login ask-a-question questions unanswered tags faq

I'm looking to add a compass or compass/thermometer to my EDC on my keychain. All the ones I see on amazon are quite bulbous and look like they have too much bulk for the function. Can anyone recommend a flat, thin (say 1/4" to 1/8" thick) fob to add to my keychain?

asked Oct 02 '11 at 12:27

kodemage's gravatar image


answered Oct 17 '11 at 03:46

jradi72's gravatar image


maybe the Brunton 9041 Glow Mate Compass less than $10 on Amazon with reasonably good reviews.


answered Oct 16 '11 at 17:22

James%20Thompson's gravatar image

James Thompson

bruntonoutdoor.com says that the 9041 is a 0.5 inches thick. The 11HNL is 0.4. I believe that's the thinnest one they make.

It seems difficult to make a functional compass that is as thin as @kodemage would like.

3 years, 3 months ago
floatingbones's gravatar image floatingbones

The Suunto Comet seems to be pretty darn small, but I don't see thickness in any product descriptions. It looks like they're no longer making this unit. If you like, get one quickly.


answered Oct 14 '11 at 21:35

floatingbones's gravatar image


I believe you're looking for something like this? http://www.leevalley.com/US/home/PrintPage.aspx?p=45180&ap=1

Not thin, but I still use my father's 40-year-old one.

You may prefer: http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?c=&cat=1,42363,42356,55733&p=55733


answered Oct 10 '11 at 19:15

Courtney%20Ostaff's gravatar image

Courtney Ostaff

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or __italic__
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported


Asked: Oct 02 '11 at 12:27

Seen: 5,105 times

Last updated: Oct 17 '11 at 03:46

Related questions

powered by OSQA