Sep 1, 2012 at 9:05 am #1293593
Erik BasilBPL Member
The Brunton Trooper, aka Silva Ranger LE, compass is a 23-gram sighting compass that fits inside the palm of your child's hand… and is on sale at Sierra Trading for $14, before any discounts you may have.Sep 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm #1908310
Robert BleanBPL Member
@bleanLocale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Are these liquid filled compasses? I cannot find anything in their descriptions, including the manual, that says they are.Sep 2, 2012 at 6:25 am #1908400
David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
And it doubles as a signal mirror, for plucking the cactus-fruit thorns from your lips (don't ask how I know), and to comb your hair prior to trying to hitch a ride.
Interestingly, it appeared that STP would ship one to me (although I didn't click "submit order". Whereas they wouldn't send me a comparible compass a few years ago and I had someone smuggle it in. (Somethings can't ship to AK because there's no surface shipping option.) A different liquid? Fell through the cracks?Sep 2, 2012 at 8:46 am #1908421
Erik BasilBPL Member
David, you've apparently dropped off the no-ship list. Just don't order fertilizer and diesel on the same invoice anymore.
Re: the Trooper — note that an ultralighter fanatique could remove the "broach pin" and drill holes in the sides of the cover, taking this compass down to like 21.035 grams. Personally, I use the pin, and I not only use the mirror for mirror-type tasks, but the lid as my soup spoon.
Okay, maybe not that last thing, but I *could*. The predecessor to this item was a Silva without the sighting mirror, and that one has been in my backpack or front pocket since about 1980. Only recently has the Trooper replaced the old Silva 27, so I can demonstrate orientation techniques and now I like it even better due to the mirror's utility.Sep 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm #1909088
I got one of these with a huge STP discount,and it's a good little compass. You have the mirror for sighting, and for other dual use purposes. Very well reviewed for what it is.Sep 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm #1911720
Brian JohnsBPL Member
Made in the U.S.A. to boot. It's my favorite thing about Bruntons. Certainly isn't the big rubber dial that their bezels have.Sep 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm #1911834
Chad BillsbyBPL Member
@billz107Locale: Up North
Had one in my cart, but didn't check out quick enough. Dang!Nov 9, 2012 at 7:30 am #1927260
Kenneth JacobsBPL Member
Anyone that purchased or owns one of these have it arrive with a tiny bubble in the dial? Wondering if this is normal for these to have a tiny bubble.
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