The newest, must-have gadget for backpackers, campers and techies is a solar backpack. With so many devices from iPhones, e-readers and even laptop computers becoming so common in today’s society, solar backpacks just seem to make sense.
There are actually several solar packs on the market today. Let’s take a look at the Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack. I chose this backpack because it has some really neat features (this is not a sponsored post. I just think this pack it pretty cool).
Why I Think the Voltaic Solar Backpack Looks Interesting
It’s eco-friendly. It’s actually made from recycled PET fabric (fabric made from recycled soda bottles). This fabric is lightweight, extremely durable, UV resistant and water resistant.
It has the capacity to store excess power that you don’t currently need (not all solar backpacks can do this, so make sure you know what you are getting). With 4 Watts of power, it can quickly charge all your handheld devices. 1 hour in the sun = 3 hours talk time.
It’s compatible with additional chargers, such as an AC travel charger, USB connection and DC car charger. Hey, I like to have options, don’t you?
Durable solar panels. The solar panels which are embedded in the outside of the bags are lightweight, tough and waterproof.
Voltaic Systems also makes a new Generator which produces up to 14.7 watts of energy. That means it has enough power to fully charge a typical laptop from a day of direct sunlight. No other solar bag can do this (according to the manufacturer). This is a different product from the Converter Solar Backpack.
The Voltaic Systems Converter Solar Backpack sells for $188.00. You can find solar backpacks that sell for less. Just make sure the pack has all the features that you feel are important.
I’ll see ya around the campfire.
So what do you think? Would you be interested in a solar backpack? Have you ever used one? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
I know I will be pinning this to our Pinterest page here.
Photo credit- photos are manufacturer photos.