BACKPACKER MAGAZINE Names the Kestrel DROP D1 Wireless Temperature Data Logger 2015 Editors’ Choice Award Winner

The industry’s most coveted award honors the best new gear and essentials for outdoor enthusiasts.

kestrel-180Boothwyn, PA — 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 unrivaled 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 DROP® D1 Wireless Temperature Data Logger– Temperature

Kestrel DROP® D2 Wireless Humidity Data Logger – Temperature, humidity, heat index and dew point temperature

Kestrel DROP® D3 Wireless Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Data Logger – Temperature, humidity, heat index, dew point temperature, station pressure, density altitude, pressure trend.

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 conditions in almost any environment. DROP loggers meet military and international standards for water, dust and shock resistance ded.

Kestrel is proud to be named as a Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award recipient. Since their inception, the Backpacker Editors’ Choice Awards have come to be regarded as the most sought-after award for outdoor equipment and apparel found in the industry. All winners must excel under extensive field-testing conducted by Backpacker’s team of editors, who take hundreds of products into the backcountry to put them to the test. This rigorous process ensures that the performance of the winners is truly worthy of distinction and meets the guiding principle behind the program: gear that is of real value to the readers of Backpacker magazine, who are active, long-term outdoor enthusiasts.

“Kestrel’s handheld weather meters have been trusted pocket meteorologists for outdoor enthusiasts for almost two decades,” said Alix James, CEO of Nielsen-Kellerman. “With the introduction of the DROP line, Kestrel sought to expand the environments that could be measured and the reach and usability of the data. Whether for gear testing or their own expeditions, the Backpacker editors have confirmed that accurate environmental data provides useful, even addicting, knowledge.”

About Kestrel

The Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters line includes dozens of products to monitor, record and log weather & environmental data and enable users to “know their conditions.” Kestrel meters and loggers are manufactured by Nielsen-Kellerman (NK), which has been building technically advanced environmental instruments for close to 20 years. Kestrel products are employed by thousands of users to keep them safe and informed as they work and play. Every Kestrel meter offers patented features and is rugged, accurate, waterproof, easy-to-use and backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty as well as designed, developed, built, tested and supported entirely in the USA. NK is proud to be both a recognized leader in lean manufacturing and process improvement and an award-winning top workplace.

NOTE: Kestrel Connect for iOS is available for free download from the App store. Android support coming soon. Bluetooth® Smart requires recent generation smart phones or tablets. -Know Your Conditions- For more information, contact Carrie Capili at 610.447.1555 x219, [email protected] or visit