Silva Compass, Silva Head Torch And More
The Silva compass and head torch company has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and their main business areas are Sports, Outdoors and Professional.
Silva is the leading manufacturer of compasses worldwide and have a proud heritage in design, innovation, and leadership, starting in 1933 with the invention of the first liquid filled compass.
The two main Silva product ranges of interest to hiking are:
- Compasses; and
- Head Torches.
Other products of interest with regards to hiking include:
- Outdoor Instruments (wind gauges, altimeters, map measurement, clinometer);
- Walking Poles;
- Outdoor accessories (various carry dry bags and cases);
- Map Cases.
Silva produce a wide range of compasses including base-plate, mirror-sighting, thumb, wrist and carabiner compass versions. They also have a steering and kayak version.
To help you find your way when hiking or backpacking, Silva have produced the following video which also introduces the Silva 1-2-3 system:
In this 6 minutes 3 seconds video from Silva Sweden you are shown how to navigate safely with map and compass and the Silva 1-2-3 System.
As an example of a Silva compass, take a look at the video review below on the Silva Ranger 515 CL compass which has many features including: a clinometer, map magnifier, geared declination adjustment, sighting mirror, luminous points for night use and many more:
This 6 minutes 48 seconds video from BlackOwlOutdoors provides a review of the Silva Ranger 515 CL Compass. While the compass may be too feature rich for the novice outdoorsman, it provides more than enough to satisfy the avid man, or woman, of the woods.
Silva Head Torch
The Silva head torch range is quite extensive. Here is a movie that promotes the use of a Silva head torch for skiing at night:
This 52 seconds video from Silva Sweden shows Marja Persson and Tom-Oliver Hedvall skiing during the night with a Silva head torch.
As an example of a Silva head torch, take a look at the video below which reviews the Silva Ranger head torch, a hard wearing and strong torch, great for hiking, camping and other low light activities. It runs on 1 AA Battery and has a shine capacity of 30 lumens with a travelling distance of 29 metres:
This 1 minute 59 seconds video from SimplyHike reviews the Silva Ranger Head Torch.
Other Silva Products
Silva also produce the following:
- Stop Watches;
- Civilized Dining (bowls, glasses, forks, flasks);
- Visibility Wear (visibility jackets and vests);
- Carry Smart (hydration belt, duffel bag);
- Accessories (battery, charger, battery belt, battery harness).
If this brand is not what you are looking for then find out about more hiking brands in this post!
If you want to read more here are some useful resources:
- The Silva company website.
- The Silva Sweden YouTube channel.
- The SilvaEducation YouTube channel.
- About Silva on Wikipedia.