Best Power Banks for Handbags and Traveling

To put it basically, any and all power banks can basically be taken anywhere that you want as they all have onboard batteries that allow you not to be reliant on a wall charger. However, depending on the type of portability that you want, that’s where you have to be careful about what portable charger you’re going to be getting and that’s because they come in all sorts of different power capacities. Most might say that if you’re traveling, that you should get a power bank that has a very low power capacity and you’ll be good to go.

Well, that’s not entirely true, as something as low capacity as a 3,000mAh power bank can barely charge smartphones to full power and you might want to charge tablets and laptops while you’re traveling. So in this guide, we’re going to be covering the most useful power banks to have with you while you’re traveling which are ones that can easily fit into your handbag and you can use when you really need them.

Anker PowerCore 10000pic-1

The first and most simple portable charger that we’ve mentioned many times here at Charger Harbor would have to be Anker’s PowerCore 1000 portable charger. The charger, of course, has a 10,000mAh power capacity that can be useful for charging most smartphones to full power about two times. Perhaps the best part of this 10,000mAh power bank is that it uses just a single USB port and that means you can only dedicate the power capacity to just a single device.

Another great factor of this charger because of its use of a single port is that it has a very small form factor even with its 10,000mAh power capacity. So the charger has a length of 3.6 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches, which makes it very easy to place it into a back pocket with ease.

The charging speed form the single port on this power bank is 5V/2.4A and even though it’s not Quick Charge, it’s a fast standard charging speed that is able to charge smartphones and tablets at a fast enough rate.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,000mAh             Real Capacity: 8,000mAh
  • Output:   Max Output: 5V/2.4A
  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 6.4 Ounces

Aukey 10,000mAh USB-C 18W Power Delivery Portable Charger with Quick Charge

One of the best parts about power banks these days is that even the smaller and lower capacity ones are now making use of fast charging technologies and in this case, it would be this Aukey 10,000mAh power bank. The charger has enough power to charge a smartphone to full power about two times, but the most notable part is that it makes use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge, while most power banks on the market just make use of one fast charging technology.

That said, the Power Delivery charging rate on this power bank is on the lower level and it can really only charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones at their max charging speed. Those Power Delivery compatible smartphones include the Galaxy S8, S9, Google Pixel 2, iPhone X, Essential Phone and any other Power Delivery compatible phone. There are a total of three output ports on this charger, two USB- ports and of course the USB-C port.

One of the USB-A ports uses Quick Charge, while the other one is a standard 5V/2.4A port that’s useful for standard devices.

When it comes to recharging this power bank, you can recharge it at Power Delivery speeds if you use a Power Delivery wall charger, but the power bank does not come with one.

Even with all the powerful charging and the mid-range power capacity, this Aukey power bank still maintains a small form factor with it having a length of 5.8 inches and a thickness of 0.5 inches. Making it a power bank that can easily fit into a handbag, purse or you can slide it right into your pocket.

Read Review for Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery

Specs of the Aukey 10,000mAh Power Bank with 18W USB-C Power Delivery:

  • Power Capacity: 10,000mAh | Output Capacity: 7,400mAh
  • Output:

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge Port: 5V–6V/3A | 6V–9V/2A | 9V–12V/1.5A

USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/1.5A | 9V/2A

Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A

  • LED Power Indicator: Four LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 9.3 Ounces

EasyAcc MegaCharge 16,750mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge and 5A Input

Going higher in the power capacity range, this EasyAcc power bank is one of EasyAcc’s best and that’s because of its output and input recharging. The power capacity is also great on this charger as it has a 16,750mAh initial power capacity and with its output capacity that you can actually use, this charger has enough power to charge most smartphones to full power about 3.5 times and you can also charge tablets to full power about one time.

The two charging ports on this power bank are one Quick Charge port and a standard port that thas a 5V/3.0A charging speed. You can still charge Non-Quick Charge compatible smartphones with the Quick Charge port, and so the Quick Charge port will simply default to a 5V/3.0A charging speed. The recharging for this MegaCharge power bank is really where its power is. That’s because the charger makes use of two input ports.

There’s a USB-C input with a 3A recharge speed and a Micro-USB input with a 2A recharging speed. You can use both of the input ports together to recharge this power bank at a 5A recharge speed and that will result in a 3.5 hour full recharge time. Not bad at all for a 16,750mAh power bank.

Along with all this power, the size of this charger is slightly smaller than an iPhone 7 Plus with it having a length of only 5.3 inches and a width of 2.9 inches.

Read Review for EasyAcc MegaCharge 16,750mAh USB-C Power Bank

Specs of the EasyAcc MegaCharge 16,750mAh USB-C Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 16,750mAh            Output Capacity: 12,400mAh
  • Output:  

Smart Charge USB Port: 5V/3.0A

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A – 5-6V / 3A, 6-9V / 2A, 9-12V / 1.5A

Max Output: 5V/6.0A

  • Input:

Type-C Input Port: 5V/3.0A

Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.3 x 3 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 10.9 Ounces

RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge and USB-Cpic-12

This RAVpower 20,100mAh portable charger is quite a higher capacity power bank, and it’s one that has gained quite a lot of praise while it’s been on the market. The power capacity is enough to charge most smartphones to full power about 5 times if that’s all you’re using this power bank for. Charging tablets and even laptops with this power bank are also possible because of the USB-C port, but it’s going to take a large chunk of the power capacity to do so.

