Power Your Next Adventure With These New Portable Solar Products

Powering down our devices and getting off-grid is fundamental to the overland lifestyle.  But the ability to power our remote campsites by harnessing the sun’s energy allows us to bring the creature comforts of home into the great outdoors and enhance the overall experience. 

Solar power products have come a long way in recent years.  Leaders in portable and durable solar solutions, Goal Zero, continue to develop new products to power our outdoor adventures and prepare us for unexpected emergencies as they arise in the backcountry.  From flashlights and lanterns to solar panels designed to power fridges and other appliances for days, Goal Zero’s got a deep line up of products to keep you charged up.


Photo by Andy Earl

Photo by Andy Earl

Goal Zero’s newly released Torch 500 is a souped-up flashlight with a built-in solar panel and USB-C recharging capabilities. And, in case you ever end up in a monsoon at night and need a go-to light source, grab the Torch — it can be submerged in water up to a meter deep for 30 minutes and will still fire out 500 lumens of LED light. Plus it can charge your phone from the built-in battery.  


Photo by Andy Earl

Photo by Andy Earl

If you’re looking for more of a lantern style power and light source to light your tent at night and charge your phone perhaps, the new Lighthouse 600 comes packed with 600 lumens of adjustable light, plus collapsible legs, a built-in handle, and a rechargeable 5,200 mAh lithium battery that can power phones and small USB devices.


Photo by Goal Zero

Photo by Goal Zero

For the hardcore adventurer looking to power a mobile basecamp full of appliances and devices off-grid for several days, Goal Zero offers several portable, rugged, and powerful solar panel options. 

The new Ranger 300 Briefcase is lightweight, making it easy to transport, but also powerful with 300 watts of solar power.  The Ranger 300 can keep your camp’s power stations charged and ready for work for in the outdoors for days.


Photo by Goal Zero

Photo by Goal Zero

The new Nomad 200 pushes 200 watts of solar power and has legs that prop up the panel to keep it in place while solar charging.  Plus it has handy hanging loops that allow you to strap the panel to your vehicle or tent.  

We’re anxious to get our hands on some of these new solar solutions to power our camps later this Fall.  The Torch 500 ($49.95), Lighthouse 600 ($69.95) and Nomad 200 ($599.95), will be available starting September 15, and the Ranger 300 Briefcase ($699.95) will be available starting October 15, on GoalZero.com.


Header Photo: Goal Zero // Andy Earl

Article by Jessica Kirchner

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