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The civilian version of the lightweight, protractor model compass developed by Silva for the British Army. Ideal for quick and accurate reading

FREE STANDARD UK DELIVERY on all orders 21st - 25th May 2015

Product Features

  • Bezel marked in degrees 
  • Magnifier, millimetre and inch scales
  • Durable hot-stamping of scales/graduations
  • Stencil holes
  • Silicone rubber feet for precision map work
  • Sapphire jewel bearing for friction free movement of the compass needle
  • Romer scales: 1:25.000, 1:40.000 and 1:50.000
  • Night-enabling luminous markings

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10 Customer reviews for this product

Very good compass
Reviewed By Mark, 25 Jan 2014

This compass is very value, I use one regularly in search and rescue and have never had a problem with it. We issue as standard kit to all the team.



Great compass
Reviewed By Glynn, 06 Jan 2014

Overall this is a great compass, I've been using a Silva ranger for years, about 15 ish, and always fancied a type 4.

As I have said this is a great compass, and I always endorse Silva compasses, but come on Silva please retail a civilian version with the military Tritium light sources, the civilian version is great but it could be even better - it isn't just the Army who navigate in the dark.



super compass
Reviewed By norman, 01 Dec 2013

easy to use and very accurate



Excellent quality compass
Reviewed By Henry, 25 May 2013

Although it might seem fairly expensive to those unfamiliar with the prices of compasses this offers excellent value and is highly accurate and suitable not only for all maps but for a range of activities from TenTors to Mountaineering.



Not the cheapest but excellent value for money
Reviewed By Mike, 12 Apr 2012

Just getting back into mountaineering following a long lay off due to serious injury. In the meantime my trusty expedition 4 had gone astray.

Despite owning a collection of compasses, I bought a replacement of this one.

While all their needles point reliably north, this is my best one.

Distances are easier to measure courtesy of the romer scale for all map scales (including the increasingly popular 1 : 40,000 used by Harveys). It also has luminous markings, making it ideal for night navigation - you can see instantly when the 'red is in the shed'.

Its not the cheapest option but what's a few quid for an easier life?



Strong & Durable
Reviewed By jennifer, 19 Nov 2011

Good size,clear markings ,does the job



Quality piece of kit
Reviewed By Oliver, 24 Aug 2011

Who needs a GPS! Great compass easy to use and well built, perfect!



Great 'no fuss' Compass
Reviewed By Jeremy, 22 Aug 2011

The long side edge is useful for taking bearings off the map. Nice compass this. It's got little rubber feet which is a nice feature.



Fantastic Compass!
Reviewed By , 23 Jun 2011

I recently used this compass on my Duke of Edinburgh Expedition as our sole means of navigation. Who needs a GPS when this hardwearing compass has everything you need? This is great of people who use different maps because the roamers are applicable to different scales of map. The compass is fairly big, so you can't lose it and very easy to use from the beginner to the advanced map reader. Indispensible!



Quality compass - reliable
Reviewed By Peter, 29 May 2011

Well you can either buy a cheap one that'll leak alcohol all over your bag after a little while, or invest and have a quality tool for life - a worthwhile investment all round!