The one-piece black plastic case is its downfall.
Price Paid: $25
The one-piece black plastic case is its downfall. The hinge is not a hinge, just a place where the plastic bends. This means it does not hold a mirror angle and being opaque, the base can't be used on a map very well.
O.K. for a spare though, or for casual use.
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The mirrored sighting compass is the perfect compact sighting tool. Includes a declination scale and measurement scales in inches and millimeters. Will float if dropped in the water, however there are no guarantees it will swim back. Size: 2.7”x2.4”x0.7”, Weight: 1.2 oz.
- Vargo Outdoors
The Brunton 26DNL Mirror Compass is the perfect on-the-water navigation tool - it floats! The look-through sighting mirror in the protective cover makes fixing on a distant landmark easy.Declination scale for adjustment to any region's magnetic variation.The hinged cover protects the compass and sighting mirror from damage.A clear window under the compass allows map reading.Both inch and millimeter scales for handy map reference. 2-degree graduations on the compass rose for precise navigation.
Determine slope inclines with this folding mirror compass. Helpful in avalanche assessment.
The Brunton 26DNL compass is ideal for water-based adventures. It floats and stands up to the wet and cold. Compass features a declination scale and base plate scales in inches and millimiters. Sighting mirror becomes a cover when closed; mirror features a special sighting hole, making it easy to set your bearing against distant landmarks. The Brunton 26DNL compass has a large bezel that is easy to move and set and features bearing marks in 2deg graduations; large numbers mark every 20deg. Instruction manual included.