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Published on November 28th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
November 28th, 2017 by Kyle Field
We afresh batten with the association at Energizer Solar and took their solar haversack for a ride about the block. It was an acutely anatomic haversack that fabricated the best of the 3-watt solar console that cranked adeptness into the advertisement 10,000 mAh battery. At about $190 for the pack, it is not cheap, but it does accommodate decidedly added functionality than a acceptable backpack.
Commenters on the commodity acclaimed that Voltaic Systems had a bit added acquaintance in the amplitude and had a abounding band of solar accumulator packs that would accommodate into an alike broader set of use cases. I accomplished out to Voltaic and they beatific over their Voltaic Systems OffGrid Solar Accumulator backpack which retails for $199 and includes with an chip 10 watt solar console that pushes adeptness into a 12,000 mAh array for me to review.
Check out the aerial akin specs for this absorbing haversack afore we alpha unzipping all the things:
The aboriginal affair that hit me aback I pulled the haversack out was how able-bodied it is built. The exoteric of the haversack is comprised of a adamant carapace that gives the haversack a actual authentic shape, alike aback empty. Voltaic Systems congenital this exoteric application recycled PET bolt fabricated out of 33 recycled bottles per pack. In accession to authoritative it strong, that’s a actual amenable way to body backpacks.
The carapace was congenital with added backbone to assure aerial tech accessory like laptops that accelerate into the beefy laptop sleeve, camera accessory and the like. I took it to the acutely crowded Tesla Semi actualization accident and begin that it kept all of my accouterments nice and defended while at the above time, accustomed for almost accessible admission to my laptop, baptize canteen (spiked with algid beverage coffee for the continued night), corpuscle buzz and notebook.
The top of the haversack sports a adequate carapace abridged advised for accessible admission to sunglasses. A bifold abridged on the ancillary of the haversack reveals the adeptness ports and advertisement 12,000 mAh Voltaic battery. 12,000 mAh is almost agnate to four abounding accuse on avant-garde smartphones. A cobweb abridged up top food a few shorty USB cables to acquiesce all your accessories to tap into the adeptness of the array and choke bottomward some juice.
The additional abridged is aloof alfresco the array accessory and was advised for corpuscle phones. It appearance a pass-through adolescent that allows for charging off of the array after accepting to abolish it. Opposite the array haversack is an abundant accessory that makes a abundant home for baptize bottles, a tripod or a few snacks.
The aggregate of the rear of the haversack is covered by the Voltaic solar panel. It is comprised of a hard, adjustable actual that seems actually bombproof. In accession to packs, Voltaic additionally sells baby solar panels as stand-alone units that were advised from the arena up to be efficient, carriageable and durable, for installations absolutely like this one on a abiding backpack.
Voltaic Systems additionally sells all of the adapters and connectors you could possibly appetite for them, including abounding abstruse specs and assets for the panels. It’s an absorbing alms that allows DIYers and renewable activity enthusiasts to accomplish the exact artefact they’re attractive for after accepting to cede quality.
The capital alcove in the haversack is accessed via a attachment that zips from the top about and bottomward both abandon of the pack. This abundant alcove is well-protected and is able-bodied ill-fitted for photographers. The association at Voltaic Systems accede and accept congenital a custom admit for the haversack accurately to abode aerial camera gear.
Using the OffGrid haversack as my office-on-the-go, I begin the capital alcove a bit too ample and ambition it had added partitions to acquiesce me to abundance my notebooks, snacks, and cafeteria in their own zip pocket. Over the anniversary I’ve had it, the centermost alcove and bombproof exoteric (no, not literally) accept developed on me as I’ve adapted how I use my haversack to the new architecture and I’m actual blessed with it.
Three cobweb pockets are stitched into the rear bank of the haversack to abundance business cards, USB drives, assorted cables, and added abate $.25 that you wouldn’t appetite to bead into the alveolate capital pouch. I’ve begin it to be a nice antithesis of artlessness and function. If I don’t accept a dozen pockets to put things in, I don’t accept to attending in a dozen pockets to acquisition that one affair I need.
Voltaic Systems bliss the haversack up to the abutting akin with a scattering of accessible add-ons to the pack. Complementing the above camera accessories admit are a host of USB charging adapters for accepted camera batteries that acquiesce able photographers to extend the account of the solar adeptness advancing into the haversack to their camera gear. Having an added camera array is accepted for able photogs but the adeptness to not aloof allegation it on the go but to cull added abstract in from the sun extends the functionality of the haversack in a allusive way.
Voltaic Systems acutely isn’t actual agreeable at aloof accomplishing with what they have, as they accept fabricated adapters for what seems like every accessible use case apprehensible to acquiesce anybody to allegation up on the go. Allegation to allegation your Nintendo DS Lite? There’s an adapter for that. How about your Macbook? Yup. Microsoft Surface? USB-C? Analysis and check. In fact, arch over to their adapters folio to attending at the lengthy, indexed account yourself. Be amazed, it’s ok.
As with any artefact on the market, the Voltaic Systems OffGrid kit has appearance that will address to some but not others. For my use cases of application the haversack as a adaptable office, I begin the bulky, anchored appearance of the haversack to be a drawback. It’s ample and as a result, I begin myself bumping things aback cutting it, not acclimated to the ample haversack extending off my back. A accustomed haversack would aloof sit collapsed based on how abundant being is in it, but the OffGrid haversack extends out a bit.
That account comes with the ability that there are abounding consumers who would acquisition that to be one of the better attractions of the haversack — it has a close appearance and protects its contents. I adapted to the beyond admeasurement in the time I’ve been application it, but it was an adjustment.
The alone added affair I’m not too addicted of (and I’m nitpicking) is that the array accuse with article added than a accepted USB input. Best USB batteries use a micro-USB cable to allegation up, and again acquittal through a accustomed USB 2.0 aperture or two. The Voltaic Systems array included does not use this accepted input, which prevents swapping over to addition USB array if the included one is absolutely charged. That’s not a deal-breaker for me by any agency but it would accept been nice to accept the option.
Overall, the Voltaic Systems OffGrid haversack is a able-bodied congenital solar accumulator haversack that harnesses the adeptness of the sun to allegation all your accessories while you’re out accepting assignment done. It is able-bodied with responsibly sourced abstracts and a solar console that looks and feels like it would survive a nuclear explosion. The absorbing 10-watt achievement from the console is channeled into a well-sized 12,000 mAh array that can be adapted with adapters to allegation all your devices. This accomplished amalgamation fits in at a amount point of $199 that feels like a abundant amount because the affection and functionality of the included components.
Photos Credit: Voltaic Systems and Kyle Field | CleanTechnica
Kyle Field I'm a tech beatnik foolishly in chase of actionable means to abate the abrogating appulse my activity has on the planet, save money and abate stress. Live intentionally, accomplish acquainted decisions, adulation more, act responsibly, play. The added you know, the beneath you need. TSLA investor. Tesla barometer link: http://ts.la/kyle623