Silva and orienteering have gone hand in hand since the Kjellström brothers, our founders, invented the first liquid-filled compass in 1933. Since then, Silva's product developers have repeatedly set new standards for orienteering compasses, often in close collaboration with elite orienteers such as Tove Alexandersson. 

World-class orientation compasses

Here you will find orientation compasses with high performance - thumb compasses, ruler compasses, children's compasses and wrist compasses.

The Arc Jet and Spike Jet orienteering compasses have been developed together with world star Tove Alexandersson and insights from 2,000 orienteers in the Swedish Orienteering Association. Both Arc Jet and Spike Jet have the fast, stable and precise compass needle Jet 2.0.

The Arc Jet series is available as a thumb compass – both left-handed and right-handed – with a fixed capsule, optimal for high-level orienteering. It is also available as a wrist compass, perfect for multi-athletes. The Spike Jet series are ruler compasses with a base plate in various sizes.

Our orienteering compasses also include beginner compasses for children who are orienteering. The Begin 2 wrist compass is small but robust with a rubber compass housing.

Orientation compasses – accessories and spare parts

With our exchangeable spare parts, you extend the life of your orienteering compass. You can also upgrade the compass with smart accessories such as the magnifier for the Arc Jet compasses.

Here you will also find classic orienteering markers and Silva's orienteering controllers Reflective markers with reflexes, which work equally well in competition and training, day or night.

High quality orienteering compasses since 1933

Our very first product was the liquid-filled compass that the founders, the Kjellström brothers, invented back in 1933. An invention that not only made it faster and easier to read a compass, but also became a global standard. In 1939 Silva introduced the first compass with a mirror view and in 1960 came the first wrist compass. Björn Kjellström also wrote the classic orienteering manual Be Expert With Map and Compass and helped start the American Orienteering Association. Today, we continue to drive the development of compasses forward in close collaboration with elite orienteers.