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The Kestrel DROP D1 Wireless Temperature Data Logger has been named as a recipient of the 2015 Backpacker magazine Editors’ Choice Award. The prestigious Editors’ Choice Awards are given annually to products in recognition of their outstanding innovation in design, materials and performance.

BACKPACKER gear reviews set the benchmark by which all others are measured,” Backpacker Editor-In-Chief Dennis Lewon said. “That’s because no other magazine or website conducts field-testing as rigorously or impartially as the crew led by Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter. Our core testers each have years of backcountry experience and expertise in multiple pursuits, from climbing to paddling to skiing. Under Kristin’s leadership, they put new products through punishing real-world abuse in the toughest terrain and worst weather. She also oversees a transparent process that has earned an unrivalled level of trust from readers, retailers and manufacturers. The result? Best-in-class reviews that lead consumers to best-in-class gear.”

The Kestrel DROP D1 is part of the Kestrel DROP Data Logger family of small, rugged, waterproof and accurate environmental sensor/logger/transmitters:

Kestrel DROPs connect wirelessly via Bluetooth® Smart to the Free Kestrel Connect App to display real-time measurements up to 100’ away and automatically sync stored data for charting, sharing to social media, saving and emailing.

Because Kestrel DROPs are extremely small, rugged and waterproof, they are easy to carry along on any expedition to monitor and record conditions in almost any environment. DROP loggers meet military and international standards for water, dust and shock resistance (IP-67-30 minute submersion at 1m and MIL-STD-810G drop tested) and are equipped with a sturdy D-ring for hanging wherever needed.

Richard Paul Russell Ltd are the official UK distributor for Kestrel wind and weather instruments and have been involved since the conception and design of the original Kestrel 1000 hand-held wind meter back in 1994.

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