Why do you need to hold the battery with the phone when walking back?
For navigation? I specifically mentioned finding a way back to e.g. a hostel. Or maybe ask people locally, but then it would still be good to have my phone to translate.
I was looking at the ElecJet Apollo Traveller as well. Bigger, but with graphene tech so it charges in 20 minutes when hooked up to a 60 watt charger. 5000mAh as well, but if you can recharge with a GaN charger even during breakfast or lunch then I don’t really see a problem.
You must have spent hours before that, draining your phone. Why? Why not connect the Powercore before, proactively?
Of course, if I have the foresight to do that. But that’s not always the case. And I’d rather have the power bank as a spare that I can use in case I need it, instead of keeping my phone topped off in the first part of the day.
In any case, you might be bemused. And that’s fine. But this is what I encountered, and part of why I have a power bank.
Again, if you want to aim for a 10000 PD Slim, that’s fine. Most of the 10000 power banks I’ve looked at, including some non-Ankers that were slimmer, still seemed to be somewhat bigger than I’d want.
Plus, I already have the 13000 as well. I bought that specifically for multi-day hikes where I would not use my phone all the time, but I would need several charges. That’s why I didn’t go any bigger, because with hiking I’d rather carry less weight. I was aiming for around 15000, but 13000 (probably 4 x 3350 = 13400) is close enough.