The Best Compass for Hiking: Brunton O.S.S. 70M

Since I was a kid, it’s been droned into me to carry a map and compass in the outdoors, even if it’s a backup for GPS. What’s the least I can get away with?

Jun 7, 2013
Outside Magazine

Brunton O.S.S. 70M   


More for adventure racers and guides than casual hikers, the 70M includes three clinometers, a bubble level for accuracy, and an alignment system that uses a round circle at the end of the needle. Brunton claims that aligning the circles is easier visually and more efficient than with a straight needle. It's also made in the U.S.

Dimensions: 4.1 by 2.5 inches
Weight: 3.6 ounces

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