Plastimo - Iris 50 Hand-Bearing Compass
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Plastimo - Iris 50 Hand-Bearing Compass

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Manufacturer #:  63870

£67.99    (Inc. UK VAT @ 20%)(£56.66 Exc. VAT)

An iconic product in the Plastimo range, the Iris 50 is the highly dependable companion of yachtsmen, regatta addicts and top-notch racers worldwide. Hand-bearing and traditional compass: regularly praised by technical press and prestigious skippers alike, as the most reliable, sturdy and handy hand-bearing compass.

Shockproof, waterproof and sandproof: initially designed for regatta racing, it is also a precise and precious companion when trekking or hiking.

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13 February 2018  | 

Read that the Plastimo Iris 50 handheld compass is among the best in its price-point. Found an apparently hard-to-find orange model, rugged, well-made, easy to use, couldn't be more pleased. Looking forward to using it in the up-coming season. Fair winds to all.

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Product Information

Plastimo Iris 50 Hand-Bearing Compass Features

  • Good protection
    against hard knocks: the smooth finish feels soft in your hand, but will not slip, even when wet
  • No parallax error:
    a prism projects the reading of the bearing to infinity
    This also contributes to a more comfortable operation, as you do not need to alternate close-reading to read the card and infinite-reading to take bearings
  • Optimum conditions to take bearings
    thanks to the superb card stability and the wide 20° field of view, which will accommodate the roughest of sea conditions
  • Most accurate bearing
    the pivot and hard stone are a guarantee of long life and shock resistance of your compass
  • Soft bottom cell
    engineered using ultra-sonic welding, it acts like an expansion diaphragm, preventing the formation of bubbles and leaks
  • Course reading
    from above the compass: you can read your compass like a standard compass, with no need to look through the prism

Plastimo Iris 50 Compass Specifications

Colours Blue
Army green
Functions Hand bearing and traditional compass
Graduation Every 1°
Field of view 20°
Clearance 12°
Lighting Built-in photoluminescent lighting
Lubber lines Red
Dimensions 83 x 33mm
Weight 105g

Praise for the Iris 50 Compass

'This is the Plastimo classic and still scores the highest in our test.  It's simple, robust and well designed, with everything encased in rubber, except for the lens and the top of the card....

'The acrylic lens gives the clearest and most accurate read-out, while its position on top of the compass allows you to line up the bold red lubber line directly against the landmark you're taking a bearing on.

'Stows away easily thanks to its small size and light weight.'

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