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Brunton TruArc 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Brunton TruArc 20 handheld compass

Good backcountry compass made to handle abuse!


  • Toughness
  • 1° resolution
  • Global needle with Ever-North Magnet that aligns with North quickly


  • Inclinometer gauge is a sticker placed underneath the compass and my model came with slight bubbling.

Good compass for backcountry travels where a compass may be subjected to some abuse. Rubber boot and covers provide good protection to the compass itself. Like the 1° resolution and the map scales are nice. Being able to adjust for declination without a tool is nice as well.

My only complaint is the inclinometer built into the compass center is just a sticker applied from the back and on my model featured some small bubbling in the adhesive. A very small gripe but justified at the price point.

Otherwise, it's a feature-packed compass that I would recommend.






Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $54.99

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The TruArc 20 replaced the Brunton 8099 PRO Eclipse.


Price Current Retail: $74.99-$99.95
Historic Range: $38.97-$99.95
Reviewers Paid: $54.99
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