Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Love the Cardo PackTalk!
My riding buddy and I picked up the PackTalk Duo (2-pack) communicators a few weeks ago, and finally got around to taking our first ride with them today. What a huge difference in the level of enjoyment of our ride! If you're even a little bit interested in a helmet communicator, I highly recommend giving these a look. There are lots of Bluetooth communication devices out there, but the PackTalk has Dynamic Mesh Communication (DMC) technology that allows the devices to link up automatically over and over again once they've been linked up initially.
We put on roughly 300 miles today, riding along the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities down to Winona. It was cool and overcast, but a fantastic ride with beautiful bluffs and lots of lake and river views. The best part though, was that we were each able to link our PackTalks to our phones, so we could listen to our own music while getting directions via Google Maps and talk to each other about anything and everything while riding down the road at 60-75mph while hearing clearly. The PackTalk isn't super cheap, but at a little under $400 for 2 of them shipped to my home, I figure it's money well-spent if it saves either of us from a single accident by being able to communicate a hazzard of some sort (vehicle pulling out, deer or other animal near the road etc) that we're able to avoid that would otherwise have caused an accident. Not to mention the simplicity of being able to say 'Hey, I'll need to stop for gas pretty soon," or "Watch out for this truck pulling out," or "Should we pass this slowpoke now or hold off?" Such a stress reducer!
No, I'm not affiliated with Cardo in any way. I just love how easy this product is to use, and how much it improved the quality of our ride today.
On a separate note, holy cow is the original Bobber seat so much more comfortable for me that the brown quilted seat! Amazing how much of a difference there was today!
Each one matters.