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Model # F-5020, F-5021

Brunton Standard Transit

Brunton Standard Transit

Regular Price: $549.95
  • 0-90° or 0-360° Scale
  • +/- 1/2˚ w/ 1˚ graduations
  • flat bottom with a non-slip silicon foot
  • Protective leather case, perfect for carrying your Brunton in the field
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Product Description

Brunton F-5020 and F-5021 Transit is built with all of the functionality and features of traditional Brunton Transits, the Standard takes traditional strike & dip measurements and excels at low-angle readings with it’s flat bottom and non-slip silicon foot.

We know that your transit is a life-long investment, that is why the internal components are sealed in place with an o-ring. The Standard Transit’s body is CNC machined from a from a nearly indestructible aluminum block while the hard-anodized finish resists bumps, bangs and scratches. Best of all use the built in bottle opener after a long day in the field.

Brunton compasses are proudly made in the USA. All transits and the bulk of compasses are designed, developed, and hand-built in Brunton's factory in Riverton, WY and are sold across the world via our global headquarters in Louisville CO.


  • Newly designed body is CNC-milled and hard-anodized for simplicity and durability.
  • The flat bottom with a non-slip silicon foot allows for low angle strike and dip measurements.
  • Unobtrusive bottle opener that stays out of the way until needed.
  • The mirror enables sighting and measurement of bearings and vertical angles.
  • Short and long sights give the user additional functionality and accuracy when shooting bearings.
  • The precision NdFeB disc magnet provides very accurate readings and resists demagnetization.
  • Our magnetic needle can be balanced for use almost anywhere in the world .
  • Induction dampening makes for a quick-settling needle.
  • The sapphire jewel bearing allows for smooth needle movement throughout the life of the instrument.
  • The needle lock button can lock or free the needle, depending on the model.
  • The internal components are sealed with an O-ring for improved water and dust resistance.
  • All transits are compatible with our Jacob’s Staff/Tripod ball and socket adaptor.
  • Each model is available in either Azimuth (0-360) or Quadrant (0-90) formats.
  • Each comes with a protective leather case, perfect for carrying your Brunton in the field.
  • Made in the USA in Riverton, WY.


Size: 3.1" x 2.8" x 1.3" Body Material:  CNC-milled and hard-anodized
Weight: 6.9 oz. Azimuth Accuracy: ±1/2° with 1° graduations
Vertical Accuracy: within 1/2° with 1° graduations Vertical Angle Measurement Range: to +/- 90° or 100% grade
SKU:   Country of Orgin: USA


Package Contents

  • Brunton Standard Transit Compass
  • Leather Transit Case
  • Manual

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the accuracy of the Brunton Pocket Transit?
The Brunton Pocket Transit provides 1° resolution. All Brunton Pocket Transits are hand-built and pass a rigorous 100% quality assurance inspection for 1/2° accuracy, both vertically and horizontally.

How do I open my pocket transit?
Rotate the pocket transit so the flat cover side faces up, and the small window is positioned away from you. Unlatch the cover from the base of the transit.

How can I protect my pocket transit mirror?
To protect the mirror while in storage, Brunton recommends placing the pocket transit in the case with the base against the closing snap.

Why are E & W switched on the bottom plate?
The Brunton Pocket Transit is a direct reading compass. The needle points directly to the bearing on the azimuth ring, which is graduated counter-clockwise. There two ways to take a direct reading: 1) point the large sight toward the object, and read the bearing where the 'N' or white tip of the needle points to the azimuth ring, or 2) point the small sight toward the object and read the bearing where the 'S' or black tip of the needle points to the azimuth ring. If the bearing of the object is 45° from true north, for example, the needle will point between N and E on the bottom plate. The bearing will be the same using either method. Try it!

Can I use a transit in different countries?
Yes, you can. If your location is near, or south of the balance lines, the needle on your Brunton Pocket Transit requires special balancing. Contact ASD if you are uncertain or your transit requires special balancing.

What are some differences between Brunton's Pocket Transits?
The Conventional/Commercial aluminum body is not waterproof, while the International aluminum body, the GEO billeted aluminum body, and the ComPro composite (plastic) body are waterproof. Both the Conventional and the International have the long bar, Alnico II magnet. The ComPro and GEO have a round NdFeB rare earth magnet which resists demagnetization better than the Alnico II magnet. The NdFeB magnet also settles slightly faster because the magnet is stronger. The International can be used in a wider range of countries because needle has a lower center of gravity, which reduces needle 'dip.' It is easier to read a bearing on the ComPro & GEO because of the way the north and south tip of the needle is marked (labeled 'N' & 'S' plus a line) for precise measurement. The International and the Conventional have a 'North' pointing needle which is solid white. The GEO incorporates two brand new features. It has a hinge inclinometer with accuracy to 2°. Now a user can sight dip and dip direction at the same time. Also, the hinge is much more durable and can withstand hard use. Brunton offers a lifetime warranty on the GEO, where all of the other Pocket Transits have a 1-year warranty.

How can I protect my pocket transit mirror?
To protect the mirror while in storage, Brunton recommends placing the pocket transit in the case with the base against the closing snap.

More Information

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The Brunton Company warrants the F-5020 & F-2021 to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty extends to the original purchaser for one year from the date of purchase.

The accompanying registration form must be filled out and received before this warranty will become valid.

Should the product prove defective or need repair, contact Brunton for a Return Authorization Number (RA#). Loss is not covered by this warranty.

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