Review: OUTXE Savage 20000mAh Rugged Power Bank

Review: OUTXE Savage 20000mAh Rugged Power Bank

We recently spent a couple of days camping in the New Forest and, unlike us, we opted to go without an electric hook-up. As it was only a short trip and a warm time of year, I was sure we’d manage, however we do have a few devices that need charging. Despite my love of the outdoors and desire to not rely on screens all the time, as a blogger (and owner of a smart phone with a rapidly degrading battery) a way to keep things charged is a must. We have a couple of small power banks, which are ideal for taking out on walks, but we really needed something more powerful for a camping trip.

As a blogger, I rely on my phone to take photos and maintain my many social media accounts when outdoors

With rather fortunate timing, I was contacted by OUTXE to see if I would like to review their Savage 20000mAh Rugged Power Bank. It claims to be able to recharge an iPhone 8 7 times, so would it power all of our devices for the duration of a camping trip?

I charged it up at home, it had about half a charge already and a couple of hours later it was fully charged. I particularly liked the 6 green lights which tell you how much charge is left (either input or output).

It is a solid and heavy power bank weighing over 500kg, so definitely not one for back packing trips, however for car campers like us, it’s a great option. I also like the fact that it feels really robust due to the rubberized shell, is waterproof, shockproof and pretty much unbreakable. Always handy with a marauding child around! Also, it never got hot, even when used for a long period of time.

Furthermore, it has a built in LED torch, so you don’t have to scrabble around in your tent in the dark and comes with a couple of carabiners so you can hang it up.

So, it looks good and we know it’s well made, but how does it perform?

Over the course of our trip it charged my phone (an elderly and huge Samsung Note 3 with a dodgy battery) twice and our Samsung tablet twice. Considering the size of our devices, I was very impressed with this. It also charges really quickly, it’s quicker than any other charger we have at home. It has dual output points so you can charge two devices at once.

Overall, I was incredibly impressed with the OUTXE power bank and I can definitely see it becoming a staple piece of camping gear for us. It easily lasted us throughout the trip and kept everything topped up. I will still use our smaller power banks for when we’re out and about, but the OUTXE will stay back at base and be used as our main charger.

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We were gifted an OUTXE rugged power bank for the purposes of this review, as ever all opinions are my own.

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  • M0RJC M0RJC June 18, at 17:23

    The one thing I note from the instruction is all the warnings about temperature. My other power bank promises thermal cutout. I guess this doesn’t have that feature so you have to be careful about temperature range. Maybe less likely to be an issue outdoors in England but one thing to think about.

    It also requires a high current input, which if the internal circuitry is not clever would prevent charging on external solar panel. I’ll need to test this. If it cannot be charged from solar then I’ll return it and spend a little more on one that I know can, and has thermal cutout.

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