There are a total of three ports on this RAVPower portable charger. There are two USB-A ports, with one using Quick Charge and the other one is a standard 5V/2.4A charging speed. The one other output on this power bank is a USB-C port with a 5V/3.0A (15W) charging speed and it’s by no means a Power Delivery USB-C port, but it can charge a USB-C MacBook, just not at its max charging speed. To recharge the power bank, there are two input ports that you can use but they can also be used once at a time.

The Micro-USB input uses Quick Charge and the USB-C port has a 5V/3.0A recharging speed. So if you want to recharge the power bank as fast as possible, then we recommend that you use the Micro-USB input with a Quick Charge wall charger.

Read Review for RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

Specs of the RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,100mAh            Output Capacity: 17,100mAh
  • Output:  

iSmart Port: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge port: 5V/2.4A | 6.5V-9V/1.5A | 9V-12V/1.2A

USB-C: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input

5V/3.0A Via USB-C Input

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 13 Ounces

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 with Quick Charge 3.0

Another one of Anker’s power banks that we thought belonged in this guide would have to be there PowerCore+ 26800 portable charger. This one of their highest power capacity portable chargers that, of course, has a 26,800mAh power capacity that can be used to charge smartphones and tablets alike, to their full power many times over. There are actually two versions of this PowerCore 26800, with the one that we’re talking about right now that features Quick Charge and is made Aluminum, while the regular PowerCore 26800 does not use Quick Charge is made of plastic.

This PowerCore+ 26800 charger is definitely a great travel power bank if you want a lot of power with you while you’re on the move. As it also makes use of three charging ports, with one of the ports using Quick Charge, so you can charge a Quick Charge compatible smartphone at its max charging speed. The other two USB-A ports are standard ones that each have a 5V/2.4A charging speed.

For recharging this power bank you might worry that it uses a single Micro-USB input, but the Micro-USB input on this power bank uses Quick Charge and the best part is that the PowerCore+ 26800 actually comes with a Quick Charge wall charger that allows you to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed right out of the box.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 26,800mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26,800mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Power Capacity: 26,800mAh | Output Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Output:

Each Standard Port: 5V/3.0A

Quick Charge Port: 5-7V/2.1A | 7-9V/1.6A | 9-12V/1.25A

  • Input: 5-7V/2.1A | 7-9V/1.6A | 9-12V/1.25A
  • LED Power Indicator: Ten LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 7 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.2 Pound

Jackery SuperCharge 45W USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger

This is another 26,800mAh power bank but this one comes from Jackery and the main reason to get this power bank is that it features some powerful Power Delivery charging. So this is definitely the type of power bank to get if you have a USB-C Power Delivery compatible laptop and that’s because it has a very high power capacity and the USB-C Power Delivery port on this power bank has a 45W charging speed.

Most Power Delivery portable chargers on the market simply use a 30W charging speed. With the fast charging speed, this ensures that your USB-C laptop will be able to charge at a faster speed. That said, it’s not compatible with all Power Delivery laptops and we recommend taking a look at the charging power requirements of your laptop before purchasing this power bank. For example, this SuperCharge portable charger is able to charge the Dell XPS 13 because it takes 45W of Power Delivery charging speed and nothing lower. At the same time, the Dell XPS 15, it not able to charge with anything lower than a 60W charging speed so this power bank will not be able to charge it.

With all that said, this can be a perfect portable charger for a MacBook that uses USB-C.

Despite its very high power capacity, the charging options with this power bank are very limited as there are only two ports. There’s a USB-A port that uses Quick Charge and the USB-C Power Delivery port.

You can actually recharge this power bank at a Power Delivery speed with a Power Delivery wall charger, and the best part is that the power bank comes with a 45W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger which means that you can recharge it at max power right out of the box.

Read Review for Jackery Titan X 20800mAh Power Delivery Power Bank & 45W PD Wall Charger

Specs of the Jackery Titan X 20,800mAh 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 20,800mAh

Output Capacity: 15,400mAh

  • Output:

Quick Charge USB-A Port: 5V–6.5V/3A | 6.5V–9V 2A | 9V–12V/1.5A

USB-C PD Output: 45W

  • Input: 45W
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 8.2 x 4.4 x 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 1.2 Pounds

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery Portable Charger

If you want a more standard type of a Power Delivery portable charger, then Anker also has a Power Delivery version of their PowerCore 26800. So you still get the massive power capacity of this charger and it also has three charging ports. There are two USB-A ports and each of them is capable of outputting 5V/3.0A. The USB-C Power Delivery port on this power bank has a 30W charging speed and even though it’s lower than what the previous Jackery one is able to deliver, it’s still quite a lot for a USB-C MacBook.

