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  • Powers tablets, phones, lights and other devices in real time when the sun is shining, or from stored energy thanks to the integrated 2,200 mAh battery
  • 360° kickstand and sundial align to the direction of the sun
  • Features 2 corner loops for attaching rope or carabiners
  • High-efficiency 5-watt monocrystalline solar panel
  • Ultraslim design creates a minimalist profile that slips easily into your pack

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Specs

Best Use Camping
Charge Time (hrs) USB: 8 / solar: 2 hours
External Charge USB
Battery Included Yes
Battery Type Lithium
Solar Cell Output Capacity 5 watts
Battery Storage Capacity (mAh) 2,200 mAh
Power Output To Device (mA) 5V 2000mA (10W)
Material(s) Monocrystalline
Dimensions 10.1 x 8.2 x 1.0 inches
Weight 13.76 ounces
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stoped working I bought this solar panel about two months ago for a my trip to Oshkosh and was real excited about it. I liked the design and I really liked that it had a sundial and a battery built into it. The reviews were all good as well. I don't know if I got a defective device or what but about the third time I used it, my phone got to about 83% and just stopped charging in direct sunlight (about 2 pm). I tried different cords, different phone, and nothing worked. I would push the little battery button and none of the led's would light up. I ended up taking it back to REI and getting my money back. Will probably go with one of the new Goal Zero products next time.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Solar Panel ! This is a really nice solar panel with battery storage. It is light - versatile - well built - useful for many types of situations including backpacking - boating - camping - general travel - around the house and yard. Nice design - style - engineering. The sundial for panel alignment is useful and so are the indicator lights for seeing the charging status and battery capacity. Great for keeping all your gadgets juiced up and going. Go green - get this panel.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Reliable The forst thing I did when I opened the BioLite box was to get on Amazon and order a 8 1/2 X 11 Neoprene case for this item. At $8.99, well worth the price. The case keeps the unit clean, and scratch free. The built in battery lets you deceide when to recharge, like after sundown when you have time. I did not put a stopwatch on it, but I would say it takes 3 to 4 times longer than an AC charge. Not bad !
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charges super fast, very light, well-constructed This solar charger is the real deal. It charges in just a couple of hours in good sunlight and is constructed really well. I have already bought two more for gifts! This joins my "favorite solar products" list, along with the waka waka solar light...
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for power, but hard to pack Five stars for power, three for pack-ability. It's big and has the sense of needing to be packed carefully to avoid the risk of cracking it when cinching straps. We flew overseas with it for three weeks and got it home intact.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little solar panel I bought this solar panel about four months ago, and have had the opportunity to use it several times. I couldn't be more impressed! I've taken it camping at festivals, backpacking, and have used it when the electric went out due a storm. It fully charges in about two hours in full sun, and I was able to charge from zero two phones. I have several Biolite products, and haven't been disappointed yet.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Very durable (much better than flimsy goal zero).....you get much more solar power because it has a build it sundial (makes a big difference solar power generated)....shows strength of solar power and percentage of battery charged
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for Backpacking I recently purchased this item for a six-day backpacking trip in Yosemite. It incorporates a battery pack, so it's capable of charging devices directly. It worked quite well and allowed me to use my GS7 for my camera, books, guide book pages, topographical maps, trail maps, permit documents, and music.
Date published: 2016-09-04
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Will this charge my phone directly? That is, do I have to charge the solar battery, and THEN plug in my phone, or will the sun charge my phone? When my phone is done charging will it automatically switch to charging the solar battery?

Asked by: HikerGuy500
The SolarPanel 5+ will charge your phone directly. A separate battery pack is not required. When your phone is plugged in and the panel is in direct sunlight, your phone will begin charging.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-14

is it water resistant

Asked by: manuel herdade
​This item has a weather resistant rating of IPX4.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Is the battery included in this device, and therefore part of the listed weight?  Am comparing it with the Goal Zero Nomad 7, which is approx. the same weight and price, but which requires a separate external battery if I want to save the energy for later

Asked by: arcticwarbler
​This listed weight includes the solar panel and the attached battery.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-31

If the sun is to my back while hiking, can i rig the panel to my pack and have it charge my phone? Also, will this charge a Go Pro?

Asked by: Moonze
This panel can be lashed to the outside of a backpack while hiking and can charge a GoPro.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30

will it charge the iPhone 7 plus

Asked by: manuel herdade
Yes, this will charge your iPhone 7 Plus.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-27

Will this charge an iPad 4?

Asked by: Shirl
This solar collector is designed to recharge a cell phone battery, and will not effectively keep your Ipad charged. The Ipad 4's has a 5,124 mAh capacity battery (2015, 7" model). This solar panel's, battery capacity is has 2200 mAh of storage, and would only charge your Ipad to 40% after a day of solar collection.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27

Does this solar panel have the ability to charge the biolite stove battery? If so, is everything included in the stove/solar purchase to accommodate this?

