Reviewed by crosswind2000 from MARYLAND on Friday, October 24, 2014
I guess rugged and being heavy weight are mutually exclusive in most of outdoor gear and this is not an exception. This equipment seem to be well made and almost military look in it. But people who are planning to carry to the alpine climbing altitude >10000 feet or higher, 1.5 Lb of added weight means extra exertion for the body. It is probably reasonable for the purpose of car camping, hunting, fishing or hiking. I will research into the light weight flexible solar panel for my purpose.
Reviewed by 5Spikes from Sacramento on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
This is a great smaller panel to charge up my GZ LightHouse 250 lantern, flashlights or chain with my other Nomad 13.5, Nomad 27 or Escape 30 solar panels. If you have other Goal Zero products, they are all plug and play with no headaches. I have accumulated a number of products and panels to work with my GZ Extreme350 power pack which powers my portable ARB freezer/fridge when on an adventure. I can remain stationary with at least 60 watts of panels and sun to recharge the Extreme350 and run the fridge.
This is the older style thin and long panel, not the newer version which is wider and taller. Works great with my solar set-up.
Great price on STP with coupons. Highly recommend.
Reviewed by Mountain Man from Fort Collins, CO on Thursday, October 31, 2013
This panel is great. It charges my smartphone really fast and as long as you have the panel in direct sunlight it is very reliable and powerful. You can hang it on a backpack or tree or just lay it out on the dashboard of your car. This is a $200 product that Sierra is selling for $140 and with all of their discounts I can get out the door with this item for just under $100!!! Good value for the product. The 12V adapter is key as well.
Reviewed by Matt from Michigan on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Based on the product description and web description, I bought it to charge my iPhone 3. That did not work. It plugs in fine, but makes the beeping noise once you plug it in, then continues to beep every 2-5 seconds for an hour. Irritating noise. After an hour charging in direct to slightly cloudy conditions, it had less battery charge than when I started. Disappointing performance. The product seems well built, quality construction. Nice grommets for attaching to something like a pack. Nice pocket for the cables. Folds up well. But for $100 or so, it was not what I expected.