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.
|Color Options||Blue, or Green|
|Ports||Two USB ports|
|Durability||IP 67 rating the charger is waterproof, shockproof, and dirt proof.|
|Dimensions||4.4 x 2.9 x 1 inches|
- Built-In Carabiner
- Power Button
- Battery LEDs
- Comes with Charging Cord To Charge the Charger
Free Standard Shipping
This item has free shipping on Amazon and on their own website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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