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Why Are Two-Way Radios Perfect for Your Hiking Adventures?

Did you know that two-way radios are used as a safety device when walking and hiking?

Radios are of important use to hikers because communication with your group is vital so you can stay informed on your locations, progress and any change of plan.

Two-way radios help independent hikers stay safe and groups of hikers stay connected when exploring some beautiful walking destinations. Two-way radios can be an ideal companion for your hiking journey because of their many useful features.

How are two-way radios used as a safety device?

Two-way radios can be used as a safety device to help keep you safe during your hike because of some of the radio's features:

LED Torch - This feature will assist you when reading a map or finding your way in the dark if you stray from your trail.

Battery Life - Many of our two-way radios are equipped with long battery life. This becomes useful during those long hikes when you require a large amount of use from your radio. You can also use your two-way radio on the go as some of our radios have a USB port to connect to a powerpack for a quick charge.

Battery Level Indicator - This allows you to monitor how much battery you have left on your radio. You can use this to monitor your battery usage on your journey.

Panic Button - Simply hold down the button, a loud alarm will sound, and the hands-free feature will be activated for you to communicate with your group to call for help. This is useful in emergencies to gain attention from others.

Voice Activation Feature - This feature allows you to communicate without pressing any buttons on your radio. Therefore, you can keep your hands free to handle the rocky terrain when hiking up a steep mountain trail.

Durability - This feature allows your two-way radio to withstand some of the most extreme weather conditions. When you need to communicate with your hiking group in bad weather, your radio will still function through it.

Why are two-way radios useful for hiking?

Signal - There won’t be any loss of mobile signal when using two-way radios. You can climb many hills and rocks and still communicate with your group.

Rugged Construction - Because of some of the two-way radios rugged construction feature, they can handle any knocks, drops and scrapes.

Durable - Some of our two-way radios are durable with a IPx2 splashproof rating, which means they can handle splashes from any water you encounter on your journey.

Range - Many of our radios cover a large range. Although there are limitations, for example, a shorter range when communicating in built-up areas, you can still enjoy long-distance communication on your hike in open areas. This is useful if you want to stray from your trail, but still contact your group.

Vibrate Alert - The vibrate alert is a useful feature when hiking in locations where loud call tones can be disturbing, or in loud settings where noise may stop you from hearing your call tone.

Two-way radios we recommend for your hiking adventures:

Motorola Talkabout T82 Extreme Walkie Talkies

Key Features:

  • IPx4 Rating – durable construction
  • Up to 10km range
  • Up to 18 hours battery life
  • LED torch
  • Vibrate alert & hands-free voice activation.
  • Battery life indicator


Motorola XT180 2 Way Radios (Twin Pack)

Key Features:

  • Rugged construction
  • Hands-free
  • Lightweight & comfortable
  • License-free Motorola PMR446
  • Range of up to 8km
  • Up to 14 hours battery life


Motorola TLKR T92 H20 Walkie Talkies (Twin Pack)

Key Features:

  • License-free PMR446 radio
  • Emergency panic button
  • Up to 10km range
  • LED torch
  • IP67 waterproof – submersible up to 1m for 30 minutes
  • Up to 16 hours battery life
  • Hands-free voice activation


For more information and advice visit the 2way Radio Shop website , or contact us on 0800 328 0100, or email


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