We received a Goal Zero Venture 30 battery and immediately put it in to use as part of our every day carry (EDC).
This battery has a capacity of 30Wh, 7800mAh (3.6V) and hooks up easily to USB.
It comes with a thick charging cable but my kids yanked on it and bent the metal piece and it was done.
I throw it in my backpack and have been using it for backpacking and long endurance off road bike rides. It only weighs 8.8 ounces (250g).
I have hooked it up to a solar panel and it charges as long as the sun is out.
They say it is waterproof and I believe it as I have taken it on many long bike rides (Trans North Georgia TNGA race) where I have been rained on and it still works fine.
It has a flash light imbedded in the charging lights and I have used it more than once to find my keys in my truck or get into my house.
What We Like:
That is is good and dependable and not effected by rain and weather.
What We Don’t Like:
The metal bit on the thick charging cable bent and we could not use it.
Question: Would you trust this battery in a situation where you are off the grid and need extra juice?
Answer: Yes; absolutely. I have personally used the GZ products on multiple occasions in the field and they are my go to cache.
Question: What about Goal Zero vs Outdoor Tech?
Answer: We are currently working on a review as we used an Outdoor Tech battery in the last off road endurance bike race (300 miles). You can read the report from that event and the gear used – here: