The first device similar to a compass was used houndreads of years ago. The usage of compass was based on a verity that a piece of magnetic ironstone could always harmonize with north-south course. You certainly know that the cardinal points can easily be set by the position of the sun or the amount of lichen on a bark. However, there can be moments when our nature observer's knowledge can be far too little. In order to facilitate orientation in difficult situations, are discovered compasses, which are offered also by us - sports and active leisure shop Gandrs.
Currently, in our shops you will find Brunton, Herbertz and Recta compasses, which are filled with liquid. This kind of compasses do not need to be hold perfectly still to determine direction accurately. This feature is highly important during the race, when every second is tremendous important. Compasses has the stability and quick needle reactivity to motions, but most importantly - they are understandable and easy usable.
In 1894, D. W. Brunton created a compact, precision compass that freed outdoorsmen from the bulky equipment of the time and set the course we still follow. These compasses are often used by geologists during geological object mapping, but TruArc Brunton compasses, which are provided with TruArc Global Needle system, are fully trusted by those, who are keen on orienteering. Also Herbertz compasses are stable and easy usable. They are placed in a metal housing and are equipped with a rotating dial and a magnifying glass in the viewfinder.
To always find the right path, we recommend you not to rely only on your nature observer’s skills and hight of the sun, but also compasses, which significantly will facilitate your searches for direction in unknown areas. When choosing a compass, it is important to know whether the compass will be used in competitions or calm hikes. Reach still undiscovered corners of the earth together with Brunton, Herbertz and Recta compasses!