RACING SUIT – A lightweight, stretchy suit protects from undergrowth whilst allowing maximum freedom of movement even if it gets soaking wet.
SHOES – Light, strong shoes with non-slip soles allow sure grip on all types of ground – including mud and bare rock.
MAP – The map provided by the organiser shows the course with the control points which must be visited. The map is designed to give detailed information on the terrain – hills, ground surface, and features such as boulders or cliffs.
COMPASS – There is a wide variety of sophisticated compasses to choose from. Basically they can be divided into two main categories: base plate and thumb compasses.
CONTROL CARD – To prove that they have visited all control points in the right order, the orienteers have to punch their control card at each control using an electronic device.
HEADLAMP – When orienteering at night – a good headlamp is crucial