Brunton Nexus Elite

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The Nexus Elite, Models 15 and 25, are top-of-the-line…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $50

The Nexus Elite, Models 15 and 25, are top-of-the-line mirror-sight compasses familiar to many in the USA who used to own the old Silva Ranger. That's because, in the U.S. at least, the Nexus Elite is the only top-rank mirror-sight compass actually made by Silva of Sweden, the original manufacturer of the Silva 'Ranger'.

After trying out several mirror sight compasses, I've found the Nexus Elite to be the best made and designed of all of them. The Nexus compass bezel on my compass rotates without slop, the sight is accurately positioned and aligned with the bearing line, the hinges are tight, and only the Nexus has an innovative clear plastic capsule design allows one to read reverse bearings in the mirror.


Since Silva of Sweden severed its relationship with Brunton, the Nexus compasses are no longer available. I agree that the Nexus 25TDCLE was the finest "Silva Ranger" type compass ever made by anyone.

8 months ago

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Nexus Elite Ranger Compass by Brunton Company - Buy Backpacking at Mountain Gear

- Mountain Gear

The Brunton Nexus Elite Compass is a classic mirrored compass that features a clinometer for measuring angles of inclination, ideal for winter travelers who want to assess avalanche danger on the slopes. It also features luminous points for easy reading, several measurement scales on its baseplate so you can use it with a variety of maps, and a lanyard with a declination adjustment tool. The mirror, which helps you take an accurate bearing, is also a cover that folds down to protect the Brunton Nexus Elite.


A must for any outdoorsmen, the Brunton Elite 360 Degree Compass is much more than just a compass. Probably the most famous compass in the world, this is the original model 15 mirrored map compass and is declination adjustable, wears luminous points and features a clinometer. The mirror aids in sighting, signaling, and even shaving and contacts.

- Altrec Outdoors

One of the most famous compasses in the world, the Brunton Elite 360 is the original model 15 mirrored map compass. Not just a compass, it is declination adjustable, wears luminous points and features a clinometer. This is a must for any outdoor enthusiast.Declination adjustable. 2 graduations.Luminous points.Protective cover with sighting mirror.Clinometer.1:24k, 1:25k & 1:50k meter scales.Lanyard with declination tool.Sighting mirror.Size: 3.9" x 2.5" x .8" Weight: 3.2 oz.

- Campmor

The Brunton Nexus Elite Compass is a classic field-tested compass perfect for mountaineers and serious wilderness travelers.

- Explore64

Brunton Nexus Elite


The Nexus Elite has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$24.97 - $49.95

The Brunton Nexus Elite is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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