I use mine for hunting with a few other guys and it works great for our application. Your GPS is limited more by your mapping software than anything so make sure you buy good software and don't guy cheap by downloading the free ones. I use the Idaho Hunting GPS maps and love them. I do like the vibrate mode for hunting because my last Garmin made a very loud beep when trying to communicate with my party. I occasionally take this with me skiing and the screen has held up great with occasional moisture. Defiantly meets all my hunting and backpacking needs and I really like the radio when we split up.