If you have a rugged phone, it’s a good idea to have a rugged power bank as well so you can recharge and stay connected while spending time in the outdoors. Here’s a look at five of the best rugged power banks available.
FosPower PowerActive 10200 mAh Power Bank
The FosPower PowerActive 10,200 mAh Power Bank is a rugged external battery with an IP67 rating. It is able to withstand submersion in water up to 1 meter in depth for 30 minutes. The PowerActive charger has a reinforced case made of polycarbonate and ABS material to protect it from drops. It has a 2.1A output and a 2A input. It also has a LED light and includes a compass and a carabiner. With its best-in-class water resistance, the PowerActive is recommended for very wet and snowy environments. It measures 3.98 x 2.54 x 1.06 inches and weighs 7.76 ounces.
RAVPower 10050mAh Portable Charger
The RAVPower 10,050mAh Portable Charger has an IP66 rating. Its exterior is shock-resistant, dustproof, and able to withstand jets of water. It has two USB ports with 2.4A and 1A outputs, and a 2A input. It also has a built-in flashlight and 4 LED indicators to show how much power is left. The rugged RAVPower power bank is an excellent choice for all-around use. It measures 2.8 x 4.61 x 0.91 inches.
Unifun 10400mAh External Battery
The Unifun 10,400mAh External Battery has an IP66 rating and a shockproof exterior. It has dual output USB ports with 2.1A and 1A power and a 2A input. It also has a built-in LED flashlight and 4 LED status lights. It may not look as good as the RAVPower above, but it shares very similar specifications and is one of the lowest-priced options for a rugged power bank. The Unifun charger measures 2.97 x 1.12 x 0.58 inches and weighs 10.56 ounces.
ZVE 10000mAh Multifunction Portable Charger
The ZVE 10,000mAh Multifunction Portable Charger is a unique power bank. In addition to being an external battery, it includes a cigarette lighter, emergency hammer, flashlight, and tripod nut. The flashlight has 3 modes (floodlight, flashlight, SOS) and the power bank can be mounted on a tripod or bracket for hands-free use. The emergency hammer can be used to break car windows in the case of an accident, making it a good option for road trips. This shockproof power bank does not have an IP rating but it is listed as water-resistant and able to withstand a downpour. The ZVE external battery has dual 2A and 1A USB outputs and 4 LED status lights. It measures 7.5 x 4.7 x 1.1 inches and weighs 8.8 ounces.
EasyAcc 20000mAh Rugged Outdoor Power Bank
The EasyAcc 20,000mAh Rugged Outdoor Power Bank offers double the power for those who need as much juice on the go as possible. It has an IP67 rating and can be submersed up to 1 meter for 30 minutes with the waterproof lid closed. The built-in flashlight has 3 modes including an emergency SOS mode. Dual output USB ports offer 2.4A and 1A power and the input is 2A. The shock-resistant exterior consists of plastic, silicone, and metal screws. The EasyAcc power bank measures 7 x 4.7 x 1.6 inches and weighs 1.2 pounds.