I love these things. As an avid geocacher I like to leave nice loot in any cache that has room for trade goods. A couple of years ago while looking for little compasses to incorporate into walking sticks I saw this listing for Small Elegant Pocket Compass. At first I thought the price was a bit outrageous, but that was before I realized the price was for a pack of 50! Wow. A very remarkable bargain. I've re-ordered a few times now and I must have given away hundreds of these things. For a short time they were not available, which was kind of freaking me out as I have heard from any number of geocachers what a kick the kids get out of finding these in the caches, and didn't want to let people down. Now they're back, so I ordered three boxes (a total of 150 of them). These things are solid but light weight. Out of the hundreds I've passed along I've only had one that was a dud. They're actually made of metal, probably tin, so they're impressive and accurate give the non-ferrous construction. The needle is well balanced and has a phosfur spot that glows nicely if you hit it with a flashlight on a night hike. The ring with degree markings is raised above the compass rose for a cool 3-D effect. Each one comes in it's own little baggie so they don't get dinged up. I'd doubt anyone is going to put one on a lanyard, but hey, the little ring thing above North is cool looking and sturdy enough that you could wear one around your neck if you wanted to. They really do work. Hell, I'm going to order up one more box of 50 just in case they get discontinued again.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]