Garmin inReach Mini 2
The Garmin inReach Mini 2 is a compact satellite communicator that lets you stay in touch with friends and family when you do not have a mobile connection. Or, in emergencies, call for rescue.
Service always available
Low cost for a potential life saver
Small size, tough, and durable
Monthly service subscription cost
This is a must-have product for hiking or backpacking in areas without mobile phone connectivity. The inReach Mini is easy to use, durable, and connects to your phone (use its screen) via the Garmin Explore app.
You can choose from a variety of monthly subscriptions. I pay for one all-year round; the benefit is that it reduces the cost of a potential rescue. It is essentially a small (insurance) fee against the high cost of airlift rescue.
Who Should Buy?
Every serious hiker and backpacker should buy this product for individual and group safety. You never know when you might need it.
I have seen a hiker fall near the summit of Mount Audubon, who seemed to have broken their ankle and used the Garmin inReach Mini to get a helicopter rescue.