Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters & Outdoors

Exploring the boundaries of nature can be exhilarating – and unpredictable. You push yourself to the limits and need equipment that can keep up with you –  a rugged Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meter is your perfect companion.

Snow Sports

Snow conditions can change by the minute. All Kestrel Meters feature an external temperature sensor making snow temperature measurement as simple as sticking the unit right into the snow pack. Set up a Kestrel to track conditions relating to snowmaking right where the equipment is operating. Equip ski patrol with a Kestrel to provide condition reports from all areas of the mountain.

Sailing and Boating

The Kestrel is ideal as an on-board weather station for both large and small craft. Use a Kestrel 1000 to assess wind speeds and sail setup, or step all the way up to the Kestrel 5000 to monitor all weather conditions. Automatic data storage and on-screen barometric pressure trend graphs make it easy to track developing storms. Plus every Kestrel is completely waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about dropping it overboard.

Hang Gliding, Para-Sports and Ballooning

Hang gliding, paragliding, parachuting and ballooning all are influenced heavily by one thing – the wind. The large replaceable impeller ensures accurate readings, and the waterproof case and slip-on cover ensure your investment will last for years of flights.


Backpacking, Camping, Climbing and Mountaineering

If you’ve spend any time outdoors, you know that Mother Nature can be unpredictable and the weather can change at the drop of a hat. It’s important to monitor the weather to ensure that you aren’t caught unprepared. Kestrel Meters are ideal for just that – slip one in your pack and you have a weatherman on your trip with you. Barometric pressure and dewpoint help to predict weather trends; wind chill and heat stress index warn of dangerous conditions for long-term exposure.

Search & Rescue and Avalanche Control

Avalanche and search & rescue teams need to quickly and accurately assess the conditions wherever they’re working. A Kestrel Meter allows ground crews to report the density altitude and ground conditions to the rescue helicopters for safe evacuations. Working dog handlers can make use of Kestrel Meters to monitor the wind speed, temperature and humidity conditions and keep their dogs working safely and effectively.

Wind Surfing and Kite Boarding

You need to know the wind speed right where you are wind surfing or kite boarding. Plus, the Kestrel 2000 and higher let you measure air and water temperature. The Kestrel plays as hard as you do – it’s completely waterproof, and has a sturdy slip-on cover.



Avid paddlers like to know the wind speed and water temperature, and the Kestrel is the perfect tool. Paddle guides love to be able to answer their clients’ questions about just how strong that wind is they’re paddling into.  Tie a 3-ounce Kestrel onto your life vest and know the facts wherever you paddle. Every Kestrel is compact, light and waterproof – there’s no need to be a weather guesser.


Whether you fly a private plane, small helicopter, ultralight or glider, it’s critical to know the weather when taking off and landing. Pilots who fly into remote locations will particularly appreciate the Kestrel 5000 with crosswind, headwind, wind speed, wind direction, altitude, barometric pressure and density altitude readings.

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