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  • Smaller and more powerful than comparable panels, the rugged, weather-resistant Nomad 7 solar panel folds down for easy transport
  • 7,800mAh recharger powers phones, tablets, cameras and more; works with Apple®, Android™ and Windows devices
  • Optimized to charge quickly from the included Nomad 7 solar panel or any USB port
  • Weatherproof design lets you spray it down, take it to the beach and leave it in the rain
  • Built-In, tangle-free microUSB cable for charging for phone and tablets; certified cables for efficient charging
  • 2 high-speed 2.4A USB ports are capable of dishing out fast charges at the same time; power 2 devices at once or share with a buddy


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Best Use Backpacking
Charge Time (hrs) USB: 5; solar: 8 - 16 hours
External Charge USB / Wall
Battery Included Yes
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Solar Cell Output Capacity 7 watts
Battery Storage Capacity (mAh) 7800 mAh
Power Output To Device (mA) 2 x USB port: 5V, up to 2.4A (12W max)
Material(s) Nylon/rubber/monocrystalline
Dimensions 9 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
Foldable Yes
Weight 1 lb. 5.6 oz.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Battery but very slow to charge I have charged my cell phone, gopro and portable speaker several times with the Venture 30 battery. It really does hold a lot of power supply. I am disappointed with the solar charging of the Venture 30. I have tried to recharge the Venture 30 with the Nomad 7 two times and on both occasions only seen meager results. The first time I left the unit and charger on my deck in the sun for 6 hours to find that it had only recharged 2 blue lights or 40%. The second time I had it on the back of my bike for 3 to 4 hours and it only charged 10%. After rereading the manual it states that the Nomad 7 can take up to 16 hours to fully charge the Venture 30. Perhaps a larger solar panel would be more useful as a kit.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goal Zero through The Grand Canyon Just finished a 6 day white water rafting trip down through the Grand Canyon. This thing charge everything. 3 GoPros, 3 cameras and multiple flash lights. I would attach it to the top of the gear in the morning and for get it. I didn't re position it for the sun, what it got is what it got. It caught enough sun through out the day to keep up with our demands. At night I was charging 2 different devices. This thing is TOUGH. The Colorado is muddy, the rapids are huge and it held up. I would definitely recommend this to anyone going anywhere
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful tool In the technical age that we live in, being able to recharge a cell phone or radio is nice. For all you "I don't need electronic gear to camp" to each their own. This device works good, the solar panels are light and take up as much room as a magazine. The Venture 30 can recharge almost any of your needs. I had used it on my iPad, Galaxy 5 Note, and rechargeable camp light. Did a fantastic job. I didn't try the walking and recharging. I was stationary and in good light for the solar panels to get a charge.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from don't leave home with out it this kit is very versatile i use it for hiking and at work. i use both charger and solar panel for hiking and it never lets me down. it gives me off grid electricity when i need it. i can charge all my gear headlamp, flashlight,radio,phone,go pro,etc. i can go from 2 day hike to a week with no worries. i also take the venture alone to work it charges my phone and tablet at the same time i carry it with me everyday. i get two charges on phone and one charge on my tablet. its very small fit in back pocket or back pack with out disturbance.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kit ! I bought the Venture 30 kit in preparation for my first trip to The Boundary Waters National Park, I wanted to have enought energy backup to recharge my electronics. I am extremely pleased with the results, I kept the Venture 30 to be used during cloudy days, the solar panel was great enough to charge 2 GoPro batteries and my Delorme Explorer GPS in a sunny day. I used the Venture 30 recharge my GoPro batteries and my Canon DSLR batteries when needed. The total trip was 8 days canoeing and camping.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I normally don't write reviews, but I've been so pleased with this unit I figured I owe it to Goal Zero. Went out on a limb with this purchase, since its a relatively new product with not very many reviews.....however this solar kit really seems to do exactly what I wanted it to. I was looking for a battery capable of charging my phablet (samsung galaxy note) more than when I initially got this unit I put it to the test. I made sure the battery was fully charged, and then managed to charge up my phone from 2% to 100% two separate times. I didn't time it, but in both cases it took 1 - 1.5 hours to go from empty to full. So I would guess a regular sized smartphone (iphone 5) could probably get three full charges. I'm also impressed with how quickly the solar panel can directly charge my phone....a good hour of strong sunlight seems to add 40-50% to my phone battery, connected directly to the solar panel. In my experience so far, it seems to take 8-9 hours of a sunny day to get the solar pack to charge from 0 to 100, which is fine with me. Also - I think the peak solar hours (10-3ish) are really when you get the most bang for your buck from the sun (obviously). So overall, a great travel/every day companion for small to medium sized electronics. I love the extra pluses like a built in LED light to the battery pack, and different charging algorithms to optimize charging speed. This is the first Goal Zero product I've bought, but they've made it on to my "quality brand" list.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never near salt water You know those beads of water shown on the package? The ones that seems to suggest that the items contained within might endure some brief exposure to water? Not so much. Not with salt water, at least. All of the panel outputs were corroded after a single use, and moderate exposure to water. The battery pack followed suit shortly. My bad, just be advised not to make the same mistake.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit Works like a charm but works best as discribed in the "Direct Sunlight" barely charges if not pointed to the sun. Holds charge great and more than enough poer to charge 3 devices. left it out on my porch for 4 days including a light rain to test the weather proffing and it survived great! It has proven its self redy for a Kayak trip coming up!
Date published: 2016-03-30
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My daughter is getting ready to hike the PCT. Will this charge a Garmin Montana 680t GPS tracker?

Asked by: Tayzmom
Yes, this solar kit is a great choice for charging a GPS device at the end of the day. Bear in mind this battery pack takes between 8-16 hours of charging with the included Nomad 7 solar panel to fully charge the battery pack depending on weather conditions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-11

Would this charge a Nintendo 3Ds XL or Kindle Paperwhite or a IPhone if not is there anything solar powered that you would recommend that could charge any of those devices?

Asked by: shadowsspy
This solar kit is a great choice for charging your iPhone, Kindle and Nintendo 3Ds.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-17

Can you plug a usb equipped device like a fitbit or iPhone directly into the solar panel to charge or must you charge the battery and than plug your devices into that recharged battery?

Asked by: nancy
​Devices can be charged directly from this solar panel through the USB output on the solar panel.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-23

Input power: can this be charged via a wall plug (w/USB) running 220-240 volts?

Asked by: SusanS
​Any 220V to USB adapter that puts out 5 volts will charge the Venture 30.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-01

Is everything waterproof while charging? Can the Venture 30 be left plugged into the solar panel even if it is raining heavily?

Asked by: Meier01
​The Venture 30 pack can be left out in the rain while charging. The pack has an IPX6 water resistant rating. The pack cannot be submerged. We do not recommend exposing the solar panel to rain. There is a junction box on the back of the panel that could short out if exposed to water.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-11

Are these solar charging units susceptible to an electromagnetic pulse outage or will it require a Faraday Cage for protection?

Asked by: HENDO67
This information is not available from REI. Please contact the manufacturer directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-08

Will this clear Airport Security?

Asked by: buckyb1990
We recommend contacting your airline or the TSA directly to inquire about current airport security restrictions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-12

Can this recharge an "ultra-book" PC? If not, what Goal Zero Solar equipment will?

Asked by: INDIOMEL
The Venture 30 Kit will not give your laptop a full charge but maybe a 60% charge. Goal Zero recommends the Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit for a full laptop recharge.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-28
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