Suunto MCB. Anyone familiar with this one?

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  1. piney

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    I already own a different model Suunto and it is good quality. I was just curious if anyone has any experience with this compass? Good or bad. Please let me know. I am looking to put it in my belt pouch as a back up. Thank you.
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    I know you are not asking for recommendations but I do prefer a clear baseplate. I don't carry a backup compass (just the little backup on my watchband), I do carry this one when I want something smaller than my Suunto MC2-G.
     
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    I agree on the clear baseplate. I had one of the above black compasses or one very similar and promptly traded it off.
     
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    I am not familiar with this exact compass but Suunto has a good reputation and I have a couple different model Suuntos that have been good. From the illustration it looks like a lot of features in a very compact package. Generally the longer the needle, the more accurate the compass. The dial marks are 2 degrees and the needle is 1 inch. So not ideal to maintain a straight line traverse for long distances but adequate for emergency situations. For the use you describe it looks perfect. I have a similar sized type 27 Silva made in Sweden that I have in my edc pack.
     
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    Thank you @backwoodstrails . I was unaware of this model. I may be redirecting my attention to that one now.
     
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