You need to be careful when shopping for a good deal in survival equipment arena. Finding a bargain that seems too good to be true might, just come to hurt you. The Brunton 9077 Lenstatic Compass is a good example of something that looks good on the outside, but after further research has a few flaws . It turns out the Lenstatic Compass flaws outweigh the benefits.
Among the documented flaws are the fluid being far too viscous to work well in a compass and having to hold it perfectly level or risk being several degrees off course. Nevertheless, at this price point, it seems like a good idea to check it out. But this is definitely a case of buyer-beware.
- 2° graduations
- Heavy metal body, 3.5 ounces
- Lensatic sighting
- Straight edge for use with map
- Liquid dampened (too dampened)
- Made in China (that explains a lot)