The best portable power stations for camping in 2024: Expert tested and reviewed

Jackery is a well-known brand in the power station space, and for good reason. Its versatile power stations consistently rank among our best products, thanks to the enormous power these devices provide and their flexibility in setup, especially in a camping scenario.

Steve Conway, a senior technical project manager at our sister site CNET, has tested dozens of power stations, and said the Jackery is one of his top picks. “The versatility of modularity is what makes this power station so impressive,” Conway said. “You can choose to take just the one unit for regular camping, but if you wanted a bigger setup to power a cabin, you could easily add on more units.”

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In our lab testing of the 2000 Plus unit, we found it charged devices at 17.76Wh per minute, and it took 48 minutes to charge a device to 50% and one hour and 18 minutes to charge a device to 80%. Plus, you can add on the PackPlus E2000 Plus battery pack for additional 2042.8Wh of electrical storage capacity to the system.

Remember that the more additions you add to this setup, the heavier it will be. On its own, it weighs 41.9 pounds but can reach well over 100 pounds with more units. Despite the weight, Reddit users note the solar additions in particular have been useful in camping and outdoor situations.

Jackery Explorer 2000 Plus specs: Watts/hr: 2042.8W | Continuous watts: 3000W | Surge watts: 6000W | Solar input (W): 1400 | Ports: 2 USB-A, 2 USB-C, 4 AC | Weight: 61.5 pounds


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