A compact high-accuracy compass for hiking and orienteering, the luminous bezel and markings make it ideal for navigating in poor visibility.
Suunto A-Range - User Friendly Recreational Compasses The A-Range of recreational compasses is a series of handy, well designed, navigational aids which are assets in any environment. All four models in the series (A-10, A-30) are compact, high-accuracy instruments made from durable, clear, scratch resistant acrylic that have been ergonomically designed to fit into the palm of your hand for optimum ease of use. These light-weight compasses feature a fixed declination correction scale as well as a patent-pending lanyard snap-lock enabling the compass to be easily detached from the lanyard.
Two Geographical Balancing Zones The vertical intensity and direction of the earth's magnetic field, the inclination, influences the horizontal plane of a compass needle according to the latitude where it is used. Due to inclination, compasses must be balanced for different geographical zones in order to keep the needle in a horizontal position. Previously, the globe was divided into five different balance zones in which specific compasses functioned. However, as people travel more and more, the need for a compass with a greater geographical range has increased. Thanks to Suunto's 'Two Zone System' there are only two balance zones to consider in compass use - the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. In practice, this means that a Suunto compass designed for the northern hemisphere will still work for a fair distance into the southern hemisphere, and vice-versa.
Balanced for the Southern Hemisphere
Fixed declination correction scale
Detachable snap lock lanyard
Luminous bezel and markings
Marking holes for drawing control points
Size: 57 x 110mm
Suunto watches make outdoor adventure smarter.
A trustworthy outdoor watch is a valuable piece of gear, and many often overlook its ability to increase the safety of those hiking and camping in remote areas. Suunto watches are made for the wrists of sportspeople, with their high tech features, quality, precision and accuracy. These watches aren’t only for telling the time – a Suunto watch can measure altitude and weather trends, and also comes with an in-built compass to improve your navigation ability.
Quality at the lowest priceBy: Douglas Faed on 15 April 2019After much research and plenty of bargain hunting from many camping/hiking stores and Ebay and Amazon there is nowhere in Australia you can find a better price for a good suunto plate compass. I look forward to using it in the field.
Suunto a30By: Yanjun on 9 January 2019Awesome product, easy to use for beginners
Suunto A 30 compassBy: Andrew on 30 December 2018This simple and practical compass is great value. I used this compass to teach my niece and nephews basic map and compass navigation.
Review Suunto A-30 L-CM Hiking and Orienteering CoBy: Peter on 14 July 2018After testing out this little compass, I'm confident about taking it into the scrub. It is suitably responsive, much less prone to interference than some I've used in the past and well designed. Excellent value too.
By: Shelley on 18 June 2018We needed a compass and while their are fancier or cheaper options available we decided this one actually fit our needs better. So we got it and it’s fantastic. Exactly what we needed. The plastic isn’t flimsy at all and the compass works so well. It has also made it super easy to teach my son map reading and following a compass for orienteering.