Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack
Never leave home unprepared again with the all new Converter Solar Backpack. Designed for everyday use, the Converter’s high efficiency matte black SunPower solar panel and external battery pack keeps your phone and other USB devices charged wherever the day takes you. Rain or shine, day or night – the Converter Solar Backpack will make sure your offgrid power needs are met by switching to battery from solar to charge your devices on the go.
- INCLUDES A BATTERY PACK (V25 POWER BANK) to charge your device quickly and safely. Store energy and power to charge your devices even when it is cloudy and the sun is not out
- INCLUDES A 2-YEAR WARRANTY. Our solar panels are designed to last. Built using rugged fabric and strong solar cells that can withstand the rigors of everyday use (2 year on solar panel, 1 year on battery pack)
- HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLAR PANELS made from industry-leading monocrystalline solar cells charges most smartphones completely in 3.5 hours in direct sunlight
- BACKPACK DESIGN – 20L of storage. Fully padded, dedicated laptop/tablet sleeve fits 15″ laptops and up to 10” tablets. Main storage compartment plus 2 interior pockets, laptop sleeve and front and side pocket for charging small electronics
- COMPATIBILITY – Designed to power thousands of devices that charge from USB (including various handheld devices) and DSLR camera batteries. Including iPhone, Android, Samsung Galaxy, iPads, Tablets, Sony, Nikon, Canon, and GoPro digital cameras
Works good so far
David R –
This is an awesome backpack. It fits all my paperwork and it also is perfect for carrying my MacBook to and from work without getting damaged. Even though I live in Cleveland Ohio, which happens to be 5th cloudiest city in the USA, it charged the power cell in no time. It is a great added benefit when you realize that you forgot to charge your phone and your backpack is also ready to go as a phone charger. This backpack would be great as a backpack alone for $99 but the added solar charger makes it worth way more.Voltaic Systems – Converter 5 Watt Solar Panel Backpack with Backup Battery Pack – Matte Black | Powers Phones, USB Devices, & More | Charge Your Device as Fast as at Home
I bought this for my daughters travels in the US and abroad. We have used it as a carry on, and it saved us soooo many times we needed a phone or computer charge. Went through security with no problems. A great purchase.
David Davi –
great backpack! Zippers are ok. Perfect for solar sales!
Battery does not charge well at all even on a full days hike on sunny day.
update: the zippers really suck. they dont unzip/zip easily and over time did not loosen up. the laptop compartment zipper pull broke on me it was so tight. the rest of the bag seems to hold up well. hopefully newer models use better zippersI picked this up after using a much lower-cost solar bag for the last few years. I got it for next to nothing on sale, and it was ok. the straps weren’t the strongest, and the solar panel was rated at 3watts, but it DID work, until i slammed it in the trunk and caught one of the straps and broke the plastic …retainer(?). I’m fairly certain any bag would have broken. but… time for a new one, so I ordered the Voltaic Converter. Its certainly heavier than my old one, but in a good way. one that conveys some quality. its more comfortable to wear as well.Things I’m not crazy about: – The zippers. They don’t open /close the smoothest. – the angled microusb plug. I swapped in my own battery pack because its bigger and has two ports, but the way it plugs in now blocks a port… my old bag had a usb plug and from there i’d plug in my own cable to either a device or battery. here I’m stuck with this angled microusb plug. I’d rather have my 15600mah battery pack vs the 4000mah one that comes with it.- its kind of front heavy. as in, i put it on the ground and it falls forward. I guess if I had a heavy laptop in the back it’d balance out, but I have a tablet and kindle there, that’s it.- The water bottle holder is REALLY tight. I use a kleen kanteen type water bottle and have to really try to jam it in.These are really all nitpicks though…Things I like:- higher wattage solar panel compared to my old bag. I plugged in my battery pack indoors near a window and it lit up, starting to charge. My old bag needed more direct light.- bottle holder is nice and tall, there’s no way its falling out- straps are comfy- bag feels well made overall- looks professionalThings I wish for in future versions:Ditch the angled plug or let us use our own?put a rubber grommet inside the top pouch so I can throw my phone in there and charge it, instead of trying to cram it on the side pocket with the battery packpad the laptop area divider with what i presume is for a tablet or something?the zippers do suck…Overall, these are all nitpicks and I don’t think you could go wrong with the bag, especially compared to a lot of the other ‘solar backpacks’ out there.
Jack Chauncy –
This bag is well made and really streamline. Laptop fits (mine’s a 13″ – could def fit a 15″) nicely in the first pocket, everything else in the second (including a few books, notebooks etc.) Took it on the plane, fit well under the front seat. Took it hiking in Pasadena, and charged my phone per the specifications. Really couldn’t complain, and would recommend this bag to anyone. Great find and great purchase.
Rachele Gossett –
This bag is great! Works as intended and keeps a full charge on my phone as I walk around the city!