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Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass

Item #: 81216

Our Price: $9.93

Regular Price: $13.49

SAVINGS: $3.56 (27%)

The Starter has an enlarged ergonomic base plate desgned for children or adults with smaller hands. The larger rotating capsule with 2 degree dial graduation is easier to read. There are inch and millimeter scales plus a lanyard hole on the base plate.

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Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry camping (5)
    • Survival (5)
    • Camping (3)
    • Day trip (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Outdoor enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    excellent first compass

    By scout leader

    from New York

    About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry Camping
      • Campgrounds
      • Day Trips
      • Survival

      Comments about Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass:

      Bought this and a whistle as gifts for my scouts graduating from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. It is a quality entry level compass that they will use to learn orienteering skills.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good backup or trainer for kids

      By TheDon

      from Lumberton, NJ

      About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass:

          If you are an avid backpacker or hicker looking for a primary compass, keep looking.
          I bought these to keep as backups in case of loss or failure of our primary compasses. These would also be very suitable for Scouts working on their orienteering requirements.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Good compass for summer camp!

          By Camp Director

          from New Jersey

          About Me Outdoor Enthusiast, Summer Camp Director

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Read
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Doesn't come with a cord

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry Camping
          • Day Trips
          • Orienteering
          • River Trips
          • Summer camp
          • Survival

          Comments about Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass:

          I gave this to my camp staff members as a gift during our training. Used them for orienteering and compass learning. They are great - easy to use, durable, easy to read. Only downside is they don't come with a cord attached - you need to get your own. I did not test the compass' accuracy, but they were all pointing the same way.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very well explained in discription

          By Griz

          from Chistiana Pa.

          About Me Professional, Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Simple Controls
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Has area for lanyard does

          Best Uses

          • Backcountry Camping
          • Campgrounds
          • Day Trips
          • Economical mapping
          • River Trips
          • Road Trips
          • Survival

          Comments about Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass:

          Only draw back seen lanyard area ....no lanyard

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great frist compass for Scouts

          By Scouter

          from Albany, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Reliable Performance
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backcountry Camping
            • Campgrounds
            • Survival

            Comments about Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass:

            This is a great first compass for scouts both the cub and boy scout level. We give this as a graduation gift when cubs move up to boy scouts. It has served many boys well for orienteering. It is also the same model available thru the [...] store without the [...] emblem. cheaper here. [...] price not worth having emblem.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Lite and easy to handle, packs well

            By Pnucon

            from Eastern US

            About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry Camping
              • Survival

              Comments about Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass:

              General waypoint finding when all else fails.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              • Q:

                How much does this compass weigh? thanks.
                Asked on 4/1/2012 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Weight: 1.5 oz.

                  Answered on 6/28/2012 by Steve from Campmor
              • Q:

                Hi I believe I bought this compass from you before. The compasses that I bought had a flat top and a somewhat rounded bottom... which is different looking than the compass displayed on your picture. But I'm pretty sure it was the Silva Starter 1-2-3. Am I right about the shape? I also want to make sure that this one is full of liquid. Thanks for the info.

                Megan
                Asked on 11/7/2010 by Megan from Santa Cruz, CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The baseplate of the Silva Starter Type 1-2-3 Compass is flat and rectangular. Not rounded or contoured tor the hand. The capsule is liquid filled.

                  Answered on 11/9/2010 by SkyeLab from New Jersey
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