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Brunton Trooper UL Sighting Compass: $14 before discounts
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Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Brunton Trooper UL Sighting Compass: $14 before discounts on 09/01/2012 10:05:26 MDT Print View

The Brunton Trooper, aka Silva Ranger LE, compass is a 23-gram sighting compass that fits inside the palm of your child's hand... and is on sale at Sierra Trading for $14, before any discounts you may have.

Brunton Trooper compass

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Robert Blean
(blean) - MLife

Locale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Re: Brunton Trooper UL Sighting Compass: $14 before discounts on 09/01/2012 17:47:06 MDT Print View

Are these liquid filled compasses? I cannot find anything in their descriptions, including the manual, that says they are.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Re: Brunton Trooper UL Sighting Compass: $14 before discounts on 09/02/2012 07:25:52 MDT Print View

Yes, liquid-filled.

And it doubles as a signal mirror, for plucking the cactus-fruit thorns from your lips (don't ask how I know), and to comb your hair prior to trying to hitch a ride.

Interestingly, it appeared that STP would ship one to me (although I didn't click "submit order". Whereas they wouldn't send me a comparible compass a few years ago and I had someone smuggle it in. (Somethings can't ship to AK because there's no surface shipping option.) A different liquid? Fell through the cracks?

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
off-liste on 09/02/2012 09:46:58 MDT Print View

David, you've apparently dropped off the no-ship list. Just don't order fertilizer and diesel on the same invoice anymore.

Re: the Trooper -- note that an ultralighter fanatique could remove the "broach pin" and drill holes in the sides of the cover, taking this compass down to like 21.035 grams. Personally, I use the pin, and I not only use the mirror for mirror-type tasks, but the lid as my soup spoon.

Okay, maybe not that last thing, but I *could*. The predecessor to this item was a Silva without the sighting mirror, and that one has been in my backpack or front pocket since about 1980. Only recently has the Trooper replaced the old Silva 27, so I can demonstrate orientation techniques and now I like it even better due to the mirror's utility.

Joe S
Great little compass on 09/04/2012 17:56:05 MDT Print View

I got one of these with a huge STP discount,and it's a good little compass. You have the mirror for sighting, and for other dual use purposes. Very well reviewed for what it is.

Brian Johns

Locale: NorCal
And ... on 09/12/2012 17:13:46 MDT Print View

Made in the U.S.A. to boot. It's my favorite thing about Bruntons. Certainly isn't the big rubber dial that their bezels have.

Chad Billsby
(Billz107) - MLife

Locale: Up North
Gone on 09/12/2012 22:27:48 MDT Print View

Had one in my cart, but didn't check out quick enough. Dang!

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Bubble? on 11/09/2012 08:30:00 MST Print View

Anyone that purchased or owns one of these have it arrive with a tiny bubble in the dial? Wondering if this is normal for these to have a tiny bubble.