Kestrel 5500 Pocket Weather Meters

Kestrel 5500 Pocket Weather Meters


The Kestrel 5500 Pocket Weather Meter is a lightweight, handheld, multi-function weather meter and data logger with large sunlight-readable graphing display and tripod vane mount option.


  • Rugged (Drop Tested To MIL-STD-810G Standards), Waterproof (Sealed To IP67 Standards) And Floats
  • Measures Wind, Speed, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, And Direction
  • Large, High-Resolution, High-Contrast, Graphic Display Is Perfectly Readable In The Brightest Sunlight And Is Backlit For Nighttime Use
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  • 14 total meteorological parameters measured, calculated and displayed real-time and stored in memory, including advanced meteorological measurements such as dew point temperature, wet bulb temperature and density altitude

The next generation of weather monitoring is the here with the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter.

This Kestrel meter does it all. The Kestrel 5500 provides the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability as the original Kestrel 4500. Measure every environmental condition plus wind direction, crosswind and headwind/tailwind. Use it golfing, sailing, flying, spraying, shooting and more. Drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand extreme environments without damage, your Kestrel weather meter travels with you anywhere you dare to go. A range of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your Kestrel meter with you.

The Kestrel 5 Series platform adds many new features and options. If you're familiar with the Kestrel 4500, the first thing you'll notice is the larger, higher-resolution and contrast display and improved font readability. The Kestrel 5 series also includes a built-in dual color backlight, extra-strong polycarbonate lens and AA battery operation.

USB Data Transfer Cable
Low profile, lightweight, waterproof cable provides wired connectivity to Windows and Mac computers for fast data uploads and firmware updates. Compatible with every model in the Kestrel 5 Series.

Sleek, rugged tripod vane mount
Small, secure, robust vane mount turns any Kestrel 5 Series meter into a portable weather station that remains oriented into the wind. (Included in
some models where noted, otherwise sold as optional accessory.)

Large, high contrast screen
Easily readable text in almost any setting, including bright sunlight, with more visible information on the screen at all times. This high-resolution display is easy on the eyes, allowing you to get more information from customizable user screens, charting and graphing options without causing eye strain or fatigue.

Dual color backlight
Toggle backlight color between standard white and night-vision-preserving red (NV). The red NV backlight features an optical wavelength selected to help users sustain natural night vision and reduced brightness to avoid detection during night maneuvers.

Secure battery door
Large, O-ring sealed door provides easy, tool-free battery access.

Scratch and breakage-resistant window
Rigid, polycarbonate lens with scratch-coating protects the display from damage.

Corrosion-resistant battery compartment
Battery is isolated from electronics, reducing damage in the event of a battery leak. (Note - Lithium AA batteries strongly recommended to avoid battery leakage altogether.)

Intuitive user-interface
Icon-based navigation, intuitive keypad, and multiple languages make the Kestrel a breeze to use.


  • Altitude
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Crosswind
  • Density AltitudeDew Point Temperature
  • Direction (Wind Direction and Orientation)
  • Headwind/Tailwind
  • Heat Stress Index
  • Relative Humidity
  • Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
  • Temperature
  • Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
  • Wind Chill
  • Wind Speed


  • Neck Lanyard
  • AA Lithium Battery (Average Life 400 Hours)
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch
  • Certificate of Conformity (with complete specifications)
  • Instruction Manual
  • 5-Year Warranty
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Kestrel 5500 Pocket Weather Meters 0855YEL 5500 Pocket Weather Meter, Yellow
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Kestrel 5500 Pocket Weather Meter - Tan 0855TAN 5500 Pocket Weather Meter, Tan
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Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter - Olive 0855OLV 5500 Pocket Weather Meter, Olive
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Kestrel Screen Protector Kit For 5000 Series 0784 Screen Protector Kit For 5000 Series
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Kestrel Tripod Clamp 0793 Tripod clamp
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Kestrel Replacement Impeller 0801 Replacement impeller
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Kestrel 4000 NiteIze Belt Clip Case 0805 NiteIze carrying case
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Kestrel Portable Mini Tripod 0799 Portable mini tripod with bag
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Kestrel Link Dongle 0786 Link Dongle for 5000 Series
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Kestrel Tactical MOLLE-Compatible Cases 0806CAM Tactical case, camouflage (MOLLE-compatible)
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Kestrel Tactical MOLLE-Compatible Cases 0806OLV Tactical case, olive green (MOLLE-compatible)
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Kestrel Tactical MOLLE-Compatible Cases 0806BLK Tactical case, black (MOLLE-compatible)
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Kestrel Tactical MOLLE-Compatible Cases 0806TAN Tactical case, brown (MOLLE-compatible)
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Kestrel Rotating Vane Mount And Carry Case 0782 Rotating Vane Mount And Carry Case, for 5000 Series, Black
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Kestrel USB Data Transfer Cable 0785 USB Data Transfer Cable, for 5000 Series, Black
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Kestrel Collapsible Tripod 0792 Collapsible tripod
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