A compass is an instrument used for navigation. In these times of mobile phone GPS compasses seem quite archaic. However a hiking compass is still an important thing to have with you while on your trail. The simple reason is that your GPS batteries could die and you’d be completely lost, you don’t want to turn a fun activity into an ordeal.
If you also feel like you know your hiking trail really well and you have no need for a compass you’re quite wrong. There could be a fog and you lose visibility and take one wrong turn, a hiking compass would be handy then. So there you have it a good few reasons why it’s always a good idea to ensure you have hiking compass and basic use knowledge always ready to use; you never know when you’ll need it. Enjoy your time in the outdoors.