Silva Ranger 2.0 Compass

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    • Durable Mirror-Sighting Compass
    • Balanced for Northern Hemisphere
    • Distance Lanyard with Breakaway Closure
    • Declination Adjustment Tool Concealed within Breakaway Closure
    • Rotating 360-Degree Bezel
    • High Quality Swedish Steel Needle
    • Magnification Lens for Precision Map Work
    • Built-In Clinometer and Adjustable Declination
    • Scales for 1:25k, 1:50k and 1:24k USGS
    • Measures Approximately 4.5” Long x 2.5” Wide x .75” Tall
    • Weighs 4.5 Ounces
  • The Silva Ranger 2.0 is an advanced mirror-sighting compass that offers precision and durability. It features a DryFlex™ grip for easy handling, a clinometer for measuring slope angle and a built-in adjuster for magnetic declination.

    The Ranger Compass also includes a small magnifying glass, rubber friction feet and map measuring scales for 1:25k, 1:50k, 1:24k USGS, mm, and inches (1/20th). Additionally there are luminous markings in strategic spots, to make nighttime navigation easier.

    Each Silva Ranger 2.0 Compass also includes a breakaway lanyard, which features a concealed declination adjustment tool, as well as scales for 1:24k, 1:25k, 1:50k and 1:62.5k. The soft, bendable lanyard is easy to place directly onto maps to help plot your route. Lastly, each compass also includes a slope card, for measuring slope and extra distance you may need to travel.

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    A ITS Tactical Customer
    United States United States

    If you have to rely on a compass, this is the one

    Before GPS, I relied on my Silva Ranger v1 for navigation in the woods of Northern Ontario, where "maps" were sometimes little more than fire service drafts, and trails were little more than moose trails if they were that big. The improvements in the Silva Ranger v2 are well worth upgrading. The pre-marked strap is a nice touch, and so is the improved layout, especially for USGS quads (v1 only supported 1:25K and 1:50K - Type 15 - US version Type 615 supports US quads, but the scale is shoved in a corner). The larger mirror helps make it easier to sight with (especially for those of us who do not see as well as we used to). And the magnifier helps enlarge hard-to-read features. The more rounded corners make it easier to get the new version in and out of pockets and bags. Putting the declination tool in breakaway protects it from getting lost (we all carried a jeweler's screwdriver because the v1 tool was one of the first things to go missing, especially when you had to put a new cord on the compass in the field). The baseplate is the same size as the original version and the same thickness, so it will fit in the original Ranger pouches (if you still have one). The only negative is the NSEW is not painted white like the original model. Not a huge issue for some, but it is a departure for Silva. While I no longer live or die by my compass, I will not go into the woods without my Ranger - in this case, my Ranger 2.0.

    ITS Tactical Silva Ranger 2.0 Compass Review