Silva and orienteering go hand in hand since the Kjellström brothers, our founders, invented the first liquid-filled compass in 1933. Today we develop high-performance orienteering compasses, super bright orienteering headlamps, orienteering markers and Silva’s orienteering controls. 

Orienteering compasses

Since 1933, Silva has driven the development of compasses forward and delivered world-class compasses. The orienteering compasses Arc Jet and Spike Jet were developed together with Tove Alexandersson, and both series have the fast and precise compass needle Jet 2.0.

The Arc Jet series are thumb compasses with either fixed capsules or rotatable capsule (Arc Jet 360). If you prefer a wrist compass, check out the Arc Jet OMC, which is perfect for multi-athletes.

Spike Jet is a ruler compass for orienteering. The compass is available in three models, all with a rotating capsule and unmatched needle stability. The Spike Jet Classic has interchangeable scale sliders, and the Spike Jet Zoom has a magnifying lens.

Here you will also find beginner-friendly compasses for children: Begin 2 is a small but robust wrist compass with a rubber compass housing.

Headlamp for orienteering

Spectra O is Silva's strongest headlamp for orienteering. The headlamp's 10,000 lumens turn night into day and is perfect for night orienteering and technical trail running. The headlamp has a rechargeable battery, a head mount with high comfort and a remote control. You can also buy additional accessories, such as a flexible battery harness.

FREE 3000 S is a 3000-lumen orienteering headlamp with great light and a lightweight battery.

Silva’s orienteering controls and control punches

Reflective Marker is Silva's orienteering control that works just as well at professional competition as in school orienteering. The orienteering controls can be used during night orienteering since they have reflective areas. The orienteering markers OL Punches come in two versions: the A series and the B series. The kit contains 10 control punches.