The Nomad 13 Portable Solar Panel is a 10.5 x 7 x 1 inch (26.7 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm) twin panel solar array designed to be carried in a backpack, saddlebag or trunk. It weighs in at 1.6 lbs (0.72 kg) and is capable of recharging your iPhone/GPS units/camera/iPad in 1-4 hours or recharging your laptop in 6-12 hours.
The Nomad 13 works on overcast/cloudy days and is well ruggedised against inclement weather, it’s one of the highest-rated portable solar units we’ve found and it comes with all the cables you’ll need as standard (some kits charge extra). If you like to spend time off the beaten trail during the summer, you might want to grab one of these to keep your batteries topped up while off the grid.
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