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Solar Charger Ideas?

Postby Sunj » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:46 pm

My son is a huge fan of hiking, I am thinking maybe I should get a solar power charger for him as the christmas gift. You guys have ideas on this?



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Re: Solar Charger Ideas?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:44 pm

I suppose that depends on what he needs power for out there and what his hiking style is like.

I have been using a Brunton Solaris 4 for a couple years now and I am happy with it. The only down side for some people is that it's a straight panel and does not have a battery. This can be a problem for people that like to hike from sun up to sun down.
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Re: Solar Charger Ideas?

Postby ondafringe » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:54 am

Two PCT thru-hikers used the Suntactics 5 watt sCharger and gave it good reviews. They list it on their gear list Here and describe how they carried it Here.
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Re: Solar Charger Ideas?

Postby justm » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:24 pm

The Bushnell Bear Grylls Solarwrap mini looks good. Lightweight , inexpensive and very portable.
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Re: Solar Charger Ideas?

Postby rlown » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:38 pm

justm wrote:The Bushnell Bear Grylls Solarwrap mini looks good. Lightweight , inexpensive and very portable.


A personal comment. I do not like Bear Grylls.


But if you search this site in the search box up to the right with "Solar chargers" you will find mounds of info. Rogue is correct. you need to define how and when you use it and for what.
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Re: Solar Charger Ideas?

Postby maverick » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:18 am

Hi Sunj,

Welcome to HST! As Rlown mention try using the "search" feature. Also here is a
review that may help: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Solar-Charger-Reviews
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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