The Silva 66 OMC Spectra is a wrist mounted compass that's been designed so you have a greater use of your hands, particularly good if you're using trekking poles or even wearing thick gloves. Silvas extremely stable Jet needle and Spectra navigation system have been used as they suit this type of compass.
The Jet needle has been designed to be very stable and settle very quickly. This will save you time when you stop to check your direction and orientation. Jet needles are also wide and luminous for easy reading. The 66 OMC does not have the traditional compass bezel with degrees marked. Instead it uses the Spectra systems that allow for rough bearings to be used using the 1 dot, 2 dot 3 dot system.
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Needed this compass quick as I smashed my thumb compass in a fall. Facewest delivered this promptly as usual. The compass proved to be a good buy. I was attracted to the lack of a base plate which I have found gets in the way when thumbing the map. I was worried about following a bearing but seemed to pick up the technique quickly. Looking forward to trying this on the Lakes Mountain Trial.
Fantastically practical piece of equipment. Just used it on the 5 day Raid Bimbache Extreme adventure race. So easy to navigate with the Silva 66 - it never left my wrist for the entire race. Meant I didn't have to pause, whether to kayaking or mtb or using poles. Fast response time, too. Much prefer it now to regular thumb compasses.
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Large base plate compass. Luminous dial, romers and control markers.