Suunto MB-6

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4-star:   1
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Weight 55 g / 1.94 oz
Dimensions 67 x 45 x 22 mm (with lid closed)



Matchbox size liqued-filled compass with a very tough…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: 33 euro

Matchbox size liqued-filled compass with a very tough case.

It's accurate and the mirror can be flipped in his case if you don't need it, so you can see the bottomplate with the lines.

The Recta DP-6 is exactly the same model. Model DP-65(G)lobal can be used worldwide.


Fast reacting, light weight. I use this compass exclusively…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55 to $80


Fast reacting, light weight.


  • Fast reacting
  • Light weight
  • Can be used at night

I use this compass exclusively when on an SAR mission and navigating for a search dog team. It reacts quickly and can be used to get a "close enough" bearing or if more accuracy needed, used as a sighting compass. It also works at night with the luminous markings and that's generally when the dogs are searching so that's important for me. 

The lanyard is perfectly sized to hang around my neck and tuck into a shirt pocket when bushwhacking. I have several other compasses but they take some time to settle down for a reading and that doesn't work when trying to keep up with a dog. 

I have the global version.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Suunto's MB-6 page.

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Here's what other sites are saying:

The Suunto MB-6 is a combination of a hand bearing and base plate compass in a highly resistant Noryl's matchbox style case. Perfect for extreme environments and awful conditions, the MB-6 won't shy awe from hard use. Though small and compact, the MB-6 boasts a host of invaluable features that will help you get from point A to point B with accuracy and reliability.

- Mountain Gear

Matchbox style compact mirror compass in a durable acrylic housing. Featuring clinometer, adjustable declination, mirror, luminous markings, and rotating bezel. Size: 1.75"x2.5"x0.75" closed. Weight: 2.1 oz.

- Vargo Outdoors

Suunto MB-6 CompassWith the Suunto MB-6 Compass, navigating across the water has never been so much easier. This durable and compact compass is stored in a weather-resistant matchbox-style case and can easily fit into a shirt or pants pocket for storage. Once you hit the open water, the combination hand-bearing/base-plate compass will steer you in the right direction. This compass includes features such as a fixed declination adjustment system that is useful in areas with large magnetic variation and a luminous needle that is easy to read in poor lighting conditions. The clinometer measures the slope of any surface. With this compass, you can go to the outdoors camps and tours, without the fear of getting lost. The Suunto MB-6 Compass is a reliable compass for virtually any outdoor application.

- SunnySports

Free Shipping. Suunto MB-6 Compass FEATURES of the MB-6 Compass by Suunto Balanced for northern and/or southern hemisphere Sighting compass with the mirror Matchbox style Highly resistant case Jewel bearing Adjustable declination correction scale Easy-to-read luminous markings help to use the compass in dark conditions Clinometer Comes with lanyard SPECIFICATIONS: Size: 67 x 45 x 22 mm (with lid closed) Weight: 55 g / 1.95 oz. Adjustable declination correction scale Sighting hole Mirror compass Baseplate compass Clinometer Luminous markings

- Moosejaw