Suunto MC-2 Compass


This Suunto MC-2 Compass is what I rely on to stay found in the wilderness. Suunto is the leading manufacturer of compasses, and I have found this one to be very reliable.

Suunto MC-2 Compass
Suunto MC-2 Compass
Unlike cheaper models, this compass has a hinged cover with a very large sighting mirror, making it much easier for me to take bearings.

There is an adjustable declination arrow, a very handy ruler with measurements in miles, and a small lanyard. I attach mine to a longer lanyard, so it is easier to hold the compass with my arms full outstreched.

I’ve tried cheaper models, but I always turn to my reliable Suunto MC-2. I’d highly recommend this one, or one with very similar features, if you are serious about hiking (or any of the fun new sports like Orienteering and Geocaching!)



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5 comments

  1. Hiking Lady says:

    Hi Michael. The round clamp makes the lanyard “adjustable” so that it can cinch down around your neck, wrist, etc. Think of cinching down a stuff sack for your sleeping bag…same idea. Hope that helps!

  2. Hiking Lady says:

    Hi Shonda,
    Thanks for the question. The Amazon link is correct. It is the Suunto MC-2DIN Compass.
    Happy trails!

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