My current and only radio is my Yaesu VX-6R handheld. The VX-6R will put out VHF and UHF at five watts. The radio is well constructed with a large screen and easy to use buttons. The radio itself is submersible with rubber flaps covering all the sockets.
To get a bit more performance out of my Yaesu VX-6R I have replaced the factory antenna with a Comet SMA-24 the SMA-24 is 40cm long as is 1/4 wave on 2M. I can get an extra DB RX off my local repeater compared to the factory antenna.