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Compasses are essential tools for orientation and navigation, functioning even in situations where GPS may not be available. These remarkable devices offer a range of properties and benefits that make them indispensable for hikers, campers, sailors, and adventurers of all kinds. On the Osculati website, you can find sighting compasses, portable compasses, and many more, all from top brands in the industry such as Riviera, Ritchie, and Finder.Each compass model on Osculati.com has been designed to bring specific advantages and conveniences to different adventures. The models that are easy to carry in any situation are sighting compasses and portable compasses. Sighting compasses are designed to provide precise direction: equipped with a magnetic needle suspended on a ball bearing, these compasses use the Earth's magnetic field to provide information about north-south orientation. Sighting compasses are rugged and reliable, capable of withstanding adverse environmental conditions, which is why they are often used by explorers, geologists, and surveyors to map and survey uncharted terrain, as well as by open-sea sailors.Portable compasses are the compact version of sighting compasses; they are designed to be easily transported. They are lightweight, small in size, and can be worn comfortably on the wrist or around the neck. One of the most practical and functional models of this type of compass is available on the Osculati website, produced by the Riviera brand. Perfect for hikers, orienteers, geocachers, and sailors, the Riviera soft-shell compass allows for safe navigation even in unfamiliar environments. It is shock-resistant and convenient to wear around the neck.Osculati also offers compass models that can be integrated into watercraft. These compasses come with specific features, customized sizes, and various colors, allowing you to choose based on your needs and preferences.Finder compasses are instruments designed directly by Osculati. Available in 50 mm and 67 mm versions, they feature an ABS body, illumination, and compensators, ensuring accurate positioning even in darkness or at high speeds, providing safe navigation toward your desired destination.Riviera and Ritchie Navigation compasses available on Osculati are designed specifically for maritime navigation. They are built to withstand the challenges of the marine environment, including corrosion and vibrations. Riviera compasses are often installed on boats and yachts, offering a reliable and stable compass for long-distance navigation. These compasses feature large graduated scales and nighttime illumination systems to ensure easy reading in low visibility conditions. They are also available in different body styles and sizes to suit individual needs.