I have been looking for a thermometer to take with me hiking (I am a weather nerd) that was lightweight and would tell me both the max and minimum temperature for the day. I stumbled upon the ThermoDrop by ThermoWorks and it fits all three, plus it isn’t bulky and I can easily attach it to my pack.
Let me start off by saying this post is NOT sponsored, I bought this with my own money. They don’t even know I exist lol. However, even if it were sponsored I’d still give you my 100% honest opinion, both the good and the bad, just like I will be doing here. That is just how I roll.
- Temp Range: -13 to 122°F (-25 to 50°C)
- Accuracy: ±1.8°F (±1°C) over the full range
- Units: Celcius or Ferinheight
- IP Rating: IP67
- Backlight: 10 Seconds
- Battery: CR2025; lasts appx 4,000 hours (167 Days)
- Auto-Rotating Display
- Min/Max Readings
- Size: Appx 2″ high by 1″ wide (49 H x 33 W x 12.5 D mm)
- Weight: 0.5 oz or 14.3 grams
- Colors: Comes in multiple colors
What I Liked
Min/Max temperatures – I love the min/max temperatures feature of this thermometer. It’s nice being able to see how cold it got overnight or how warm it got during the day.
Size – The small and lightweight size of this thermometer fits the bill for those who like to travel light, where every oz (or gram) counts. It’s small enough to stash in a pocket or attach to your pack.
Auto-Rotating Display – It’s nice being able to grab it from my pack and read the temperature without having to take it off.
Multiple Colors: It comes in multiple colors to fit your personality or match your gear (if you are into that kind of thing lol).
What to Improve
Split Ring – The split ring that is shipped with the ThermoDrop is way too small and just about impossible to put on without damaging the split ring. It took using pliers in order to get it on. Honestly, the split ring should already be attached before shipment so the consumer doesn’t have to fuss with it.
I am super happy with this thermometer. The rotating display is a nice touch that allows me to read the temperature without having to take it off my backpack or whatever it is attached to. The min/max temperatures are also very much appreciated considering this was the main thing I was looking for. It’s always nice to know how cold it got overnight while you were sleeping and the backlight lets you easily see the temperature when you wake up in the middle of the night wondering what the temperature is. For the most accurate reading make sure it is not in direct sunlight.
The one thing to keep in mind with the ThermoDrop thermometer is it is not an instant-read thermometer. This means that you will not get an instant reading if say you go from freezing outside to a warm living room. It needs time to adjust. The time to adjust isn’t long, but it is still something to keep in mind.
Where to Buy
You can buy your own ThermoDrop directly from their website.