Short Review: I own several of these inverter generators from various different brands.. I charge them via solar (see tips below about saving the laptop tips for solar charging), and then I use them while camping and other activities outdoors. 170watt hours is a lot of power, especially if used only to charge phones and stuff! This should charge a powerful smartphone around 50 times and probably more!
Use: I needed something in between the size of my yeti 400 lithium and my goal zero Sherpa 100.. this fits the bill perfectly!
1.) USB String Lights – Great camping accessory! I used Goal Zero lights. Worked great
2.) Microsoft Surface – Worked great and more than doubled the battery on my Surface
3.) Huawei Mate 9 – Charged 10 times and still had a ton of juice
4.) iPhone 6 – charged 10 time after charging the mate 9.. Still had tons of juice..
5.) 6 can mini fridge – Works Great
6.) Charged the NTONPOWER with my 100watt goal zero solar panel
Notes: This does not provide enough power for a coffee pot or anything like that
1.) Metal Body, built very well
2.) Easy to read LCD display
3.) Rubber waterproof protector for plugs
4.) Built in light
5.) Can charge multiple items at once
1.) Be sure to unscrew the outlet and connect it to the battery bank. It ships unplugged!
2.) You can use the laptop adapters to plug a goal Zero panel into this battery bank using the regular input instead of the solar input
3.) This battery pack cannot be carried on a plane.. you need one under 100 watt hours for that
Overall: after one trip and several test I am impressed with this battery pack. So far it’s working well! I have several other trips planned so I’ll continue to update if I have any issues
The Beacon is a GREAT, very small, simple lantern! It uses the same batteries as Goal Zero Products (A dual polarity 18650 battery) and it charges in a snap!! Battery can be changed and extras can be purchased!! The USB cable is built in which makes it very simple to charge anywhere! No need or no worries about forgetting your cable or even bringing it with you. Quality is outstanding and this sucker is VERY BRIGHT!!! I would recommend this to anyone needing a simple light outdoors!!
1.) Remember, this doesn’t take NORMAL 18650 batteries.. It takes the Goal Zero version that is dual polarity! Search Goal Zero 18650 to find them
This is from the guy who started goal zero and this fan works Excellent with their Yeti line of solar generators.. Great for camping and only uses 12 watts of power on high.. it moves air very well! Very durable! Great fan! Almost silent! Yeti 400 says it will be able to run this for about 2 days without needing a recharge.
Short Review (Summary): This isn’t a “Weekend” tent, this is a vacation tent or week+ Lodge! While the tent does take about an hour to setup, it’s very easy.. I love the pole design compared to the extra large frames made for tents from brands like diamond brand. If setup correctly, the tent will not leak a drop! If setup correctly, the tent will not let bugs in (like another review says). The tent is designed to open up sides and let breeze through if need be but is also designed to be 100% waterproof! The floor is very durable and amazing! Tent is tall enough for bunk beds and with bunk beds can easily sleep 6 people! Maybe more while still having room for gear!
1.) Easy Setup – Takes about an hour but is easy!
2.) Easy Storage – I know the pole design consist of a lot of parts BUT owning tents from brands like Diamond Brand, their frames and poles are huge and hard to store.. Barebones has fixed this with their unique design.. I feel it’s a fair trade off!
3.) Magnetic Doors are Amazing
4.) Very Waterproof – I used this tent for two weeks straight and it made it through 4 down poors and didn’t leak a drop.. one of the storms had a lot of wind and the tent stood strong! Again, I had it setup correctly, had it velcroed where needed and I had no issues!
5.) I love the Window Design!
6.) Knowing this is from the founder of Goal Zero, I know when and if I ever need customer service, it will be top notch!
7.) Plenty of vents and ventilation!
8.) Tons of accessories made for this
9.) The top of the tent holds my Goal Zero Nomad 100 great and my Yeti 400 Lithium provides power inside the tent easily! The Barebones fan works great with the Yeti and keeps the tent cool!
10.) Price is fine.. compare with Diamond Brands and you will spend $2000+ by the time you buy your frame!
1.) This is not a weekend tent! This is a vacation tent to take to the beach for a week.. to take hunting.. to use for weeks at a time
2.) Barebones offers bunk beds that work great with these tents
3.) Power your tent with the Goal Zero line.. Nomad 100 and Yeti 400 Lithium work great
4.) Setup at home to test and practice before you use
5.) If you camp for your beach trip and other vacations, this pays for itself in about 2 vacations!
Overall: Wonderful tent! Price is fine for a good tent and frame. Easy set-up and wonderful for vacations!
