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BEARTWO 10,000mAh Review

This little panel is by far the lightest in this review, but its charging abilities are impressive
BEARTWO 10,000mAh
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Price:  $30 List | $19.98 at Amazon
Pros:  Compact, lightweight, fast charging capabilities
Cons:  Lacks versatility
Manufacturer:   BEARTWO
By Jane Jackson ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  May 7, 2021
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SCORE


RANKED
#4 of 8
  • Charging Speed - 30% 8.0
  • Charge Interruption Recovery - 20% 8.0
  • Multiple Device Charging Speed - 20% 5.0
  • Weight & Portability - 20% 10.0
  • Durability - 10% 8.0

Our Verdict

By far the lightest panel in this review, the BEARTWO is a 10,000 mAh battery pack with a small solar charger on top. It delivers power to two devices at a time and forges on through interruption as long as there is some juice in the battery pack. This is an excellent option for fast and light trips into the backcountry, thanks to its compact design and fast-charging abilities (as long as the battery starts off full). We don't recommend relying entirely on solar power with this panel, as it takes a decent chunk of time to charge the battery using the sun's power alone.

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Pros Compact, lightweight, fast charging capabilitiesInexpensive, efficient, user-friendly, excels in partly cloudy conditionsQuick to charge, portable size, panel actually works despite small wattageLightweight, durable, lots of charging optionsImpressive charging speeds, can charge multiple devices simultaneously, affordable
Cons Lacks versatilityBulky, lacks portabilityHeavy, slow to replenish battery via solarA bit bulky, slow charging speeds considering battery capacityPoor interruption recovery
Bottom Line This little panel is by far the lightest in this review, but its charging abilities are impressiveWe were impressed by its ability to charge our gadgets quickly and reliably and its reasonable price is the cherry on topThis exceptionally priced battery pack quickly charges devices, and if left in the sun for hours, can replenish via solarA relatively lightweight battery pack with multiple charging options, this small model has a USB-C and wireless charging portA powerful, fast charging machine, capable of charging multiple devices, complete with a reasonable price tag
Rating Categories BEARTWO 10,000mAh BigBlue 3 Goertek 25,000mAh Blavor Qi 10,000mAh Ryno-Tuff 21W
Charging Speed (30%)
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
9.0
Charge Interruption Recovery (20%)
8.0
9.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
Multiple Device Charging Speed (20%)
5.0
9.0
9.0
4.0
6.0
Weight & Portability (20%)
10.0
6.0
7.0
10.0
7.0
Durability (10%)
8.0
8.0
7.0
9.0
7.0
Specs BEARTWO 10,000mAh BigBlue 3 Goertek 25,000mAh Blavor Qi 10,000mAh Ryno-Tuff 21W
Panel Size (watts) <5W 28W 5W <5W 21W
Weight (measured) 7.52 oz 23.5 oz 19 oz 8.3 oz 17 oz
# of USB outlets 2 3 3 2 2
Max USB Output Current (amps per port) 2.1 amp 2 amp 1 amp 2 amp 2.4 amp
Battery kit? Yes No Yes Yes No
Size folded 5.5" x 3" x 0.7" 11.1" x 6.3" x 1.3" 7" x 3.75" x 1.25" 6" x 3" x 0.5" 5.9" x 11.8" x 0.8"
Battery? Yes No Yes Yes No
Charge tablet? Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Charge laptop? No Yes No No No
Panel Type Mono-crystalline PET Polymer Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline Mono-crystalline
Size opened 5.5" x 3" x 0.7" 33.1" x 11.1" x 0.2" 7" x 3.75" x 1.25" 6" x 3" x 0.5" 18" x 11.8" x 0.1"
Battery input (Volts / Amps) 5V 2.1A N/a 5V 2A 5V 2A N/a
Charge capacity (mAh) 10,000mAh N/a 25,000mAh 10,000mAh N/a
Charge iPhone/Smartphone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct USB Plug? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Daisy Chain? No No No Yes Yes
12-Volt connection No No No No No

Our Analysis and Test Results

A compact battery pack with impressive charging speeds and a lightweight design.

Performance Comparison


BEARTWO 10,000mAh solar charger - slender and efficient, this little panel packs a punch.
Slender and efficient, this little panel packs a punch.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Charge Interruption Recovery


With a 10,000mAh battery pack in a small package, this product recovers from interruption very well as long as the battery pack has a bit of juice in it. Much like other battery pack/solar combinations, this product works well when the battery is slightly charged. If you are relying only on solar, the small panel will have a hard time charging the 10,000mAh battery on its own. That said, even when the battery is close to empty, the BEARTWO held a steady charge to our small devices.

BEARTWO 10,000mAh solar charger - when the battery is at least partially charged, this panel works...
When the battery is at least partially charged, this panel works well in partially shady conditions.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Charging Speed


Though it is the same capacity as many of the other small battery packs, the BEARTWO is an impressively fast-charging device. In fact, it charged our phone 28% over the course of our 30-minute test period. This is almost as much as its 42-watt competitor, which is astounding. For such a small battery, we were very impressed by its charging capabilities.

BEARTWO 10,000mAh solar charger - the beartwo impressed us with its charging abilities. it charged our...
The BEARTWO impressed us with its charging abilities. It charged our phone almost 30% in 30 minutes.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Multiple Device Charging Speed


The BEARTWO has two USB ports, earning it a commendable score in this metric.

BEARTWO 10,000mAh solar charger - we liked the hidden placements of the usb ports on this panel.
We liked the hidden placements of the USB ports on this panel.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Durability


In terms of durability, the BEARTWO showed no signs of wear and tear over the course of our test period. We carried this small battery in the bottom of our pack on day hikes and used it around town. It has a port cover for the USB ports and is weather-resistant, making it an overall very durable product. It continued to deliver solid charge over the course of our test period, showing that the battery is long-lasting.

BEARTWO 10,000mAh solar charger - with one simple, built-in attachment point and no extra frills, this...
With one simple, built-in attachment point and no extra frills, this is a durable, no-nonsense panel.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Weight and Portability


This is one of the most portable products in this review. It is so small and light that we hardly noticed it when it was in the bottom of our backpack. Its compact size makes it easy to use and a no-brainer to bring on any excursion. Our measured weight for the BEARTWO battery pack/panel is 7.5 ounces, making it the lightest product in this review by a long shot. It seems like battery pack technology has significantly improved over the past few years since these small devices used to weigh as much or more as a fold-out panel. Nowadays, they are compact and significantly lighter, making them an ideal option for backcountry travel, where every ounce counts!

BEARTWO 10,000mAh solar charger - the beartwo is barely bigger than this lara bar, making it a...
The BEARTWO is barely bigger than this Lara Bar, making it a no-brainer for day hikes or backpacking trips.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Value


The BEARTWO comes in at the same price as most of the other panels with this battery pack/panel design. This product is durable, compact, and charges devices quickly, making it well worth the initial investment. With such a reasonable price tag and solid scores across the board, this model boasts a great value.

Conclusion


This is a portable, lightweight product that delivers a fast charge to two devices at a time, via a USB cable. We applaud it for its simplicity and fast charging capabilities. That being said, we prefer using the BEARTWO as a battery pack, as opposed to a full-blown solar set-up, considering the size of the panel. It's a great backup for travel or overnight trips into the backcountry.

Jane Jackson
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