OutXE’s Solar Power Bank Charges Multiple Devices At Once on The Trail.
One of the biggest issues you’ll face when heading out on a backpacking trip, multi-day hike or on a camping holiday is keeping all of your tech charged.
Don’t assume that you’ll always have access to shared power points at campsites, either.
These can get very busy with other campers all wanting to charge their kit, and it feels like a massive waste of your time if you have to sit next to a wall socket waiting for your camping gear to charge up again.
Adventure brand OutXE, a company that’s been pushing out super-tough, clever and reliable power banks and camping lanterns for some time, recently launched via Kickstarter a new wireless solar power bank: the OutXE W20 Waterproof Wireless Solar Power Bank.
The W20 Solar Power Bank will charge an iPhone XS seven times over, or a Samsung S10 five times from scratch. Not only that, it’ll charge three devices simultaneously, so you can get more of your tech up and running again en mass.
Dual charging inputs enable you to fully charge the power bank within 6.5 hours at home before you leave for your trip.
And an integrated solar panel means you can sit it out in direct sunlight to get a fresh injection of power on the trail (it takes 70 hours of solar power to get a full charge of this 20,000mAh power bank). But really, you’ll only be using that solar panel in an emergency.
The OutXE W20 Waterproof Wireless Solar Power Bank comes in Black/Red as well as in a Camo finish.
The wireless charger boasts an IP67 rating and is dust-proof, shock-proof and crush-proof, and able to withstand full immersion in up to a metre of water.
So it’ll be fine if you accidentally drop it in a puddle or leave it out in the rain.
Finally, the W20 has three LED lighting modes: Weak, Strong and SOS (strobe), providing a handy torch or emergency beacon for up to 70 hours, and one that also works underwater.
In short, the W20 is the Swiss Army multi-tool of solar power banks.