Kestrel 2500 Pocket Weather Meter

Submitted by Michael Andras of Massachusetts

Q: What features on the Kestrel 2500 did you like the most?
A: The combination of barometric pressure and pressure trend indicator was very helpful in predicting and preparing for changes in the weather, especially while hiking in the mountains. Its case and cord are great for wearing around your neck so that it is readily available.

Q: How would you rate its usefulness on a typical camping or hiking trip?
A: Very useful.

How would you rate the build quality and overall durability of your Kestrel 2500?
A: Very durable.

Q: How easy was it to learn to use your Kestrel 2500?
A: Simple, but I needed the user manual on occasion.

Q: How would you rate the accuracy of the Kestrel 2500 in measuring temperature, wind speed, altitude and other weather variables?
A: Very accurate.

Q: The Kestrel 2500 has a MSRP of $149.00: Do you believe it provides full value at that price?
A: Yes.

Q: Would you recommend buying this product?
A: Yes.

Final Comments
I enjoyed its many features, ease of use, durability, waterproofness, and the fact that it floats. I found it great whether hiking in the mountains or on a kayaking trip. Enjoy!

Manufacturer's Technical Specifications Overview

  • Current Wind Speed
  • Maximum Wind Gust
  • Average Wind Speed
  • Air, Water and Snow Temperature
  • Wind Chill
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Altitude
Know Your Conditions
  • Measure environmental conditions quickly and accurately
  • Forecast weather with pressure trend indicator
  • Reliable, portable and easy to use
  • Real-time clock
  • Protective cover with sure-grip overmolding
  • Data hold function
  • Large, easy-to-read display with backlight
  • Waterproof and buoyant
  • Lanyard and battery included
  • Two-year warranty

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