The Goal Zero 150 Watt-Hours Power Pack is a portable battery device for expedition, base camping and home emergency use. The Escape has an 80-watt inverter and can power devices from lap-tops for a few hours to cell phones and cameras for 150 hours.
The Video Review
I recently tested out the Goal Zero Escape 150 Power Pack on a 2 night camping trip in the San Rafael Swell.
I enjoyed using the Escape 150 a bit more than the Ranger 350, especially for a shorter trip with the family. And the internal inverter is a nice touch. But the 350 is a killer Power pack (Review to come soon).
The Escape easily chargers at home from a AC wall outlet in a few hours. It can be charged from 12V car adapter (sold separately) and can be paired nicely with a solar pack, then the charge up can take place just about anywhere.
Power out comes in the form of USB, 12V DC and through an AC 80 Watt inverter, the kids loved watching from the portable DVD player in the tent. I charged up two phones and a camera each around 3 hours. I charged my MacBook for 3 hours and I charged a 3Watt Goal Zero nightlight for 6 or 7 hours. The Battery indicator, which shows in degrees of 20 on a small LCD display on the side of the battery went from 100 to 80 then 60. Whether that means I used 20% or 30% of the battery life I am not sure.
The Escape has a convenient handle for porting it around. Though I did find it a bit small for all my fingers, it worked fine and the rubber grip made it a bit more comfortable, but I would like to see the handle ergonomics designed a little better. The power pack also has 3 fuses which are a nice overload safety feature. It weighs 12 pounds, is 18″ tall and 9″ circumference base. It is pretty rugged and durable, the wind was blowing sand like mad for a few hours and all I needed was to wipe it off, though I think some sort of plug cover/protection would be a nice future feature as I plan to take this sucker outside a lot.
I am pleased with the Escape Power packs performance and look forward to testing it out with a solar panel and on a longer adventure. Check out more of the features and details below.
- Store 150 watt hours to use as you see fit
- Powers laptop for an additional 6-10 hours
- Powers cell phones for 150+ hours
- Plug your devices in like you would a wall outlet
- Charge it up 3 ways: Wall, Solar, 12V (car adapter)
- Use it up 3 ways: USB, 12V (car) and AC (wall)
- Rechargeable AGM battery; 500-800 cycles
- Leave plugged in at home or cabin for emergency backup power
What’s in the Box:
1 x Escape 150 Power Pack
1 x AC wall charger
1 x 12V output female cigarette adapter