Ventura PowerBank PB50 (2014)

Striking the perfect balance between compact size and useful capacity, the Ventura PowerBank PB50 is a certified waterproof, very rugged device the size of a Yorkie (chocolate bar, not dog) with an impressive storage capability of 5600mAh and a weight of only 146g. It also comes with a built-in torch and the peculiar addition of a red laser pointer with an impressive range, which Trail initially dismissed as a gimmick – then ended up praising after using it to trace the line of a scramble in the Langdale Pikes, and later to indicate a route on an OS map. Either way at £40 you’re getting a lot of product for the price, and its robust build makes it ideal for the rough stuff.

Specifications:

Capacity 5600mAh
Weight 146g
Weather-resistant? yes
Output 1 x USB 1A
Charging method micro USB
Onboard storage? yes
Website www.snooper.co.uk

Verdict

Buy the Ventura PowerBank PB50 if you’re good at breaking things.

Review by Simon Ingram
Published in Trail magazine June 2014