For the outdoorsman and power user, this robust set of solar panels can charge both handhelds devices and a laptop with its 18V DC connection.
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Pro Water resistant packaging increases portability
Though inclement weather hampers panel effectiveness, these panels offer light water resistance in case of splashes or other mishaps.
Pro Eleven eyelets give many options for attaching to packs or tents
The eyelets and large panels make it very easy to attach this panel set to hiking or camping equipment and find optimum angles for sunlight capture.
Pro High-output DC plug allows for laptop charging
Unlike most portable solar panel chargers, this set has a built-in system that can charge a variety of laptop computers (albeit while the computers are in a low power mode) without the need for an additional power inverter. Be sure to check online for compatibility before purchase, though.
Con Only one USB port limits handheld charging options
The DC output occupies the space where many other panel sets have a second USB port, so charging multiple handheld devices is impossible with this set.
Con Bulky for a solar panel set
Though offset by superior power output, these panels can be a little more difficult to transport—when unfolded these panels are almost 4 ft long and 2 ft wide. They also weigh 3 lbs, two to three times the average panel set.