Neon Green Soular Backpacks Combine Fashion, Sun Power

If you’re in the market for a new backpack or bag, why would you not get one with a built-in solar charger? While there are plenty of different solar bags out there these days, it takes a company with a pretty a fashion-forward aesthetic to get us to take this question seriously. Advertising themselves as “funky and not crunchy,” Neon Green’s “soular” line of backpacks may prove they’re the one to do it.

According to Green Diary, Neon Green’s backpacks come in a wide variety of colors, offering the styling and functionality you’d expect from real gear, including multiple compartments and a dedicated laptop compartment. Each of them make use of a patented thin-film solar cell technology that hooks up to your phone, MP3 player, laptop, etc. to provide back-up power on the go–a power which Neon Green claims will “transform [you] from a mere mortal to a super hero with soular powers.”


image via Green Diary

In addition to their many cool backpack designs, Neon Green also offers the Piggy Back Soular Back-Up Pack–a solar charger that attaches to any existing backpack and turns it into a solar backpack. Which means now (if you have electronic gadgets, and we know you do) there’s really no excuse for not having a solar bag.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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