We switched to the G1's a couple years ago. We love the durability and reception with them. We also use them at large incidents to be able to monitor multiple channels. Last June, on my way to work a deer decided to jump on my motorcycle. I was thrown from the bike and slid down the road a ways. I had my pager on my belt. As you can see from the picture, it only sustained some scuff marks and a scratch on the screen. Never stopped working, no damage to the electronics inside.