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Discussion: compass question

in: jennycas; jennycas > 2017-06-14

Jun 15, 2017 9:45 AM # 
You're in the know :) I'm thinking I should probably get around to acquiring a southern hemisphere compass. What are the aussie options (is it still possible to buy one in SA?!)? I see that OsOA only sells Silva, which is not my favourite...
Jun 15, 2017 9:57 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
Jun 15, 2017 11:30 AM # 
I've always been happy with the Silva Jet (apart from their tendency towards bubbles) and even use it for rogaining, but Wildfire Sports have Moscow compasses if they're what you prefer.
Jun 15, 2017 11:42 AM # 
Thanks UJ, that's the one I had in mind but couldn't remember who made it!! I'm never using Silva again because of chronic bubble problems, and I'm personally not a fan of Moscow's design.

Now to actually do some orienteering... :D
Jun 15, 2017 11:43 AM # 
My northern hemisphere Silva seems to work fine on the mapboard as long as it's kept level, as I found to my benefit today when I was heading west and thought I was heading north (my sense of direction at dusk through busy streets is not so good).
Jun 15, 2017 11:49 AM # 
I always thought the bubbles were my own fault for having put my compass into depressurised checked baggage instead of carry-on, but they get annoying at night on a cold rogaine!
Jun 15, 2017 12:28 PM # 
The last two rogaines I did my compass has started getting a bubble around the 7hr mark and it grows as time goes on. Fortunately the last one was only 9hrs; unfortunately the previous one was 12hrs.

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