Brunton TruArc 5 Compass

Weighs 51g
Code: SS15311
  • £29.99
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Brunton's TruArc 5 compass has a large baseplate, a needle mounting suitable for both hemispheres and an easy to use rotating bezel. 

Brunton says: The ideal mapping compass, TruArc 5 base plate models have additional map grid lines for quick orientation and a magnifier for easy reading.

TruArc Global Needle system means you don’t have to buy a new compass when you make that trek to South America or Australia, and tool-less declination adjustment will keep you on course anywhere in the world.

Brunton's TruArc 5 baseplate compass is easy to read and to use and has a larger baseplate than the TruArc 3 making it more useful when taking a map bearing.

The Global Needle feature means you can use it confidently in Southern Chile or Argentina etc, some compasses have a needle that doesn't work easily in southern latitudes and are 'balanced ' for the Northern hemisphere - no such worries with this one.

Comes with a lanyard. Baseplate has a map magnifier which is small - so hardly any use.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • TruArc Global Needle
  • 2 degree resolution
  • Inch/CM scales
  • Ergonomic baseplate with Map Magnifiers
  • Lanyard included
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 10.6 x 1.5cm
  • Weighs 51g
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Review Summary - 2 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
February 2, 2019 | Chris Serjeant
Go carefully

Last week on Cross Fell in the dark and snow I came across a problem with my Brunton compass which I had bought for ski touring. It's this you set your bearing which is quite easy. Set off on the bearing so if you have walking poles you drop the compass onto its lanyard. 50m later in the dark you pull it back up and find it had moved by 4 to 6 degrees. A problem in the dark wind and snow. Lucky we had a solution, in my wife's emergency kit there was her old Siva Compass. We used this for the next hour to navigate safely down to Gregs Hut. I like the Brunton to use but this was a serious and dangerous flaw. It took me 100m to realize the problem. Something similar happened ski touring in Kebnekaise a few years ago but we did not realize the compass was the problem in the whiteout.

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