Should every piece of gear be indestructible? No, even though that’d be nice. But should every piece of gear be reliable and useful? Absolutely. For backcountry trekkers, this is a no brainer. You don’t want to waste an or an inch on gear that won’t work when it should.
The SP-1100 from Secur Products ($44.99) falls into the reliable and useful camp. It’s a four-in-one LED light and USB station that’s powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery. The battery won’t charge up in sunlight like GoalZero products, but it holds juice for just as long. It lasted 14 hours straight while I was running the flashlight and charging a Galaxy S6. The phone charged in about three hours — not too shabby for a palm-sized power bank (8.8 ounces).