Best Solar Backpacks

Updated August 2020
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12 Models Considered
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215 Consumers Consulted
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Solar backpacks come in very handy when traveling, especially when a power outlet isn’t readily available. A flat solar panel array installed on the front of the backpack absorbs sunlight and converts it into electricity, which is stored either in a battery pack or another device with a lithium-ion battery, such as a smartphone. Solar panels in general don’t convert light into wattage very quickly; most average 6 to 7 watts. Therefore, the most effective way to make use of a solar backpack is to charge all devices at an outlet before leaving on a journey and then to plug them into the solar panel to top up their charge during the trip. Look for a sturdy backpack that holds the solar panel securely in place so it doesn’t fall off.

The team that worked on this review
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    Melinda
    Web Producer
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    Melissa
    Senior Editor

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