Mobile phones & bike packing

Mobile phones and bike packing 

One of the main reasons that people enjoy bike packing so much is the feeling of being one with nature and isolated from the outside world. Bike packing de-stresses us from our busy and sometimes stressful social and working lives. Part of this wonderful feeling comes with a break from using our phones. For the people who have to have their phone on them wherever they go, we have come up with some advice on how bike pack with your phone.

  1. How to keep your phone charged

So, how do you keep it charged when you’re away from home? This is simpler than you think. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have used a portable charger before. These portable chargers can recharge your phone quite a few times before they need to be recharged! For your convenience, we have listed out some of our best picks for portable chargers suitable for bike packing:

  1. Anker Astro E1 6700

The Anker Astro E1 6700 is an ultra-compact portable charger, this chocolate bar sized charger puts out an astonishing 6700mAh. The Anker Astro can charge up your phone two times, so it is perfect for those small overnight trips.

  1. Anker Power Core 2 10000

Our second option is the Anker Power Core 2 10000, another ultra-compact portable charger from Anker. This, like the previous Anker Astro E1 6700 is a similar size yet is a more powerful big brother. This charger will charge your phone up to 3 times.

  1. Jackery Bolt 6000

The Jackery Bolt 6000 is known as the swiss army knife of portable batteries. The Jackery Bolt has a built-in lightning charger and a built-in micro USB charger which allows you to charge your android and apple products. The Jackery Bolt also features a USB port that allows you to charge an additional device with your own personal cord.

Any of these portable chargers will last you 2-3 days out in the bush. Considering that most of the time spent will be riding, you’re not going to need to charge it up as much as you would usually.