A minimalist backpacker's external battery review

Product reviewed in this video:
☆Olala 7500mAh Slide Power Bank: http://amzn.to/2q55352

Other recommended power banks:
☆Anker Powercore 10000mAh:http://amzn.to/2piznvL
☆Anker Powercore speed 10000QC: http://amzn.to/2qpBTQZ
☆Anker Powercore+ 13400: http://amzn.to/2piHicn
☆Anker Powercore 20100 (My JMT Battery): http://amzn.to/2q1YDFO
☆RavPower 13400mAh(my AT battery):http://amzn.to/2puIB34
(This charger seems to be unavailable at the time)

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Equipment I filmed this video with:
– Camera –
Olympus O-MD E-M5 Mark II- http://amzn.to/2o8wyIn
iPhone 6+

– Lense –
12-50mm – http://amzn.to/2oZptyo

– Sound –
Rode Videomicro Shotgun Mic – http://amzn.to/2oZiqWC

– TriPod –
MeFOTO Carbon Fiber Roadtrip – http://amzn.to/2opZFbz


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  • Thanks for the info, I'm one of those section hikers who's found a lot of great info that fits my hiking needs. I really appreciate that you think in terms of all the ways the trails are hiked, truly community minded!

  • About 6 months ago I did a lot of looking, and the best capacity to weight ratio I could find was the Anker 10000 and 10000QC. They pull in at 6.2oz for the 10k mAh (about +0.3oz for the QC). Nearly everything else I could find was at least 8oz per 10k. If anybody's found something lighter than 6oz per 10k, please reply. I'd love to know about it.

  • Something everyone needs to remember and I don't think that you mention is that the ratings on the battery packs don't reflect it's actual output capacity. Most quality power banks can exchange about 75% (on average) of their rating to another device. This is because there is inefficiency with transferring energy and the power banks won't allow themselves to discharge the storage batteries completely. If you have a 10,000 Mah bank, count on 7,500. If you have a 5,000 Mah power bank, count on 3,750…etc.

  • Brother, you are the best. Your post and pre hike reviews are great. February 1st sounds like it's a long way off, but when you're planning on hiking for 4 to 6 months, it's really not. Between getting into the gym at 5:00 A.M. for a couple hours Monday through Friday, working, and hiking on the weekends it does not leave a lot of time for other things. Your gear reviews along with your day to day recaps, including the changes you would make are a gift, lol. Love the charger, the fact that it can power all things Apple is great, if you read carefully the other chargers descriptions you will find that while most will tune up your iPhone, many will not charge your iPod, bummer. For me, I am also bringing a GoPro Session 5, small waterproof camera so I can still record and post on rainy days. So I am stuck with multiple cables and a couple of chargers. Thanks again brother, can't wait to see your posts from The JMT. As always, be good, be careful, be safe.

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