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Gear Review: Highgear WeatherPort Weather Station

Stay safe with this handheld weather station from Highgear.
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“It’s like having a pocket-size Al Roker with you,” says one tester, who used this featherweight weather gadget in dozens of car campsites all over the West; it’s even compact and light enough to make the cut on backpacking trips.

“It records so much data, like temperature, air pressure, and humidity; plus it forecasts the upcoming weather,” she says. “I avoided certain misery in the often-volatile North Cascades high country when the barometric pressure crashed.” The WeatherPort also has an altimeter, digital compass, alarm, and a timer. Bonus: The big buttons and intuitive operation make the WeatherPort kid-friendly and easy to operate, even with gloves on. $50; 2.6 oz.; highgear.com

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