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Powertraveller Harrier 25: Smart charging on the move

Powertraveller Harrier 25: Smart charging on the move

I'm not the kind of soul to get panicky in a notspot, yet I can still fully appreciate the benefits of being connected out in the wild. Using GPS as a back-up for wayfinding; to get up-to-date weather reports; or just to put out an insta from the top of a mountain.

Of course, even the best phones and devices only last so long on one charge, and it can be frustrating to run out of power when you're out in the wild.

Powertraveller offer a range of portable power solutions including the Falcon 7 folding solar charger, and the Sport 25, which combines a charging unit with a powerful torch.

The Harrier 25, which we tested over a weekend of wild camping, fits in the palm of your hand, and at only 220g is light enough for long-distance carrying. Over two days, there was comfortably enough power to top up both our iPhone and headtorch.

Fully juiced, it should give you enough juice to power up a phone three times; gps about the same. Headtorches will get between 5 and 10 charges. Wireless charging is simple, the elasticated strap keeps your phone securely attached to the pack. It works on an iphone 8 (or Android equivalent) – and  if your device isn't enabled for wireless charging, you can use the USB port.

The pack has two handy LED indicators, one to keep tabs on how much charge you've got left, the other to let you know wireless charging is enabled. The wireless pad can provide 5, 7 or 10w of power and is designed to automatically detect the correct settings for your phone.

Verdict: truly impressive. Compact and lightweight, offering three charges for your phone, so you can safely rely on it to bridge the gaps between mains points. It's sturdy and comes in a neat carry case, so it's not going to come apart in your backpack or get grit in the ports, and with an RRP of £60, you don't have to break the bank to make it a permanent part of your kit list. Recommended.


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