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The top radios, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on September 13, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Radio Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Midland X-TALKER T20X4

Got these just in time for some family hiking trips. With five kids of varying ages and skill levels, we need some comms to keep us all in check and safe. Not to mention, cell phones were no use where we were. Handled great. The range was good, although obviously limited sometimes by distance or rough terrain, trees, etc. I trusted them to kids from 3 on up, and all the radios survived intact. These will be regular part of our packing list for all trips and outings. Not to mention the kids use them… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Midland LXT500VP3 Walkie Talkie

Great for road trips.   I got a set of these, as well as the  X-TALKER T20X4 Walkie Talkie Four Pack. I wasnt sure what would be best for different kinds of camping, or for use by my kids versus by me or by my older parents. I tested these under a variety of conditions, including in varied topography, heavy forest, on roads, and on water. Overall, this radio set is defintiely more powerful, and clearer for a longer range generally. I didn't test them over a distance further than 6 miles, but it… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Midland X-Talker T51VP4 Walkie Talkie

This product worked great for us because we needed something to assist us when backing up our travel trailer and keep track of our kid. The radios are lightweight, have clear sound (both on handheld and earpieces), and even have a VOX setting or hands-free option. My only issue with these radios is the range. The manual states it has a 28-mile range, but that is not exactly accurate. I tried it in my neighborhood, in convoy while driving, and at our last campsite, and I couldn't get more than a… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Midland X-Talker T51VP4 Walkie Talkie

Great product. Great pair of Walkie Talkies. First off, they are a great size, small and light. Easy to carry or attach to a pack or hip. The learning curve was fairly easy, directions are easy to follow but there are many functions and it can take a while. I had no problem getting them set up and ready to use very quickly. There are plenty of channels to scan through and find a private one for yourself. As far as the range goes, I was not able to achieve 28 miles, but I do live in the mountains… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Midland X-Talker T51VP4 Walkie Talkie

This is a review for the Midland Walkie Talkie XTalker T51VP4. I was given this product as a freebie to review. I am pleased to say this was a great product. This is a review for the Midland Walkie Talkie - XTalker T51VP4 Do you have an uncle, grandpa, husband, brother, or someone who stays out on the lake too long in their boat? We do! So we now have a walkie on the boat and one with the cottage. This allows us to tell them to come home for dinner since they left before breakfast. Even though this… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Midland X-Talker T51VP4 Walkie Talkie

My husband and I are full-time travelers and spend much of our time outdoors; we primarily use walkie talkies for short range transmissions when operating our motorhome. This includes site setup and RV maintenance. Ever since we were growing up our families have always packed a set of walkie talkies for family adventures. These walkie talkies have a potential range of up to 28 miles dependent upon obstacles (hills, mountains, trees, houses and buildings). Optimum conditions are over clear line of… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Motorola Talkabout GMRS /FRS Radio with DPS Option

These radios were great. Used them as a scoutmaster and for broadcast radio service. Now trying to find a couple more. The one I'm looking for has the AA battery back OEM rechargeable battery pack, gray with black top panel, black stock antenna w/o desk charger option. Used them for years on the day job and weekend scout trips. What was great—no computer needed to program them. Got one from a scanner shop in San Carlos, CA, the other at REI. Worked in the radio broadcast field in the SF Bay area… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Midland GXT1000VP4 2-Way Radios

These “walkie talkie” and their headsets are wonderful. As a member of another website, I sometimes get the opportunity to test out products in exchange for a review. The transmit audio was robust and loud. Whisper mode was interesting, as it really amplified quiet "whispered".  I got over 8 hours of use on a full charge, and they seemed to charge pretty fast on the desk charger. My main (minor) complaint is that you have to use the charging base with the proprietary adapter plugs, either the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Midland X-Talker Extreme T77VP5

A reliable and durable communication tool when you can’t use your phone or cell service is unavailable. As a member of another website, I am given products to test from time to time in exchange for a review. Midland provided this product for review. Contents Secure Plastic case Two T77VP5 radios Charging base USB charging cord USB AC outlet adapter USB car adapter Two Detachable radio clips Two Rechargeable battery packs Two boom style earpiece/microphone The Midland X-Talker Extreme T77VP5 features… Full review