We were contacted by EasyAcc to see if we would review one of their new products. Naturally loving awesome stuff, and being under the certain that I wasn’t going to HAVE to give a certain type of review, we said ok! We also got two of them to give away, check the end of the page for details!
Let’s start with a few thoughts on it.
Super rugged. Compared to my other battery pack, its a beast. It feels like I can throw it down the stairs and not have an issue. Or even off an airplane wing maybe? The sealing in the USB ports appears to be very, very good. Better than the weathersealing on my cameras for sure. It claims to be able to be immersed under 1 meter water for 30 minutes. With an IP67 rating and rugged design, the power bank effectively resists water, mud or bumps in outdoor activities (with waterproof lid closed).
Obviously it can’t be waterproof while charging, but for when you are fumbling around in your backpack for it and it falls into the mud puddle, it will be ok. Or if you bag soaks in water, you don’t have to worry about damaging your battery pack. While out there camping and having adventures, it is important to ME that my battery packs are up to the task.
This thing took foreverrrrrrrrrr. I clocked in just short of 10 hours (9 hours and 43 minutes to be exact) that it was taking a power draw via a 2.1 amp charging port on the trailer and a meter. The maker says from dead it takes 12 hours with a 2 amp input. So my time takes into account that it had a small charge prior to being shipped obviously.
According to the claims, it should be able to charge my Iphone 6 plus almost 7 times (6.8 times actually). By calculations I should be able to charge my gopro batteries (1160 mah) more than I’d need for a weekend out in the woods. Can’t really beat that if you ask me.
The LED light is surprisingly bright, It has three modes, normal, flashing and sos. Everything is super intuitive and easy to figure out. No real issues there.
It is in fact waterproof. I threw it in the filled sink for about 10 minutes, wiped it off, opened the sealed door and it charged just fine. So it has that going for it!
Realistically, it’s a good buy at 50 bucks. I actually decided to buy another one from them at normal price to keep one in each car. It’s a no brainer
For 5$ off you can use the code:
GRANTOFF to get the discount when checking out! Click any pictures or the amazon link up top
We are giving away TWO of these packs.
One on Facebook and one on Instagram.
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You will also write a quick review on your experience with the power bank!
In this prize pack, you get a ton of great stuff!
You get the EasyACC Power Pack
10$ off Traction Jack Purchase
BomberProducts T Shirt
Bomber Products Stickers
50$ gift certificate to Bomber Products
Thats over 150.00 free!!!!
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We got a package from Renogy Solar today and are quite excited about it!
We run a bit of power out of the trailer. Between a fridge, countless USB and 12v outlets constantly charging batteries for cameras, water pump and interior lights, it takes a bit to keep it all up and going. If I have to, I will use the generator to power the battery charger onboard to keep everything happy. But what about when you don’t want to use a generator?
Step in solar.
Awning mount by Bomber Products for Yakima and Thule Racks
As we move to Florida….St. Augustine to be exact, I wanted to kind of streamline my setup. I have decided to pull off (and it’s for sale if any of you want it) the roof rack, and design something more low profile and small since I don’t plan on using the roof top tent. I wanted to move the ARB 2500 awning to the TCteardrops trailer on the side opposite of the awning.
Atturo Trail Blade XT is a relatively new comer to our market.
They recently came out with a 235/65-17 in the “Urban Offroad” touted all terrain tire. This is a PERFECT size for us 5th gen outbacks and other rigs like Rav4, CRV and other midsize CUV/Wagons/Whatever 29″ needing wheel well. It is super aggressive, a bit lighter, much cheaper than the KO2, and a pretty badass looking tire that performed well for me so far.
First off, I know you are all going to be like, “Why do you need a tent on top of your car that costs over a thousand dollars, when you can put one on the ground.”
I will tell you why, and when its all said and done, you will agree with me. If you don’t, enjoy being miserable.
- I tend to like to move place to place, check out different areas different days. Having a tent on the car (or trailer) makes it super easy to stop, deploy, sleep.
- All my stuff is in there! there is a great 2″ memory foam mattress already in the tent. With that, I leave both sleeping bags, or blankets when used, thermarest pillows for resting.
