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  • From boating to backcountry skiing, the compact size and light weight of this whistle make it ideal for nearly every outdoor activity
  • Exceeds Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and U.S. Coast Guard specifications
  • Package of 2 SOL Rescue Howler whistles

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Material(s) Plastic
Dimensions 2.125 x 0.25 inches
Weight 0.5 ounce
Rated 3 out of 5 by from loud but not extremely loud These whistles are extremely popular. I wanted one because they are a pealess design so its not affected by water or freezing up. I also like the fact they are small and flat so they go on your backpack strap or pfd without getting in your way or be noticeably present. The only downsides is that that the attachment for the keyring breaks easily and these are marketed as extremly loud. Even though they are loud and will get the job done. They are not "extremely loud". Matter of fact most of my other whistles are louder.
Date published: 2011-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Not the loudest but the easiest to blow A small amount of blow makes a lot of sound The whistle is weak at the split ring, so remove it and add a string Flat so it is good for a key ring for urban use Great that it a pair to make sure your partner has
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good light whistle It's light, easy to see, the split ring is handy to keep it on string (it's so small it's easy to lose track of if you don't), and I keep one in my 10 essentials bag, and one in an outer pocket of my backpack. The only thing I don't like is: it isn't the style with the ball (like the classic "coach's whistle"); that change in tone makes it a little more distinct than the straight tone this makes if you're trying to get someone's attention.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the Job, affordable Good things about this product: better to get 2 since most people hike with at least one partner. Yellow color insures it'll be easy to find. Is it loud? Oh yeah. And that's the main benefit. You get lost, you want someone to find you, and this whistle, which is very loud and easy to toot, will help out rescuers. Every hiker should have one (or should I say 2?) if you're entering an isolated location Go for it.
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I trust it's loud enough. If anyone were to jokingly try to blow this whistle in my presence, I would tackle them--- because it's loud enough to HURT. I would guess that makes it comparable to a shotgun, which can be heard from a long, long way away. I love that there are two in a package. I keep one on my keys and one in my first aid kit. I don't own anything else yellow, so it's hard to lose it. Everybody needs a whistle!
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My opinion Like the size, color for easy finding and fact it doesn't have a ball to stick.
Date published: 2016-02-10
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Hi, is the sound heard on the video the loudest? Because it was desperately quiet for a whistle advertised to be loud.

Asked by: Jack Camino
The video does not accurately represent how loud the Rescue Howler Whistle will be. It has a 110 decibel rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-18
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from loud but not extremely loud These whistles are extremely popular. I wanted one because they are a pealess design so its not affected by water or freezing up. I also like the fact they are small and flat so they go on your backpack strap or pfd without getting in your way or be noticeably present. The only downsides is that that the attachment for the keyring breaks easily and these are marketed as extremly loud. Even though they are loud and will get the job done. They are not "extremely loud". Matter of fact most of my other whistles are louder.
Date published: 2011-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Not the loudest but the easiest to blow A small amount of blow makes a lot of sound The whistle is weak at the split ring, so remove it and add a string Flat so it is good for a key ring for urban use Great that it a pair to make sure your partner has
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good light whistle It's light, easy to see, the split ring is handy to keep it on string (it's so small it's easy to lose track of if you don't), and I keep one in my 10 essentials bag, and one in an outer pocket of my backpack. The only thing I don't like is: it isn't the style with the ball (like the classic "coach's whistle"); that change in tone makes it a little more distinct than the straight tone this makes if you're trying to get someone's attention.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the Job, affordable Good things about this product: better to get 2 since most people hike with at least one partner. Yellow color insures it'll be easy to find. Is it loud? Oh yeah. And that's the main benefit. You get lost, you want someone to find you, and this whistle, which is very loud and easy to toot, will help out rescuers. Every hiker should have one (or should I say 2?) if you're entering an isolated location Go for it.
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I trust it's loud enough. If anyone were to jokingly try to blow this whistle in my presence, I would tackle them--- because it's loud enough to HURT. I would guess that makes it comparable to a shotgun, which can be heard from a long, long way away. I love that there are two in a package. I keep one on my keys and one in my first aid kit. I don't own anything else yellow, so it's hard to lose it. Everybody needs a whistle!
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My opinion Like the size, color for easy finding and fact it doesn't have a ball to stick.
Date published: 2016-02-10
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Questions & Answers

Hi, is the sound heard on the video the loudest? Because it was desperately quiet for a whistle advertised to be loud.

Asked by: Jack Camino
The video does not accurately represent how loud the Rescue Howler Whistle will be. It has a 110 decibel rating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-18
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