It seems that every year the amount of my gear that needs to charge increases. Between my camera, phone, watch, computer, heated vest, and so forth, traveling gets difficult when I am staying in a hotel and getting plenty of car time.
Portable chargers have changed the game. Now, I can spend days in the backcountry with no services and not have to worry about running out of juice on any of my tools. I have gone through a number of different chargers, but the one has gained a lasting spot in my gear bag is the POWERADD PRO.
There are a number of reasons I have settled on the POWERADD PRO (20000mAh), but the main reason is the amount of charges I can get and the ability to charge up to 3 devices at one time. Typically, I have been able to charge my phone completely four times without recharging my POWERADD PRO. I can usually get all my devices sufficiently charged to go on a 3 day hike or so without needing to recharge the POWERADD PRO.
In addition to a great charging capacity, I have been very impressed with how quickly it charges. I use this all the time when my phone is running low and I might only have 10-20 minutes of time available to charge it, but that is usually enough to buy me enough juice to get through what I need to.
The only thing that I sometimes don’t love about the POWERADD PRO is that it doesn’t have built in cords like some other chargers I have used. While this can be annoying since I have to carry my cords with me, I have decided that it is better because it gives me more functionality. For example, if I have 2-3 devices that use the same style of cable, like my phone and computer, I can charge them at the same time. It also makes it so I can charge non-standard items like my watch.
The POWERADD PRO also comes in a cheaper 10000mAh version. You can see the current price of both versions of the POWERADD PRO on Amazon.