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Members of our team had to buy and test hundreds of portable emergency radio from various manufacturers. The TOP list of the best portable emergency radio, which can be found below, is completely based on our own experience.

We are ready to introduce you the best portable emergency radio of the current year. Keep reading this page to see our TOP picks of the best portable emergency radio from the marketplace.

Top 10 Portable Emergency Radio of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. 2018 Upgrade
No need to worry about no electric power in anywhere, just hand cranking to produce endless power to the radio and led flashing, then you can use it to charge your phone or other mobile devices as well as the flashlight can work more than 8 hours after full charged.
2018 Upgrade
5.0
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2. Runningsnail Solar Crank Noaa Weather Radio
It can be used in emergency and survival situations to light up dark spaces and areas or to keep your room nice and bright after a storm cuts off your power.
Runningsnail Solar Crank Noaa Weather Radio
4.5
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3. Real Noaa Alert Weather Radio
Am/fm/sw1/sw2/7 noaa weather channels, enough to receives any news including flood, tornado, thunderstorm, and other warnings.
Real Noaa Alert Weather Radio
4.5
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4. Kaito KA500 5-way Powered Solar Power (Best Transitional Design)
Comprehensive coverage of am, fm, 2-band shortwave and 7 pre-programmed noaa weather channels for entertainment, sports, talk-shows, breaking news around the world, and 24/7 real-time weather forecast (usa and canada only) with peas (public emergency alert system).
Kaito KA500 5-way Powered Solar Power
4.0
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5. Baile Portable Emergency Solar Crank Am Fm Radio
Fm.
Baile Portable Emergency Solar Crank Am Fm Radio
3.8
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6. Upgrade (Most Unique Design)
Keep this am/fm & noaa weather radio with your family, get up to date with the latest weather and all hazard information for your area.
Upgrade
3.8
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7. Emergency Weather Radio
Hand crank self-charge for outage, — 1000mah rechargeable battery provides up to 12 hours of light or 4-6 hours of radio time.1 minute of cranking with approximately 130 circles will provide 15~20 minutes of radio time and 15~20 minutes of continuous light for three leds, which means that you’ll never have to worry about running out of power.
Emergency Weather Radio
3.8
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8. Kello Solar Crank Noaa Weather Radio
With alert standby function, the radio will be silenced until there is a weather statement, watch or warning when you enter the weather alert mode.
Kello Solar Crank Noaa Weather Radio
3.3
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9. Best Noaa Weather Radio (Most User-Friendly)
Good things come in small packages.
Best Noaa Weather Radio
3.0
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10. Ebl Portable Emergency Radio
The built in batteries can be fully charged under the direct sunlight for 15-25 hours.
Ebl Portable Emergency Radio
2.8
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№ 1. 2018 Upgrade, Houkiper Portable Emergency Weather Radios Hand Crank Solar Self Powered Noaa Wb Am Fm Radio Bright LED Flashlight 1000mah Phone Power Bank for Hurricane Camping Outdoor Survival(red)
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
Houkiper 5.1 x 2.4 x 2 inches 8 ounces
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Great partner: small potable size, a good partner for camping, backpacking, hiking, adventure and other outdoor activities. It is also a great gift for your outdoor enthusiast friends. Must have for emergency: no need to worry about no electric power in anywhere, just hand cranking to produce endless power to the radio and led flashing, then you can use it to charge your phone or other mobile devices as well as the flashlight can work more than 8 hours after full charged. Multi-purpose radio: this is not only a combination of am/fm/weather band (noaa) radio, but also a powerful flashlight with 3 leds, and a portable phone charger and power bank for emergencies.

Multiple rechargeable ways: this radio can be charged by solar power, hand crank self-charge power and dc 5v power.

 

 
Top Pros
Great partner
Multi-purpose radio
Multiple rechargeable ways
Top Cons
This product does not have a single defect.
 

 

 
№ 2. Runningsnail Solar Crank Noaa Weather Radio for Emergency with Am Fm, Flashlight, Reading Lamp and 2000mah Power Bank
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
RunningSnail MD-090 6.2 x 2.1 x 2.9 inches 12.8 ounces
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Hand crank self-charge for outage: 2000mah rechargeable battery provides up to 12 hours of light or 4-6 hours of radio time. Sos alarm with flashing red light: ask for help in case you have an emergency or you want to warn somebody. A must for emergency: keep your household prepared with this am/fm & noaa weather alert radio, broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms. Table lamp & 1w led flashlight: it can be used in emergency and survival situations to light up dark spaces and areas or to keep your room nice and bright after a storm cuts off your power.

