issues with it.

For a compass for under $15 I think this is a fine addition to the Ten Essentials!

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Brunton O.S.S. 10B Baseplate Compass FEATURES of the Brunton O.S.S. 10B Baseplate Compass Brunton O.S.S. alignment system Tool free declination adjustment 2 degree resolution Inch/mm scales Lanyard SPECIFICATIONS of the Brunton O.S.S. 10B Baseplate Compass Weight: 1.1 oz Dimension: 2.5 x 3.5 x 0.5in. Resolution: 2deg Accuracy: in.+/-in. 2deg Ruler Scales: inch/mm Circle on Circle System: Yes Declination Adjustment: Tool-free

- Moosejaw

Drawing upon the legacy of Brunton's classic base plate compass, the O.S.S. compass is the jumping off point for all compass users. No frills. No fuss. No compromise. Just a reliable compass to keep the adventure on the right course; no matter what. Features the O.S.S. alignment system, tool free declination adjustment and more. Dimensions: 2.5" x 3.5" x 0.5". Wt: 1.1 oz.

- Mountains Plus

The Brunton O.S.S. 10B compass draws on a legacy of classic baseplate compasses with no frill or fuss-just reliable and user-friendly navigation to help keep your adventure on the right course. Orbital navigation helps eliminate confusion by using a single color and reducing parallax. Transparent baseplate makes it easy to navigate with a map. Tool-free declination adjustment allows easy reading and convenient navigating. The Brunton O.S.S. 10B compass features 2deg resolution, a lanyard and scales in both in. and mm.

- REI

Great for spot checks while following a bearing, the Brunton O.S.S. 10B Baseplate Compass keeps your adventure on course and doesn't waste your time with frills, fuss, or compromise.

- EMS