Top 10 - Best Two Way Radios of 2017

Whether you are planning an outdoor event, are an avid adventurer or looking for a rugged two way radio for work; you’ll find what you’re looking for on our list of the Top 10 Best Two-Way Radios of 2017.

Motorola’s latest range of TLKR walkie talkies have secured them the top spot on our list. Find out what else has been rated so that you can make your decision with confidence.

  • 1. Motorola TLKR T80 Extreme
    Our Verdict
    Quality piece of kit with good range, easy to use & robust.
    Product Features
    • Licence-free (PMR446) weather-proof radios with upto 10Km range, 8 channels, 10 call tones, handsfree function, LED Torch and Vibrate Alert
    • IPX4 rated: reinforced casing, weatherproof
    • LED Torch vibrate alert and hands-free
    • LCD display
    • Up to 10km range
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
    What We Think
    The Motorola TLKR T80 Extreme is well-deserving of its no.1 spot on our list of the Top 10 2-Way Radios. Rugged and all-weather proof, the TLKR T80 Extreme is the ideal companion for regular outdoor adventures, and the must-have set for skiing holidays. The maximum range of 10km can be put to great use on the slopes, and the bright yellow handsets will stand out against the pure white snow if it happens to slip out your hand or pocket). Further benefits of the T80 Extreme include: a convenient carry case for transportation, dual-charging pod for simultaneous charging of both handsets, vibrate alert for noisier environments, and headset compatibility so they can be used hands-free.
    Product Features
    • Licence-free (PMR446) weather-proof radios with upto 10Km range, 8 channels, 10 call tones, handsfree function, LED Torch and Vibrate Alert
    • IPX4 rated: reinforced casing, weatherproof
    • LED Torch vibrate alert and hands-free
    • LCD display
    • Up to 10km range
    RRP: £99.99
    £74.50
    25% Off - Save a total of £25.49
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 97/100
  • 2. Binatone Terrain 750 PMR Two Way Radios
    Our Verdict
    Good value for money
    Product Features
    • Up to 8 km range (dependent on terrain)
    • 968 sub channel combinations
    • Rechargeable batteries with charging pod
    • Belt clips included
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
    What We Think
    Next on our list is a user-friendly set of license-free radios that offer excellent value for money. The Binatone Terrain 750 boats the best and most reliable range (up to 8km in clear line of sight) at this price point. They made not be as rugged as the T80 Extreme but the handsets are durable and well-built enough to survive a drop or two, and are easy to use. These are a great set of 2-way radios for holidays, camping, and hiking as they come with rechargeable batteries and a dual-charging dock saving you money on the cost of replacement batteries. Notable features include: 968 channels, a backlit display, and VOX for hands-free use.
    Product Features
    • Up to 8 km range (dependent on terrain)
    • 968 sub channel combinations
    • Rechargeable batteries with charging pod
    • Belt clips included
    RRP: £69.99
    £64.99
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    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
  • 3. Binatone Latitude 150 Twin Two Way Radio
    Product Features
    • Range up to 2 miles (3km)
    • Up to 8 channel combinations
    • Rechargeable batteries with dual-charging pod
    • Channel scan function
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    The Binatone Latitude 150 are a low-cost set of compact walkie talkies that would be perfect to use as a children’s toy or as a convenient way to keep in touch inexpensively on family holidays abroad. They maximum range is only up to 3km, but the sound quality is reliably clear and they are very easy to use. They also come with a charging dock and rechargeable batteries so are an absolute bargain.
    Product Features
    • Range up to 2 miles (3km)
    • Up to 8 channel combinations
    • Rechargeable batteries with dual-charging pod
    • Channel scan function
    RRP: £54.99
    £49.99
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    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 4. Cobra MicroTALK MT975 Two Way Radio
    Product Features
    • 10 Channel Memory
    • Up to 12 KM Range
    • Baby Monitor
    • Backlit LCD
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
    What We Think
    Cobra, are one of the top manufacturers of Two-Way radios globally, and the MT975 offers great features and value for money. The battery life and range both performed well in our tests, and the background noise reduction does an excellent job of enhancing voice clarity (though will reduce the maximum range). Whilst it isn't IP-rated for resistace to dust or splashes, it is a robustly made two-way radio that will work well in tougher environments.
    Product Features
    • 10 Channel Memory
    • Up to 12 KM Range
    • Baby Monitor
    • Backlit LCD
    £58.99
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
  • 5. Motorola TLKR T40 Two-Way Radios
    Product Features
    • Up to 4km range
    • License-free
    • LCD display
