Carrying your mobile devices around with you is kind of what they're for, but that might mean venturing far from a power outlet. If you run out of juice, then what? Disaster. You'd probably end up devoured by wolves, or something. Lucky for you there are some killer deals on Powerbag messenger bags today.

Update: Looks like the Vau.lt deal is sold out, folks.


The 3000mAh Powerbag is on sale at Vau.lt, which previously had the backpack version for cheap. It's $49 for existing members, but if you make a new account by following this referral link, you get a $25 credit. That brings the bag down to $24. If you just sign up for a new account on your own, Vau.lt gives you a $15 credit. This bag sells for $70 elsewhere online.


If that's not enough power for you, the 6000mAh version of that product is on Amazon as the deal of the day. This one's $49.99, no discount code required. It usually sells on Amazon for $112.55, which makes this a great deal. Here are the points of interest for the 6000mAh bag, which should be the same for the smaller one other than capacity:

  • Removable, lightweight rechargeable 6000mAh battery. The built-in battery system charges the average smartphone four times and includes Apple, Micro-USB, and Mini-USB connectors and a USB port. Charge literally hundreds of devices including smartphones, eReaders, and many tablets. Tablets must be charged with their own USB cable through Powerbag’s on-board USB port.
  • External one-touch battery level indication and power button. The logo button turns Powerbag on or off when pressed and held for 2 seconds. Or press the logo button once quickly to see how much power is left.
  • Water-resistant AC adapter charging port. When it’s time to recharge your Powerbag, simply connect the included AC adapter and plug it into a wall outlet.
  • "Checkpoint Friendly” FlyFlat design. No need to remove your laptop when traveling; the Powerbag lays flat with your laptop inside for security screening.

If you want the Amazon deal, you'll have to act today. Vault is going to keep selling until they're gone.

[Powerbag Messenger Bag (3000mAh), Powerbag Messenger Bag (6000mAh)]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • s_bomb

    Darn, I'd rather have used my $25 credit on this than the red backpack a few days ago! Thanks AP!

    • Mr. Mark

      It's not AP's fault this deal started after the red backpack deal. Blame yourself for jumping the gun on the red backpack deal.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I don't think he meant it in a negative way at all.

        • s_bomb

          Indeed, all love! I was almost too late on Round 1 but got the backpack just before they sold out. I was admiring the messenger bags after getting the backpack (mostly because they aren't bright red, not my fave color!), but either way I am grateful to AP for sharing all of these deals and very much looking forward to getting my super cheap backpack!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Not saying one should, but theoretically, if one were to have a 2nd email address and a parents' address. Not suggesting anything here!

      • Jonathan Danna

        It won't let you use the same credit card for two accounts... I tried. :

      • Kwills88

        I thought about doing this, but as I read on, it says in order for you to get the extra 25 the person who use your referral link would have to buy something that cost 75 bucks or more :-/

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          This only affects the person referring - everyone who joins gets $25 regardless of their first order amount.

    • ProductFRED

      They actually gave me another $25 credit for absolutely no reason. Got lucky, I guess.

      • s_bomb

        Sweet, me too! I thought it was just a delayed email about the referral credit so I ignored it the first time around. I guess I will have to buy some new shoes also... 1 bag is enough :)

      • Mattecko17

        How long did it take to get that email?

        • ProductFRED

          I actually got it a day or two or three ago.

        • s_bomb

          Backpack ordered Monday, email with Round 2 of $25 credit received Thursday. YMMV.

  • navjot

    In addition to the credit I got from AP's original post, I received an email with $25 additional credit for their summer sale. Ended up getting the bag for free :) I'm glad I missed out on that red backpack now.
    Thanks AP!

    • jramirezw

      Same thing here :D

      • Mattecko17

        How long did it take to get the email?

        • jramirezw

          In my case, I signed up Tuesday afternoon, and the email came the next morning.

  • Gorga Naibaho

    Too bad this promotion is for the US only. Both Amazon and Vault refuse to ship to Indonesia. I've always wanted these bags ever since Android Authority reviewed them.

  • Peter Frazier

    picked this up.. anyone know what the Amp is on the output? most of my devices require 2 at minimum to charge in any length of time.

  • kpjimmy

    I bought this but a grey version and LOVE it. Got this when woot had it a while back. Love it. Now saying that, I also ordered the red pack for the cheap thanks to AP here.

    I'd say get this! It's awesome and fits my laptop AND tablet! You can't charge your laptop on it of course :)

  • RaptorOO7

    Nice offer, too bad my 17.3" Laptop won't fit otherwise I would get this.

  • jdomann

    I was too late to the backpack sale, but i got this :D And with the two $25 credits, I got it for $2.06! (lol Texas sales tax)

    Thanks AP!

  • Leonardo Baez

    price is tempting, and if you are not on a rush you should go for it.
    On monday i bought the powerbag backpack but still not sent.... processing time takes forever and I am on a rush since i am on the US just for a week till monday.

    Most probably i will lose the shipment and money.

    • kpjimmy

      The bag I bought on Monday for the mad price of $16 shipped got delivered today at lunch. I would check your order details for tracking info. They get shipped from Vault via UPS. Because I have a MyChoice UPS account, I was notified that a label was created and shipping with a tracking number. I never got the tracking info from Vault until today and it got delivered today. Fail on that end.

      So moral of the story is, that once you get a tracking notification email from Vault, most likely your bag will show up the same day. Good luck!

      • Leonardo Baez

        i got my notification after i posted. aprox delivery date june 25. I leave the 24th. =( bad luck

  • http://www.whatupgoingon.com Greg Macek

    I just ordered this bag with the 6000 mah battery off Amazon for personal use. I may end up getting the other one from Vault for my work bag too. :) Thanks for the tip!

  • Shane Bloomfield

    It should be noted that there is a difference between the messenger bag, and the instant messenger bag.