Since 1894

Navigation: A Legacy of Excellence

Means tireless engineering and over 100 years of experience in earth-science, forestry, S&R and off-trail navigation. It means having a piece of technology that’s over a century old, but is still the top instrument in its class. It means commitment so iron clad, that being the best will never be enough.


In 1894, D.W. BRUNTON, a Canadian-born geologist and mining engineer, commissioned a skilled watch repairman out of Denver, Colorado to manufacture his invention—the Pocket Transit Compass. The precision instrument became world-famous and freed outdoorsmen of the bulky equipment of that time.

Often simply called a "Brunton", the Brunton Transit compass remains the Gold Standard in areas from Geology to Forestry, Engineering and by other professionals who demand functionality, craftsmanship and durability.