Solar Powered Camping Gear

July 21, 2016

The season of sun is upon us, so let’s learn more about solar power products that will help you conserve energy this summer at your campsite! Previously, we had discussed the solar powered cooking capabilities of the Sun Oven but now we have tracked down everything from lanterns to Bluetooth speakers that utilize the energy of the sun. Some of our favorite solar powered camping gadgets were compiled by the experts over at Solar Power Authority.

The MPOWERD Luci Outdoor – Inflatable Solar Light is a compact gadget that is easy to deflate and take anywhere! The gadget offers three different brightness settings and up to 12 hours of LED lighting at a time with only direct sunlight as its energy source. With no batteries, a fully waterproof and submersible design, and straps along the top and bottom, this lantern truly is a reliable traveling companion.

The Puralytics SolarBag Water Purifier is a revolutionary camping gadget that can remove virtually all bacteria, protozoa, viruses, heavy metals, and manmade chemicals from contaminated water simply by sitting in the sun for a few hours.

The Engel Portable Dual Voltage Fridge/Freezer is a great alternative to buying ice for a traditional cooler and by pairing it with a portable solar panel, you can efficiently refrigerate your perishable items. Solar Power Authority recommends the Vinsic Portable and Foldable Dual-Port Solar Panel Charger to complement the Engel refrigerator.

The Eton Rugged Rukus Speaker is solar powered, Bluetooth compatible, and is able to charge your smartphone to ensure the tunes never stop! The 2 full-range speaker drivers and water resistant casing make this a versatile choice for music lovers on the go.

For more information on these products and other energy efficient camping items, visit

Have fun in the sun this summer and we look forward to seeing you use your new camping gadgets at one of our Highway West Vacations locations!

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