Best Ultracompact Powerbanks for Handbags & Travel | The Lightest Portable Chargers

Even as our smartphones have become slimmer and lighter over the last few years, carrying the smartphones charging accessories remains a big hassle. While travelling or simply during the daily commute, we have to wrestle with the wall charger, multiple USB or Lightning cables and the powerbank to keep our phones fully charged.

Ultracompact powerbanks are great for reducing the carried weight and simplifying the packing while travelling.  These powerbanks are also extremely handy for carrying in handbags or  backpacks. Here is our selection of best ultra-compact portable chargers for handbags and travel use.

Best Overall UltraCompact Powerbank for Handbags & Travel

RAVPower 9000 mAH Powerbank + Wallcharger + Lightning Cable + microUSB cable

Best compact portable charger powerbank
Ravpower Savior is a true all in one combining a wall charger with a large capacity powerbank and iPhone/Android charging cables

RAVPower Savior 9000mAH is our favorite ultracompact all-in-one powerbank. This portable charger weighs just 8.6 oz (250 grams) and packs four charging accessories in one package –

  • One 9000 mAH powerbank with two ports
  • One microUSB cable
  • One Lightning cable
  • Foldable Wall charger

RAVPower Savior 9000mAH can charge iPhones 7, 6 and earlier at their fastest possible charging speeds, thanks to its 2.4 amp lightning cable. It will also charge iPhone 8 and iPhone X at pretty fast 2.4 amp charging speeds. The nicroUSB cable of RAVPower Savior 9000mAH will charge Android smartphones at 1 amp charging speed.

9000 mAH battery capacity of RAVPower Savior 9000mAH means that it will charge iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6, or iPhone 5 etc. at least three times!!! It will also charge most Android phones twice. For example, it will charge the Samsung S9, S8, or S7 twice.

Best compact lightweight powerbank for iPhones
With RAVpower Savior you have to pack just one device for all your charging needs

The powerbank itself can be charged in 5.5 hours with the inbuilt wall charger. RAVPower Savior 9000mAH has a rugged build and a grippy rubberised design.

The combination of Wallcharger+ Cables + a huge capacity powerbank in one package makes RAVPower Savior 9000mAH our favorite portable charger for handbags and travel.

What We Like!

  • True all-in-one – Wallcharger +powerbank + iPhone/Android cables
  • 2.4 amp lightning cable charges iPhones at fastest speed
  • Best option for iPhones
  • Adequate capacity – charges iPhones thrice and most Android phones twice.
  • Light weight 8.6 oz
  • Rugged build

What we do not like!

  • High price
  • No USB-C cable
  • Charges Android phones at 1 amp – good but not very fast

Best Wallcharger+Powerbank Combo Portable charger for Android phones

RAVPower 10000 mAH Powerbank + Wallcharger

Ultracompact portable charger
RAVPower 10000 2-in-1 is great for both iPhones and Androids due to its 2.4 amp max output

RAVpower 10000mAH 2-in-1 wallcharger+portable charger combo is our next pick as ultracompact powerbank. RAVpower 10000mAH 2-in-1 weighs just 8.99 oz (270 grams) and combines a 10000mah powerbank and wall charger in a single compact package.

RAVpower 10000mAH 2-in-1 has two USb charging ports with maximum output of 2.4 amp per port and total combined output of 3.4 amps. This makes it suitable for Android phones as it will charge most Android phones at about 1%  battery per minute  (0 to 50% in 50 minutes).

The 10000 mah battery will fully charge most Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, S7 two times. It will fully charge most iPhones such as iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 at least three times.

The powerbank itself gets charged in about 6 hours.

What We Like!

  • Wallcharger +powerbank combo
  • 2.4 amp max output suitable for both iPhones & Androids at high speed
  • Good option for both Android phones & iPhones
  • Adequate capacity – charges almost all iPhones three times and most Android phones twice.
  • 8.99 oz weight
  • Solid build quality
  • Very reasonable price

What we do not like!

  • No in-built charging cables

Best Ultralight Wallcharger+Powerbank Combo Portable charger

Anker Fusion 5000 mAH Powerbank + Wallcharger

Best compact portable charger
PowerCore Fusion combines a foldable wall charger with a powerbank in a 7 oz package 

Anker Fusion 5000 mAH Powerbank + Wallcharger is our next pick. Anker Fusion 5000mah charger weighs just 7 oz (200 gm) and combines a 5000mah powerbank and wall charger in one space-saving package that is about the size of a wall charger.

Anker Fusion 5000mah charger  has two USB charging ports with maximum output of 3 amp per port.

The 5000 mah battery of Anker Fusion 5000mah charger will fully charge most Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, S7 at least once. It will fully charge most iPhones such as iPhone 7, iPhone 6 nearly twice.

On connecting to the power outlet, the Anker Fusion 5000mah charger will first charge your device and then charge itself.

Anker Fusion 5000mah charger  gets charged in about 2.5 hours.

What We Like!

  • Very lightweight wallcharger +powerbank combo
  • 3 amp max output is suitable for both iPhones & Androids
  • Great option for both Android phones & iPhones
  • Sufficient for carry as wallcharger with 1-full-charge spare backup capacity
  • 7 oz weight
  • Very solid build quality
  • Great price for the functionality

What we do not like!

  • No in-built charging cable

Best Ultralight Powerbank

Anker PowerCore 10000 mAH Powerbank 

Best compact power banks
Anker PowerCore 10000 weighs just 6oz and charges most iPhones thrice & most Androids twice

If you simply want a large capacity powerbank with the weight of a smartphone, then Anker PowerCore 10000 mAH is hands down the lightest and smallest option available. Anker PowerCore 10000 mAH weighs just about 5 oz (147 gm) and has adequate battery capacity to charge most Android phones twice and most iPhones thrice.

The 5000 mah battery of Anker PowerCore 10000 will fully charge most Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, S7 at least once. It will fully charge most iPhones such as iPhone 7, iPhone 6 nearly twice.

Anker PowerCore 10000  has a single charging port with maximum output of 2.1 amps making it suitable for charging both Androids and iPhones at quite fast speeds. 2.1 amps is the maximum supported charging speed of iPhones 7, iPhone 6 and earlier.

The powerbank itself has 2 amp input and gets charged in about 5 hours.

What We Like!

  • Lightest 10000 mah powerbank
  • 2.1 amp max output suits both iPhones & Androids
  • 6.3 oz weight
  • Rugged build quality and very small size
  • Available in 3 colors (black, white, and red)
  • Reasonable price

What we do not like!

  • None

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