As part of our collection of 10 indispensable items you have to bring on a hiking or camping trip, here’s a review of the Baofeng Radio.

Baofeng Black UV-5R V2+ Plus Dual-Band Two-way Radio

Baofeng Black UV-5R V2+ Plus (USA Warranty) Dual-Band 136-174/400-480 MHz FM Ham Two-way Radio, Improved Stronger Case, Enhanced Features

This popular small hand-held two-way radio (walkie talkie) is made in a metallic housing and caters to the 145-155 / 400-479.995 MHz frequency range. The newest version UV-5R V2 has been upgraded with bright and easy-to-read two-color display and other enhanced features than the previous models. 

It uses UV-5R 3800mah and 3600mah Extended Batteries and comes with an English user manual.

After using several generations of consumer-grade Motorola walkies over the years, the Baofengs just blow them away.

Users love the dependability, build quality and long range. It reaches more than 30 miles even with the stock antenna which can be replace with a longer ranging option.

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