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    REI Tri-Power Safety Whistle - Orange

    The REI Tri-Power safety whistle is an essential piece of safety equipment to have on you during outdoor activities.

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    Item # 761180

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    • 3-chamber design produces different pitches and blasts up to 120 decibels
    • Made of high-visibilty, non-corroding ABS plastic for durability
    • Whistle features a hands-free mouth grip
    • Metal clip with key ring allows you to attach the whistle to a PFD, pack or jacket
    • Safety whistle meets U.S. Coast Guard and Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements; also meets anti-choking standards for children

    Made in USA.

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    REI Tri-Power Safety Whistle - Orange Specs
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    Best use
    Backpacking
    ABS plastic
    2.75 x 1.25 inches
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    REI Tri-Power Safety Whistle - Orange

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    Rated 4.4286/5 based on 14 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromExtremely Loud Whistle Very loud whistle, so prepare to cover your ears when blowing into this. Nice bright orange for high visibility. Overall solid construction! Good product once again.
    Date published: 2010-07-04
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromwhistle this is a great whistle, it will deafen your ears with sound. Just to save a little weight, I took the metal clip off and tied parachute cord on it.
    Date published: 2011-04-04
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromYou will be heard. This as loud a whistle as I've ever heard. It is truly brutally loud. Construction is rugged, I can't imagine it breaking under normal use.
    Date published: 2011-04-20
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromWorth ever penny Superb quality, Extremely loud, very effective. Really pleased.
    Date published: 2011-05-24
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromLast whistle you'll buy! This is the last whistle you'll need to buy! Durable, hi-vis, and PAINFULLY LOUD. Originally bought this while working as a camp counselor, worked too well get the kids' attention during large events. Will continue using on extended backpacking trips.
    Date published: 2011-08-27
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromTell the Wilderness "I'm Here!" Extremely loud whistle that (despite being plastic) feels solidly built and reliable. I'm no whistle coinsurer, but these core features make it a great asset when hiking in the backcountry. It clips to a D-ring at the front of the backpack for quick access and it's bright color makes it easier to find (unless you're hiking Mars). Must have given the price and potential safety benefits.
    Date published: 2012-02-23
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromCaution If You'll Be In Cold Water My immediate impression on blowing this whistle is that there is something wrong with it. I fear that it would be difficult to blow it, full strength, when the person is (floating) in very cold water - as compared to other plastic emergency whistles. My first puff on it was not very hard; almost no sound came out. Then blowing as hard as I could on it (while plugging my ears), it seemed to be losing some of the air-flow through the two additional passages of its "tri-tone" design. I think the noise was not as loud as a plastic "storm whistle" I had owned. I'm guessing about it being difficult to blow when the person is very cold, but given this experience and the strange design of various plastic ridges on the underside, which could interfere with a tight seal of the lips, I cannot trust it for a kayaking-capsize emergency in cold conditions. Plus factors? It's small, compact, light weight, has a nice little clip. Maybe ok for hiking. I recommend plugging your ears to blow any of these whistles - which is why it's important to be able to hold a whistle with your teeth and lips, not needing to steady it with the hands in trying for a better result. Designers: please go back and review your initial requirements of what a whistle should accomplish and under what conditions. Something as basic as a whilstle should not have to generate this much commentary about its potential failings.
    Date published: 2013-01-24
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromREI Tri-Power Safety Whistle I bought this thinking it was a pea-less whistle, to use in very cold conditions so the cold wouldn't cause the pea to freeze from the moisture in my breath. BUT IT IS NOT PEA-LESS. Nowhere in the description does it say it has a pea, and you can't tell from the pictures that the whistle has a "belly" on the bottom for the pea. Other than that, it is a very loud whistle. BUT it takes a lot of effort to blow it hard enough to get max voulume from it. A negative if a person is injured and can't blow it hard. I have a WIND STORM Safety Whistle (Has a Pea) that is just as loud, but it takes a lot less blowing effort to be as loud. Thet is why I only gave the REI Tri-Power Safety Whistle 3 stars. However, the REI Tri-Power Whistle, being 3-toned, could be more audible/noticeable in certain conditions, and it is a bit smaller/flatter than the WIND STORM, which could make it easier to pack in a limited space. I'll keep on looking/listening for a loud, compact, easy-to-blow pea-less whistle. I will recommend the REI Tri-Power Whistle, but with the caution about the blowing effort.
    Date published: 2013-01-29

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