Goal Zero's Nomad 5 Solar Panel is a light, slim, rugged, weatherproof solar panel that allows you charge your phone and other USB devices directly from the sun.
Goal Zero says:
A lightweight solution for on-the-go power from the sun, the Nomad 5 features 5-watts of monocrystalline in a rugged enclosure with an easy-to-use kickstand and USB output.
What can the Nomad 5 charge?
Solar panels do not hold a charge, they produce power when exposed to sunlight. For the best charging experience, pair with a Flip 12 power bank to keep devices charged on the go. Simply plug the Flip into the panel's built-in charging dock to charge the battery from sun while hiking, biking, or on the move. Then, use the Flip to charge your phone when the sun goes down. The Nomad 5 is great for charging things like:
Goal Zero's Nomad 5 Solar Panel is a slick little solar panel. Slim, lightweight and easily portable. It is effective at quickly charging small devices and is simple to use. The easily adjustable kickstand is useful in angling the panel at the sun. As the solar panel itself doesn't hold a charge its best used with a Flip Charger power bank which simply docks into position so you can charge the power bank during the day and boost your devices energy at night.
For those who want to recharge phones and other small electronics, or store energy in small batteries for later, this is a good choice.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear