TYLT Energi Pro review: MrMobile's favorite battery backpack

I knew I needed to review the TYLT Energi Pro when I first saw Daniel Bader rocking one on an overseas trip a few months back – and even though he's beaten me to the official take with his own excellent review, I've gathered some followup thoughts on the backpack in the weeks since. See, the TYLT Energi Pro isn't just any old backpack. It's a bag with a built-in 20,100 mAh battery beefy enough to recharge your tablets, phones, and even some laptops – and with 12+ compartments, it's big enough to hold all of that gadgetry, too. Combine that with water resistance, internal cable routing and enough comfort gel to keep your shoulders padded even with 20 lbs of cargo aboard, and you've got yourself a battery backpack that lives up to its high price tag (even though it's a stretch).

Click on through to MrMobile's TYLT Energi Pro review to see the best battery backpack of 2017 – or if you want to save some coin, check out some of the runner-ups below!

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  • This looks nice, and I like the design, but I just don't get how these power backpacks are any different than just carrying my Anker 20k mAh power pack in my regular (Tortuga Air) backpack.
  • I feel the same way... Despite a specialised pocket and some cable management I don't see a real advantage over my normal rucksack with the 20Ah (lose the m rather than adding a k 😉) battery pack I keep in it.
  • I don't see much difference either other than one comes with the battery.
  • Agreed. I'd rather strap something like an Anker or choetec into a timbuk2 bag personally. Best of both worlds
  • Definitely. Although it's really a moot point for me. Backpacks like this are made for commuting, but I use mine for multi-day air travel, so I just have a whole different set of needs
  • I had a hell of a time explaining to someone the difference between a traveller and a commuter. I just finally broke it down as such and it was understood; If you travel for work you should be on trains or airplanes.
    If you commute for work you're in a car, bus, etc. Me I take a bus to the ferry terminal and then take a ferry to an island for my job.
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  • I just started using a 5.11 MOAB RUSH 10 for an every day bag. Its got plenty of compartments and a slimmer profile. Holds my laptop, DSLR, batteries, a hydration pouch, sunglasses, and more. What's cool is that I can add additional compartments using the built in MOLLE system.
  • Good choice! I almost got the RUSH24 instead of my current pack. It looks great and the MOLLE system is really convenient, but it's just a little heavier and less business travel focused than I was looking for.
  • Like buying a car for the radio. I'm going to carry a backpack all the time and charge occasionally. That's why I'm going to evaluate the features of the backpack first and the battery second. Rather go modular and pick the best of both products.
  • Great review!