Silva’s new race thumb compasses are perfect for the orienteer, the adventure race athlete, or whoever is in need of a compass with outstanding quality, needle settling time, and stability during running. The needle has a new design with more transparency which increases the map visibility. The baseplate also features a new design which contributes to better contact between thumb and map, and with a thicker baseplate material it withstands the toughest conditions. The Race Jet is your compass if you’re looking for an elite thumb compass without fuss - lots of transparency to increase the map visibility and all the high-end qualities that you may need. The Race S Jet is exactly this, plus the Spectra system, and if you prefer a turnable capsule, choose the Race 360 Jet. Left and right hand specific.
New needle design – increases map visibility
New baseplate design – allows thumb contact with map
Thicker baseplate material – withstands tougher conditions
New friction element – improved friction against map
Smaller capsule – decreases risk of volume changes due to temperature variation which leads to less risk of “bubbles”
New Spectra graphics – more transparency increases map visibility
Race S Jet: Includes the Spectra system