I was recently contacted by Howard Wright, CEO of All Weather Safety Whistle Co. and inventor of the Storm Whistle regarding my safety whistles decibel testing blog post. He had enjoyed the whistle comparison and tests and was so confident about his whistle being the loudest in the world, he offered to send me some to test. By the way, he invented the Storm Whistle at age 14 on a dare from a friend - that's pretty cool!
The Storm® All-Weather Safety Whistle is the loudest whistle on the market. It's unique patented design allows it to be heard under water, up to 50 feet, because the sounding chamber forces all water to be purged when the whistle is blown. Made in the USA. It's perfect for divers, lifeguards, and for recreation! Creates a clear, high frequency sound, with a power rating over 75% greater than other referee and safety whistles.
Even just after letting my daughter, Maggie, quickly test the whistles in our back yard I can definitely vouch for how freaking loud they are, but I can't give you an accurate decibel comparison or overall ranking compared to the other whistles until I get the decibel meter back from my friend.
So heads up to those of you who left a comment suggesting that I take a look at the Storm Whistle. I have a bright orange original Storm Whistle and a new Windstorm Whistle to test very soon. This test may require the use of ear plugs! Does anyone already own one of these, if so what do you think of it? It's pretty big.
Disclosure: The All Weather Safety Whistle Co. provided Brian's Backpacking Blog with a complementary Windstorm Whistles to review.