- VERY fast deployment and packing. I timed it. Under 4 minutes from stopping the car, to being able to sleep. Sure that doesn’t count opening all 4 windows and stuff, but when its raining or nasty out and all you want to do is sleep after a long day on the trails, its a very very nice thing. I can pack it up by myself in about 10 minutes. I haven’t really timed it all that much, so I cannot give you an exact time.
- Space saver
- Im sure you will be like, “Oh, but it takes up all that space on your roof!”. I designed this rack to specifically take the tent, and also give me a Yakima Load warrior (without extension) worth of storage on the front. I couldn’t get a Baja rack or frontrunner to fit without alot of bracket making and stuff, so I just had one made. It still holds a good bit of gear forward of the tent, and looks amazing (Mad max anyone?)
- No more crap inside the car. I effectively eliminated a host of things that I Used to have to carry. Tent, Extended vestibule (when carrying the larger 6 person) two sleeping bags (quite large when rolled up and put in the back of a Subaru Outback, or Forester for that matter), Air Mattress (because I’m not a backpacker, so screw that whole pad thing) and pump, batteries for pump (can’t use 12v because not always next to the car!) as well as stakes, guy lines, etc etc. Its a rather large amount of gear, that I no longer have to load up in the precious cargo area of the outback. If it was a larger vehicle like an FJ or a Land Cruiser, I cannot say that it would be a worry. But after about 20-25 nights this year out camping, it makes a huge difference in what other gear I can bring (camera, video etc) Or just not have that much crap in the car.
- This alone is the main reason that caused me to swap to a roof top tent. I was ground camping when it came a storm. A massive storm. Tent did fine, wasn’t really an issue. However, it is the aftermath that people never think about. When you have to pack up that sopping wet ground tent and fly, in a bag, and put it into your car, then 8-12 hours later open it back up and deploy it….it is MISERABLE.
- With this tent (tested and verified) I deployed in the pouring rain, the next morning, while still raining, folded it all up, packed it up (with all the bedding inside still of course minimizing my time in the rain rolling up bags, and crap) and went on our way. That evening, when I deployed the tent…….dry. Everything inside was dry. The shell was still damp of course, but the inside was totally dry. I could climb in and get to my melodic snoring that my better half loves for sure.
Now we get to the meat and potatoes (say like hobbit guy and it means more) of this. What is the actual install like?
It comes to you via freight, and very big.
Be very careful unpacking it. It can fall over if you aren’t careful, and you can cut into things as well if you aren’t watching what you are doing.
The next part is to lay everything out and figure out whats going on. If you are putting it on your car so it flips out to the side, you will put your cross rails on like I did. If you are having it open to the rear or front, then you need to just put them the other way, and trim them. When all else fails, the arrangement of attaching that doesn’t have you cut things, is the way you want to flip it over to the side.
From there, its just a matter of attaching the ladder. The instructions weren’t perfect, so It took a few minutes to make sure how the arrangement was. It will be swapped out with quick release pins soon enough anyways.
The boring stuff is pretty much done. Now it is just a matter of figuring out how to get it up on the car. Being noone was around, and the lumberjack that I am, I simply threw it on top of the car.
Ok. Lets be real, I struggled, let out cries of strength that didn’t really do much, and eventually muscled it up. It isn’t that it is really HEAVY. It is just a hair over 100 lbs, but it is just AWKWARD to lift. The width is JUST too wide to get a good hold on it, so you have to hold it kinda like a diamond and it just makes it hard. The time after this, I grabbed a fellow resident of the area to help.
Once you have it up there, just slide in the bolts and small slides, and then bolt it down as required for your configuration!
I love it when a plan comes together.
The skylights are perhaps the best part of the tent. While not great in fall when there is alot of condensation. Summer months it will be great. These panels also have mesh for bugs, and a cover that keeps everything out of the same material of the tent. It was amazingly nice at Mid Atlantic Overland Festival.
I will also be doing a video for you guys shortly, So Many things, So little time!
For more information contact Tepui Tents and let them know Grant from Offroad Subaru sent you. They may be even nicer than they already are!