Holds up in rugged environments that may include dirt, rain, and other elements. Dust and water-resistant for up to 3'. Easy to take along as well. Works for smartphones and tablets. Features a flashlight and compass.
Some found that it stops charging after just several months of use.
Solar charger features 2 USB outputs and 1 Micro USB input with a secure cover. Has a battery light, power switch, and compass. Offers 2 LED flashlights with strobe, SOS, and steady light settings.
May not charge devices as well as some other options.
A 20,000 mAh battery pack with a solar panel. Can charge 2 devices and has a battery indicator light. Features a flashlight with 2 LED lights that have strobe, SOS, and steady light settings.
Solar charger may not work well.
Solar charger with 2 USB outputs and 1 Type C input or output. Offers a fast charge when the device is plugged in. Has a battery indicator light and a flashlight with steady light, SOS, and strobe settings.
The solar charger may not work well.
Made with a durable textured exterior. Comes with a clip for easy attachment. Has a USB port and Type C port with a protective cover. Features a battery indicator light and a flashlight that stays in steady mode.
Battery has less power than some other options.
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Our phones and tablets can be literal lifesavers, and running out of juice for your phone in a hostile situation is the stuff of horror movies. Luckily, there are portable chargers that run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, that can revive your dying device. Even better, for outdoor hobbyists like campers and hikers as well as for marine application, they also come in waterproof form. The more rugged ones will also stand up to dust and dirt as well as knocks from rough treatment. The chargers come with USB ports and most will charge all smartphones, but check the manufacturer’s description. These chargers are inexpensive items that are a must in any emergency kit. Added bonus: Some will also have a flashlight capability.