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Kestrel Drop D3 Review

We have long been raving fans of the Kestrel company and the tools they provide.  This year, we got the opportunity to talk with the team at Kestrel and shoot a couple of quick videos.  We learnws quite a bit more about the Kestrel instruments.  We also walked out of the conversation with a Kestrel DROP D3 to test out over the summer.  The DROP D3 was created to monitor and record environmental conditions like weather, humidity, heat index, dew point temperature, station pressure, density altitude and pressure. 

We have used the drop in our cooler to know whether we are maintaining the right temperature for transportation of meat, and we’ve checked temperatures inside of a tent, tracking temperatures at our game camera and the temperature inside of the dog crate.  The DROP measures just 1 x 1.8 x 2.4 inches and weighs just 1.2 ounces.  DROP loggers meet military and international standards for water, dust and shock resistance (IP-67) and are conveniently equipped with a sturdy D-ring for hanging wherever needed.

The DROP D3 and all of the DROPs pair up with the Kestrel LiNK which works via Bluetooth® low energy within 100 feet on both Android and IOS.  This allows you to view real-time readings from any DROP.  In addition, it can connect and read up to 8 DROP Loggers at any one time, and it allows you to store data logs from all of them. You can also send and share data via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Kestrels are designed and built entirely in the USA.  Each Kestrel is covered by an industry-leading five-year warranty. 

We look forward to finding many more ways to use the DROP D3.  So far for us, the two most important uses for this Kestrel is gauging the temperature inside the dog crate and in the carcass of our deer during transport. We will also keep the DROP D3 attached to our pack just to have a data record of the temperatures on our hikes and hunts.

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