Best Fishing Power Banks (Full Guide On Angling Power Packs)

Best Fishing Power Banks

Having access to power when fishing may seem a luxury that you don’t really need, however, there have been many times in my 30 years fishing that I have found myself back in the car with a 12v cigarette lighter attached to a charging cable thinking to myself ‘if only I could charge my electronics on the bank’.

In modern-day life with all the tech and gadgets, if you are fishing long sessions, this luxury is more than likely now a necessity. The solution to this problem? a decent power bank.

This article details 5 of the best fishing power banks on the market today from small, portable power banks, to large heavy-duty power packs capable of powering up a whole street. I explain why they are considered the best and who they are best suited for. So without any further ado, let’s talk power banks.

Best Fishing Power Banks – Straight To The Point

If you are in a rush, here are the 5 best fishing power banks that I have reviewed and tested:

Here is a table that shows how the 5 best power banks for fishing compare in rating and specifications:

ImageProductOverall RatingPrice
Ridgemonkey Vault Wireless Power Pack

Ridgemonkey Vault Wireless Power Pack

9.2
Latest Price
Fox Halo 48k Power Pack

Fox Halo 48k Power Pack

9.1
Latest Price
Wolf SPB-16 Power Bank

Wolf SPB-16 Power Bank

9.1
Latest Price
Powapacs Atom Pro

Powapacs Atom Pro

9
Latest Price
Golab's Portable R300 Power Bank

Golab’s Portable R300 Power Bank

8.9
Latest Price

Best Fishing Power Bank Specs & Ratings Comparison

Power Bank Capacity No. Outputs Length  Width Weight Overall Rating
Ridgemonkey Vault 77850mAh 4 230mm 130mm 1.5kg 9.2
Fox Halo 48k Power Pack 48000mAh / 96000mAh 3 208mm 148mm 1.5kg 9.1
Wolf SPB 16 Solar Powerbank 16000mAh 3 210mm 168mm 0.4kg 9.1
Atom Pro 78000mAh 4 240mm 165mm 2.1kg 9
Golab Portable R300 93437mAh 8 230mm 195mm 3.8kg 8.9

What Features To Look For When Choosing A Power Bank For Fishing

There are 3 key attributes that make a power pack a decent one for fishing. These are power capacity, outputs and portability. These attributes are what I have used to rate and review the best power packs tested.

Power Capacity

In modern-day angling, there are many devices and electronics that anglers use to make life easier on the bank. These include bait boats, food coolers, fans, electric bivvy heaters, mobile phones, tablets, cameras etc. If you are on a long session then multiple items may have to be charged or powered during your trip.

For this reason, it’s important to choose a power bank that has enough capacity to be able to power and charge your electronics across the whole duration without the need to find somewhere to recharge your power bank!

Outputs & Useful Features

Having the ability to charge or use more than one item at once is a key feature to look out for when choosing a power bank. The best quite often have three ports. You can manage on just one if portability is more important to you but three does cover most eventualities.

Some of the better fishing power stations have additional features such as wireless charging pads and lighting functions that can make life a little easier on the bank.

Portability

If on a long session, bringing everything including the kitchen sink may be fine, in which case a beast of a power bank won’t perturb you. However, for shorter sessions and for those that prefer a lightweight, roaming approach to their fishing, a power bank that is compact, lightweight and portable may be an important factor.

The Best Power Banks For Fishing Reviewed

So having just explained what features to look out for in the best power packs for fishing, it’s now time for the actual product reviews. These 5 power banks have been reviewed and tested on the 3 key attributes mentioned earlier in the article and then scored to give an overall rating.

#1. Ridgemonkey Vault Wireless Power Pack

the best fishing power bank
Overall Rating9.2

The Ridgemonkey Vault is a really nice-looking product with loads of features to help you keep your devices charged while on the bank. From the wireless charging capabilities to the extremely rugged case, this power bank has lots of nice touches.

Why is this power bank one of the best?

This power bank is ideal for shorter-session anglers and those who like to fish light and portable. It looks great; it is much more compact than other power banks, yet it has plenty of power to keep your devices going for an entire fishing trip. It is quite simply one of the best lightweight power banks on the market.

Who’s it ideal for?

The Ridgemonky vault has an impressive amount of power in a relatively small package. So this is ideal for anglers who want to keep their kit light while ensuring they have enough juice to keep their gear going. The wireless charging pad is a lovely touch, too, and great for anyone with a compatible smartphone.

Power Capacity

This power bank has a capacity of a massive 266Wh or 77850mAh. This is enough to last two weeks of fully charging your phone once a day!

Connections

This power bank has 2 standard USB ports, a powerful USB-C port, a 12v DC socket, and a wireless charging pad for your phone too.

