Map Compass – Kanpas MA-49-1T

Map Compass – Kanpas MA-49-1T


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The MA-49-1T is an entry level compass designed to meet the educational demands of schools, scout groups and the wider leisure outdoor.

– The scales and readings are easy to read.
– Declinations are on the bottom of the capsule (avoiding common errors with map work).
– It has a full-size baseplate with standard magnifier.
– Lots of scales to suits all levels of hiker.



Yes, we post to PO Boxes and we utilise tracking for total peace of mind.
We’ll process your order very quickly so that our partners at Auspost can do their thing.

Estimated Delivery times, for the following metropolitan areas, are:

Brisbane           2 business days
Sydney          3-4 business days
Melbourne    3-4 business days
Adelaide       5-6 business days
Perth             5-6 business days
Hobart          5-6 business days


Hemisphere:  Southern
Capsule:          Standard Needle
Dial:                 0-360 deg (2 deg increments)
Bezel:              Black on White
Scale:               1:10000 / 1:15000 / 1:25000 / 1:40000 / 1:50000 / 1:63360
Rule:               0-90 mm / 0-2 inches
Magnifier:      Standard
Luminous:     Yes
Declination:  Adjustable
Size:               108*60*11 mm
Weight:         43.8g

Kanpas supply and sponsor the orienteering sector worldwide and that’s a good thing for Hikers.

There are many compass manufacturers globally and not all can adhere to quality.
Like us, I am sure you’ve spent quite a bit of money on gear over the years, that turns out to be junk!

Kanpas are proven and are favoured by national teams in world orienteering championships. (Google them!!)
Unfortunately, they are a little unknown in the world of hiking, as they don’t have massive marketing budgets.
Just like K2MountainGear they prefer word-of-mouth and let the product quality do the real talking.

We have tested the over 20 compasses from Kanpass and selected our preferred choice.
Because everyone has different needs, we have just 6 versions.
This covers the younger explorers, all-rounders and even expedition level.

Importantly your not buying junk…
All are durable, accurate and importantly configured for the southern hemisphere.

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