Coghlan's Function Whistle
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- Shrill-sounding safety whistle with magnifier, compass, and two-scale thermometer
- Convenient lanyard with clip for attaching to jacket or backpack
- Affordable, essential gear for camping, backpacking, backcountry treks, and more
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Stay Safe on the Trails
Featuring a magnifier, compass, and two-scale thermometer as well as the whistle, the Four-Function Whistle is a handy tool for day hikes and back country treks and is also an ideal companion while boating or enjoying the outdoors.
The shrill-sounding safety whistle also has a convenient lanyard for wearing securely around the neck and a clip to conveniently attach to a backpack or strap.
Compass and Signalling Devices
Be safe while at the cabin, fishing, hiking, camping or backpacking and make sure you're headed in the right direction with signal devices and compasses from Coghlan's.
You'll find a wide variety of compasses to fit your needs, from lensatic and map models to wrist-fitting and pin-on.
Coghlan's also offers a wide variety of whistles and survival horns to help alert fellow travelers to your location.
Coghlan's: The Outdoor Accessory People
Coghlan's makes the outdoors more comfortable and enjoyable with over 500 accessories for camping, hiking, fishing, and RVing -- from cooking gear to first aid kits, insect netting, firestarters, tent repair, and more.
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|Lanyard / Clip||Clip||Lanyard & Clip||Lanyard||Lanyard||Lanyard||Lanyard|
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Compass worked great for general navigation. Actually relied on it during the PCT hike to get me through places where you couldn't find trail due to snow. The compass gave proper general direction for navigating in the woods when I needed it.
I kept it clipped to my shoulder pad and it never had any problems or breakage despite being beat around all the time when taking my pack on and off, put on trees, rocks etc.
Compass: I'm completely new at using a compass but I do know west has to stay west and so forth. I've tried it many times in my house, I shook it hard many times and checked if the directions still pointed in the appropriate direction. It did for the most part, although it seems to be off by about a dash sometimes, but that could be me I guess.
Thermometer: The print is small but my eyes for close-up objects is perfect so I have no problem reading this. For those of you who are far sighted, it may be a bit harder. I have no other thermometer to compare accuracy perfectly, but using my own bodies thermometer, it seems on point. When I turn off the AC in the house the temperature on this baby slowly increases and vice versa. The numbers that shown are by 10 values and the marked dashes in between are by 5 point values, plus an extra red dash for the 32 degree Fahrenheit.
Magnifier: Its takes a tiny bit of effort to pull it out, but you can definitely do it no problem. Push it in from one end and use your nails to grasp it and swing it open from the other side. Or use a thin tool like a knife or small tool to push it all the way through. Usefulness: it's a little magnifier, it magnifies things a little.
Other: The clasp itself is all plastic, no hinges. To open it wide enough to hang, you give it a push and it bends in somewhat. On it's own the clasp sits slightly ajar (1mm). It can attach to anything thicker than a millimeter and not fall out.
I was going to give this four stars because the compass MAY be off by a dash, BUT that may be my lack of skill so in all fairness I won't take off a star. Also even if it IS off by a dash, I am backpacking trails so I don't need anything heavy duty, and if I did I would buy a compass on it's own. This little item is amazing! I bought it primarily for the whistle and thermometer and it meets my expectations. The compass is a plus and I don't care squat for the magnifier either way. The clasp is a simple plastic thing, it's thick, sturdy and will do it's job, I don't see that breaking anytime soon, It can also be replace by a tiny carabiner if you prefer. All in all 100% worth the money.
I thought it would be a good idea to give one to my girlfriend when we went on a hike and after 30 minutes or so, I ask her to try to build a fire with it. After a bit of confusion and looking for fire starting material, then partnered with some patience and persistence, we had a small fire and she had alot of pride in her small accomplishment. But even more important, she knew she could start a fire if she needed to with this handy little tool, and proved it!
I bought one and liked it well enough that I bought 4 more for my EDC kits I put together.
My thoughts: expecting [or just hoping] that others will come to your rescue during a natural disaster like flood, hurricane, or a forest fire, or even just a stranded auto ... is not enough. YOUR survival is YOUR responsibility. While putting these BOB's in every car might not be the best location, having them ready is the first step, knowing where they are located is the second step. Hint: I actually plan to store each in a water-resistant plastic ammo box ["Plano"], that includes all items ... plus a small backpack for easy "no hands" carrying.
I always have one on me when I go hunting or walking in the woods. The whistle is very loud and would think it will carry a good distance. The compass works extremely well, having used it a few time when I got turned around in the woods while hunting and always made it back to my Jeep.
I find the Thermometer has come in handy while hunting many times. It appears to be quite accurate. I tested once with another thermometer and they both had the same reading. Haven't used the magnifier so can't comment on it.
The clip is sturdy and hasn't broken even with heavy use. I am constantly moving if from my hunting vest to other things. That is why I bought additional ones so I don't have to remove it.
These are great for the price and are nice gifts for your friends if they share your outdoor activities.
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N The clipper does not seem durable or reliable. I will replace mine with a lace/cord.
Y The magnifier was surprisingly good, I could see my dry skin up close lol.
N The whistle was not loud at all. My scream would be louder.
Y The compass seems to work as well (I compared with my phone's compass). It will point you to the
approximate right direction (example: North), but be careful to do this without any metallic objects around.
Also it will only work if laid horizontally on an flat surface. If you're holding it vertically, it will NOT show you
a correct reading.
Was it worth it?
For less than $5, yes!! Overall, the main functions worked as intended. The clipper you can easily replace, and the whistle, well, you can just buy an actual whistle for something really loud.
If you're looking for accuracy and long-term reliability, this might not be the gadget for you.
If you're looking for something small, compact and neat to have around in a go-bag, go for it!