Silva Reviews

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Silva Ranger CL

rated 1 of 5 stars It failed out of the blue and could have got me killed. Warranty is dependent on the merchant. Not impressed. Could have bought cheap Chinese…
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Silva Expedition 15TDCL

rated 5 of 5 stars A tough and well made reliable compass. This compass, like all other Silva models, is very high quality. I recently purchased this model to…
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Silva Lensatic 360

rated 5 of 5 stars Sturdy, reliable version of the Engineer's liquid-damped lensatic compass. My Silva Lensatic 360 compass has proven to be sturdy, reliable,…
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Silva Ranger CL

rated 5 of 5 stars This compass is one of the best out there. Very durable, accurate, and easy to use. The Silva Ranger compass has been the benchmark for over…
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Killer Review

Silva Explorer Pro HV

rated 5 of 5 stars A high quality baseplate compass with many functions at a low price point! Declination adjustment, clinometer, and magnifier all for under $35.
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Silva Guide 426

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.
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Silva Starter 1-2-3

rated 5 of 5 stars Great simple hiking compass. Run some para-cord to a buttonhole, and drop her in your shirt pocket, even if you go without your pack, it is…
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Silva Ranger 15 CL

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a geologist and have traversed a good deal of the northern provinces and Territories of northern Canada. My crew was responsible for mapping…
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Silva Polaris 177

rated 5 of 5 stars 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!
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Silva Expedition 4

rated 5 of 5 stars I have owned four or five of these over the last 25 years and they have served me well in the Scottish mountains in winter, Norway, Switzerland,…
 
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Silva Starter 1-2-3

rated 5 of 5 stars As an ex-marine and surveyer if for trail work you can't find your way with this you need more map classes. Realiable and simple.
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Silva Ranger CL

rated 5 of 5 stars On my third Ranger in 35 years, (lost 2, but never my way). Survey and hiking in British Columbia. I WILL NOT TRUST any other compass!! or GPS!!
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Silva Ranger CL

rated 2 of 5 stars After my old Silva Ranger CL broke, I very nearly simply purchased another, thinking of it as the old standby, so to speak. That would have…
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Silva Ranger CL

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had my compass for 3 years now and I've never had any issues with bubbles in the compass. The declination adjustment is great and I love…
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Silva Ranger CL

rated 5 of 5 stars 10 years; still points north and has no air bubbles. What more can you ask for in a compass?
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Silva Expedition 4

rated 5 of 5 stars One of Silva of Sweden's best all-around field compasses, the Silva 4 Expedition is the company's full-sized baseplate compass that has been…
 
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Silva Ranger 15 CL

I am also one of those who owned one of the original Silva Type 15 'Ranger' compasses made in Sweden. I was completely happy with this compass…
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Silva Helios Storm Lighter

rated 5 of 5 stars Wonderful bit of kit. After almost burning my fingers off trying to light a recalcitrant stove in a gentle wind and having wet fingers reduce…
 
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Silva Ranger 15 CL

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased one of the newer model Silva Ranger compasses after borrowing a friend's original model and falling in love. The differences are…
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Silva Ranger 15 CL

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a simple, robust, and reliable piece of equipment. I have used a Silva Ranger for over 20 years; I still have my original one (a model…
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Silva Ranger Ultra 530

rated 4 of 5 stars The Silva Ranger sighting compass has been been around for many years, first made by Silva of Sweden. This deluxe version, the Ranger Ultra…
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Silva Ranger Ultra 530

rated 4 of 5 stars Beautifully crafted. Bought and checked it against Eclipse and Ranger model with prism. Tested them for land surveys, urban planning, map making…
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Silva Wrist Band 340

rated 4 of 5 stars The 'Silva' Wrist band 340 (sold in North America by Johnson Worldwide under the Silva label) is actually a variant of the Suunto Clipper wristband…
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Silva Wrist Sighting 424

rated 4 of 5 stars First some background: As far as I can tell, the 'Silva' 424 wrist compass shown here is actually made by Suunto for Johnson Worldwide (who…
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Silva Polaris 177

rated 5 of 5 stars 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…
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Silva Ranger 15 CL

rated 2 of 5 stars I used to own one of the older Silva Ranger compasses (made by Silva of Sweden) and it had been accurate and reliable. After many years of use…
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Silva Ranger 15 CL

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy to use, common scales used for topo maps, very accurate, well constructed and best of all very tough. If you need to own one compass in…
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