Built using extra-strong titanium material, this safety whistle won't let you down in the case of an emergency. Because this whistle weighs just 1/10th of an ounce, it's a great addition to your pack and provides peace of mind if things go wrong.
Includes a handy neck lanyard with reflective weave.
Wt: 0.1 oz.
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Great light weight whistle.
I bought this whistle to throw into my EDC pack due to its size. However, I ALWAYS forget to bring a whistle with me into the woods. So one day I threw it onto a Stainless steel ball chain and hung it around my neck, and that's where it stayed as the necklace that I never took off for the past four months. For its size it's pretty loud. However you probably wont hear it past 600 feet. 300 in thick woods or noisy areas. (based on the fact that my sister didn't hear it nearby in the woods, although I wasn't blowing as hard as I could have. And my family couldn't hear it 200 feet away at an amusement park).
Overall, it's still on my neck as I write this, it's very well made, but it's not very loud.
First, let me state, this is a very well crafted whistle. I purchased it because of its compact size and minimal weight to add to the lanyard of my Suunto compass. This was an impulse buy while shopping BCO for another item.
My concern with the whistle, and this has nothing to do with Bushcraft Outfitters, is that the whistle does not strike me as very loud nor loud of enough for the sound to be heard over reasonably long distances, or in wind, rain, or other "noisy" atmospheric conditions. Hopefully, I never have to find out.
However, the day it arrived in the mail I blew it several times in my office, and asked the office staff if they could hear it or deemed it loud. One staffer said "it sounds like a kid's whistle." So if you want a light, titanium whistle that looks nice and will last forever, buy this! If you want the loudest whistle you can find, this isn't it. I've found other, louder whistles that either won't work when wet or simply can't be blown by some people.
Having said all the above, the Vargo is definitely a keeper for me!