Suunto M-2D Locator

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The M-2 is one of the smallest baseplate (protractor)…

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Price Paid: $16

The M-2 is one of the smallest baseplate (protractor) compasses that has fully adjustable declination. That alone makes it a valuable tool. No longer do you have to remember adding or subtracting declination each time you take a map bearing and convert it to a field bearing. Unlike the larger compasses, it still fits easily in a shirt pocket. Other nice features include a 1:24K map scale for USGS topos and luminous points for use at night or darkened forest. Reasonably priced as well.

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Features a base plate with large, easy to read capsule, magnifying lens, adjustable declination, measuring scales and lanyard holes. Dimensions: 2.4" x 3.5", weight: 1.2 oz.

- Vargo Outdoors

The Suunto M-2D Locator Compass features a base plate with large, easy to read capsule, magnifying lens, adjustable declination, measuring scales and lanyard holes.


This reliable, basic compass features a large, easy-to-read dial with 2-degree, luminous markings and notched bezel for a good grip. Liquid-filled compass features a sapphire jeweled bearing and tungsten steel needle for reliability. Adjustable declination correction scale accounts for the difference between magnetic and true north; lanyard key adjusts scale on back of compass. The baseplate magnifier makes map reading easier; includes 2 common map scales. Includes nylon lanyard.


Hailing from Suuntos MSeries of professional compasses the M2D is a compact highquality navigational aid that performs flawlessly even in the most demanding conditions The userfriendly compass features a large liquidfilled capsule and an adjustable declination correction scale that guarantees a high level of accuracy Another convenient feature is the serrated bezel ring which is easy to turn even in cold conditions while wearing gloves And thanks to the easytoread luminous markings and magnifying lens with fourfold magnification the M2D is ideally suited to navigating in poor visibility The M2D employs Suuntos twozone system to help adventurers find their way anywhere in the northern hemisphere Previously most compasses functioned well in only one of five geographic zones Thats because the compasses were balanced differently based on the zones inclination ie the vertical intensity and direction of the Earths magnetic field However as people began to travel more it became clear that globehoppers needed compasses with a greater geographical range Suuntos twozone system by contrast considers only the northern and southern hemispheres In practice this means that a Suunto compass designed for the northern hemisphereas the M2D iswill still work for a fair distance into the southern hemisphere and viceversa Suunto is one of only two compass manufacturers to offer twozone compasses Compact highquality professional compass that excels in demanding conditions Employs Suuntos twozone system for reliable readings in northern hemisphere Large liquidfilled capsule and adjustable declination correction scale Serrated bezel ring turns easily in cold weather easytoread luminous markings Measures 24 x 35 inches W x L and weighs 12 ounces lifetime warranty


The Suunto M2D Locator Compass is a high quality, compact baseplate compass with adjustable declination correction scale for hiking, backpacking and school children.

- Mountain Gear

Suunto M-2D Locator


The M-2D Locator has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$17.98 - $29.95

The Suunto M-2D Locator is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 5, 2013 at

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