Top 10 - Best Two Way Radios of 2018

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 2018.

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 Twin Long Range Two-Way Radios
    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. 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
    A child friendly and practical set of walkie talkies at a budget price 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
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    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 85/100
  • 3. Motorola TALKABOUT T82 Extreme Two-Way Radios
    Product Features
    • Up to 10km range
    • LED Torch, Vibrate alert & hands-free
    • LCD display with backlight
    • Weatherproof IPx4
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    The Motorola T82 Extreme Two Way Radios are rugged and waterproof with an IPX4 rating and a hidden screen that can light up making it easier to navigate through the menu. A bit more expensive than the no.1 on our list they are ideal for intensive use in extreme environments, and comes equipped with an LED flashlight for professionals working at night. A further benefit of the T82 includes a vibration alert function to work without disturbing others and the iVox function, with which you can enjoy automatic activation by voice and hands-free.
    Product Features
    • Up to 10km range
    • LED Torch, Vibrate alert & hands-free
    • LCD display with backlight
    • Weatherproof IPx4
    RRP: £129.99
    £84.99
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    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    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
    RRP: £79.99
    £58.99
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    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
  • 5. Cobra AM1035 12km Twin Walkie Talkies
    Product Features
    • Up to 12km extended signal range with 968 channel combinations
    • IPX7 waterproof
    • Handsfree with VOX voice-activated transmission
    • VibrAlert offers silent vibrations to notify you of incoming transmissions
    • Compatible with all other PMR 446 two-way radios
    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    What We Think
    Cobra are one of the top manufacturers of Two-Way radios globally, and the Cobra AM1035 are a robust pair of walkie talkies with some great features. 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). It is IPX7 rated so is perfect for the rain that we’re accustomed to north of the border, but equally suited for skiing trips, camping or hiking.
    Product Features
    • Up to 12km extended signal range with 968 channel combinations
    • IPX7 waterproof
    • Handsfree with VOX voice-activated transmission
    • VibrAlert offers silent vibrations to notify you of incoming transmissions
    • Compatible with all other PMR 446 two-way radios
    RRP: £129.99
    £99.99
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    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 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
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    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 250
    Product Features
    • Up to 5km Range
    • 8 Channels
    • Backlight Display
    • Auto Channel Select
    • Rechargeable Batteries Included
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 78/100
    What We Think
    The Binatone Latitude 250 are a tried and tested favourite; one of our most popular set of budget Walkie Talkies the handsets are small, reliable and easy to use. Perfect for kids or occasional use, they can provide up to 5km of range, and come with rechargeable batteries for up to 81 hours battery life. If you’re looking for an easy-to-use set of walkie-talkies on a budget that will work well over smaller areas then the Binatone Latitude 250 are an ideal choice.
    Product Features
    • Up to 5km Range
    • 8 Channels
    • Backlight Display
    • Auto Channel Select
    • Rechargeable Batteries Included
    RRP: £59.99
    £49.99
    17% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    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
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    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, making them durable and reliable and giving you 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! To ensure your calls stay private, the T50 comes with 8 different channels and 121 codes, which adds up to over 900 different combinations. As a Motorola two-way radio, you can rest assured that it excels when it comes to sound quality and ease of use. In our tests, we found it performed particularly well in hands-free mode. When we tried out the range in the open countryside 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 have come a long way since the days of CB radio. Once a favourite with hobbyists and truckers, we’ve seen an explosion in the two-way radio market in recent years. That’s mainly down to just how versatile these portable pieces of kit are, as there are so many different ways that they can be put to use. Whether you are planning an outdoor event and need to keep your staff coordinated, are an avid adventurer who loves exploring the wilderness, or simply want to make communication within the workplace that little bit easier, you’ll find that a two-way radio is an absolute must-have. Motorola are by far the leading brand on the market when it comes to two-way radios- which is why they feature so prominently on our Top 10 list. However, we offer a wide selection of brands on our site, and many of them can give the number one pick, the Motorola TLKR T80, a run for its money. Read on to discover what our experts have hand-picked for our Top 10 list, so that you can buy with confidence that you’re getting the right model to meet your needs.

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