Multiple ways to charge: hand crank, solar charging, micro usb cable and 3 aaa batteries(not included). It can be charge usb port devices such as smart phones, to keep you connected and powered.

 

 
Top Pros
Sos alarm with flashing red light
Multiple ways
Table lamp & 1w led flashlight
Top Cons
It is too short.
Similar products are much cheaper.
 

How did you make the list of the best portable emergency radio?

We compared hundreds of various portable emergency radio and chose TOP options with the best price/quality ratio. It was not easy, since manufacturers present new modes of portable emergency radioevery year. We made an unbiased review and used only important factors, such as prices, materials, weights, and many other things.

 

 
№ 3. Real Noaa Alert Weather Radio with Alarm, Ironsnow Is-388 Solar Hand Crank Emergency Am Fm Sw Wb Radio, Tf Card Speaker, LED Flashlight and Reading Camping Lamp, 2300mah Cell Phone Charger
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
iRonsnow Radio-IS388-Red 7.8 x 5.1 x 2.6 inches 1.38 pounds
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Wide range of reception: am/fm/sw1/sw2/7 noaa weather channels, enough to receives any news including flood, tornado, thunderstorm, and other warnings. Real noaa alert weather radio: automatically activate the alarm to inform you of any disaster weather conditions or warnings, when the radio is set at the alert mode. It is a faster method to get warning from radio. Better entertainment: support micro sd card (excluded) work as a mp3 player, and too many channels to listen. Idea for home, bedroom, car, truck, camping, hiking, patio and garden. Siren and comfortable: loud siren; convenient handle and reading lamp, bigger size 7.8.5.1.2.6 inch (20.13.6.7cm).

High capacity: 2300mah power bank for iphone x / 8 / 8 plus / 7 / 7 plus / 6 / 6 plus / 5s. Can be charged by micro usb port, hand crank and solar panel. Support backup 3 x aa battery (excluded). It is used as a weather radio, can’t work as a professional solar power bank.

 

 
Top Pros
Real noaa alert weather radio
High capacity
Better entertainment
Top Cons
Comes only in one size.
 

What should be the warranty period for a good portable emergency radio?

We highly recommend you to buy portable emergency radiofrom brands that offer prolonged warranty. If something goes wrong and your portable emergency radio breaks down, you will be able to repair it without spending a single penny. Most companies offer a two-year warranty for their products.

 

 
№ 4. Kaito KA500 5-way Powered Solar Power, Dynamo Crank, Wind Up Emergency Am Fm Sw Noaa Weather Alert Radio with Flashlight, Reading Lamp and Cellphone Charger, Yellow
 

Design
3/5
 

Versatility
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Kaito KA500YL 1.6 pounds
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Made of strong premium impact-resistant and water-resistant abs material, suitable for both indoors home/office use and outdoors recreational activities. Comprehensive coverage of am, fm.2-band shortwave and 7 pre-programmed noaa weather channels for entertainment, sports, talk-shows, breaking news around the world, and 24/7 real-time weather forecast (usa and canada only) with peas (public emergency alert system). 6-way powered portable emergency radio with hand crank generator, solar panel, compartment for 3 aa batteries (not included).5v usb input.5v ac/dc input with a wall power adapter (sold separately), built-in nimh replaceable and rechargeable battery pack.

Telescopic antenna extends up to 14.5″ for high sensitivity reception assisted by advanced semiconductor circuitry design and led signal strength indicator for pin-point tuning accuracy, and built-in speaker delivers loud and crispy sound. Works as an emergency mobile battery charger with built-in standard dc 5v usb output port for charging mobile devices, such as smart phones, gps units, mp3 players, digital cameras, and etc. Other features include a 5-led reading lamp, led flashlight and a red led s.

 

 
Top Pros
6-way powered portable emergency radio
Works as an emergency mobile battery charger
Comprehensive coverage
Telescopic antenna extends up
Top Cons
It is inconvenient.
 

How to get a refund for a portable emergency radio?

If you receive a wrong or a broken portable emergency radio, seller will oblige the seller to return your money or send you a replacement. There is no need to worry about refunds anymore thanks to the amazing customer-friendly policy!

