The Silva Field Compass is the world’s best selling compass – the one used by Boy Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide. Now the original is updated.
The ield’s housing revolves on a transparent baseplate, and works as protractor & direction finder. It has a rubber ring for easy grip, and a detachable safety release lanyard. And a newly refined colour and layout for easier reading.
Silva are orienteering kings – it was Silva’s Swedish co-founder, Bjorn Kellstrom who took the sport beyond Scandinavia. In the 1930s, another Silva co-founder, instrument maker Gunnar Tillander, created the light, portable compass that made existing box compasses obsolete.
Eighty years on, and Silva’s Field Compass is smaller than a GPS, and still the all-purpose compass legend for all sorts of people such as hikers, realtors, and folk wanting to face Mecca.
This is a true everyday item that is a crucial possession. It’s always in range and within signal