Saturday, September 6, 2008
Suunto A-10 Partner II Baseplate Compass
Much like the Suunto MC-2G discussed below, the little A-10 Partner II compass is a beautifully finished piece of industrial art. Unlike the $75 price tag on the MC-2G, this little baseplate model can be had through The Compass Store (my favorite new place to window shop) for just about $11. In this day and age, I cannot imagine a better value. This is a simple and well made unit. It has a very modern ergonomic baseplate with a 1:24,000 map scale, a fixed declination correction scale and a snap-lock lanyard that allows easy separation of the compass. For the money, in my humble opinion, you cannot get a better compass for purposes of letterboxing or teaching your kids about how to use a compass.