Asked by: Gus dog
Yes, this solar panel does have the ability to charge the battery on a BioLite stove. The solar panel comes with a MicroUSB cord the plugs directly into the stove.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-31

is it normal that charging the built-in battery takes significantly longer time via USB (serveral hours) than charging it from sun directly (couple of hours). shouldn't it be opposite?  

Asked by: off the grid camper
This solar panel does take quite a bit longer to charge via USB than it does with solar power, so what you are reporting is normal.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stoped working I bought this solar panel about two months ago for a my trip to Oshkosh and was real excited about it. I liked the design and I really liked that it had a sundial and a battery built into it. The reviews were all good as well. I don't know if I got a defective device or what but about the third time I used it, my phone got to about 83% and just stopped charging in direct sunlight (about 2 pm). I tried different cords, different phone, and nothing worked. I would push the little battery button and none of the led's would light up. I ended up taking it back to REI and getting my money back. Will probably go with one of the new Goal Zero products next time.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Solar Panel ! This is a really nice solar panel with battery storage. It is light - versatile - well built - useful for many types of situations including backpacking - boating - camping - general travel - around the house and yard. Nice design - style - engineering. The sundial for panel alignment is useful and so are the indicator lights for seeing the charging status and battery capacity. Great for keeping all your gadgets juiced up and going. Go green - get this panel.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Reliable The forst thing I did when I opened the BioLite box was to get on Amazon and order a 8 1/2 X 11 Neoprene case for this item. At $8.99, well worth the price. The case keeps the unit clean, and scratch free. The built in battery lets you deceide when to recharge, like after sundown when you have time. I did not put a stopwatch on it, but I would say it takes 3 to 4 times longer than an AC charge. Not bad !
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charges super fast, very light, well-constructed This solar charger is the real deal. It charges in just a couple of hours in good sunlight and is constructed really well. I have already bought two more for gifts! This joins my "favorite solar products" list, along with the waka waka solar light...
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for power, but hard to pack Five stars for power, three for pack-ability. It's big and has the sense of needing to be packed carefully to avoid the risk of cracking it when cinching straps. We flew overseas with it for three weeks and got it home intact.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little solar panel I bought this solar panel about four months ago, and have had the opportunity to use it several times. I couldn't be more impressed! I've taken it camping at festivals, backpacking, and have used it when the electric went out due a storm. It fully charges in about two hours in full sun, and I was able to charge from zero two phones. I have several Biolite products, and haven't been disappointed yet.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Very durable (much better than flimsy goal zero).....you get much more solar power because it has a build it sundial (makes a big difference solar power generated)....shows strength of solar power and percentage of battery charged
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for Backpacking I recently purchased this item for a six-day backpacking trip in Yosemite. It incorporates a battery pack, so it's capable of charging devices directly. It worked quite well and allowed me to use my GS7 for my camera, books, guide book pages, topographical maps, trail maps, permit documents, and music.
Date published: 2016-09-04
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Questions & Answers

Will this charge my phone directly? That is, do I have to charge the solar battery, and THEN plug in my phone, or will the sun charge my phone? When my phone is done charging will it automatically switch to charging the solar battery?

Asked by: HikerGuy500
The SolarPanel 5+ will charge your phone directly. A separate battery pack is not required. When your phone is plugged in and the panel is in direct sunlight, your phone will begin charging.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-14

is it water resistant

Asked by: manuel herdade
​This item has a weather resistant rating of IPX4.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Is the battery included in this device, and therefore part of the listed weight?  Am comparing it with the Goal Zero Nomad 7, which is approx. the same weight and price, but which requires a separate external battery if I want to save the energy for later

Asked by: arcticwarbler
​This listed weight includes the solar panel and the attached battery.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-31

If the sun is to my back while hiking, can i rig the panel to my pack and have it charge my phone? Also, will this charge a Go Pro?

Asked by: Moonze
This panel can be lashed to the outside of a backpack while hiking and can charge a GoPro.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-30

will it charge the iPhone 7 plus

Asked by: manuel herdade
Yes, this will charge your iPhone 7 Plus.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-27

Will this charge an iPad 4?

Asked by: Shirl
This solar collector is designed to recharge a cell phone battery, and will not effectively keep your Ipad charged. The Ipad 4's has a 5,124 mAh capacity battery (2015, 7" model). This solar panel's, battery capacity is has 2200 mAh of storage, and would only charge your Ipad to 40% after a day of solar collection.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27

Does this solar panel have the ability to charge the biolite stove battery? If so, is everything included in the stove/solar purchase to accommodate this?

Asked by: Gus dog
Yes, this solar panel does have the ability to charge the battery on a BioLite stove. The solar panel comes with a MicroUSB cord the plugs directly into the stove.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-31

is it normal that charging the built-in battery takes significantly longer time via USB (serveral hours) than charging it from sun directly (couple of hours). shouldn't it be opposite?  

Asked by: off the grid camper
This solar panel does take quite a bit longer to charge via USB than it does with solar power, so what you are reporting is normal.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27
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