Anker 13000mAh Portable Charger for iphone, samsung etc

Chance are you will have battery hungry devices – possibly more than one of them. We all know what a pain in the butt running out of juice is. Imagine having a portable charger that’s not only lightweight but can charge your device up to 5 times (in the case of phones with 2500mAh or less batteries).

As you will probably have guessed, we are a huge fan Anker products. They seem to provide such good value, lightweight products that go the extra mile.

So let present you with the Anker 13000 mAh portable charger.


The main features are all available for view on Amazon website, but here are a few details…

PowerCore 13000
The Compact Super-High-Capacity Portable Charger

From ANKER, America’s Leading USB Charging Brand
• Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology
• 10 million+ happy users and counting

Super-High Capacity
Enough power to keep you going for days. Charge an iPhone 6s 3.5 times, a Galaxy S6 3 times or an iPad Air 2 once.

Fast Charging Technology
PowerIQ ensures intelligent high-speed charging for all your devices and VoltageBoost prevents cable resistance from slowing your charging speeds.

MultiProtect Safety System
Surge protection, short circuit protection and more advanced safety features keep you and your devices safe.

Matte Finish
Enhances grip and prevents smudges and fingerprints.

Worry-Free Warranty
At Anker, we believe in our products. That’s why we back them all with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.

For Optimal Use:
• Use the included cable, your original cable or a third-party certified one (such as MFi).
• Compatible with the new 12 inch MacBook, 2015 (USB-C cable needed), Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and other USB-charged devices except for the iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, Dell Venue 11 Pro , Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices.


This beast does take quite a long time to charge up, at least overnight, but it’s staying power for charging devices is outstanding! It’s a really neat thing for any traveller or even hiking backpacker.

We’d give it 8/10

If it was a little lighter and didn’t take so long to charge then it would be full marks.

Ultra-Sil Dry Sack by Sea to Summit

Dry sacks have been around for a while now, but as fabric technology improves, so does the portability of these awesome bags.

The Sea to Summit dry bag range comes in a number of different sizes. The one we are reviewing is the 20 litre model.


Well what can we say about this little beauty? Firstly, it’s super lightweight, in fact it’s feather weight, like much of the Sea to Summit range is.

At 20 litres, there is plenty of space for your valuables. To secure the contents, there is a very lightweight fold at the top of the bag.

We tested it by splashing water on the bag, and it kept the contents totally dry. The official product description says that it has a ” water resistance with a water head of 2,000mm”, which is pretty neat!

When folded, the buckle serves as a convenient carry handle.

The fabric is also very tough and durable.

You could easily fit a large sleeping bag in the 20 litre version, perhaps a smaller one would fit in the 10 litre version.

Oh, and did we mention it’s SUPER lightweight! Bravo Sea to Summit!

Small Lightweight Bluetooth Speakers

Hey everyone! This is my first recommendation on Gearsolight, and I am choosing a great little product that’s been an awesome addition to my lightweight life.

I have chosen to go for something that is useful for many different types of traveller. A mini speaker is useful for everyone, particularly if you like music, or if you have a quiet laptop or smart phone, and you want to turn up the volume on a movie.

I did a lot of research into this, as I had a rather heavier small bluetooth speaker before, but I was determined to get something a lot more portable.


After a lot of research I ended up buying an Anker Mini Bluetooth speaker from Amazon UK, at the very mini price of £15.00 (USD $21.00 as of March 2016).

Here are the gearsolight awesome eight features of the Anker Mini Bluetooth speaker…

  1. Small enough, it actually fits in your pocket, assuming you are not wearing skinny jeans!
  2. 12 hours of battery life
  3. Charges from a mini usb port
  4. Has really deep sound if you place it on a wooden surface
  5. It’s super lightweight, of course!
  6. Charges quickly
  7. Looks cool
  8. AWESOME value for money, and I mean awesome!

So to sum up, this little beauty has been totally awesome for me. I figure that I won’t be replacing it for a while, and why should I. I have personally recommended it to many friends and family, and they all think it’s awesome too.