Packing a power bank is a necessity for anyone looking to stay online while travelling. They’re perfect for keeping your gadgets juiced up, and essential for staying connected all day if you make heavy use of your smartphone. Here’s a round up of some of the best, highest rated power banks available in 2018.
RAVPower 22000 mAh Battery – Best All-Rounder
We’re starting our round up with this high capacity but still compact RAVPower charger. The 22000 mAh capacity means you can fully charge an iPhone X between 4-5 times before the pack runs out, and with three USB ports, you can recharge several gadgets at once.
We love the size of this charger, as while it’s not pocket sized, it’s an ideal size to fit into a small cabin bag – or so-called ‘personal item’ which many airlines restrict the lowest-fare passengers to. In short, it’s a great compromise between having enough juice to keep your gadgets going for most scenarios, without taking up too much space.
The device takes 11-12 hours to recharge which is reasonable, just remember to plug it in before you go to bed!
Anker PowerCore 10000 – Best Compact Battery
If you’re looking at something a bit smaller and have fewer devices to keep charged up, then take a look at the Anker PowerCore 10000. While you can only charge one device at a time, it sports a solid 10000mAh size which is good for almost three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges. Plus, the small size makes it easy to carry around in a small bag, so you’re more likely to have it on you when you need it!
Poweradd Slim 2 – Best Pocket Sized Charger
This mini battery pack is ideal if you’re out and about without a bag – perfect if you’re out clubbing or just don’t want to lug a bag around with you. While it’s only good for up to two charges of an iPhone, it’s enough to help keep you going for a day, particularly if you’re exploring a new city and need to regularly use GPS and maps, or just keep your Instagram updated!
Solar Charger 24000mAh – Best For Outdoors
Out in the sun? This power pack includes a huge built-in solar panel, so not only will your devices be charged, you can keep your power pack juiced up too. This makes it ideal if you’re out in the sun, for example hitting the beach, or for longer trips like camping, where you may be away from mains electricity for some time. Just keep this battery pack out in the sun and stay charged up! Two USB ports makes this battery ideal for travelling with a friend or charging multiple devices at once.