It’s a small and lightweight portable power bank that’s ideal for camping, but just how good is the Damipow Solar Power Bank?
What is it?
Damipow Solar Power Bank 20000mAh
Overall Rating (3.5 / 5)
- 20000mAh high capacity Li-polymer battery
- 2 years warranty
- Built-in 2 Charging Cables & 3 Outputs
- Equipped with USB B & C dual cables, USB B to IOS adapter and quick charging usb output port
- Three LED Flashlight Modes
- 30 days money-back guarantee
What we thought
We’re big fans of our Hubi Go 10k, but when it comes to traveling overseas, or for short camping trips and wild camping, taking something that big is overkill, making a smaller power bank a must.
I’ve used and owned countless power banks over the years and have used several of a similar style to this one. Amazon can be a bit of a minefield of fake reviews and seemingly identical products with different names, so making a sound decision isn’t always easy.
The Damipow Solar Power Bank took a few hours to charge to full capacity when it first arrived, with handy indicator lights on the front to tell you how much power is left in it.
I then charged my mobile phone from 42% to 100%. I was surprised by how fast it charged, not quite the quick charge I get using my original cable plugged into the mains, but not far off. I was back to 100% in just 30 minutes.
I then took it on a weekend camping trip and relied solely on the power bank for the whole weekend. It was able to keep my phone topped up all weekend, and I also used it to recharge my Nomad Insect-O-Cutor camping lantern.
I like the convenience of having pre-attached USB cables; one that I could use on my phone, and the other for the camping lantern. Both items could be charged at the same time too.
The only thing I didn’t like, is that the solar panel on the front is pretty ineffectual. In fact, after leaving it out in the sun all day with the third power indicator light flashing, by the end of the day, the third indicator light was still flashing.
It feels to me like the solar panel doesn’t really add much (if anything) to the functionality of the device, but I’m sure it would be better than nothing in an emergency situation. That said, I’d be inclined to regard this as a mains rechargeable power bank, rather than a solar power bank.
- Solid feeling
- Light and highly portable
- Quick to charge using mains power
- Charges phones quickly
- Built-in torch function
- Pre-attached USB C and USB B cables
- Eco-friendly, minimal packaging
- Very slow to charge using solar power
Overall Rating (3.5 / 5)
For travel and camping trips, this is a good little power bank that represents decent value for money. I managed to get 4 full charges of my smartphone out of it, so it’s ideal for weekend camping trips.
Although the battery does charge via the solar panel after leaving it out all day long on a sunny day, the power hadn’t increased, so the solar panel is very slow, and certainly shouldn’t be solely relied upon.
The two pre-attached cables which neatly stow into the sides of the charger, make this super handy and ideal for carrying on you when out and about.
You can expect to pay around $23 on Amazon.com for the Damipow power bank.
DISCLOSURE | Thank you to Damipow, who supplied the featured product for us to test. We were not paid to write this review.