Best Power Banks for Camping

How to charge your devices when camping is one of the most asked questions - especially when camping without electric hook up. Of course you could spend a fortune on equipment to get electricity in the tent... or you could simply buy a power bank.

What is a power bank?

A power bank is a portable battery that can be charged and used to power a device. They range in size from the size of a thumb drive to about the size of an phone, and many are designed to fit into pockets or bags. They're often used by people who are on-the-go, such as travelers or commuters who need to charge their phone while on public transportation; they're also great for camping!

Power banks come in different shapes and sizes--there's no "one size fits all" when it comes to these great devices! There are many different types of power banks available today, so it's important that you choose one that meets all of your needs.

Why you need a power bank for camping.

Power banks are portable battery packs that can be charged, then used to charge your phone or tablet. The power bank itself can be recharged by plugging it into an electric outlet, or you can use solar panels to charge the power bank.

Power banks are useful for camping because they allow you to charge your devices without having access to an electric outlet. If you're going on a short camping break and don't want to buy all the specialist equipment, or pay extra for the pitch fees, then using a power bank would be ideal because it will give you more freedom while still being able to keep your phone fully charged at all times during the trip.

In addition, since many modern smartphones have large batteries themselves (around 3000-4000mAh), they may last several days before needing another charge; however this depends on how much usage is done during those days as well as whether WiFi was enabled throughout this period where possible

How to choose the best power banks for camping.

When choosing a power bank for camping, there are several factors to consider. First and foremost is the capacity of your device. You want it to be large enough to fully charge your phone or tablet at least once before needing to recharge itself, but small enough that you can carry it with ease.

Next, consider how much weight and size you're willing to carry around with your power bank in addition to everything else in your backpack--and remember that bigger isn't always better!


The capacity of a power bank is measured in milliamp hours (mAh). The higher the number, the longer it will last. If you're going away for a weekend and only need to charge your phone once or twice, then a 6000 mAh power bank should be enough for you. If you're planning on being away for longer periods and want to be able to charge multiple devices at once, then consider getting something with more capacity - perhaps one that has 10 000 mAh or even 50 000 mAh!

As a real life example. The brand new Samsung S23 has a 3,900 mAh battery. To calculate how many charges you will get from each power bank, just do the following sum:

Total no. of Charges = Battery Capacity of Power Bank / Battery Capacity of Device

The other thing worth considering when choosing which size of device will best suit your needs is how many devices need charging at any given moment. If there are only two people going camping together and they both have smartphones with them, then buying huge capacity devices may not make sense as they would take up extra space in your bag without providing much benefit - unless someone else needs charging later on during their trip too!


Weight and size are important considerations when choosing a power bank. The weight of your device depends on its capacity, so it's best to make sure you know how much power you need before choosing a model. Smaller, lighter models tend to have lower capacities than larger ones; if you want to carry around a lot of juice for your devices, then getting one with higher capacity is probably going to mean carrying around something significantly bigger and heavier in return. You should also consider how often (and where) you'll be using your device while camping so that this doesn't become an issue later on!

Type of Charging

The different types of charging and how they work:

  • USB-C (USB Type-C): A standard port on newer phones and many laptops, this is the most common type of cable for power banks. They're also compatible with USB-C ports, so you can use them to charge your devices without having to buy an extra adapter or cable.
  • Type-A: This is the old school, rectangular power jack that has been around since the 1990s--you may know it as "the one that looks like a mini computer tower." It's still used today in some older devices like cameras and printers but not as much anymore because most newer electronics have moved onto other forms of charging. You will most likely use this with a Micro-USB or Lightning cable.

Power Bank Recommendations

Best Overall

A ADDTOP Power Bank 26,800mAh

For us this is the best power bank for camping, hands down. It has a huge battery capacity, so it can charge your phone anywhere from 4-6 times before you need to recharge it again. The design is sleek and stylish, with a battery level indicator on the side so you know how much juice you have left in your device at any given time.

Going back to the example of the Samsung S23... this power bank will give you between 6 and 7 full charges before it is empty.

Pocket Size

VEETOMX Ultra-Compact Mini Power Bank 10,000mAh

If you're looking for something small and portable that won't take up too much space in your bag or pocket, this one's worth checking out! It has enough power to charge most smartphones a couple of times before needing recharging itself - perfect if all of your devices use USB cables instead of anything else like Lightning or Micro USB (which some phones do).

Large Capacity

QC3.0 22.5W & USB C PD20W 50,000MAH

This one's a little pricey, but it has a huge battery capacity so you don't have to worry about recharging for a long time! It can charge up to four devices at once and comes with two USB ports so you can share your power bank with friends without having to use another outlet.


In conclusion, power banks are an essential piece of equipment to have on any trip. They can help you keep your phone charged and ready for use, which is something we all want in case of emergencies. The key is finding the right one for your needs - whether that means capacity, size or price. Most will depend on how much room you have left in your car and your budget!

Book Now