 

 
№ 5. Baile Portable Emergency Solar Crank Am Fm Radio with LED Flashlight Cell Phone Charger
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Baile 8.8 ounces
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Built-in standard usb port output the dc power to charge the mobile phone and other device. Equipped with flashlight with 3 led lights, and support hand-cranked generator, needed by every family to face emergency situation. With multi type power supplies and functions like led illumination light, alarm light, alarm siren, usb charge port and world band radio receiver, very suitable for anyone. This solar/hand crank radio is a perfect and must survival unit with its special nova weather alert and charging ways. Support frequency range: fm: 87 108 mhz, mw: 520 1620 khz, sw1: 5.80 10.00mhz, sw2: 11.60 18.20 mhz.

 

 
Top Pros
With multi type power supplies
This solar/h
Support frequency range
Built-in standard usb port output
Top Cons
It is too easy to scratch.
 

 

 
№ 6. Upgrade, Frostory Emergency Solar Hand Crank Dynamo Noaa Wb Am Fm Radio Hurricane Camping Survive Kit with 3-led Flashlight 1000mah Power Bank 088fs (black)
 

Design
5/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Frostory FS-Radio-Black 5 x 2.4 x 1.6 inches 5.6 ounces
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1000mah power bank for charging your iphone & cellphone via micro-usb cable; . 3 ways to charge: micro usb charging, solar charging, manual hand crank. Built in brightly flashlight, can be with you in camping, backpacking, hiking or any other outdoor activities; . Very compact, light, and easy to carry. Dimensions: 5″ x 2.4″ x 1.6″. Keep this am/fm & noaa weather radio with your family, get up to date with the latest weather and all hazard information for your area; .

 

 
Top Pros
Keep this am/fm & noaa weather radio
Built in brightly flashlight
1000mah power bank
Very compact
Top Cons
Quickly becomes wet due to cheap materials.
 

 

 
№ 7. Emergency Weather Radio 2018 Upgraded, Solar Hand Crank Am Fm Noaa Radio Portable with LED Flashlight, All Weather Radio with 1000mah Power Bank for Iphone Smart Phone (red) (red)
 

Design
2/5
 

Versatility
4/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Iyzer HY-071 5.9 x 3 x 2.3 inches 10.6 ounces
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Convenient backup power supply, — you can use it as a backup power bank for your cell phones and other devices with usb port in emergency; 1 minute of hand-cranking supports over 5 minutes of cell phone talk.15-20 minutes of continuous torch light.15-20 minutes of radio play (in medium volume). A must radio for emergency, — keep your household prepared well with this am/fm & noaa weather alert radio, broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms. The weather radio has all the survivor features that you need such as noaa stations alert radio, flashlight, smart phone charger (usb input) and hand crank charger. Hand crank self-charge for outage, — 1000mah rechargeable battery provides up to 12 hours of light or 4-6 hours of radio time.1 minute of cranking with approximately 130 circles will provide 15~20 minutes of radio time and 15~20 minutes of continuous light for three leds, which means that you’ll never have to worry about running out of power. Portable new design, — the emergency weather radios are brighter and smaller than others, with higher battery capacity of 1000mah and 3 led flashlights. And portable emergency radio is lightweight and handy and just in the right size. It won’t take up much room when you storage it, and you’ll be able to carry it around in any bag or purse without even noticing it is there.

3 rechargeable ways, — the solar hand crank radio has three rechargeable ways: solar charging, micro usb cable and manual hand crank, which wind up the internal battery. No matter where you are and for how long, you can always twist the hank crack for a minute or two and use the radio’s features.

 

 
Top Pros
3 rechargeable ways
Convenient backup power supply
Portable new design
Top Cons
Comes only in one size.
 

 

 
№ 8. Kello Solar Crank Noaa Weather Radio for Emergency with Am Fm Sw All Hazard Public Alert, Flashlight, Alarm Clock, Power Bank Function
 

Design
4/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Kello 1.16 pounds
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High performance – kello s radio has an excellent loud and crystal clear speaker. The volume is loud enough for a group of people to hear any station during heavy rainfall or a severe thunder storm. Comes with an aux input, you’ll be able to connect a headphones and stay connected anywhere at any time. Multiple ways to charge – ac(not included), dc, solar, hand crank.600mah rechargeable lithium ion battery.3pcs aaa batteries(not included); it can be charge usb port devices such as smart phones, to keep you connected and powered. If the radio is on, it will turn off and go into charge mode. A must for emergency – multifunctional am/fm/sw/noaa weather alert radio with 3 led flashlight, smart phone charger and alarm clock, broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms. Note: please don’t crank the radio when lithium battery is not installed or insulation tab is not removed.

