If you’re anything like me you sometimes have a hard time wrapping your head around how a product sold online might actually look and feel once its in your hands. When I first started reading about portable solar power and the Guide 10 Adventure Kit I thought I had a pretty good grasp on what to expect. But when I actually got my hands on the products I was blown away. The kit itself includes two components: the Nomad 7 Solar Panel and the Guide 10 Battery Pack.Nomad 7 Solar PanelBefore I ever saw the Nomad 7I knew thatwhen it was folded up the dimensions of the portable solar panel were close to the same size as a sheet of paper, and when unfolded it was just a little bigger than a magazine laid out flat. Although creating visuals like that will sometimes help me gain a little perspective, for some reason I wasn’t expecting the Nomad 7 to be so small or lightweight. It’s the kind of product that doesn’t disappoint when it actually arrives at your doorstep, in fact you might be a little giddy when you first touch it. It’s that cool.What to Expect•The ability to charge small devices directly from the panel with 5 volt USB output. A feature exclusive to this powerful little panel.•A rugged and very durable fabric casing that protects the panels and charging ports.•Durable security loops make it easy to attach to a pack so you can charge and recharge while you’re on the move. •Heavy duty Velcro that ensures the panels stay folded when not in use and makes sure devices are stored securely in the interior pocket.•Enough direct power to charge a cell phone in 1-2 hours•The lightest most powerful solar panel you’ll find for under $100.Why Get ItIncredibly lightweight and compact, the Nomad 7 Portable Solar Panel is the kind of product that is so advanced yet so simple, you’ll find yourself inventing reasons to put it to use all the time.Guide 10 Battery PackAlthough I’ve always thought rechargeable batteries were a convenient alternative to buying replacements, I can’t say I ever got that excited about my battery charging dock. So I was skeptical that I would be all that impressed with the Guide 10, but this little power pack really has what it takes to make sure your small devices never let you down. And at 2.5” x 4” x 0.75” there’s a good chance that the Guide 10 is smaller than your smart phones.What to Expect-Pocket sized portable solar power that’s easy to take anywhere. Charge it using the Nomad 7, or throughany USB connection. -A deceptively powerful little unit that when fully charged can restore the battery of a cell phone up to three times.-An on the fly way to make sure none of your small gadgets ever fail you because the AA or AAA alkaline batteries are dead. Again. -Blazing fast recharge time of 1.5 hours when using the Nomad 7 Solar Panel.-Easy to use, convenient to take anywhere power that will guarantee you battery life wherever you are.Why Get ItWith the ability to power pretty much any and every device smaller than an iPad, the Guide 10 is the solar power battery that can keep you connected without weighing you down.Kit SummaryIt really is amazing how lightweight, compact and affordable portable solar power has become. If you’re looking for a way to charge a GPS or cell phone while you’re on the go, this is it. If you have two way radios or flashlights in a survival kit that require alkaline batteries, consider the Guide 10 your emergency stash of AA’s.The Guide 10 Adventure Kit from GOAL ZERO is available now on the Wise Food Insurance site for the low price of only $131.90. Pick one up today and discovery for yourself how this package can redefine the usefulness of any survival kit, and reinvent the way people enjoy the great outdoors.–Jared Matkin –Jared Matkin is a Salt Lake City based freelance writer and outdoor enthusiast who is continually on the lookout for innovative and usable products designed to help improve the way we live.
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