Whether you’re an avid backcountry explorer, a weekend camper, a professional wildlife photographer, or someone who just likes to get out and explore, the Sherpa 50 Kit by Goal Zero is a must have. Use the Sherpa 50 Solar Kit for charging your DSLR batteries, GoPros, your smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer (excluding some macs), GPS device, and other things you may have with you on your adventures. The kit includes the Sherpa 50 battery, Nomad 13 Solar Panel, and an inverter.
One of the great things about having this as a kit is that you can adapt the kit to virtually any excursion you go on. If you’re heading out to Moab for a weekend in the car, bring the entire kit. If you’re going backpacking in the backcountry for 6 days, you could probably get by with just the solar panel. The solar panel is equipped with ports so it can run independently of the Sherpa 50 battery.
We love the Sherpa 50 kit because while we use it on all of our adventures, we also use it in the camper when it is parked. It is way easier to just use the Sherpa 50 battery to charge up a phone or two rather than turning on the generator. Most recently, we took the kit on a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters. While most are extremely concerned with weight, we aren’t. We tend to over pack clothes, food, and gear. Bringing the entire kit wasn’t an issue because for someone who is not concerned with weight, it hardly adds anything to an already over-packed and heavy backpack. Overall, you’re looking at a weight of about 3 pounds (for the entire kit). If you wanted to just pack a solar panel, the weight would drop down to 1.6 pounds.
Another benefit of choosing Goal Zero for all of your portable power needs is that you can know absolutely nothing about solar, batteries, or inverters and you could get on their website and know exactly which kit or product would work perfectly for your needs. Talk to one of the experts at Goal Zero and you’ll feel like an expert yourself. They provide ample amounts of information on each product on their website so you can know exactly what it is you’re looking for. When the product arrives and you’ve reverted back to your original self of knowing absolutely nothing about solar or portable power, you’ll have the guidance you need to get this kit up and running. Read the directions, or don’t, because it’s that simple. Goal Zero has done a phenomenal job at keeping their products simple, straightforward, and easy to use.
The durability of the solar panels made by Goal Zero is another thing to note as a highly loved feature of the Nomad 13. When we were first introduced to Goal Zero, we could tell their design was made to match the ruggedness and unexpectedness of the outdoors. But solar panels, don’t they have like micro crystals or something? So they’re totally fragile… right? NO! Not only do they look like they match the ruggedness and unexpectedness of the outdoors, they actually do! We even saw one of the Goal Zero representatives hit the Nomad 13 as hard as they could on the sharp edge of a counter top. It did absolutely nothing. Not a scratch, or dent, or crack. This durability has held up on the everyday use and adventures that we have put our Sherpa 50 Kit through.
I won’t list the countless details and pieces of information regarding the Sherpa 50, Nomad 13, and inverter because I wouldn’t do nearly as nice of a job as Goal Zero has done on their website. The durability, packability, and simplicity of the Sherpa 50 Kit has made this kit our most reliable and across the board usable portable power kit. Stay charged up wherever your next adventure may take you!
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