Recta Elite Global Compass DT240G

Amazon Product blurb:

Recta DT420 Elite Global System Compass

“Designed for worldwide use”

What is little known about the compass is that a compass needle dips varying amounts depending on latitude (where in the world you are). The dip of the needle is known as ‘inclination’ and it prevents a normal compass bought in the UK from working properly in the southern hemisphere. Locations such as Australia, South America and much of Africa is affected. That’s why one would need different compasses for different parts of the world.

Thankfully, Recta now have the solution. The Recta DT 420 Global System overcomes this problem and will work anywhere in the world – reliably. This compass isthe ultimate foractive outdoorsman and world travellers.


  • Transparent baseplate with rounded edges
  • 20mm diameter magnifying lens
  • Anti-slip pads
  • Global needle
  • Notched bezel with self-cleaning system for capsule mechanism
  • Adjustable declination correction scale with clinometer
  • Luminous markings and bezel


  • Scales: 1:10,000 + 1:15,000 + 1:25,000 +1:50,000
  • Graduation: 360
  • Size: 61 x 121mm
  • Weight: 46g

I got mine from AllOutdoor for £35.

Didn’t particularly need the lanyard but the little tool to adjust the declination is tiny and losable so I used dragon weaved the lanyard to hold the tool
The night time illumination is pretty good

Not used it yet but I’m sure it’ll be useful when it comes to Mongolia and travelling via a compass bearing from one isolated landmark to another. Other than the adjustable declination scale and the clinometer this is not too dissimilar to the good Silva compass’ that I’ve used in the past.


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