Ridgemonkey features & outputs
Wireless charging and the 4 outputs on the Ridgemonkey vault

Portability & Size

The dimensions of this power bank are 230mm x 130mm x 44mm, and its weight is 1.5kg. This makes it one of the lightest and most portable items on our list.

The Ridgemonkey Vault In Action

Benefits and Drawbacks

Pros

  • Really robust and well made with good quality batteries
  • Lasts two weeks of charging and charges in just six hours
  • Sleek design (we particularly like the LED power indicator lights)

Cons

  • You have to purchase the solar charge option separate at an additional cost
  • One of the more expensive power banks on the market

You may also like these additional items from Ridgemonkey:

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Did you know…

If you are into long-session fishing including overnighters, you may be interested in our article on the best carp fishing bivvy’s here.

#2. Fox Halo 48k Power Pack

Fox Halo Power bank - best fishing power packs
Overall Rating9.1

While some power packs can only be used to charge your phone while out fishing, this power bank by Fox is a powerhouse. Not only can it charge your phone countless times throughout a long fishing trip, but it can also help out in many other ways.

Why is this power bank one of the best?

This power bank has all of the connections you may need during your fishing trip. From a couple of standard USB ports to a 12v cigarette lighter socket and a USB-C port.

It can also charge an iPhone 8 up to 18 times, so you can charge all of your kit with this power bank and still have enough power to enjoy the included bivvy light throughout a week’s long fishing trip. For this reason, it is one of the best power packs for carp fishing.

Who’s it ideal for?

This power bank is geared towards those who fish in all weather and carp anglers who fish long overnight sessions. It uses LiFePo4 battery cells, which are much better for use outdoors and in cold temperatures. It also features a bivvy light on the side, which is handy for those who like to limit the amount of gear they take to the bank.

Battery Power Capacity

The capacity of this power bank is very impressive, at 153.5Wh/13Ah or 48000mAh – 96000mAh (depending on the version you purchase).

Outputs, Features & Connections

There are several outputs on this power bank, including two USB ports and one USB-C port. There is also a 12v cigarette lighter port. Each of the USB ports is capable of putting out 12v 13A power, too, so your phone will charge as quickly as it does at home.

the outputs on the fox halo power pack
The ports on the Fox Halo power pack

Portability

Having some additional features such as a bivvy light may mean you’ll be able to leave some of your kit at home. The included bivvy light is nice and bright, and there are a couple of different options for the lighting, a bright white or an amber option for lower profile lighting.

It also has feet, so it can be easily stored on your bivvy table but when packing away the feet are removable so the power bank can be tucked neatly away during use.

The Fox Halo Power Pack Vault In Action

Benefits and Drawbacks

Pros

  • Impressively quick charging for a portable unit
  • Can charge your phone up to 18 times.
  • Built with the outdoors in mind

Cons

  • Comes with no solar charge option

You may also like these additional items from Fox International:


#3. Wolf SPB-16 Power Bank

best power banks for fishing - Wolf Powerbank
Overall Rating9.1

This Wolf power bank has a lot of features to love. Firstly, it is waterproof, so it’s ideal for use in all weather. It also has a built-in solar panel, so it will charge throughout the day and can be charged at home too.

Why is this power bank one of the best?

This is geared towards anglers that want robust, good-quality gear. As it is waterproof, you can chuck this power bank in the lake, and it will still charge your phone. We don’t recommend this however!

Who’s it ideal for?

Thanks to the extremely rugged nature of this power bank and the built-in solar panel, this power bank is perfect for those anglers wanting to stay on the lake longer but keep their kit to the bare minimum. It is nice and compact, so it won’t take up much space in the bivvy, and the solar panel will keep it running for an extended period if needs be.

Power Capacity

The Wolf SPB-16 has a power capacity of 16,000mAh. This is slightly less than most of the power banks on this list, but its slimline design and portability, make it really handy for those wanting to keep excess gear to a minimum.

Outputs & Features

The Wolf SPB-16 has dual USB ports and one C-type port, allowing you to charge three devices at the same time. The built-in solar charge panel is a really useful touch and is one of the reasons why this power bank scored higher than some of its competitors.

The outputs on the wolf power bank
The ports on the Wolf SPB-16 Power Bank
the solar charge panel on the wolf spb-16 power bank
The really useful solar panel

Portability

This is much more portable than all the other power banks on this list. Even with the included case (that has pockets for all of your charging cables), it still fits nicely in your rucksack.

Benefits and Drawbacks

Pros

  • The built-in solar panel makes this a game changer for charging your devices on the bank
  • Rugged and portable
  • Plenty of ports for all your devices

Cons

  • A smaller battery life than other power banks, but the integrated solar panel helps to prolong this.

