I love technology, and I love having my gadgets on the trail with me. But when power is an issue…that causes some recharging issues. So I’ve purchased and used a few different battery packs that help. Now, I don’t carry all of these with me at all times. Depending on the trip, determines which ones I take.
Normally I travel with the following re-chargeable items:
- iPhone 6
- iPod Classic (only on overnight trips)
- iPad Mini (only when camping at a campground)
- Samsung ST150F
- SJ4000 Camera
- USB Fan
Anker Astro e5 Battery Pack
I saw this on a vlog from someone who through hiked the AT several times. This is what they recommend. If weight is an issue for you, this is a little on the “heavy” side and takes a good chunk of time to recharge, but it will fully charge an iPhone 6 at least 5 times. And the best part – its only $32.99 on Amazon! I love it so much I take it when I’m even staying in a hotel or visiting friends, I never have to worry about finding an outlet close by!
Eton Boost Solar
I purchased this before the Anker battery pack, I’ve toyed with selling it, but its super light-weight and it charges via the sun…I just can’t seem to part with that. It will fully charge an iPhone at least twice. I have tried and can recharge with via the 12V cigarette lighter in my car, but it does take FOREVER. This retails for about $84.
Xtra Power Charger
I have two of these. They will fully charge an iPhone about once. I generally use this for my iPod or my USB fan. This will also charge via the 12V cigarette charge in my car, much quicker than the Eton. Retails for about $27
What are your favorite re-chargeable items to travel with?