This cool backpack charges your gadgets (Coalition Federal P Smartpack review)


I admit it: I’m a backpack-aholic. That’s because backpacks aren’t just utilitarian: they also dip into the category of fashion. Like shoes or hats, backpacks are accessories that help define and show off personalities. But unlike other accessories, they help us accomplish something: hauling our stuff from Point A to Point B to Point C and back again. But I’ve never seen a backpack that was more useful on an everyday basis for a millennial guy like me than the Federal P Smartpack from CO.ALITION. Oh, and it looks DOPE!


The Federal P Smartpack doesn’t just store your gear: it charges it too. That’s thanks to the included Joey power pack that conveniently lives in a built-in compartment in the left-hand side of the main storage area of the backpack.

What’s cool about this setup is that the battery pack never needs to be removed. You can charge it from an outlet using the included cord and USB wall adapter which both tuck neatly back into their own zippered pouch. I love that I will never lose this cord or have to try to keep track of which one it is in the sea of cables I’m already drowning in.

Once your Joey is all charged up, using it to charge your USB devices is a cinch. Just plug them in to the ...

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