Two Way Radios


The Dangers of a Wired Wilderness

Guess what? The grid is expanding and we predict in the next five years, you won't be able to unplug—even in the backcountry.

Brent Rose
Jun 17, 2014

Backcountry Access BC Link

Outside reviews the best gear from Outdoor Retailer's 2013 Winter Show, including the Backcountry Access BC Link.

Kyle Dickman
Jan 24, 2013

The Top 8 Travel Gadgets of 2012

Two-way radios might seem absurdly retro, but having an open channel of communication can be priceless on a multipitch climb or when trekking through rainforest in Costa Rica.

Michael Frank
Mar 9, 2012

Adventure Tech

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Contour+ POV camera.

Will Palmer
Oct 18, 2011

Motorola Brute i680 Cell Phone

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Motorola Brute i680 cell phone.

Will Palmer
Jun 6, 2011

What set of walkie-talkies should I get for a three-month trip on Hawaii’s Big Island?

I’m planning a three-month trip to the Big Island and wanted to have some way to keep in contact with my travel companions. We are thinking about buying a set of walkie talkies. If we purchase these in Ontario will they work in Hawaii? Or do we need to purchase them in Hawaii? Can you suggest the best model to buy? Diane Ontario, Canada

Douglas Gantenbein
Nov 16, 2009

Jimmy Chin's Traveling Gear

From Everest to El Capitan, climbing photographer Jimmy Chin shoots in some of the most demanding terrain on earth. This is the gear he brings.

Aug 26, 2009