These are good!
I liked their ruggedness. have not drop them, nor do I intend to to test them out. volume is good. I can have it in my snowboarding jacket pocket on volume level 8 and hear when someone talks. I do have to take it out to understand the message. I do not listen to music using headphones. Battery is great! used them for a full day at 15 F temp. Left them in my house for one week and still had 87% battery.
When my crew went out west we rented some bca radios and loved the convenience of having a radio. When we came back we searched and searched for a nice radio setup and came across Rocky Talkies. We absolutely loved these! Small, reliable, amazing battery life, very durable. We rode in -10F with heavy snow and after 9 hours of riding the radio was still at 85% (with buddies blasting music into them whenever someone got stuck). Will for sure lead all the locals towards rocky talkies!
Used them ice climbing mostly and during the approach. Cold (10-25F), snowing (thin), and performed great. Sound was good even with the unit partially covered with frost/snow. A keeper.