Outdoor activities are a great way to escape the daily routine and rejuvenate yourself. They can be much more fun when you bring along your favorite music. However, most outdoor can be harsh for the typical radio. You don't want to spoil the fun by carrying such a radio. Luckily, brands identified this gap a couple of years ago and decided to create radios suitable for outdoor activities. In this article, I will introduce the outdoor series.

Best Radios for Camping

MMR-88/MMR-99 Emergency Radio

Whether it's pitching a tent in the middle of the wilderness or parking your RV in a remote area, you need to know what's happening around the community. Natural disasters have become rampant today.

With an MMR-88/MMR-99, you don't need to worry about power. The radios are built with three charging methods, the USB, hand crank, and solar panel. These methods ensure you keep listening to your favorite shows or music no matter where you are. One of the best things that I love about these radios is the rugged design.

Outdoors can be very wet, making your hands slippery; the rugged design helps you not to lose the radio's grip. Although outdoor activities are fun, you don't want to be outside during dangerous weather. MMR series is designed to alert you in case there is severe weather coming. Moreover, this SANGEAN's pieces ensure that you receive a reliable source of illumination. They have an adjustable LED flashlight. You can find MMR-88 on the American market and MMR-88 and MMR-99 on the European and Taiwanese market.

SANGEAN MMR-99 emergency radio

Best Radio for Outdoor and Pool Parties

U3 Ultra Rugged Digital

Outdoor parties and pool parties are fun, but the music takes it to another level. It helps to make your guest feel welcomed. If you need to add more fun, you have to consider a waterproof radio such as the U3. Sometimes parties can be messy. However, you should not worry about destroying your music system. U3 has an ultra-rugged design, which makes it withstand accidental dropping. It is built with roll cage armor and shock mount protection, enabling it to resist conditions like shock, water, and dust.

In addition to that, it features a 6.5" 6W high-power speaker hence perfect sound performance in a noisy environment. To avoid tripping over at the site, this device has a long AC cable that rolls easily into the AC wire compartment. The radio has other iconic features, including an LCD display for excellent visibility, 10 preset stations (5 AM/5 FM), an auto-scan station, rotary tone control, an alarm with a snooze function, a headphone jack, and an AUX-In port for iPod/iPhone or MP3, etc. U3 is available on American and EU markets, please refer to BB-100 on Taiwanese market.

Best radios for walking, outing, and commuting daily

DT-120 Pocket Radio

Handheld radios are super important for outdoor activities. When going for outdoor activities such as hiking or camping, there is a great need to reduce your load. Having a pocket-size radio helps minimize some weight and save space for other important stuff such as food, water, and a first aid kit.

SANGEAN's DT-120 radio is small and only weighs 56 grams, hence can fit a shirt or jacket pocket. Despite being small, it is powerful with the most important features. For instance, digital tuning allows you to easily tune in to some of your favorite stations. With DT-120, you will have 15 station presets, an auto seek station, battery indicator, and it conserves battery life by turning off automatically after 90 minutes.

They also feature two AAA-size batteries, AM and FM radios. DT-120 is available in the American market and EU markets, please refer to DT-123 in Taiwanese market.


DT-160 Portable Radio

Weighing only 72 grams, DT-160 can fit in the pocket. This powerful piece can pull distant AM/FM stations allowing you to listen to a wide range of channels. Additionally, the 15 memory presets, and auto scan helps you to quickly select your preferred stations. The pocket radio has a battery indicator on an LCD display and runs on two AAA batteries. You won't worry when the battery dies. The LCD gives you a hint on what time to carry replacements. The 90-minute auto shut-off helps your battery last longer. DT-160 is available on American and EU markets.

Best radios for traveling abroad

ATS-405 Shortwave Radio

Even though traveling is fulfilling, solo travel might be boring. Music is one of the things that help you avoid boredom. SANGEAN's ATS-405 world band radio guarantees you maximum performance and excellent features that are mostly found on expensive pieces. The device has a modern design with a friendly control panel and a bright LCD display which lets you easily read time, status, and frequency.

Moreover, the five tuning methods, including auto scan, 10 keypads, direct frequency access, manual tuning, push-button tuning, and memory recall, will bring any channels you need. The tone control provides better control and sound when adjusting music and other channels. With 108 station presets, full shortwave 14-meter bands, auto-tuning system, and a squelch function to adjust the receiving threshold, this piece is perfect for travelers. You can find ATS-405 in American, and Taiwanese markets.

ATS-909X2 World Band Radio

ATS-909X2 is ready to travel the world and keep you around the clock. The device is an upgrade of the original model with more excellent features. It has 1674 station presets and wide-band AM/FM coverage, including longwave, medium and short wave. It's built-in 3" speaker guarantees effective music. You can also listen from 3.5mm headphones and earbuds. On top of that, it has five tuning methods, a large LCD screen, three alarms, a squelch function, and much more.

Another amazing feature is the latest designed smart battery compartment. Therefore, it can detect faulty batteries and display the position in the compartment when charging under standby mode. Get ATS-909X2 on American, EU and Taiwanese markets.



Spending more time outdoors has been proven to work magic on mental health. It becomes better when you don't rely on high-tech gadgets like smartphones during your adventure. SANGEAN offers one of the best radios with AM/FM tuner, runs on batteries, and has a rugged design to handle outdoor activities. Our products have alternative power modes, from hand-crank to solar power, making them ideal for adventures. For further questions, please reach out to SANGEAN.