It’s the time of the year where people start looking into the far distance, into summer, sun and adventure. A friend of mine is getting ready for an extended trip through the wilderness. Reading his packing list I noticed a ton of spare batteries filling up the space of his backpack, adding considerable weight to it.
A look around the Internet came up with a Space age Solar Backpack, the Blue Sun Solar Backpack which uses CIGS (Copper indium gallium (di)selenide) Solar Cells, the same material used in Nasa Space Technology like the Hubble Space telescope.
This flexible, water (and it seems space) resistant solar panel generates 6 Watt of power which is either stored in the onboard battery pack or used for direct charging via a Cigarette Light Adapter to fill up any of the devices needed on adventure trips like Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, GPS Units and audio player.
Flexible, lightweight solar panels in backpacks provide the best available option when it comes to ensure additional power needs during longer trips through the great outdoors. They save volume need for spare batteries or solar charging devices, they save a great deal of weight which would be needed to carry along and they are much more robust compared with glass based solar cells.
Having Solar power bags around the city is cool, having solar power bags for adventure trips is smart.
If you are on the lookout for a solar power charging bag, the Solarbag Shop has a larger range of different model.