Although everyone likes to get a bunch of presents for Christmas, like many families, ours is expanding to the point that exchanging gifts between adults is just cost prohibitive and somewhat silly. As such, we all buy gifts for the kids, but the adults do a Pollyanna in which everyone enters their name into a bowl, and each adult draws the name of one person for which they’ll buy a small gift for. While cruising around the internet, I decided to check out a pocket transit (compass) that was so ridiculously priced in, comparison to a real Brunton pocket transit, that I thought it worth adding to my wish list to try. The compass in question was on Amazon and is marketed as a Ueasy pocket transit and cost about $26 at the time. They are even cheaper now the last time that I checked. Here’s a quick review of the compass for those that may be interested in buying a pocket transit, can’t afford or don’t want to spend the money on a Brunton, and don’t want to waste their money on a cheap piece of plastic Chinese crap. The Ueasy pocket transit is an absolute copy of the Brunton. There is no hiding that. However, having said that, it is actually a very good copy, especially in light of the ridiculously low cost. Unlike the Brunton, the compass body is made of plastic and not aluminum. The plastic body is surprisingly durable and much lighter than the aluminum body of the Brunton. The body is also formed with recesses to fit a tripod or Jacobs staff just like the Brunton. The lid snaps closed securely and has a cotangent table printed on it for surveying. Looking at the face of the compass you’ll see that it is set up just like the Brunton. It is a direct read compass, so the E and W are switched. There are two bubble levels, one for compass reading and one for using the clinometer for measuring slope, which is also present on the face. The inside of the lid contains a mirror and both the lid and the body have folding peep sights for both shooting bearings and for shooting elevations/determining heights using the clinometer. Unlike the Brunton, the needle is actually marked with a N and an S, so you don’t have to bother having to remember which way the white or red side of the needle points.