You may also like these additional items from Wolf:


#4. Powapacs Atom Pro

best fishing power banks - Powapacs Atom Pro
Overall Rating9

This offering from Atom is a beast of a power bank that could charge an entire village at Christmas, with plenty of juice left over. It is ideal for anglers who need to charge a lot of things at once and those who go on extended fishing trips.

Why is this power bank one of the best?

This is one of the best fishing power banks on the market for anglers because it has so much juice, but all of this power is held in a rugged case designed for the outdoors. You can throw anything at this power bank, and it will still charge all of your devices.

Who’s it ideal for?

Due to its size and power capacity, this power bank is perfect for anglers who fish long sessions. This will easily last a week’s long fishing and keep everything you need fully charged. You’ll able to charge your bivvy light, phone, camera batteries, bait boat and a great deal more. And, thanks to it having so many ports, you can charge multiple things at one time.

Power Bank Capacity

78,000mAh 312Wh. 26Ah @12v.

Outputs & Features

This Atom Pro has three USB ports, a USB-C port, a 12v cigarette port and even a port for a standard UK plug too. The charging possibilities are almost endless with this power bank. It can also be charged in several ways, using mains power, solar power or via the cigarette lighter in the car.

the outputs on the atom pro
The outputs & inputs on the Atom Pro
The solar panel option on the Atom Pro
The solar panel option on the Atom Pro

Portability

This is a large power bank. It weighs in at 2.1kg. But for longer fishing trips, it is well worth having in the bivvy or brolly system.

Benefits and Drawbacks

Pros

  • Enough power to last for a week’s fishing easily
  • Really rugged and robust
  • Plenty of charging options

Cons

  • Weighing in at 2.1kgs, it does add some weight to your kit
  • One of the more expensive power packs on the market

#5. Golab Portable R300

Best Power bank for fishing - from Go Lab
Overall Rating8.9

If none of the other power banks on this list so far have fulfilled your need for power on the bank, this one is sure to. While it’s a big boy (3.6kg), it has the power and capabilities to charge 8 devices at once and will easily last a couple of weeks of continuous use.

Why is this power bank one of the best?

It is one of the best simply because of how much power it produces. This is geared towards people who love camping, fishing and anything outdoors. However, it is powerful enough to use during blackouts to power things like laptops and TVs. So, not only will this be invaluable in the bivvy, but you’ll probably use it around the home too.

Who’s it ideal for?

This power bank is ideal for those who have lots to charge on the bank, if you like to film your fishing adventures, for example. Or anyone looking at extended fishing trips where power is impossible to come by. You can charge this power bank with solar panels, too, so for extremely long fishing trips, this will always have juice.

Power Capacity & Runtime

The GOLABS power bank has a whopping 93,437mAh power capacity.

Outputs & Features

This power bank has two 12v DC outlets, 1 AC outlet for UK plugs, 2 QC3.0 outlets (USB), 1 PD30W outlet and 1 PD60W outlet. In short, more outlets than you could ever need on a single fishing trip!

Golabs fishing power station
The outputs & inputs on the Golabs R300

Portability

Coming in a 3.6kg, this is one of the heaviest power banks on this list.

Benefits and Drawbacks

Pros

  • Amazingly useful on the bank and at home too
  • An incredible amount of power and plenty of outlet options
  • The added LED light can also double as a bivvy light.

Cons

  • It is big and somewhat bulky, so can take up some room in smaller bivvies or day shelters.
  • The charge rate with the solar panel is slower than some other models

FAQs

The following questions are frequently asked about the best fishing power banks. Here are the answers to them:

What brand of power bank is best for fishing?

The top 3 brands when testing the best fishing power banks were Ridgemonkey, Fox International and Wolf.

What is the smallest and most powerful power bank for fishing?

In terms of the smallest power bank, in our testing, the Wolf SPB-16 was the most compact weighing in at just 0.4kg. The most powerful fishing power bank recommended however was the Fox Halo 96000mAh version.

Final Thoughts On The Best Fishing Power Packs

The best power packs for fishing are those that have been designed with the angler in mind. They need to be portable, hold enough power for the whole length of your session, have multiple outputs and ideally have some handy additional features such as a light or a solar panel option.

All of the 5 power packs featured in this article have pros and cons but all of them are fantastic options for carp anglers and other fishermen alike.

To recap, check out the following table that compares our top 5.

Power Bank Capacity No. Outputs Length  Width Weight Overall Rating
Ridgemonkey Vault 77850mAh 4 230mm 130mm 1.5kg 9.2
Fox Halo 48k Power Pack 48000mAh / 96000mAh 3 208mm 148mm 1.5kg 9.1
Wolf SPB 16 Solar Powerbank 16000mAh 3 210mm 168mm 0.4kg 9.1
Atom Pro 78000mAh 4 240mm 165mm 2.1kg 9
Golab Portable R300 93437mAh 8 230mm 195mm 3.8kg 8.9

Thanks for reading.


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