One Tough, American-Made Solar Backpack

In the market for a solar backpack? Consider the new Solar Backpack from Eclipse Solar Gear of Round Rock, Texas: made in the good old U.S. of A., these bags are built to military specifications and look pretty tough (especially in Camo, pictured below).

This bag is constructed of Cordura nylon, and “mil. spec.” webbing, zippers and buckles–so you know it isn’t likely to shred at the first contact with the pavement, say, and will hold up under regular daily use. It also features an integrated thin film solar panel that provides up to 4 watts of power to recharge your mobile devices on the go.

Eclipse Solar Backpack

image via Eclipse Solar Gear

When the sun is shining, the bag charges its internal battery, so when you need more juice for your cell or other mobile device, you can simply hook it up to your bag via a 12V auto adapter or USB, day or night, and recharge.

At $159.00, the Eclipse Solar Backpack is still a bit of an investment, but pocket chage compared to Ralph Lauren’s version (and will probably hold up a lot longer, too).

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.