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Rothco Storm Safety Whistle/ Safety Black
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UPDATE: I need to say that over the years my high range hearing has been damaged to the point where it no longer exists. Whistles that I rate poorly MAY be loud to people with full range hearing, but the whistles I rate highly all have a lower frequency which I can easily hear. Something to think about; hunters and other people who have been exposed to very loud noises, like gunshots, may have damaged high range hearing, and may not hear your high pitched whistle. Whereas pretty much everybody can hear a lower pitched / lower frequency whistle. Plus, if I'm injured (think of a fall resulting in broken ribs), I will not be able to give my whistle a hard blow, so for me to rate it highly it must be LOUD without having to blow it hard.
These whistles have an extremely high frequency screach (3150 hertz) that will undoubtedly make your ears ring. They are said to be able to be heard from 50 underwater and are 75% louder than any other safety whistle on the market. The focused 3150 hertz sound produced was found to be the most easily heard frequency in scientific tests. It is also between 118 and 120 decibles, abnoxiusly loud. They are made in the USA and, in my opinion, are an excellent value. After researching this product, I found that a lot of testing and research went into the development of these whistles, a comforting idea to consider when paying for any product that has to do with safety.
One downside to these whistles are the size as they are definitely larger than your average fox40. However, what it lacks in compactability, it makes up for in function. Personally, I got these for camping to carry when on hikes and what not, just as a precaution. However, you can get creative with them and put them to any use you see fit. They are high performance and as versitile as a whistle gets.
The following orginizations and outfits use this exact whistle:
Special Forces Fort Bragg, North Carolina
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Naval Destroyer, U.S.N.S. John Ericsson
U.S. Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Enterprise
U.S. Army Troop Support Avionic Command, St. Louis, Missouri
Park Forest Police Dept., Park Forest, Illinois
Yuba City Police Dept., Yuba City, California
Emergency Survival Systems, Sunnyville, California
Disaster Solutions, Venice, Florida
Dive Rescue, Fort Collins, Colorado
New York Police Department
Chicago Police Department
Fort Worth Police Department
Atlanta Police Department
American Red Cross
I highly recommend these whistles over the competition as they are definitely a superior product.
The first thing I noticed, when I looked at the whistle package, was that it has warnings all over it about the whistle being extremely loud. However, the whistle has quite a wide range of volume: if one blows into it slightly it is not loud, if you blow into it with medium strength - it is very loud (my ears rang for 5-10 seconds after that). I did not risk blowing the whistle full strength with my ears uncovered, but with covered ears there was certainly no danger at all to my hearing.
The package also says that the whistle is waterproof and works underwater - I did not try that. Maybe the feature could be useful if you do scuba diving, and some shark starts chewing on your leg, you could try to scare it away or to whistle for help...
On my photos I put a penny next to the package to show the size of the whistle. Some people wrote that it is very big, but it looks like a quite normal size whistle in real life. If you have small hands, then the whistle has size of about the width of your palm.
The sticker on the front of the package I received says that the whistle is orange (what this page says as well and what I ordered) but it actually came in black. The back side of the package had an other sticker stating the correct color of the whistle.
There is a ring attached to the whistle in case you want to carry it on your neck or on your key ring.
And finally, the whistle is very light - it certainly would not add any weight to your backpack or purse.
Very nice product!!!