World renowned for making accurate navigation instruments, Suunto was founded in 1933 by Tuomas Vohlonen and founded upon his patent which was entirely unique at the time of having a liquid filled compass. The theory behind this was that the liquid would help dampen the needle and absorb shock and reduce wear from the excessive use and motion that compasses can be put through. This was the first step for Tuomas Vohlonen in becoming a dominating name in navigation. Today, Suunto mass produce an array of navigational equipment for a variety of sectors including military, surveying, mining,forestry, general public retail and has even recently entered into the sports market. In this section you will find a concise range of compasses and clinometers manufactured by Suunto for use within the mining, geological and surveying industries.