A Compass is essential in the mountains
Although GPS is a brilliant innovation, the humble compass still tops the list of recommended mountain navigation tools (along with a map). It's most useful if consulted regularly, and to that end it is usually hung around your neck or tucked into a pocket.
But many people don't like things flailing around their neck, so put the compass inside their clothing. Think of bad weather, when the compass will usually be buried under your waterproof shell garment.
Now it's not so easy to get at your compass, and it's even harder if you are using trekking poles and so already have both hands full. It's certainly not impossible - but it is tedious, may involve putting your poles down, and can be downright unpleasant if it's raining or snowing. And so the tendancy is to not look at your compass as often as perhaps you should.....
The Caddy makes it easier and quicker to use your compass
The Compass Caddy is a lightweight, easy to use plastic clip that attaches your compass to your trekking pole. It keeps your compass immediately to hand when you need it, and out of the way when you don't.
Checking the compass is as easy as looking at your wristwatch - just flip your wrist over, and the compass is instantly in view.The Caddy makes compass navigation is quicker and easier, which gives you more time to focus on the great outdoors.
The Caddy is designed to benefit hikers, trekkers, backpackers, orienteers, backcountry skiers - anybody who uses poles and also needs to use a compass.