User Review: Brunton 8099 PRO Eclipse
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40
The absolute best backpacking compass. The Brunton 8099 Pro Eclipse is widely considered to be the finest professional baseplate compasses on the market. Its revolutionary design utilizes a magnetic disk instead of a needle.
- A do-everything compass
- Waterproof informational cards
- Rugged design
- Lanyard is too thick to include informational cards
- Rubber boot has trouble allowing 2nd plastic cover to open
- Few instructions for beginners
Brunton built the Eclipse Pro Mirrored Sighting Compass for surveyors, environmental engineers, foresters, and others who rely heavily on compasses. The compass mirror enables you to take accurate readings and see your target and compass dial at the same time.
Plus, the Eclipse Pro incorporates Brunton's circle-over-circle alignment system, which eliminates the possibility of reading a bearing in reverse—align the red circle that indicates north over your compass dial circle, and you'll know exactly where you're going.
Geologists will appreciate the three clinometer systems and bubble level that help in getting strike and dip measurements of geological features.