myCharge Portable Charger Review – Adventure Tested

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In this article, we take a look at the myCharge Portable Adventure charger. We took it out on some camping trips, fishing trips, and just regular day trips to see how it performed.

About myCharge | About The Charger | Our Review | Summary

You can purchase the MyCharge line of chargers on:
Amazon
myCharge Website

About myCharge

myCharge is a Michigan-based manufacturer of portable charging solutions. They strive to make devices with batteries that last, that are safe, and that our housed in durable compartments so that they are ready when in need.

You can read more about MyCharge here: https://mycharge.com/pages/our-story 

Our Testing Scenario

We have spent an entire spring weekend camping in the Colorado Wilderness. This charger has been rained on, hiked up to over 14,000 feet several times, run through dirt, sat in a very hot car, and charged several different phones and smartwatches. We think that if this charge worked for our situations, it will probably work quite well for yours.


About The Charger

We are showing the specifications for the charger we used, however, myCharge has an entire Adventure Series which you certainly should check out. They all will perform similar, they just have slightly different technical specs.

Technical Specs

Color Options Blue, or Green
Ports Two USB ports
Power 6700 mAh
Durability IP 67 rating the charger is waterproof, shockproof, and dirt proof.
Dimensions 4.4 x 2.9 x 1 inches
Weight 8.8 ounces
myCharge Portable Charger Adventure Series Features

myCharge Portable Charger Adventure Series Features

Additional Features

  • Built-In Carabiner
  • Power Button
  • Battery LEDs
  • Water-Proof
  • Comes with Charging Cord To Charge the Charger

Free Standard Shipping

This item has free shipping on Amazon and on their own website.

Returns

myCharge has a limited 1 year warranty. Many users report having a good experience with customer support and replacements being sent if any issues arise.


Our Review

Charging

As far as battery power, this pack works exactly as expected. It easily fully charges an iPhone 8 with some charge left, and it appears to retain charge in the actually battery pack for quite some time. With 20 plus iPhone charges in, the battery appears to have maintained integrity and continues to charge well without a noticeable loss in performance. It has effectively fully charged an iPhone 8 and a Garmin VivoActive 3 smartwatch.

Ease of Use

This product is extremely easy to use. The power button allows you to turn it on and charge devices while also conveniently showing you how much batter is left in the pack. Charging devices and the actual charger is as simple as plugging the item in.

Durability

This device does work after briefly submerging. While your items are not charging, you definitely should put the rubber flap over the ports to keep the ports protected. The rubber outside also seems to protect quite well against physical damage and drops. The rubber flap does easily come off, making the battery not waterproof if not secured. So we would give this a medium grade in terms of durability when compared to other “adventure chargers”, but this is substantially better than the average charger’s durability.

Packability

The packability and small size of this item is great. You can easily fit it in a small pocket, or carabiner it onto a pack. Great versatility.

Cost / Value

We think this is a great value. You can be cheaper chargers, but our experience shows the battery quality is much lower. The performance degrades extremely fast in those cheaper batteries. Most of the more expensive batteries don’t have the same durability capabilities. So this mid range priced option we think is a fantastic fit for most users.


Recommendation

We would definitely recommend this charger to weekend warriors, hikers, and backpackers. It won’t break the bank, but will certainly keep your devices charged for an extra day or long weekend.

For those that do long hikes on weekends, frequent overnight trips, or are consistently off the grid, this is an awesome charger. We would recommend getting at least the  6,700 mAh version to support modern day phone batteries.

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and sharing experiences with others. Max is a published author for various outdoor websites and digital marketing websites. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about

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