This PowerCore+ Power Delivery charger also comes with a USB-C Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed. It’s definitely a great option to get if you want to have the ability to charge another two devices while you fast charge your Power Delivery compatible device.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 30W Power Delivery Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 30W Power Delivery Charger:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 26,800mAh

Output Capacity: 20,000mAh

  • Output:

Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A

USB-C Port: 30W

  • Input: 30W through USB-C input with a Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds

EasyAcc MegaCharge D20 20,000mAh Quick Charge USB-C Power Bank

Another one of EasyAcc’s power banks is their higher power capacity MegaCharge power bank. This upgraded version has a power capacity of 20,000mAh so you can charge a smartphone to full power about one more time with this charger. One of the most notable parts of this power bank is its use of four output ports, rather than the two that was on the 16,750mAh version.

So this charger has three USB-A ports with one of them using Quick Charge and the other two USB-A ports have a standard 5V/3.0A charging speed. The USB-C port on this power bank has a 5V/3.0A charging speed and even though it does not feature Power Delivery it’s still quite useful for charging USB-C compatible smartphones and it can also charge a USB-C MacBook but at a slower charging speed.

The recharging method for this power bank remains the same though, with it also making use of a USB-C and a Micro-USB input port that can be used at the same time. As a result, you can recharge this 20,000mAh power bank at a relatively fast charging speed.

Read Review for EasyAcc MegaCharge D20 20,000mAh Power Bank Doubin 5A Input

Specs of the EasyAcc MegaCharge D20 20,000mAh Power Bank Doubin 5A Input:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 20,000mAh

Output Capacity: 15,000mAh

  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 18W and also standard 5V/3.0A charging rate for Non-Compatible Quick Charge devices

Standard USB-A Ports: 5V/3.0A

USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A

Max Output: 33W (6.6A)

  • Input:

Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A

Max Input: 5A

  • LED Power Indicator: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.9 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 13 Ounces

Jackery PowerBar AC Outlet 20,800mAh Power Bank

Without going into the portable power station part of portable power, this Jackery PowerBar portable charger is a great power source while your traveling as it makes use of an AC outlet. So the power bank doesn’t have a humongous power capacity but it does have a high one at 20,800mAh. That said, the main thing is the way that you’re able to use the charger and there are a total of four ways to use the PowerBar.

There are three main charging ports, with one being a USB-C port with a 5V/3.0A (15W) charging speed and the other two ports are USB-A ports with one using Quick Charge and the other one has a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The USB-C port does not feature Power Delivery but it can still be useful for charging USB-C compatible smartphones and a few laptops such as a USB-C MacBook. That’s said, you can still use Power Delivery with this PowerBar portable charger and that’s because of the AC outlet.

The AC outlet is capable of an output of 85W. So it’s not really meant for appliances or very powerful ones at that, but the AC outlet is perfect for using a laptop charger with whether it’s a USB-C Power Delivery wall charger or a DC brick type of laptop charger.

The power bank is recharge through the USB-C port and it comes with a Quick Charge wall charger that you can use to recharge it with.

Read Review for Jackery PowerBar 20,800mAh Power Bank with AC Outlet

Specs of the Jackery PowerBar 20,800mAh Power Bank with AC Outlet:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 20,800mAh

Output Capacity: 15,392mAh

  • Output:

USB-A 1: 5V/2.4A

USB-A 2 Quick Charge: 3.6V-6V/3A | 6V-9V/2A | 9V-12V/1.5A

USB-C: 5V/3.0A

USB Max Output: 4.8A

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A

  • LED Power Indicator: Digital Capacity Indicator
  • Size: 6.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 Pounds

Crave 10,000mAh Slim Aluminum USB-C Quick Charge Power Bank

One other great traveling power banks that is going to be able to go with you anywhere quite seamlessly is Crave’s slim Aluminum power bank. The charger makes use of a 10,000mAh power bank so it’s best used for charging smartphones and it also has the form factor of a smartphone, too. As the charger has a length of 6.2 inches, a width of 3.1 inches and a thickness of 0.4 inches. So you can actually fit this power bank and your smartphone in the same pocket if you wanted to.

There are two charging ports on this Crave portable charger, one is a Quick Charge USB-A port and the other one is a USB-C port. There are also two input ports, with one being the USB-C port and another is a Micro-USB input port. Both of the input ports can only be used once at a time and they have the same recharge speed of 5V/2.4A, so just use a 2.4 Amp wall charger or higher to recharge the power bank at a faster speed.

Read Review for Crave PLUS 10,000mAh Slim Aluminum Power Bank with Quick Charge & Type C

Specs of the Crave PLUS 10,000mAh Slim Aluminum Power Bank with Quick Charge & Type C:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 10,000mAh

Output Capacity: 7,400mAh

  • Output:

USB-A Port: Quick Charge Speed for compatible devices or 2.4A for Non-Compatible Quick Charge devices

USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

Micro-USB or USB-C input: 5V/2.4A

  • LED Power Indicator: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 9 Ounces

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