MEN'S HEALTH FAVOURITE
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Whilst browsing lists of 'Top Hiking Gear 2017' I saw an insert for a portable solar power charging device. It is of my opinion that one of these would be quite a good addition to your rucksack considering the level of dependency on electrical things of late - so I thought, yeah I want some of these in my rucksack. I use a digital navigation device (I have maps for backup) and extra charge would be a good thing to have in emergencies.
When I started looking up these devices on numerous online outlets, I noticed all of them have a good quantity of negative reviews. Some consumers even declare outright that it was a total waste of money! Most of the solar panels I looked at were first seen on someone else's 'must have' list, so what's the deal?
The ENERPLEX KICKR IV, above, was the MEN'S HEALTH magazine favourite, It's the only one which has an over 90% generally good rating across numerous rating sites. Apparently, these solar chargers were originally designed for army use so are very rugged and durable.
If I decide to buy one I'm pretty sure it will be this one. Unless anyone has any storming reviews to contribute to other makes? Once I own one I will update this blog post with review details.