The Best Portable Chargers

Being able to charge your most important devices—like your phone, camera, and portable speaker—can make a huge difference on outdoor trips. But, there are a lot of options for portable chargers, and understanding their differences can be fairly confusing. So, we’ve pulled together three of the best portable chargers out there. All are high-quality and top-rated, so finding the best fit will come down to budget, capacity, and size.

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Best Overall

Anker PowerCore 20100mAh


Sleek High-Speed Charging. With two 2.4-amp ports and weighing less than 13 ounces, the Anker PowerCore 20100 can quickly charge multiple devices without feeling bulky. 

What We Liked: 

The Anker PowerCore 20100 boasts the highest amp output on this list, with 4.8 amps total spread across two ports—meaning it can quickly charge two devices simultaneously. Its high-capacity, high-speed charging in a relatively sleek design makes it perfect for long backpacking trips with big charging needs, and makes its higher price tag worthwhile. Get it here.

Best Compact

Anker PowerCore 10000


Small but Mighty. Small and lightweight with solid capacity, the Anker PowerCore 10000 is a great option for backpackers who want to minimize size and weight.

What We Liked: 

At less than 7oz and smaller than a deck of cards, the Anker PowerCore 10000 is the smallest, lightest, and most packable option here. With 10000mAh capacity and one 2.4amp port, it has lower capacity and output than the other chargers, but its lightweight, compact design and the reasonable price tag makes it perfect for when weight and space are concerns. Get it now.

Best Value

Power Bank 24000mAh


Massive Capacity at an Affordable Price. As the highest capacity charger on this list, the Power Bank 24000 offers exceptional charging ability at an affordable price. 

What We Liked: 

The Power Bank 24000mAh offers two charging ports and a clear display of remaining power, allowing for more confident use. At about 18oz, it is the largest and heaviest charger here, but it also has the greatest capacity for the greatest value—making it an ideal budget-conscious choice for extended camping trips with high charging needs and fewer constraints on size and weight. Get it now.

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