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A traditional base plate compass built for serious use by hikers, mountaineers, backpackers and hunters. The Silva(R) Explorer is a basic but yet precise compass for your outdoor adventure. Featuring a high quality needle made from Swedish steel and a magnifying glass in the base plate for accurate navigation.

The Explorer features DryFlex(TM) grip for easy handling and comes with a use-anywhere declination scale inside the capsule. On the base plate is a ruler in inches and a map-measuring tool in scales of 1:62.5k mile and 1:24k. The base plate is curved up at the back-end for perfect fit in the hand. The needle and scales are assisted by luminous markings for night time navigation. An essential tool for the adventurous outdoor explorer.


- DryFlex(TM) rubber grip for confident handling

- Turnable housing with the Silva 1-2-3 easy navigation system

- Waterproof

- Built in magnifying glass

- Lanyard attachment

- Imperial ruler and scale

- Glow-in-the-dark markings for night time navigation

+ Specifications




Detachable safety-release lanyard

Compass capsule / needle

Liquid filled capsule, High quality Swedish steel needle, Hardened steel pivot



Declination adjustment



55x111x10 mm (2.2"x4.4"x0.4")


Withstand 1M drop into wooden floor



Luminous markings



Acrylic, TPU

Measuring scales

Base plate: 1:24k, 1:62.5k mile, inch (1/20th)



Rubber friction feet


Sighting System


SILVA 1-2-3


Temperature operating range

-20 to +60 oC, (-4oF - +140oF)


Magnetic North


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  • Store location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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