The 8 Best Waterproof Chargers

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This wiki has been updated 27 times since it was first published in September of 2015. Once upon a time, going hiking or camping meant no distractions from the outside world. Not any more. Stay connected anywhere you go by keeping your smartphone and tablet juiced up using one of these rugged waterproof chargers, which are designed to withstand the harshest environments. Many also include other handy features, like integrated flashlights or solar panels. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. QiSa YD-820W

2. Hiluckey T11PW

3. Blavor PN-W12

Editor's Notes

January 17, 2021:

Chargers are a somewhat fast-moving category, as the underlying technology is often being improved upon to make them quicker and more efficient. As such, our entire lineup of recommendations was replaced with new models during this update. Perhaps one of the most notable changes from our previous selections is that nearly every model now offers wireless charging. The Panergy F10, MyCharge Adventure Turbo, and BigBlue Portable are exceptions to this, but we still felt they warranted a place for various reasons. Regarding the Panergy F10, we appreciated its large 60-LED panel that provides more illumination than other models, while the MyCharge Adventure Turbo was included because it is one of the few that is IP67 rated, so it can withstand periods of total immersion, rather than splashes or a bit of rain like most others. The BigBlue Portable stands apart from all the rest as it doesn't contain its own battery, and instead offers large, powerful solar panels for direct charging when the sun is shining. It is also the only one that has a DC output.

July 31, 2019:

We wanted to make sure we included a combination of premium high-capacity models, as well as budget-friendly options to ensure there is one to suit every need. If you expect that you may be away from a power source for more than a couple of days, your best option is to go with a waterproof charger that has an integrated solar panel, like the EasyAcc TP20000-BG, Nexgadget Solar, Soaraise 25000mAh, and Kiizon Powerbank. Of these, the Soaraise 25000mAh has the most solar panels and will recharge itself the quickest in sunlight, but the downside of this is a bulkier build. The EasyAcc TP20000-BG landed our top spot because it combines a high capacity with an extremely rugged build and quick-charging capabilities.

If you don't think you need the ability to recharge your powerbank via the sun, then you can opt for a truly waterproof model that can actually withstand being fully submerged, such as the FosPower PowerActive, which also happens to be rather budget friendly, the Dark Energy Poseidon, and the Jarv Tank. Of these three, the Dark Energy Poseidon has the highest waterproof rating, though it is very pricey for a powerbank with just a 10,000mah capacity.

Speaking of capacity, some have a larger need than others. If you are only using the powerbank to recharge your phone and expect to be near an outlet every night or every other day, something with a 10,000mah capacity will probably be enough for you. However, if you want to be able to recharge both your tablet and smartphone a couple of times without running out of juice on your powerbank, it is best to look for a model with a 20,000mah or higher capacity, such as the EasyAcc TP20000-BG, Luxtude EP-200, Nexgadget Solar, Soaraise 25000mAh, Kiizon Powerbank, and Outxe 20000mAh.

4. Feeke KR-T01

5. Panergy F10

6. Aikove Express E1

7. MyCharge Adventure Turbo

8. BigBlue Portable

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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