Portable generators are a great item for any home, camping trailer or even a job site. They provide power in a portable option wherever and whenever you need it.

Portable generators can give your family power during a power outage or on a camping trip in the woods. They work great in a garage or at a job site where portable power is needed.

Here's the best portable generators for under $300 dollars.

DuroStar DS4000S 4 Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator

Durostar Portable GeneratorCredit: www.amazon.comGreat for your home, camping/RV's, job sites and more, the DuroStar DS4000S sports a 7.0 horsepower engine with recoil start that cranks out 3,300 constant watts of power. It offers two 120 volt, three prong outlets to supply power to all your home appliances and one 120 volt, 30 amp outlet for higher powered tools and appliances.

In total the four gallon tank with readable gauge will allow this generator to run for at least 8 hours at half load. It features a heavy duty steel frame and has four point isolated motor mounts for quiet operation. Other features include recoil start, a super quiet muffler for noise reduction and an automatic low-oil shutoff to protect the engine. An optional wheel kit is available for easy transportation. 

Champion Power Equipment Portable Generator

Champion Portable GeneratorCredit: www.amazon.comThe best way to describe this portable generator is quiet, lightweight and portable. This unit runs extremely efficient and quiet and weighs a mere 60 pounds. Its rated for 1,200 watts with a maximum output of 1,500 watts.

The 80cc OHV engine can run for at least 10 hours at 50% load on a full tank of fuel. It's encased by a full durable frame and features one 120 volt outlet. Other features include overload protection, low oil sensor and a full operational gauge. All Champion generators are covered by a two year limited warranty.

All Power America APG3012 Gas Powered Portable Generator

All Power America Portable GeneratorCredit: www.amazon.comThis portable generator from All Power features a 6.5 horsepower engine encased in a heavy duty steel frame. It offers two 120 volt outlets for all your plug in devices and appliances. The four gallon tank will allow you to run on half load for at least 8 hours.

This unit runs at a pretty low operating noise and is very reliable. The total wattage on this generator is rated at 3,250 watts. One thing that should be noted is that this unit does not come with wheels.