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Silva Expedition S Compass


Silva Expedition S Compass


Brand: Silva
  EAN 7318860194788
Weight: 86 g         14 reviews
The Silva Expedition S Compass is an advanced navigation tool for experienced users and professionals. Based on the tried-and-tested baseplate design of the classic Expedition 15TDCL model, the Expedition S expands on this functionality with brand new features. If the terrain demands a mirror sighting compass, the Expedition S is your optimal companion.

The Expedition S brings two new features to the plate: a slope card, and a scale lanyard. The slope card is great for detecting potential avalanche risk, and for determining how challenging your journey ahead may be. Thus, by understanding the terrain better, you can judge any extra distance that you need to travel.

The scale lanyard has two scales on it - 1:25 and 1:50 - which allows you to measure the distance of your hike. Since it is soft and flexible, it is easy to place it directly onto your route on the map.

  • Sighting mirror with hole for the most accurate bearings
  • Declination adjustment
  • Built-in clinometer
  • Magnifying lens
  • Mirror angle assistance
  • Luminous markings for low-light navigation
  • Silicon rubber feet for increased friction when taking map readings
  • Silva 1-2-3
  • GPS scales
  • Made using robust materials to withstand tough conditions
  • Graduation: 360
  • Resolution: 2
  • Measuring scales: 1:25k, 1:50k, mm/in
  • IP class: IPX8
  • Temperature operating range: -20 to +60°C
  • Dimensions: 108 x 64 x 20 mm
  • Weight: 86 g
  • Waterproof
  • Included: Scale lanyard (1:25, 1:50), Slope card


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  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Product Reviews

Silva Expedition S Compass is rated 5/5 based on 14 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 14

  I bought this to replace an older compass. Great product. Very accurate and easy to handle. Thank you!  

  Rimantas Avulis
31st July, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 14

  The Silva S Expedition compass was delivered complete with advertised extras and is an excellent piece of kit. It is designed to be easy and reliable to use in conjunction with a map, following the instructions which are available to download from the Silva website. It is a sighting compass (more advanced than the basic compass in the Silva range) which enables a more precise bearing to be viewed. Its other functions are also as described in the product information and appear to be clear and easy to use in practice. I also like the lanyard which comes with the compass as it is a handy method of checking distance on a map, apart from including a gadget for adjusting declination according to one's locality in this part of the Northern Hemisphere. I expect this product to be serviceable and enjoyable to use for years to come.  

  Martin Vickers
21st May, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 14

  I bought a compass, mail order from Ray Mears - it got lost in the post! It sounds like a line from the Edinburgh Festival but it's true. It took all my skills and 5 days to track it down (as well as a very helpful local postie) so I was very pleased when it eventually arrived. Opted for the Exped S because of the sighting function which may be a bit OTT (and adds both weight and cost), but given the price from RMB was the best by a long way, that's OK. The compass itself is as described and like most compasses of the type, very easy to use with plenty of measuring aids and scales, whilst remaining clear and easy to read. Let's hope it doesn't get lost again!  

  John E
27th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 14

  This compass was well up to the standard expected from Silva and provides an excellent and rugged tool for the explorer and walks leader alike. The slope/gradient card is brilliant and the whole instrument is designed with the practical user in mind. Good purchase.  

  David F
21st October, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 14

  Fantastic piece of equipment. This has now become my number one 'go to' compass and will be used and abused.  

  John Broadleday
9th August, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 14

  Great compass, especially useful is the permanent declination adjustment. The lanyard has a silly design (Silva, what were you thinking?) that opens very easily, but I replaced it anyway.  

27th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 14

  I bought this compass to replace a similar Recta model that had grown a bubble and had a cracked base plate. I've used Silva for years. I actually use a Plastimo Iris 50 sighting compass for taking bearings.  

  Anthony Deacon
6th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 14

  I decided to go for this Silva sighting compass after losing my previous Suunto compass as I like the serious quality. I am also happy with the markings. I Will look forward to using this for work and pleasure, which is originally why I purchased it for. I am very happy.  

  Malcolm Lemmon
20th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 14

  A well made sighting compass which has everything needed to keep on track. This item is exactly as described and at a reasonable price. I'd have preferred the magnifier to be slightly larger as I'm old now but it works all the same. Top end features like declination adjustment and some nice touches like the scale on the tape help make it very usable. I took it on a remote Swedish canoe trip and found it did all I needed and probably more. Basically it is an upgraded Ranger model so if you don't need some features then the ranger may be a cheaper option but this one is top end.  

27th September, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 14

  I had an old version of this years ago. Lent it out many years ago and never got it back! This is a bigger better model with a bezel easier to turn with gloves., easier to use in a white out or cold wet times of year, Good lanyard with easy break snap . The clinometer easy too use and with the card also helps with that prediction of avalanche on slopes. Handy little card that when route planning. With the packaging think Ill make a protective pouch for it. Oh and it will not be lent to anyone!  

  Gwyn H James
26th July, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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