InReach Mini on sale for $249 right now

RyanP

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...at REI, costco, etc. I'm not sure how often these go on sale for $100 off, so I thought I'd raise awareness here. I just ordered mine from Costco because they apparently throw in a free month of satellite service (which I'll definitely use) as well as a backpack tether (which I will likely not use).

Now I need to figure out which subscription/plan will work best for me (and once I look more into those, I may well return it for something cheaper!)
 

Ryan Lambert

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I just picked one up at Cabelas at that price. Paid less than the used asking price on ebay.

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swmalone

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I keep waffling on picking up one of these, mostly because it seems like my subscriptions just keep going up and up. If I do I will definitely keep an eye out for these sales.
 

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If I didn't already have my old but still serviced Delorme InReach, I'd strongly consider the Zoleo. Hardware for that is only $200 new. Biggest difference is there's no screen on it, but if you're going to pair with a phone anyway and take good care of that phone when out in the backcountry, it may well be the best value out of the box. It runs on the same iridium satellite network.
 

RyanP

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If I didn't already have my old but still serviced Delorme InReach, I'd strongly consider the Zoleo. Hardware for that is only $200 new. Biggest difference is there's no screen on it, but if you're going to pair with a phone anyway and take good care of that phone when out in the backcountry, it may well be the best value out of the box. It runs on the same iridium satellite network.
Yeah, in my quick research I was intrigued by the Zoleo, as it seems like a cleaner/simpler setup (I plan on always pairing it with the phone), I don't care about GPS tracking and such (I'm just getting this for the SOS, the weather updates, and especially the two-way messaging), and I've read some good reviews. However, the upfront cost difference is fairly minimal---200 for the Zoleo vs 250 for the InReach Mini during this sale---and I do like that the Inreach Mini can function independently of the phone, just in case the phone dies (pretty unlikely) or runs out of battery (much more likely) during a trip. And besides, the subscription costs dominate the overall long-term cost and are really what make these devices all expensive anyway. For that reason, I still plan on comparing the various plans and I might return the Mini and go with a different brand; like @swmalone says, these plans really are expensive. I'm also intrigued by the bivystick blue (the new one), but I think I'd like something with more of a track record.
 
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