Backcountry radios occupy an interesting niche in the outdoor community. Wild that people do that. The established radio in the outdoor world is the BCA Link, which helps the above phenomenon make sense. Beyond being a little intimidating, finding a place for all that in your pack feels like a lot. Having used both options for mountain guiding a number of times, I can say that they are unsatisfactory. Poor, poor battery life and functionality not built for the mountains makes them far from my first choice. With cell service, I would rather use my iPhone. Enter the Rocky Talkie. It aims to bridge the gap, offering a slim, backcountry oriented design without all the bulk and presumption of the BCA offering.
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Communication is crucial to safe backcountry travel, and nothing helps improve communication than a quality set of radios. Right out of the box I could feel how durable these radios are. First there is the shatterproof front screen that is transparent for the LED display. Then there is the removable rubberized case for all-around drop protection. A full strength Mammut Wall Light carabiner attaches the radio to my shoulder strap or on my harness gear loop when not wearing a pack , and a metal snap-link auto retracting tether acts as a solid back-up and allows the radio to easily stay in reach. For water resistance the radios carry an IP56 rating, meaning they are splash-proof and snow-proof but should not be fully submerged. The second feature that caught my attention was during my very first test run. I was standing at the top of a foot waterfall and my co-guide was at the bottom as we prepared to send our guests down the rappel we had set up. The audio quality of these little hand-held radios far exceeds any of the other radios I have tested. There are only five buttons, which makes this radio incredibly easy to use right out of the box.
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