Brunton TruArc Compasses
Brunton TruArc Compasses
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Whether you work in the field, are on a remote expedition, or are into adventure racing, the Brunton TruArc line of compasses has a lot to offer. Each model is equipped with TruArc’s global needle system with Ever-North rare earth magnets to resist magnetic and metal interferences Read More

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Twen
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Mar 5, 2019
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Has anyone bought this compass recently? I was wondering if the quality of the product has improved
Mar 5, 2019
tcp100
0
Apr 3, 2019
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Not good. Just got mine with a huge bubble in the vial. Massdrop is being good and returning it for a full refund, but zero faith in Brunton.
Apr 3, 2019
jmk451
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Jan 5, 2019
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The photo of the "Brunton TruArc 15 with mm/cm scale" clearly shows inches and 1/10 miles scale. Where's the actual photo of the mm/cm scale model?
Jan 5, 2019
Lettuce
28
May 16, 2018
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When is the item going to ship?
May 16, 2018
JaymeMeredith
14
Apr 26, 2018
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Massdrop was flawless as usual, but I'm disappointed with the product., Truearc 20. I read plenty of warnings about the poor quality control at Brunton. Wanted to do my civic duty and order Made in USA vs my first preference of the foreign "S" brand (take your pick). Also, a big part of me like the ability to set the declination without a tool (one less thing to use). Should have gone with my gut and supported a better company rather than some misguided national pride.
I don't have the printing issue. I checked as soon as it arrived. My numbers and hashes are spot on. My main issue is that the rotating baring ring sticks or hangs at some random point. It made it nearly impossible to get an accurate bearing as you needed to twist harder to overcome the "hangup" and would sometimes twist too hard and overshoot and then have to rotate back, etc. After about a week of spinning the ring while watching TV, etc. it is much better and is actually usable now; but, you can still feel a slight hesitation at a point while rotating.
This might be a great feature if it "hung" at due north or something like that; but, it hangs on some strange bearing like 7.5* (don't have the compass with me right now).
This isn't a deal breaker; but, it takes a few grunts to get the declination set just right. You need both hands to push and turn the bezel. You need to push fairly hard, so it's hard to get a precise setting on the first try. Maybe I just have wimpy fingers. I still think I would prefer this over the risk of losing the tool.
I was going to send it back to Massdrop; but, life got busy and I didn't get a chance and probably that window has closed.
Apr 26, 2018
Thedudeabidesman
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Feb 20, 2018
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Picked this up on the last drop. Developed a bubble at 4,800 feet. Printing issues too like Scosol has mentioned. I may return it to Brunton and go with the Suunto MC2.
Feb 20, 2018
CatWizard69
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Apr 6, 2018
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Were you able to return the compass? I have one being delivered now, but after seeing these comments I'm getting worried about the quality of the product.
Apr 6, 2018
fattahrazzaqghanimughni
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Dec 9, 2017
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So many negative comments about this product. I'm interested to TruArc20, but haven't been quite sure to buy it.
Dec 9, 2017
scosol
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Sep 19, 2017
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My compasses just arrived today and I'm concerned that they're fake- see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NvWg14UCvc
Mine suffer from the same horrible printing. As well, the plastic feels cheap, my needle doesn't sit level, and the insert doesn't contain what's shown on Brunton's site.
I've emailed Brunton Support, let's see what they say.
Sep 19, 2017
scosol
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Oct 29, 2017
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My replacement compasses arrived from Brunton and they do not suffer from the printing issue the previous ones did. As best I can tell (not having them side by side in front of me), there is no other difference (the plastic still feels "cheap" (which is fine), the needles are designed not to sit level and work well, and the card insert is the same as before (and still not what is on Brunton's site). See the pictures below that show the difference between the printing of the degree markers. Also note for anyone reading this: the white background of the dial area is a *removable* protective film, so the compass can be seen through like every other compass and used for detailed mapwork- even the pictures on Brunton's site show it being used with that white protective cover in place so that is a mistake on their part. Overall I'm satisfied with the compasses (the needle performance is amazing) and Brunton's response to my concerns was exactly as expected. EDIT: looking at the pictures I uploaded, there are other differences: note that the originals I was sent specified Kilometers on the base and all the degree printing is in black (and crooked), whereas the replacements I got specify Miles, and the degree printing is black on the outside and green on the inside (with straight lines).
Oct 29, 2017
deezelbowz
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Feb 20, 2018
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Do you think you had received older stock on this Drop, maybe...?
Feb 20, 2018
Bigcountry
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Aug 26, 2017
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Yes... I'm with the waiting as well... I want the cover and the extras... It says 80 units so I'm confused why i can't purchase it
Aug 26, 2017
NeWaVdubs
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Aug 24, 2017
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Guess I'll have to wait til next time to get the Brunton TruArc 20 in inches...
Aug 24, 2017
Ciprol
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Jul 12, 2017
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Just receive an email announcing a delay in this order. Anyone know anything more about it?
Jul 12, 2017
Ciprol
5
Jul 13, 2017
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Update: It has shipped. Late by 2 days.
Jul 13, 2017
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