Hailing from Suunto s A-Range of recreational compasses, the A-30L is a compact, well-designed compass for hiking and orienteering, with a luminous bezel and markings that are ideal for navigating in poor visibility. The highly accurate instrument is made of durable, clear, scratch-resistant acrylic that s been ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of your hand. More significantly, the compass employs Suunto s two-zone system to achieve precise, accurate readings regardless of where you re traveling. Previously, most compasses functioned well in only one of five geographic zones. That s because the compasses were balanced differently based on the zone s inclination, i.e., the vertical intensity and direction of the Earth s magnetic field. However, as people began to travel more, it became clear that globe-hopping adventurers needed compasses with a greater geographical range. Suunto s two-zone system, by contrast, considers only the northern and southern hemispheres. In practice, this means that a Suunto compass designed for the northern hemisphere--as the A-30L is--will still work for a fair distance into the southern hemisphere and vice-versa. Suunto is one of only two compass manufacturers to offer two-zone compasses.
The lightweight A-30L compass also features a fixed declination correction scale, a jewel bearing, marking holes for drawing control points, a magnifying lens, and a patent-pending snap-lock that detaches easily from the lanyard. The compass measures 2.2 by 4.3 inches and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Features : Lightweight, versatile compass made of durable, clear, scratch-resistant acrylic *Employs Suunto s two-zone system for reliable readings in northern hemisphere *Fixed declination correction scale, jewel bearing, and marking holes for control points *Luminous bezel and markings for navigating in poor visibility; lanyard with detachable snap-lock *This item is not for sale in Catalina Island
Color : 45235400584
Size : One Size
Product dimensions : 1x20x4 inches
Product weight : 0.05 pounds