Alarm mode with led flashlight – with alert standby function, the radio will be silenced until there is a weather statement, watch or warning when you enter the weather alert mode. Built in brightly flashlight for emergency and survival situations to light up dark spaces and areas or to keep your room nice and bright. Enjoy life outdoors – keep this am/fm/sw & noaa weather radio with your family, get up to date with the latest weather and all hazard information for your area. Ideal as a home radio and an essential part of emergency kits, survival kits, bug out bags etc.

 

 
Top Pros
High performance
Multiple ways
Alarm mode with led flashlight
Top Cons
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
 

 

 
№ 9. Best Noaa Weather Radio for Emergency By Kozo. Multiple Ways to Charge, Self Powered By Dynamo Hand Crank and Solar Panel, Long Antenna to Pick Up Reception Everywhere
 

Design
3/5
 

Versatility
3/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.0
Kozo 5.1 x 1.6 x 2.4 inches 5.6 ounces
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Compact and east to carry – good things come in small packages. The problem with other emergency radios is that they are too big and clumsy. Which means that it won’t take up much room when you storage it for backup, and you’ll be able to carry it around in any bag or purse without even noticing it is there. However if you are not satisfied with it you can send it back with free shipping no questions asked. If you live in a state where hurricanes, tropical storms or tornadoes can strike at any time or you just want to be prepared for a major power outage, this radio is for you. “you’re better off having something for emergencies than wishing for it when an emergency situation arises”. Multiple charging methods is a big plus. Charge in 4 ways: rechargeable 500 mah lituim battery.3 aaa batteries, solar panel and hand crank – the ultimate charging method. No matter where you are and for how long, you can always twist the hank crack for a minute or two and use all the radio’s features. 1 minute of cranking with approximately 130 circles will provide 18 minutes of radio time and 30 minutes of light. That means that you’ll never have to worry about running out of power.

Reception – do you live in a rural mountainous area or in a extreme cold and snowy area where its difficult to get any radio or weather station. It’s great because you’ll be able to receive all the radio stations around you and hear them crisp and clear which ultimately means that you’ll always get the latest news broadcast and weather alerts no matter where you live.

 

 
Top Pros
Multiple charging methods is a big plus
100% money back guaranty
Top Cons
The cost is inexplicably high.
 

 

 
№ 10. Ebl Portable Emergency Radio Solar Hand Crank Radio Self Powered Am Fm Radio Camp Radio with Flashlight Am Fm, Usb Output Port, Reading Lamp
 

Design
2/5
 

Versatility
2/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
EBL RD 332 6.1 x 3.5 x 2.2 inches 11.2 ounces
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The dc in 5v can charge for the product inner li-battery. It needs about 5-6 hours to get full charged. Can also use 3 section aaa dry batteries (not included). Hand crank – hold the hand crank, charge for itself with with cranking at clockwise or anticlockwise, it is the best wind for 120-140 revolution/minute. And also includes 3 led flashlight, a good choice for camping. Multifunctional am/fm dynamo solar radio – portable and easy to carry, the ideal shelter supplies for your fire, emergency, travel, family. Solar power – the built in batteries can be fully charged under the direct sunlight for 15-25 hours. Earphone – connect the earphone with headphone jack, radio will work on earpiece models.

Emergency charging function – holding on the hand crank, standard 5v usb output port can use for charging the cellphone and other usb devices (not for ipad).

 

 
Top Pros
Solar power
Emergency charging function
The dc in 5v can charge
Multifunctional am/fm dynamo solar radio
Top Cons
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

What is the average cost for a good portable emergency radio?

Price is a very important factor of any portable emergency radio. Usually, the higher it costs the better its quality. However, we recommend you to consider all characteristics of a portable emergency radio. There are many models with an average price tag that can compete with the most expensive options.

Do I need to worry when buying a portable emergency radio online?

Nowadays, online shopping is completely safe. In fact, it might even be safer than regular shopping, since you do not have to leave your home to buy products you need. There is nothing dangerous in buying portable emergency radio. After all, you can always get a refund if you will not like the model you bought or you received it in a malfunctioning condition.

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