Brunton Explorer Solar Charger - Foldable

Closeouts. Brunton's Explorer solar charger keeps your iPod® GPS or smartphone charged in the wilderness and also when traveling overseas, with fast-charging panels that capture 90% solar power, even in low light.

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  • Reviewed by J from Olympia, WA on Thursday, July 11, 2013
    Worked great on a 65mile rafting trip last week!
  • Reviewed by Space Cadet from VT on Thursday, June 27, 2013
    Does what it is designed for and an excellent example of KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Captain Lee from East Coast ocean and mountains on Wednesday, February 06, 2013
    Was looking for solar charger that could charge cell phone, headlamp, small GPS, etc. in a wide variety of environments, from boat to backpacking. I'm a professional sailing captain but also spend a lot of recreational time in the mountains. From using solar panels on boats, I know solar panels work in direct proportion to their size, period. The bigger the surface area, the more energy. There are other, fancier chargers out there that charge batteries that then hold a charge to charge your device, but that seems like a lot of extra weight, hassle, and things to go wrong. And their surface area is smaller. This simple device unfolds to reveal a lot of surface area, and has a single USB port to plug into your device. No regulator, no battery, nothing but solar panels. I've only just tried it in the kitchen window so far, but it seemed to start charging my phone ok. Takes a while, but plugging into a 110 outlet this ain't. Seems to be a good rugged design that folds up nicely to slip in a pack.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Stereo from Charleston, WV on Saturday, September 29, 2012
    This is great for using my iPhone as a GPS trail tracker and this allows me to recharge anywhere. Love it
    • Best Uses: Backcountry, Climbing, Day Trips, Travel, Winter Camping
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Easy To Set Up
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by b-ridge from Cheyenne, WY on Monday, September 10, 2012
    Charges at 1.0A, which isn't enough to charge a tablet device (e.g., iPad). Will show it is charging in cloud cover, but all the devices I used were losing power as they "charged". Can be used to charge one of their battery units, which is great. Strictly for USB devices, which is fine; doesn't offer 12V output to charge a car battery like some more expensive panels.
    • Best Uses: Backcountry
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: affordable, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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