    • 8 PMR Channels with channel monitor / scan feature
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 85/100
    What We Think
    Another child friendly and practical set of walkie talkies at a budget price, this time from Motorola. The compact handsets of the TLKR T40 are ideal for smaller sized hands, and will offer far better performance than toy 2-way radios aimed specifically at children. Fun, affordable, and reliable these are a great set. The maximum range is up to 4km so they are better suited for more close range use.
    Product Features
    • Up to 4km range
    • License-free
    • LCD display
    • 8 PMR Channels with channel monitor / scan feature
    RRP: £39.99
    £24.99
    38% Off - Save a total of £15.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 85/100
  • 6. Binatone Action 1100
    Product Features
    • Range up to 6 miles (10 km) depending on environment and terrain
    • VOX for hands-free conversations
    • Noise reduction technology delivers enhanced sound quality
    • Rechargeable batteries with dual desktop charger base included
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
    What We Think
    This user-friendly set of license-free and rechargeable 2-way radios are (as their name would suggest) ready for action boasting a battery life of up to 40 hours on a single charge, and a maximum range of up to 10km. The Binatone Action 1100 are a popular multi-purpose set of walkie talkies, which would be suitable for hiking, skiing, holidays or in the workplace thanks to their long range and ease of use.
    Product Features
    • Range up to 6 miles (10 km) depending on environment and terrain
    • VOX for hands-free conversations
    • Noise reduction technology delivers enhanced sound quality
    • Rechargeable batteries with dual desktop charger base included
    RRP: £54.99
    £52.99
    4% Off - Save a total of £2.00
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
  • 7. Cobra MT645 Two Way Radio
    Product Features
    • Up to 5km Range
    • VOX - Voice Activated Transmission
    • Roger Beep
    • 8 Channels
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
    What We Think
    The Cobra MT645 are another great pair of compact and robust two-way radios that offer excellent value for money. Good range of features for the price, including backlit LCD display, rechargeable batteries, VOX, 8 channels and 121 privacy codes. Whether looking for a set of two-way radios for skiing, hiking or work the Cobra MT645 are a relatively low-cost solution that offer dependable performance.
    Product Features
    • Up to 5km Range
    • VOX - Voice Activated Transmission
    • Roger Beep
    • 8 Channels
    RRP: £49.99
    £39.99
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    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
  • 8. Binatone Latitude 100 Twin Two Way Radio
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 78/100
    What We Think
    The Binatone Latitude 100 are a tried and tested favourite; one of our most popular set of budget walkie talkies the handsets are small and inexpensive yet reliable and easy to use. Perfect for kids or occasional use, they are essentially the non-rechargeable version of the Latitude 150 (no.3 on our Top 10) and deliver excellent value for money.
    £22.99
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 78/100
  • 9. Motorola TLKR T60 Two-Way Radios
    Product Features
    • Up to 8km range
    • 8 Channels & 121 codes
    • LCD display with backlight
    • VOX hands-free
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
    What We Think
    The TLKR T60 Two-Way Radios are on a par with the Binatone’s Terrain 750 in terms of performance, but the build quality of Motorola’s handset sets it apart. Not nearly as robust as the TLKR T80 Extreme, but ideal for anyone who regularly spends time outdoors but would be put off by dark clouds.
    Product Features
    • Up to 8km range
    • 8 Channels & 121 codes
    • LCD display with backlight
    • VOX hands-free
    RRP: £69.99
    £64.99
    7% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
  • 10. Motorola TLKR T50
    Product Features
    • LCD display
    • Up to 6km range
    • 8 PMR Channels + 121 codes
    • Belt-Clip and Carrying Loop
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 70/100
    What We Think
    This award-winning set of two-way radios from Motorola boasts a ruggedized rubber outer-shell and represents excellent value for money. With a maximum range of up to 6km, the TLKR T50 is a good choice for many outdoor excursions, adventures, even espionage. The TLKR T60 excels when it comes to sound quality and ease-of-use and works really well in hands-free. We tested the range in open countryside and it was excellent, and the twin is a bargain!
    Product Features
    • LCD display
    • Up to 6km range
    • 8 PMR Channels + 121 codes
    • Belt-Clip and Carrying Loop
    RRP: £59.99
    £54.99
    8% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 70/100

Two-way radios can be a fun addition to your home, whether for extended hikes, skiing, or just fun in the back garden. We hope our top 10 list helped you make your choice.

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