A Mini Lantern and Device Charger!

RavPower Element

RAVPower has another really neat gadget for hiking or your emergency kit – the RAVPower Element! Recently we checked out the RAVPower Luster, and we were so impressed that we decided to check out another RAVPower product.

The Element is a palm size lantern and battery charger, with a very strong battery. Collapsed, it works as a flashlight. When extended, it is a little lantern that can be kept inside your tent. It even comes with a tiny carabiner to hook it inside your tent or on the outside of a backpack.

The RAVPower Element is compatible with any device – you just need to swap in the USB charging attachment that came with your smartphone, camera, or GPS device.

To recharge the device, you simply plug it in to a wall outlet using a USB adaptor (most cellphones are sold with these, so you probably have one at home), or else you can plug it in to your computer’s USB slot.

Unpacking the RAVPower Element
Unpacking the RAVPower Element

Using a wall outlet, it charges quickly, and once fully charged it can be used as a lantern for 72 hours, or else be used to charge your smartphone or other devices.

Talk about a great little device to put into your emergency kit and take with you hiking!

Plus, it is extremely affordable!

Bottom line: Hiking Lady loves the RAVPower Element just as much as the RAVPower Luster!


  • Battery charging power: 8 hours of talk time for iPhones; one full charge for mobile phones
  • Package includes Power bank, 1 micro USB to USB charging cable, and manual
  • Weight: 6.3 ounces
  • Dimensions: 3.7×2.3×0.8 inches
  • Colors: Camo
  • Capacity: 7800mAh
  • Price: $29.99 at Amazon
Charging the RAVPower Element
Charging the RAVPower Element

Other Ways to Stayed Charged in the Wilderness:

Hiking Lady’s Review of the Powermonkey eXplorer and the Solar iCharge.

RAVPower Element
RAVPower Element in Lantern Mode!

One comment

  1. Dodger Fan says:

    Thanks for the review! Compact, good price, a must have item for hikers and everyone else as well.
    This looks like an excellent gift to a Mom or Dad or a friend for any emergency.
    This could be a life saving item when out on a trail.

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