|Battery Capability :||(2 / 5)|
|Battery Consumption:||(3.7 / 5)|
|Durable:||(4 / 5)|
|Overall:||(3.2 / 5)|
The Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Recharger is small, compact and built to last in the elements but, it lacks usability with certain devices.
Tested In: Joshua Tree and Eastern Sierras.
Duration of Test: 7 days
The Pro: The rechargeable Goal Zero battery pack is built solid for any camp or hike trip. Pair this charger up with a mini solar panel and you’re able to power small devices off the grid. The durable cable ring allows you to clip on to a backpack, rope or any object as long as you provide your own carabiner.
The Con: The battery doesn’t work with certain devices. After testing with the Black Diamond Storm Headlamp, the headlamp only turned on about 10% of the time utilizing 4 AAA Goal Zero batteries. It’s recommend to test all devices with the Goal Zero batteries. Secondly, it comes with the AAA adapter but, no AAA batteries. The issue here is when you purchase Goal Zero AAA batteries, it comes with the adapter so consumers will always have an extra adapter.
Overall: The unit is built solid and ideal for life on the go. However, Goal Zero should of tested the batteries on multiple devices before selling this product to the masses. The minus side of the battery is completely flat compared to a regular battery where there is a little lift. This could attribute to the issue of the battery not being able to work with certain devices.