A jack of many hobbies and a master of none - spending lots of time on amateur/ham radio, running, and technology.
In 2014 I got my first pair of 888S. My friends saw them in action (we are hiking and mountain biking a lot) and suddenly I "sold" about 50 pairs, programmed for PMR446 (I know 888S is not compliant...). I can tell you that it is indeed the best price / quality you can get, it is versatile (good for 70cm hamradio band), if it's falling, it is cheap to fix it or to replace it entirely and so on. Throat mike or external PTT mike and you are hands free (or almost), good for outdoor activities (more pictures here: http://catalinsimion.blogspot.com/2014/03/statia-de-emisie-receptie-baofeng-888s.html)