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Goal Zero Sherpa 40 Recharger

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    7 Reviews

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    Hours of entertainment.

    The 14 hour bus from Paris to Berlin requires a lot of Netflix, but with only an eight hour battery life on your tablet, you bring along the sleek, Goal Zero Sherpa 40 Recharger so you can binge your favorite show as you cruise through the German countryside. If your phone starts to run low on battery as well, you can plug it in to one of the included cables even while your tablet is charging so you'll never have the stress of dead devices when you're trying to navigate a new city. The seamless aluminum body is not only aesthetically pleasing, but durable as well so you can take it with you through multiple countries. After you've drained all the life from the Sherpa, charge it with the solar Nomad 14 or 28 Plus, or plug it into the wall for just under eight hours before you hop on the next bus from Berlin to Amsterdam.

    • Slim, powerful charger to give extra life to power-hungry devices
    • Cables included for on-the-go charging convenience
    • Provides 1-2 charges for tablets, 3-4 for phones, 5 to POV cameras
    • Can be charged with solar (sold separately) or in the wall
    • Sleek, seamless aluminum body is beautiful and durable
    • Item #GZR0046

    Tech Specs

    Material
    aluminum
    Battery Type
    lithium ion polymer
    Capacity
    3.7V, 12000mAh (44.4Wh)
    Charge Time
    [wall] 7.5 hours, [Nomad 14 Plus] 7.5-12 hours, [Nomad 28 Plus] 7.5 hours
    Input
    5V USB-micro port, up to 2.4A (12W max)
    Output
    [center] 5V USB port, up to 2.4A (5W max), [center] 5V USB port, up to 2.4A (10W max)
    Dimensions
    7.5 x 4.2 x 0.45in
    Claimed Weight
    13.4oz
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, backpacking, weekend camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Extended power for those long trips

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was provided this product by Backcountry to review but the opinion is my own.



    This has been a great power bank. The Goal Zero Sherpa 40 is a larger form factor with it's larger capacity (12000mAh). See my pic below for size reference. Even though it's larger, it's thin design makes it easy to slide into a pack for storage. However, if you are planning on sticking it in your pocket, this is not the model for you. If the size makes sense for you, go for it.



    It charges my iPad 1.5 times, and my iPhone 8+ at least 4 times. The integrated cable holds are nice, and it's also nice to get cables that are this length included with the unit. It includes a micro-USB, USB-C, and a Lightining cable.



    If you're looking for a reliable power bank with a bit larger capacity for those longer trips, the Goal Zero Sherpa 40 is a great option.

    Extended power for those long trips

    Good product and very convenient

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I was provided this product by Backcountry to review but the opinion is my own.



    I have had this product for a little over three weeks. During that time I have used it quite extensively while out hiking, just around town or if I feel like getting a little work done in a more remote location. I feel that when comparing these types of batteries most ones you will find will function similarly and what differentiates them typically is the size, features and what the manufacturer will includes with the product. In this case the Goal Zero Sherpa 40 comes with three cables out of the box for charging USB-C, Lightning and Micro USB. This will covers most of my current devices be it Apple or Android.



    I have to say that my favorite feature of this battery has to be the slots on both the top and the bottom that can hold two of the cables that come with it. They are held it with a magnet on one side and what I assume is pressure on the other. It was fairly firmly held and I haven't lost a cable through any use. I was able to get rid of some clutter in my bag with extra cables with this alone. This convenience has made it more likely that I carry an extra battery with me so I can charge my camera or phone on the go. I have even used it to trickle charge my Macbook Pro when I knew I would just need a little extra to finish some things off. It should be noted that it by no means is able to keep up with the battery drain of the laptop but has allowed me to eek out a little extra charging when I'm a little off the grid. The capacity of the battery is fairly reasonable and will charge my phone or camera several times over and maybe 1.5 charges on my iPad.



    While I do enjoy the form factor of the battery when I am carrying a bag it is a little cumbersome if you want to try to carry it on it's own or place it in your pants or jacket pocket. The battery does measure almost 8 inches in height and I found it typically will still be exposed out of the top of my pockets. Thankfully the thin profile makes this a little better. Using the battery while charging a device is by no means a difficult feat, it is however a little cumbersome. Though this can be solved using a longer cable and putting it in a pocket. It should be noted that the cables that it comes with are about 4 inches in length as well. In this case about two thirds of the cables are dedicated to the USB connectors. While this is understandable it should be noted that they don't have a whole lot of flexibility in comparison to a longer cable so I found I typically had to either just charge it while in my bag or off to the side. I would make the trade off of the flexibility of the cable any day for the convenience of always having one with the battery.



