Silva Polaris 177
Price Paid: Free
I actually won this product from on online contest earlier this year. But, I have to say it is a great product. It does just what it claims!
Very easy to use and great for navigation. Just point the base plate to your destination and it's proven to to be very accurate from -40 to 140 F.
I love the scratch resistant acrylic construction, the tungsten steel needle, and the guaranteed accurate for life features.
The only downfall were the instructions. Not very easy to read or understand. For me. The small print was a nightmare.
Still, I'd recommend this product. It's well worth the time and money to invest in.
Price Paid: $9.50 + tax
Very nice product, found more information online on really how to use it using a search on Google "how to use a compass." Walmart in my area has it in the fishing or outdoor section. Not easy to find, but if you are looking for a compass in Walmart you must have a little compass inside yourself! :) ... Works great with a little instruction from the internet. The instructions included are ok, but they didn't work for me. Nice unit for the cost!
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Own excellent value & superior accuracy with the Silva Polaris 177. Large numerals at every 20 mark and a clear base plate with inch and millimeter markings and a 1:24,000 scale make it easy to read a map, set bearings and plan a trip with the Silva Polaris 177.
Enjoy your time out in the wilderness without having to max out your credit card; the Silva Polaris Compass is the economical choice to hikers and backcountry enthusiasts who like to know where they're going. Thanks to two-degree graduation lines and a declination correction scale, the Polaris helps provide an accurate view of long trails on small maps. An ergonomic shape fits well in your hand, and the clear baseplate allows you to see contour lines on your map as you triangulate.
Description of Silva Polaris CompassExcellent value, superior accuracy. Large numerals at every 20 mark and a clear base plate with inch and millimeter markings and a 124,000 scale make it easy to read a map, set bearings and plan a trip.Features2 dial graduations Declination scale for quick adjustments of map bearings to field headings Inch, mm, and 124,000 scales Clear baseplate 2 X 4 1.0 oz.
- US Outdoor Store
Excellent value, superior accuracy. Large numerals at every 20 mark and a clear base plate with inch and millimeter markings and a 1:24,000 scale make it easy to read a map, set bearings and plan a trip.
- Ramsey Outdoor