If you look at the pictures at:
there are a couple of ways to attach the lanyard to the compass. The "official" method uses that small, loose black plastic thing which is included in the package. With a moderate amount of force, the black plastic thing snaps into the compass base (at the end, immediately to the right of where "MC-2" is inked into the base plate). Then, with the black plastic thing in place, you hook the lanyard in and voila! You're done.
Sort of done, that is. This method provides two vulnerable failure points:
1) The black plastic thing can fail or come unsnapped.
2) The lanyard can come detached from the black plastic thing.
Method 2 is to simply loop the lanyard through the compass base at the same point where the black plastic thing is supposed to go. This attachment technique is used in three of the four photos in the link provided above, and it is very secure.
I just got my compass, and thus have not had a chance to see how well Method 2 works in the field, but this is what I'm using right now. The small black plastic thing will go in my drawer of "Parts I Don't Know What To Do With," and will likely stay there forever.
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Look at the picture of the compass at the link below:
When you hover the mouse over the picture, you will see how the lanyard is attached under the clip.
/Anni from Suunto
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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