These gadgets look good and can take the hard knocks too, write Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson and Rod Chester
There are plenty of battery packs out there but most aren’t as rugged as this one with an IPX6 waterproof rating. It has a Micro USB cable built in, or you can plug any cable into its two 2.4 amp USB ports. Its battery packs in 7800mAh of power so it should charge your smartphone two or three times or your action camera as many as five times. A panel of LED lights let you use this device as a torch in your tent and it is designed to work with the Goal Zero solar panel, which will charge the battery in eight hours of direct sunlight. Enough power for a few days of living rough.
$160 / KATHMANDU.COM.AU