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Keep Your Laptop Powered on the Road with Goal Zero Sherpa 100 AC Power Bank

If you travel with a laptop and/or tablet, you’ve had that moment: When you really need to use it, and the battery is low. There won’t be a place to charge it in a while, and you wish you’d planned in advance. But you didn’t.

Or, perhaps you’re regularly off the grid, and need to boost the power in your larger devices every once in a while, but you’re… off the grid.

Enter the Goal Zero Sherpa 100 AC Power Bank.

Fast and convenient, it’s a multi-purpose power bank engineered to charge laptops, tablets, phones, cameras, and more through its high-speed ports. Unfortunately, those tiny portable chargers, while great to boost the power for your phone, aren’t enough for larger devices. The Sherpa carries enough power for: 2 laptop recharges, 3 tablet recharges, 10 smartphone recharges, or 18 POV camera recharges.

For all that, yes, it does weight a little more. The Sherpa measures 7.5 inches x 10 inches x 5.68 inches and weighs 2 pounds–all about as much as a large hardback book. While that may be a little much for backpackers who are focused on the lightest-weight gear, it’s great for those who travel by car or rail, when you’re not as worried about suitcase weight, and it’s optimal for air travelers who really need a lot of electronic gear and aren’t always within reach of a power outlet. The Sherpa’s 25,600 mAh battery is the maximum allowable to air travel, and can be easily stored in your carry-on bag.

Use a wall outlet to fully recharge the Sherpa in about 3 hours, a USB source in about 8-10 hours, a compatible solar panel (like the Nomad 28 Plus) in about 7-14 hours, or your car 12V adapter in about 3-5 hours. Four cables are included, including Lightning, Micro USB, USB-C, and USB-C to USB-C. The Sherpa also has a Qi wireless charging pad, so if you forgot that phone cable, just set it down on top, and you’re good.

The Sherpa 100AC Power Bank lists for $299.95 on the Goal Zero site.

Jill

Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on www.dangerjillrobinson.com and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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