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Tritium Lensatic / 3HC

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Durable and accurate. I bought one of these as a replacement for an old Silva compass. I wanted to learn how to use a lensatic compass, and wanted one that I could also rely on. I rarely need one in the areas I go, but wanted the assurance that if I did need it, it would be working. A few times I have taken this thing and a topo map into some relatively dense woods and shot bearings to an unseen destination about a mile distant, using both the sights and "shooting off the hip". I was nothing but… Full review

Cammenga Compass

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Well-made, but less than ideal for non-military users. The U.S. M1950 dry lensatic compass currently made by Cammenga gets a lot of good press for being tough, but it's only 'tougher' than most liquid-filled baseplate compasses in that it can't ever develop an air bubble in the housing, since it doesn't use liquid to dampen the dial. It's true that this compass has a super-strong case and housing, but it also has an extended-length pivot that can bend with a significant shock such as a drop… Full review

Tritium Lensatic / 3HC

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Well-made, but less than ideal for non-military users. The U.S. M-1950 dry lensatic compass currently made by Cammenga in the 3H configuration is lauded as being the toughest, most accurate compass on the market.  After all, the U.S. military uses it, so it must be the best, right? Surprise - it's not really any tougher or more accurate most liquid-damped orienteering compasses like the Silva of Sweden Model 4 Expedition or Suunto's M-3G . Even in 1950, this compass was outclassed by the British… Full review

Lensatic Compass

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Well-made, but less than ideal for non-military users. The U.S. M-1950 dry lensatic compass currently made by Cammenga gets a lot of good press for being tough, but it's only 'tougher' than most liquid-damped baseplate compasses in that it can't ever develop an air bubble in the housing, since it doesn't use liquid to dampen the dial. It's true that this compass has a super-strong case and housing, but it also has an extended-length pivot that can bend with a significant shock such as a drop… Full review

Tritium Lensatic / 3HC

rated 5 of 5 stars Wild Floods had swept our backpacks once when we were walking in the rainforest. 2 compass were with us, a European baseplate one and a 3h Cammenga one. The baseplate was broken from a few drops, while the Cammenga was with us throughout the walks and has helped us back to the main camp. Cammenga is very rugged and can stand all abuses we had during our lost. It was once thrown to a large king cobra approaching to our fires. Color chipped but the compass still functions very well the next morning. Full review

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Cammenga was founded in 1992 as the official supplier of the Tritium Lensatic Compass to the U.S. Military. It is the world's largest manufacturer of military compasses.

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Cammenga Company, LLC.
2011 Bailey Street
Dearborn, MI 48124
USA

phone: (313) 914-7160
fax: (313) 914-7153

website: www.cammenga.com
email: info@cammenga.com, sales@cammenga.com

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