SinChats – Thoughts on Hiking Poles?

A discussion on hiking poles / trekking poles for backpacking.

Hiking poles seen in the video:

  1. Black Diamond Ultra Mountain FL hiking poles ( 3 piece, folding, z-pole style)
  2. Swiss Gear Adjustable Hiking Poles

RAVPower 10,400mAh Power Bank – USB Battery Charger Review

In this gear review video, we’ll check out the RAVPower 10,400mAh Element Series Power Bank, model RP-PB07.

Manufacturer’s Specs:

Capacity:  10400mAh
Output:      5V / 3A
Input:         5V / 1A
Weight:     8.04oz
Size:         4.4 x 2.76 x 0.83 inches

Comes with 2 Micro USB Connectors for compatibility with:

  • SmartPhones: Samsung / HTC / LG / Motorola / BlackBerry / Nokia / Google / Sony
  • Tablets & eReader: Google Nexus 7 / Nexus 10 –
  • Other cell phones, MP3 players, and digital cameras that use DC 5V input
  • iPad 4 3 2,iPad Mini, iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4,iPod (using original 8Pin / 30Pin Cable from Apple)

I’ve been using and testing this USB battery charger pack to keep my gear charged up in a variety of backpacking and hiking conditions, in in both warm, indoor conditions as well as several multi-day cold weather backpacking trips – a worst case scenario for those battery powered gadgets we love so much.  So far It’s proven itself to be a reliable workhorse without breaking the bank!