Silva Guide 426

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A bubble appeared in the fluid the first time I used…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars

A bubble appeared in the fluid the first time I used it on the altitude 2500m.

Compass stopped to work. The bubble disappeared on the sea level.

Do not recommend Silva compasses.




Since 1998, all "Silva" labeled compasses sold in North America are actually made by Johnson Outdoors Inc. These compasses are completely different from those distributed by Silva of Sweden.

8 months ago

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Silva's Guide 426 page.

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The Silva Guide 426 is a compact sighting compass that's great for any outdoor activity. The lightweight polypropylene baseplate floats, a great feature for any water or near-water adventure! The compact size slips easily in a shirt pocket, readily available for all excursions.


You'll never be lost again with the compact, easy-to-use Silva Guide 426 Compass. The Guide 426 floats, which makes it perfect for river trips and fishing excursions, and smart features like the Vee notch at the top of the sighting mirror and tungsten needle with sapphire bearing make it easy to use and durable.


A compact sighting compass that's great for any outdoor activity. The Silva Guide 426's polypropylene baseplate floats, providing for added security while trekking, canoeing, or rafting. The Silva Guide 426 is the perfect travel compass for all excursions.Features: * 2deg graduations and declination scale for easy transition from map bearings to field headings * Available graphite, with easy-to-read white text for inch and millimeter rules

- Mountains Plus

This versatile compass works great both on the water and on the trail. Bright orange color and floating base plate make it easy to find if dropped overboard while kayaking or canoeing. Full-size sighting mirror with V-notch allows for quick and accurate readings on distant landmarks. Two-degree graduation has large, easy-to-read numbers every 20 degrees. Base plate has inch and millimeter scales. Declination correction scale lets you quickly adjust for magnetic deviation so you can take accurate field headings. Imported. Dimensions 2A3/4"L x 2A1/4"H. Weight 0.9 oz.

- L.L.Bean