Suunto KB-20/360R G Compass
Suunto KB-20/360R G Compass
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Product Description
Rugged and dependable, the compact Suunto KB-20/360R G compass is great for backpacking and hiking in any conditions. Boasting an accuracy of 0.5 degrees and a graduation interval of just 1 degree, it features a thick plastic housing and a high-grade steel needle held by a sapphire bearing Read More

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MikeS
3
Mar 25, 2019
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I use this for my work (Archaeology/Survey) and these compasses are great. Mine is about two years old, a little faded in color and some small scuffs on the edges, but sights like a dream. I originally bought one for $60 from Amazon, but I'm tempted to get another for backup.
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Mar 25, 2019
Dela61463
2
Mar 22, 2019
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Description states 1 degree graduation........ the pic shows 5 degree graduation.....which one is correct ?
Mar 22, 2019
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549
Mar 22, 2019
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There is no way to see it in photos but there is a bevel on the outer edge of the disc, concealed by the housing when you look at it but that is seen when looking through the peep. It's graduated in single degrees. This is not a trail compass really unless someone happens to be in a handful of situations while also needing to be very accurate with route marking or way finding (sailing is one good use I suppose). Honestly I don't believe I've ever been anywhere as a backpacker that this is needed, and there is the drawback of not having a clear baseplate with straight edges for use in conjunction with a map.
Mar 22, 2019
DaveTheDude
10
Mar 21, 2019
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I own the aluminum version of this sighting compass (the KB-14). It's precise to 0.5 degrees of arc, and I'm regularly able to resolve bearings to 0.25 degrees. It excels at taking bearings, on land and especially at sea. If you've ever wanted a sighting compass to complement your standard baseplate mapping compass, this model offers an excellent value at the offered price.
Mar 21, 2019
FeebleOldMan
741
Mar 21, 2019
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>Low-Light Hiking Compass Uhh.. what makes this a "low-light hiking compass"? Or did you mean it's not too ultralight or mediumlight, so it's just lowlight?
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Mar 21, 2019
seenypaul
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Mar 21, 2019
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I believe this is an error on Massdrop's part - hopefully just another careless mistake. Manufacturer's own website lists it as "Light-Weight" not low light. No mention of low light I can find anywhere. https://www.suunto.com/en-us/Products/Compasses/Suunto-KB-20/Suunto-KB-20360RG/
Mar 21, 2019
Stepbystep
549
Mar 22, 2019
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There must be a prism in there or something to help gather and distribute light, but when looking through the peep, it is visible in very low light...surprisingly so really. Nothing special or feature-laden about the top of the disc that you view when just holding it. I have an older version of this compass (nothing has changed about it) and I don't really use it but comparing to my standby M3-D (now just M3), the KB does excel in low light, as long as the peep design is still useful for your application (i.e. if you can't see objects in the distance - open areas or not - then it may not be any more useful than another compass design. You will be able to see your bearing in the peep but maybe not direct it to a landmark).
Mar 22, 2019