    Overall, I found this is a battery I would recommend just on the convenience factor alone. It's a battery and it does it's job well but I feel like Goal Zero did a great job of differentiating itself with the slots on the top and bottom that allow it to carry cables. I also like that it came with the three main cables most users would need, this can save a bit of money as you don't have to purchase extra cables. It has become my goto battery to carry with me everywhere and I am fairly happy with the product.

    Good product and very convenient

    Great for long camping trips!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I brought this out with me for a weeklong trip to Indian Creek, Utah, a place where it's hard enough to find water, let alone electricity. I used to constantly recharge my headlamp, camp light, bluetooth speaker and my phone. After a week of recharging all those devices multiple times, it still had some juice left in it! If you find yourself out in the field for long periods of time without access to electricity and you need to keep your devices charged up, this thing is a godsend. Even better when paired with one of Goal Zero's portable solar panels too!

    Great design for personal use.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I​ ​was given​ ​this​ ​product​ ​from​ ​Backcountry,​ ​but​ ​this​ ​review​ ​Is​ ​my​ ​personal​ ​opinion.

    When I first received the Goal Zero Sherpa 40 Recharger, I wasn't sure how useful this thin battery would be for either travel or backcountry use. But after a few weeks of using it on small trips, I would happily take it along with me on longer backpacking trips to keep my phone, locator beacon, and/or camera charged. I'm finding that it charges fully in 1-2 hours plugged into the wall, or over the course of a sunny day using my Nomad 14 Plus Solar Panel.

    For charging, I love that the Sherpa 40 Recharger comes with all of the necessary cables (Micro USB, Lightning, and USB-C), and that you can pick whichever two that you use the most frequently and store them in the ends of the charger. The USB-C is a great addition, because it makes this Recharger somewhat future-proof. I could use it to recharge my laptop now, but it sounds like the 2019 phones and tablets will start using USB-C as a standard.

    The storage capacity of the Goal Zero Sherpa 40 isn't huge, but it's a great compromise with size & weight. I was able to charge my phone (iPhone Xs Max) 3 times, or my tablet (iPad Pro) about 1-1/2 times per charge. That gives me plenty of time outdoors to keep my devices operable and to find easy windows of time to reload power into the Recharger. It's not going to be a total solution if I'm running a photo shoot or want to keep lots of big items charged (laptops, pro video cameras, etc) on a remote expedition, but for personal use I think it's just about perfect. It's quite rugged, slim, and easy to slip into my backpack, shoulder bag, or even a large jacket pocket. The device and its cable solution is very elegant looking, but also solid and functional. It has replaced my Venture 30 as my regular recharging solution, and I would recommend this to any traveler for personal use.

    Great design for personal use.

    Biased review because I LOVE GOAL ZERO!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Like the other reviews, it holds a ton of juice to power phones or tablets! It is very sleek which makes it feel weird taking it outdoors but it works like a charm!
    I would recommend using it for weekend trips for 1-2 phones! Don't rely on it too much so you don't run out of power! But this baby can hold a charge!

    Max Power

      This charger comes with short little cords that work with most phones or devices. They store (2 of the cords) with magnets on the ends of the charger to keep them handy. The charger itself is pretty big but really flat. It charged 4 phones that were all really low and an i-pad and still had some juice remaining. The phones seem to charge really fast as well. To power up the charger I left it plugged in over night, so not sure how long it really takes. Would like to see how well it charges with a solar system for camping. If you were going camping for a few days this would be all you would need to keep your phone charged.

      Lots of Juice!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      This is an amazing camp charger. Took this for an overnight backpacking trip to keep all 5 of our groups phones charged and it still had juice at the end of the trip. It comes with 3 different types of charging cords to accommodate all types of phones/devices. Its flat and not to heavy and can pack into packs well. I would recommend this for anyone building their backpacking gear closet. This is great for phones and small devices.