Best Portable Generators

Best Portable Generators

Top-Rated & Best-Selling Portable Generators

Jared, the Generator Expert
Generator Expert

Portable power opens a world of possibilities, but it can be hard to choose the right generator. That's why we put together the Best Portable Generators of 2022 based on our best-selling, highest-rated models with expert recommendations to ensure you get the perfect type for your needs. 


If you're not sure what kind of portable generator you need, check out our Portable Generator Buyer’s Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation. You can also peruse our other lists of Best Electric Generators.

Best Portable Generators List

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Best Portable Home Backup Generator

Learn More About Champion 100110
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Expert Review
This is a fantastic generator to be used for emergency backup power. It comes with electric start, which is a huge plus--no more having to mess with recoil during an emergency. It's affordable and will power your fridge, sump pump and a few other items during a storm. This peace of mind is worth every penny! We think this machine is a great item!
Champion 9200 Watt Electric Start Generator
  • Ideal for home backup and big jobs around the yard
Push-Button Electric Start (Battery Included)
  • Plus an easy-pull recoil starter, so you'll always be ready for an outage
459cc Champion OHV 4-Stroke Engine w/ Low-Oil Shutoff Sensor
  • Provides added protection to extend the life of the generator
  • Cast iron sleeve for long life and easy maintenance
(2) 120V GFCI Duplex Outlets & Circuit Breaker Protection
  • Keeps your appliances protected while preventing overload to generator
Large 7.7-Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Provides up to 10-hours of run time @ 50% load

Best Portable Inverter Generator

Learn More About Champion 100520
Champion 7000 Watt "Digital Hybrid" Portable Generator
  • Ideal for emergency backup and general power needs
Quiet Technology - 30% Quieter & 25% Lighter
  • Compared to a traditional 7000W generator
Clean Power Technology - Less Than 3% THD
  • Safer power for your electronics and equipment
420cc Champion OHV 4-Stroke Engine w/ Low-Oil Protection
  • Fuel-efficient, reliable and made for easier starting (Recoil)
  • Provides added protection to extend the life of the generator
Economy Mode - Up to 10.5 Hours of Run Time @ 25% Load
  • Adjusts engine speed to the optimum level depending on load
  • Reduces fuel use and engine wear for extended operation

Best Portable Generator for RV or Camping

Learn More About Honda EU2200ITAN
Expert Review
If you ask camping enthusiasts, you will always hear that Honda is the best. Honda's inverter technology provides extremely quiet, lightweight and fuel-efficient power. This popular model can operate a wide variety of appliances, making it perfect for portable use at home or while camping. This generator is equipped with the Eco Throttle ™, a feature that optimizes engine speed and fuel consumption by only requiring the engine to run as fast as needed. Need more power? You have the option of buying two generators and running them together with a parallel cable. You can also buy a charging cord that will give you the ability to charge 12-volt DC batteries. You can't go wrong with a trusted name like Honda, and we rate this model in the better position for its quiet, yet reliable power.
New Honda EU2200i Super Quiet Series Inverter Generator
  • Replaces the EU2000i with extra power and improved performance
Honda Advanced Inverter Technology
  • Microprocessor controlled to operate sensitive electronics
  • Stable, clean power in a smaller, lighter package
Honda GXR120 OHC 4-Cycle Engine w/ Oil Alert® Warning System
  • Provides smooth, fuel efficient and quiet operation
  • Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level
Eco Throttle™ - Runs Up To 7.5 Hours On .95 Gallons Of Fuel
  • Auto adjusts engine speed to the optimum level depending on load
Two-Tiered Noise Dampening System
  • Provides super quiet operation - 53 to 62 dB(A)
  • Ideal for camping & supplemental RV power

Best Portable Solar Generator

Learn More About Kohler PA-eGen18iS-3001
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Kohler enCUBE™ Battery Inverter
  • Safe, quiet and clean power, when and where you need it
Recreational, Emergency & Productivity Power
  • 120V, 12V DC & 5V DC (USB) power supply anywhere
Built-In Inverter 1800W Surge/ 1440W Running
  • Modified sine wave for clean, reliable power
  • Power Unit w/ 100-Amp Hour Sealed AGM VRLA Battery
  • Zero-emissions power; Quiet, safe to use and can store anywhere
Versatile Charging - 120V AC or Solar Panels (Not Included)
  • Accepts up to 240W (Solar) for quicker charging
4" LCD Display For Real-Time Charging & Power Output
  • Also view battery capacity %, usage time remaining & error codes

Best Portable Jobsite Generator

Learn More About Kubota GL11000
Kubota Low Boy II Industrial Diesel Generator
  • Quieter, more compact & cleaner (EPA Tier IV) than original Low Boy
719cc Kubota D722 Liquid-Cooled Diesel Engine
  • Large capacity oil pan provides oil change intervals up to 200 hours
  • Dual-element air filter design for heavy-duty apps in dusty conditions
Keyed Electric Start (Battery Included)
  • Starter safety relay prevent starter from engaging after start-up
Compact Design & Easy Maintenance
  • Engine crankshaft isdirect coupled with cooling fan for minimum power loss
  • Simple maintenance of oil, fuel, battery & cooling water on one side
Large Capacity 7.4 Gallon Diesel Fuel Tank
  • Provides up to 7 hours @ 100% load on a single fill-up

Best Portable Dual/Tri Fuel Generator

Learn More About Firman Generators T08071
Firman Tri-Fuel Electric Start Generator
  • Dependable portable power for the life of the generator
Versatile, Tri-Fuel Operation (Propane Tank Not Provided)
  • 10,000 W (Starting)/ 8000 W (Rated) when using Gasoline
  • 9050 W (Starting)/ 7250 W (Rated) when using Propane
  • 6900 W (Starting)/ 5500 W (Rated) when using Natural Gas^
Up to 12 Hours Of Power @ 1/2 Load (8 Gal. Tank or 5 Gal/20 Lb. Tank)
  • No matter what fuel you're covered in an emergency
Push-Button Electric Start (Battery Included)
  • Plus an engine mounted recoil starter, so you can always be ready
439cc Firman Max-Pro Series OHV Engine w/ Low Oil Shutoff
  • Cast-Iron cylinder sleeve increases engine life
  • Automatic shutdown when oil pressure runs low

Best Quiet Portable Generator

Learn More About Honda EU7000ISNAN
  • Perfect for home backup power, RVs, outdoor events, etc.
  • Honda EU7000is Super Quiet Generator
      Advanced Inverter Technology
      • Provides reliable power for computers & other sensitive equipment
      CO-Minder™ Advanced CO Detection System
      • Continuously measures CO levels
      • Automatically shuts down generator when levels get high
      Honda My Generator App + Bluetooth™ Capability
      • Wireless start/stop, operation monitoring & service reminders
      Honda GX390 EFI Engine w/ Honda Oil Alert® & Electric Start
      • Reduces maintenance associated with carbs & fuel storage
      • Shuts the engine down if oil reaches an unsafe operating level

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