What are the best portable solar panels?

Solar panels provide you with a sufficient amount of power when going on a camping trip or traveling to a remote area. We are gathering a list of dependable panels that can charge and power your gadgets. Think we missed your favorite solar panel? Please add it to the list.

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    #1Renogy 50952BBR

    Renogy 50952BBR

    The Renogy E.FLEX5 has a water-resistant and is durable enough to withstand most types of damages. The panel folds out and can be secured in place with build in suction cups as well as the included carabiners. 



    Andy Ma
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "The panel charged my phone faster than I have thought when I set it up without any clouds in the sky. It also feels strong enough to take a rock throw or two. As an added bonus, I also got a small power bank with the panel. "
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    #2Sunforce 50048

    Sunforce 50048

    This Sunforce 50048 is a solar charging kit with 4 amorphous panels that can provide up to 60 watts of solar power. It is weatherproof and can withstand falling hailstones. It has diodes to prevent discharge at night.


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    Liu Du
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "A must have for any camping gear. Not only can you charge your phones with the panel, you can power up a fan or your laptop when there is plenty of sunlight to go around. If there is anything negative to point out with the panel is likely the size. This is not the kind of portable solar panels that goes in backpacks. "
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    #3RAVPower Solar Panel Charger

    RAVPower Solar Panel Charger
    This RAVPower Solar Charger is a portable 24-watt solar-powered charger that has five panels and three USB output ports. It has iSmart technology for fast charging. It is durable and the nylon linings are waterproof.


    Ken Wu
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Lots of great things to say about this panel. It is small enough to fit my bag when folded. The casing also feels incredibly solid to the touch. When it comes to charging our phones, I got to remove a star from this panel. The charge sometimes stop when we let it alone. "
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    #4Renogy E.Flex 10 Plus

    Renogy E.Flex 10 Plus

    Renogy's solar panel has an ultra-thin design allow you to store in most vehicle storage spaces. The unit also comes with carabiners and suction cups to keep the panel in place while gathering solar energy. 



    Michelle Howard
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "This is not quite as lightweight as the box say. I can feel the panels weigh down on my bag as I lug it around two of our hikes. I like how it can keep its own power with its own battery pack. One problem I had with the panel is the charger port. I sometimes need to wiggle it just to make sure power is going to my phone. "
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    #5Goal Zero 11805

    Goal Zero 11805

    The Goal Zero panels have a rugged exterior that makes it resistant against forceful impact and water. Upon folding out the panel, you can position it to gather sun rays with the removable kickstand. 



    Huang Wan
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Panels feel like it will break if I drop it on anything concrete. Surprisngly, the panel is still working even after it fell on a bunch of rocks. It even has a kickstand I can attach to give it the right angle to take in the sunlight. Only bad thing I can say about this panel is the size which is a bit too big for me to fit in my travel sling. "
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    #6BioLite SPA1001

    BioLite SPA1001

    The 5W panel from BioLite uses a 360 kickstand that lets you position the device toward the sun. This panel has a built-in 2200mAh battery that stores solar power for use later at night or on the go. 



    Lin Hou
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Be careful as to how you place the panel. The kickstand is sensitive enough that it snapped when I forced the panel to fit at the back of my car. This aside, the biolite panel works as expected. "
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    #7Creative Foldable BSV-SC010

    Creative Foldable BSV-SC010

    The foldable solar panel has an IP44 waterproof rating, which makes it resistant against splashes of water. The panel has a foldable and lightweight design that lets you carry it in your backpack. 



    Bella Zeng
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "You will need plenty of room in your bag if you plan on taking this with you on your hiking trip. On the good part of the panel, my nearly drained phone charged to full in just a short time. Also like the built in pouch that lets me place my power bank. "
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    #8Sunwalk 5.5W Portable Panel

    Sunwalk 5.5W Portable Panel

    The Sunwalk monocrystalline solar panel is lightweight and compact enough to fit in most people's backpack. The panel has a USB output port that is compatible with power banks, smartphones, and other devices. 



    Lorenzo Martínez
    Written on June 19, 2019
    "Pros: This is the cheapest portable solar power generator I found in my local goodwill. It also works as you would expect from a solar panel charger. Cons: Do not expect much from the panel in terms of charging speed. It took quite a while for my phone to reach half its battery capacity. The usb port also looks like somone just glued it to the back. "


Best What are the best portable solar panels
1Renogy 50952BBRElectronics 19 Paid
2Sunforce 50048Electronics 15 Paid
3RAVPower Solar Panel ChargerElectronics 8 Paid
4Renogy E.Flex 10 PlusElectronics 3 Paid
5Goal Zero 11805Electronics 3 Paid
6BioLite SPA1001Electronics 2 Paid
7Creative Foldable BSV-SC010Electronics 1 Paid
8Sunwalk 5.5W Portable PanelElectronics 1 Paid

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