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Mini-Compass
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Accurate (12)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Waterproof (9)
  • Strong construction (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Backcountry camping (10)
  • Day trip (10)
  • Survival (9)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (6)
  • Camping (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Outdoor enthusiast (16), Avid adventurer (9), Gearhead (4), Professional (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

very happy

Great product. Drill a shallow hole in your bow's riser, set with epoxy, and forget about it till you need it. Then it's right there at your fingertips.

Great product. Drill a shallow hole in your bow's riser, set with epoxy, and forget about it till you need it. Then it's right there at your fingertips.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Turns yellow and stops working

These compasses look great and work well initially. I mounted several in walking sticks. My walking stick is over a year old, my wife's about 6 months, and my moms, 3 months. ...Read complete review

These compasses look great and work well initially. I mounted several in walking sticks. My walking stick is over a year old, my wife's about 6 months, and my moms, 3 months. You can set them next to each other and see the yellow gradient starting. My compass is so yellow you can't read it. It also quit working (shock of walking stick?)

I opened it up and found that the fluid smells like kerosene. Everybody knows kerosene gets yellow with age. So these compasses are all destined to fail.

The "magnet" looks like a really small piece of steel that was magnetized. It isn't a durable ceramic magnet.

These compasses are really nice looking. They look like instruments. But I would not recommend putting yourself in a situation where you must rely on it.

I have one that came in a bear take down bow. It hasn't started turning yellow yet, but has quit working.

If the manufacturer changed fluids to something that won't yellow, and improved the magnet, these would be super nice compasses.

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1.0

Turns yellow and stops working

By 

from North Carolina

About Me Avid Adventurer, Bad With Directions, Outdoor Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mini-Compass:

        These compasses look great and work well initially. I mounted several in walking sticks. My walking stick is over a year old, my wife's about 6 months, and my moms, 3 months. You can set them next to each other and see the yellow gradient starting. My compass is so yellow you can't read it. It also quit working (shock of walking stick?)

        I opened it up and found that the fluid smells like kerosene. Everybody knows kerosene gets yellow with age. So these compasses are all destined to fail.

        The "magnet" looks like a really small piece of steel that was magnetized. It isn't a durable ceramic magnet.

        These compasses are really nice looking. They look like instruments. But I would not recommend putting yourself in a situation where you must rely on it.

        I have one that came in a bear take down bow. It hasn't started turning yellow yet, but has quit working.

        If the manufacturer changed fluids to something that won't yellow, and improved the magnet, these would be super nice compasses.

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        5.0

        Nice addition to any bow

        By 

        from Kendrick, ID

        About Me Avid Adventurer, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Reliable Performance
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mini-Compass:

            Fred Bear equipped all of his personal bows with small compassess. I've started doing the same, no matter the brand or style, even my best custom wares. This assures my compass is always with me while bowhunting, giving me peace of mind when slogging back to the truck well after dark or in heavy fog common in northern Idaho.
            Not as difficult as you might think to install, but you do need to invest in a proper "Forester" (SP?) drill bit to assure a neat job. Epoxy after to assure a good seal, preventing moisture getting into your riser wood and ruining the wood.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Add-on for your bow

            By 

            from Lambertville, MI

            About Me Avid Adventurer, Gearhead

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Perfect add-on for my bow
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Hunting in Cedar Swamps
              • Survival

              Comments about Mini-Compass:

              Mounting this compass flush in the face of the riser was a breeze and it becomes very effective when traveling through heavy blowdown areas and swamps, as the bow is hanging in your hand with the front of the riser up and the compass is right there to just glance at whenever you have a need to get your directions.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Product was shipped in a timely manner and arrived in excellent condition..

               
              5.0

              18mm compass

              By 

              from Tn.

              About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate

              Cons

              • Easy to read

              Best Uses

              • Hunting hiking

              Comments about Mini-Compass:

              For my uses it is just fine.

               
              4.0

              Small, but functional.

              By 

              from Elkton, FL.

              About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Strong Construction
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Campgrounds

                Comments about Mini-Compass:

                Installing the compass in a walking stick.

                 
                1.0

                Don't inlay it!!!!!!!

                By 

                from Valley Grande, AL

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Develops Bubble

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mini-Compass:

                    I inlayed one in my bow riser. After 5 years a bubble so large developed, the compass won't turn. It rattles when I shoot.

                     
                    5.0

                    Works great in bow risers

                    By 

                    from hartland, MI

                    About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast, Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mini-Compass:

                        I have inserted a few of these in my bow risers, and have had no problems. Use a good quality forstner bit and they fit right in and hold with a little superglue.

                         
                        4.0

                        very happy

                        By 

                        from mideast tennessee

                        About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Waterproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backcountry Camping
                          • Day Trips
                          • River Trips
                          • Road Trips
                          • Survival

                          Comments about Mini-Compass:

                          Great product. Drill a shallow hole in your bow's riser, set with epoxy, and forget about it till you need it. Then it's right there at your fingertips.

                           
                          5.0

                          Mini Compass

                          By 

                          from Richland, WA

                          About Me Outdoor Enthusiast, Recreational Hunter

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Compact
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Read

                          Best Uses

                          • Backcountry Camping
                          • Day Trips
                          • Hunting

                          Comments about Mini-Compass:

                          I use carpenters Cabinet Mounting Cement to attach a mini compass below the grip on my one piece hunting bows on the same side as the shelf. On overcast days its a simple matter to hold the bow flat for a few seconds to confirm magnetic north and deduce or confirm direction of travel. This does NOT work on takedown bows with metallic components.

                           
                          5.0

                          Looks good in my super kodiak.

                          By 

                          from Rogers,AR

                          About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Waterproof

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Mini-Compass:

                            Sometimes the moss is NOT on the tree at all. Get this compass, you will not be disappointed!

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