Suunto MC-2G Global Compass

June 11, 2017 - Comment
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A high quality compact compass designed with user-friendly features for general use. The M-Series represent durable, reliable, high quality navigational aids, which perform flawlessly in even the most demanding of conditions. Models feature a large liquid filled capsule and adjustable declination correction scale. Another convenient feature of the models in this series is the serrated bezel ring, which is easy to turn even in cold conditions while wearing gloves. Due to their easy-to-read luminous markings and magnifying lenses, the compasses of the M-Series are also ideally suited to navigating in conditions of poor visibility.Hailing from Suunto’s MC series, the top-of-the-line MC-2G global compass is an invaluable tool for people who require highly accurate and reliable directional measurements, such as surveyors, miners, architects, rescue patrols, hikers, boaters, and the military. The MC-2G boasts a fixed declination adjustment system–standard throughout the range–that’s especially useful when working in areas with large magnetic variation. The tool’s additional sighting hole, meanwhile, ensures superior accuracy, as does the jewel bearing. Add in a mirrored lid, a baseplate with a round magnifying lens, a clinometer that measures the ground slope, and a luminous bezel and markings and you have a versatile, practical compass for a variety of applications.

The real star of the MC-2G, however, is its global needle, which works anywhere on the planet. Previously, most compasses functioned well in only one of five geographic zones. That’s because the compasses were balanced differently based on the zone’s inclination, i.e., the vertical intensity and direction of the Earth’s magnetic field. However, as people began to travel more, it became clear that globe-hoppers needed compasses with a greater geographical range. Suunto responded by developing two-zone systems–which work in either the northern or southern hemisphere–and one-zone systems such as the global MC-2G. Now there’s no need to purchase several compasses before embarking on your around-the-world eco adventure.

The MC-2G, which also sports a red nylon lanyard for around-the-neck use, measures 2.5 by 0.6 by 3.9 inches (W x H x D) with the lid closed and weighs a mere 2.65 ounces. It’s also backed by a lifetime warranty.

Product Features

  • Compact mirrored compass for taking highly accurate and reliable directional measurements
  • Global needle works anywhere on the planet; base plate with magnifying lens
  • Fixed declination adjustment system is ideal for areas with large magnetic variation
  • Extra sighting hole for added precision; luminous bezel and markings for nighttime viewing
  • This item is not for sale in Catalina Island


Allan M. Lees says:

Excellent Piece of Kit I’ve used a variety of Silva compasses and sadly they too often end up with air bubbles inside them in consequence of poor sealing. Suunto has a reputation for very sturdy manufacturing and so I decided to give their product a try. The reason this is a “global” compass is that in some parts of the world, notably the southern hemisphere, the Earth’s magnetic pole will tend to “drag” the needle down as you stand with the compass level with your waist. This can lead to a false…

CaptainAJ says:

Another Great Compass from Suunto, But Not Unflawed Great compass overall! This compass is overkill with nice luxury features, but most importantly, it is a Suunto, which means you can bet your life on it. Suunto is one of few compasses that I trust. The MC-2G is nicer and more expensive than you really need to go in regards to a well-designed, functional compass you can trust. If you don’t care about all the bells and whistles and the need for a Global needle (needle that is designed for both Northern and Southern hemispheres), you would do…

old cars rule says:

best of its kind… there probably isn’t a better alternative to this compass out there at present…perhaps a k&r alpin is an equal of this suunto mc-2g compass…i’ll let others much more experienced outdoor navigators/orienteering pros extoll its particular functional virtues as i’m much more of a laic in this game… 

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