Taking numerous features and specifications into account, we have compiled the following list of ten of the best walkie talkies on the market.

Walkie talkies are a great tool for communication over a variety of distances. Their versatility and reliability make them the perfect companion for many different industries and circumstances. However, with the great range of devices available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your needs.

Motorola TLKR T80 ExtremeMotorola TLKR T80 Extreme Best walkie talkies

This license-free two-way radio is the perfect device for simple communications both inside and out. Its great variety of features make it ideal not only for management staff, but also for outdoor work (e.g. security, construction).

With an impressive IPX4 rating, the T80 Extreme will be sure to survive the elements!

Key features:

  • VOX functionality
  • 10km range
  • Water-resistant
  • 8 PMR446 channels

Motorola TLKR T60Motorla TLKR T60 best walkie talkies

The T60 also comes from Motorola’s impressive TLKR range (with similar properties to the T80 Extreme). This radio is a cost-effective and easy to use license-free radio. Boasting an impressive 8km range and VOX hands-free function, it’s easy to see why this device is a popular choice.

Key features:

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Lightweight
  • Back-lit LCD
  • 8 channels

 

Mitex General XtremeMitex General Xtreme best walkie talkies

The Mitex General Xtreme is strong across the board, with excellent technical specifications and a compact, chic design.

The main features make it not only suitable for the outdoors, but also for use in industries such as hotel and event management.

Key features:

  • IP66 rating
  • Compatible with Pro and DMR models
  • 5 watt rechargeable batteries
  • Licensed

Motorola XT420Motorola XT420 1 best walkie talkies

Slightly tougher than the TLKR range, the XT420 is housed in a robust casing which makes it perfect for harsh environments. This two-way radio has been noted as the best starter solution for businesses. It is impressive in every aspect of its being, featuring great range and durability.

VOX hands-free function gives you the freedom to talk as you walk, as a result boosting your productivity.

Key features:

  • US Mil Standard 810 C, D, E, F and G
  • IP55 rating – dust and water resistant
  • 8 channels, 219 codes
  • 9km range

Kenwood TK-3501 Analogue ProTalk 446Kenwood TK-3501 Analogue ProTalk 446 best walkie talkies

This compact, user-friendly radio is the upgraded version of the popular TK-3301. The channels can be easily programmed by the user; there is no need for any additional software. A powerful BTL amplifier means communication is always crisp and clear.

The radio is extremely lightweight weighing just 210g, whilst still sporting an impressive IP54 and meets Military Standard 810 C, D, E, F and G.

Key features:

  • Built-in VOX hands-free
  • 16 channels
  • PMR446 license-free
  • 9km range

Mitex Site UHFMitex Site UHF Two-Way Radio best walkie talkies

As the name implies, the Mitex Site 5-watt radio is ideal for use in the construction industry. This licensed radio has an excellent range of 25km and has 16 pre-programmable channels for long distance communication.

As expected, the Mitex Site is dust, water and shock resistant; therefore more than capable of handling anything a building site can throw at it!

Despite the fantastic durability, this two-way radio is surprisingly compact measuring only 54 x 31 x 116mm.

Key features:

  • Lithium long-life batteries
  • VOX
  • Scan function
  • 250g with batteries and antenna

Motorola TLKR T92 H2OMotorola TLKR T92 H20

The Motorola TLKR T92 H20 can be submerged to a depth of up to 1 metre for 30 minutes.

The torch automatically activates when in contact with water and there is a touch sensitive emergency alert button.

Motorola has clearly designed this two-way radio to be used in an aquatic environment such as water park or fair ground, however this does not limit the radio’s potential!

Key features:

  • PMR446 license free
  • 10km range
  • 8 channels
  • VOX hands-free function

Mitex PMR446Mitex PMR446

The Mitex PMR446 comes pre-programmed for compatibility with Motorola, Kenwood and Icom 446 channels; however, there is also a programming kit provided to facilitate compatibility with others.

You can upgrade the device with a 5 watt radio to boost your range when communicating in larger groups.

Key features:

  • PMR446 license free
  • CTCSS, DCS and inverted DCS capable
  • Battery saver
  • VOX function

Kenwood PKT-23Kenwood PKT-23

Kenwood have designed a portable and efficient two-way radio in the PKT-23. It meets military standards and is resistant to the elements.

Weighing merely 110g, this radio can fit into any pocket or attach easily onto a belt clip. Both VOX and push to talk (PTT) functions available, allowing you to tailor communication to your every need.

Key features:

  • License-free
  • IP54 dust and water resistant
  • Meets MIL-STD 810 rating
  • Up to 15 hours of operation

Entel HT20Entel HT20 best walkie talkies

The award winning Entel HT20 is one of the highest rated VHF maritime radios on the market today.

This two-way radio is designed to survive the harshest conditions. The IP67 rating ensures it is unaffected by shock or water and the casing has been built to military 810 standards.

Key features:

  • 25km range
  • 36 private channels
  • Submersible to 1m for 30 minutes
  • Lightweight polycarbonate construction

 

Let’s compare the best walkie talkies on the market!

 

Motorola T80 ExMotorola T60Motorola XT420Kenwood TK-3501Mitex SiteMotorola T92Mitex PMR446Mitex GeneralXKenwood PKT-23Entel HT20
Range10km8km9km9km25km10km10km25km8km25km
Channels8816161681616858
IP RatingX4X45554 –67665467
VOXYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
Battery life16 hours16 hours20 hours14 hours36 hours (standby)16 hours10 hours8 hours11 hours18 hours
Licensed?License-freeLicense-freeLicense-freeLicense-freeLicensedLicense-freeLicense-freeLicensedLicense-freeLicense
Warranty1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year2 years1 year
Weight140g103g244g210g250g176g195g216g110g277g

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