User Review: Brunton 8099 Eclipse
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $15
Loaded with features. Clineometer, bearing and back-bearing protractors, correctable for declination, comes with UTM grids for most major US series. Signal mirror. Fluid won't freeze (I tried).
- Roamer grids included
- Survival cards and first aid instructions (does not replace proper certification)
- Fluid won't freeze EVER
- Magnified lens alows for readings as accurate as 30' of a degree.
- Azimuth and Back-Azimuth listed, no addition or subtraction needed.
- Rubber boot gets in the way
This product works as smoothly as any compass that I've used. The lense rotates smoothly and remains grit free/doesn't stick. Allows hyper accurate readings that I've used for first order, amature surveying. Includes roamer grids for UTM/coordinate work in the most commonly used scales/series.
I've put >200 miles on this compass in 4 seasons of Northeast US backpacking. Freeze proof, shock proof, you'll snap it if you abuse it though, it's an instrument not a piece of kevlar. Sighting mirror can be used as signal mirror. Clineometer is a novelty until you need it, then you're glad they included it, can be used as a primitive sextant.
Where to Buy
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