210WH (Watt Hours) is a lot of Energy packed into a small device such as this.. Think of 210WH as being able to power 2 100Watt light bulbs for a little over and hour each.. That’s a lot of energy considering most TVs, Laptops, Tables, and other devices are well under 30Watts and most under 15..
For example, this SHOULD be power my 28Watt TV for nearly 8 hours if all goes well! (Keep in mind, the powerhouse itself does require some power to operate it’s fans, sensors, and other parts). With that being said, I only expect to get 6 – 7 hours using my TV with this..
Here are my actual results
1.) TV – I got a little over 6 hours using my TV with this.. Pretty good eh?
2.) Mobile Phone – I got over 8 charges and still had power left, a lot of power.. I also charged one tablet during this time.
3.) Laptop – 3 Full Charges
1.) Small Size – This is the smallest form factor for this capacity I have seen
2.) Silent operation
3.) Works Very Well
4.) Includes carry case
5.) Charges virtually anything
6.) Powers virtually anything under 100Watts
1.) TSA – This is over the 100WH TSA rule meaning it shouldn’t and probably won’t be allowed on a plane
Overall: Excellent Device, so far I am very happy
Short Review: Excellent DEVICE, especially with the inverter (Sold separately so grab it as well).. Simply one of the best power banks on the market! This will charge my Huawei Mate 9 over 10 times from the USB ports.. It will charge my 2 DJI Spark batteries at least once each using the inverter, it will charge my Surface Pro 4 fully at least once!! There is a lot of power in this!
Tips: You can’t think of this as a powerbank with the typical mAH ratings we see all over Amazon.. You need to know how Watt Hours work and know that this is nearly a 100WH device!! (Meaning it can power 100 watts for about 1 hour)
Tips 2: If you are trying to power a coffee pot, this WONT WORK.. Go for a Goal Zero Yeti 400 or higher.. You need more power for those!!
Tips 3: If you just plan on charging your cell phone while waiting on a bus, grab a cheap power bank and not this.. Save money.. THIS IS FOR OUTDOOR USE or people who need more power than your cheapo battery brick will offer..
1.) Can be carried on a plane
2.) Lithium (meaning it holds its charge for months)
3.) Includes laptop cables and more are available from Goal Zero
4.) Buy the inverter and this thing can produce 100 WATTS of power!!
5.) Small, easy to carry
6.) Uses are ENDLESS – Laptops, Drone Batteries, Cell Phones, Lights, pretty much anything
7.) Quality is outstanding
8.) Can be chained (linked) with other Sherpas for even more power
9.) Easy to charge VIA Goal Zero solar panels (Remember solar panels can convert energy but you need a way to store it.. This works VERY WELL)
10.) 98WH (Basically this means that this device can provide about 100 watts of power for 1 hour!)
Overall: This thing rocks! It works well and is very high quality!
Short Review: Wonderful Solar CHARGER that will quickly charge 3 devices at once.. I quickly charged 3 battery banks with this charger today and within a few hours all where 100% charged.. One of the battery banks is a Goal Zero Venture 30 which is a 7800mAH battery bank. Another is the Griffin Outdoor 10,000mAH battery bank and the smaller one is just an inexpensive 2500mAH bank.. On a sunny day in TN, this charger had no issues fully charging all the banks AT THE SAME TIME in under 5 hours.
Tips: Before I get into the rest of the review, let me share a few “Solar” “Tips” with you
1.) While you can charge your devices such as phones and tablets from the solar panel itself, I recommend charging power storage devices like I did in the photos.. Two reasons for this.. Depending on external factors, this charger might not always offer enough power to charge your high usage device.. And second, its not good for your phones to stay in the sun all day
2.) Remember, weather (Even on sunny days), time of day, location, and other factors will affect output wattage.. I always recommend that a buyer only expect a charger to charge with ON AVERAGE half its capacity.. So with this charger, I expect it to average 12 watts on good days. I have received as much as 18 watts from this charger but it does only average 12 watts but that is standard!
1.) Very HIGH output! – I average at least 12 watts out of this charger but have hit as many as 18 watts.. This is fine and is actually EXCELLENT from a charger of this size! Don’t expect 24Ws all the time, it will never happen even with $1,000 chargers
2.) Wonderful BUILD Quality
3.) 3 USB ports – Most of these chargers on the market only have 2 ports
4.) RACPower offers excellent support
5.) The pouch that houses the USB ports seems to be waterproof – It has a DWP coating on the inside!! Excellent
6.) Simple to use
Overall: Great charger!! I love it and highly recommend it!