Be safe and stay connected with your kids during outdoor family outings. How to communicate hands-free with your kids while mountain biking, camping, and exploring. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cobra FRS USA. All opinions are 100% mine.
We recently took a trip camping at Big Bend, and it really proved the importance of having a way to communicate when we're off the grid. And really, anytime we're outdoors, we need a way to stay connected, both with each other and with the outside world. (Especially when cell phones drop service.) Our boys love to explore, and they each have their own interests. Jacob has developed a love for mountain biking. When he's on the trails, it's hard for him to keep his phone on him. He could keep it in a pocket or in a belt loop case, but it still doesn't help when we have no service. That's the main issue – cell phones aren't reliable in the great outdoors. Plus, he can't always pick up the phone when he's off riding. Enter Cobra Walkie Talkies, Cobra Chat Tag, to be exact.
Stay connected with hands free Cobra Walkie Talkies
Cobra Chat Tag Walkie Talkies are fully functioning, handsfree, circular, lightweight, wearable walkie talkies with an internal antenna and a range of up to 12 miles, depending on the terrain.
They come with batteries included and have a battery life of up to 10 hours, which is really good for a longer trip.
The handsfree aspect allows you to plug in a set of earbuds. They're also rechargeable via Micro-USB and have voice prompt recognition.
How they really work to stay connected
We took our Cobra Chat Tag Walkie Talkies for a test on a mountain biking adventure on a Southwest Missouri trail. Dan helped Jacob set them up before he took off on the trails. It was quick and easy, pretty perfect because Jacob really wanted to get a little riding in before an incoming storm hit. Good thing they are water resistant.
While Jacob prefers to clip the unit to his shirt, he can also clip it to his belt or even a backpack. These little walkie talkies give him a way to check in with us when he's out riding, giving us peace of mind, as well.
Sound was loud and clear. I walked up the trail a-ways in between both Dan and Jacob, and I had no problem hearing everything they said. The Cobra Chat Tag can also be paired with any other walkie talkie. Case in point, as we left the trail and drove down the road, we started to hear someone else talk… At first, we thought it was our CB radio, but it turned out to be someone else on another walkie talkie.
Ways to use Cobra Chat Tag with your kids outdoors
We tend to let our kids roam and explore, be wild and free, both here at home and out in the great outdoors. Hands-free walkie talkies come in handy in so many different scenarios…
- Stay connected when your kids are out riding mountain bike trails.
- They're a way to communicate when your kids want to roam and explore, both at home and when you're traveling.
- They work great for tent-to-tent communication. When we're camping, we're usually in the rooftop tent with our toddler; our older boys sleep in the camp trailer (or in hammocks). These give us a way to communicate.
- While hiking, they're a way to check in with each other when we're on different trails.
- Floating the river or kayaking? Stay connected when you're out on the water.
- They would be very nice to have while dispersed camping. For example, camping 8 miles out (about an hour's drive on rough dirt roads) in Big Bend where there is no cell signal, these would be very nice to have in case of emergency.
- Having grown up on a farm, I could see these coming in very handy when you're out in the field and have no cell phone reception.