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Packr Commuter Solar Backpack
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Packr™ Commuter
Solar Backpack
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The EnerPlex® Packr Commuter Solar Backpack is a modern, sleek solar integrated backpack, capable of charging many mobile electronics via the sun. The Packr™ Solar Backpack has our 3 watt CIGS solar panel incorporated into the pack. The flexibility and durability of the solar panel makes the Packr™ Commuter the most state-of-the-art solar charging backpack on the market.

  • Padded interior laptop sleeve with charging pass-through grommets
  • Interior compartments with several pockets and charging pass-through grommets
  • Two external zippered pockets for water bottles
  • Business supply compartments for pens, business cards, and more
  • Padded, adjustable shoulder straps

Product Dimensions:
470mm(18.5") x 410mm(16.1")x 220mm(8.7")
Additional Information:
User manuals, data sheets, and other supporting documents can be found in the 'Downloads and Support Tab'
3.5 Watts Unregulated / 3.0 Watt, 5 Volt System Regulated
Solar Cell Type:
0.6 Amp (USB-A Female Port)
1 Year

We've been asked, what makes our Packr™ Commuter Solar Backpack panel so flexible and durable? We tell them it's the CIGS solar technology they're made with. While most solar, like monocrystalline & polycrystalline cells are placed on a glass substrate which makes the units extremely heavy, rigid, and very susceptible to breakable, CIGS solar on the other hand has the ability to be placed on a plastic backing. This allows our solar chargers/panels to be EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT, RUGGED AND FLEXIBLE. And this CIGS solar technology is patented so only EnerPlex® sells these panels because our parent company Ascent Solar® makes them, and best of all they're made here in the USA.
EnerPlex Packr Commuter is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great idea - Bad implementation While the Enerplex backpack is a fantastic idea and the implementation of the solar panel is great, the quality of the backpack is closer to a trade show giveaway tote than a rugged outdoor or school pack. If this were implemented on a High Sierra Xbox edition, I'd buy it in a minute.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it! I bought this daypack right before I rode in Climate Ride California (5-day charity bicycle ride) in May 2016, to charge my cell phone during the trip. What a perfect application! You lean forward on the bike and put the solar panel right into the sun! And of course, at the rest stops, I set the pack in the sun. The instructions say, don't get the panel wet. Well, on day 1 of the ride, it rained. While the panel got a little wet, it still worked perfectly afterward. Mostly I think they don't want you to put the pack through the wash - don't immerse the panel in water. Also, don't bend it - it is a little bit delicate. Overall, I REALLY like this pack. I disagree with a previous comment about it being cheap construction. Seems well-made to me. Time will tell how well it holds up.
Date published: 2016-06-13
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my usb cable for my phone doesn't work? Do I have to have an enerplex cable? I have an iphone 4 and need a usb to 30 pin.

Asked by: jj_hawaii
You can use any standard USB cable to provide power from the backpack to your phone. It does not need to be EnerPlex brand.
Answered by: Sunny
Date published: 2016-09-21

Will this accommodate a 17" laptop?

Asked by: Jl00
Yes! A 17" sized laptop is about the maximum size this backpack will accommodate, but it will fit.
Answered by: Sunny
Date published: 2016-09-21

Will this backpack make it through TSA Security?

Asked by: SwingShoes
Absolutely. We can't account for what you put in it, though!
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2015-09-25

If the bag gets wet by rain, would it destroy the solar panels?

Asked by: CHRIS2EVAN
The solar panels will be absolutely fine! However, we cannot guarantee that if the junction box gets wet while electronics are plugged in to it, that no damage will come to the electronic components. Additionally, the materials and construction used on the Packrs are not designed to be waterproof.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2015-08-17

On a bright, sunny day, what is a typical charge time for the power bank from empty to full?

Asked by: Justin
This will greatly depend on the capacity of the power bank you are charging. Assuming ideal conditions (i.e., the Packr is angled toward the sun and not behind a window), the Packr will output at around 600mA.Using the Packr to charge our Jumpr Mini (1,700mAh capacity) may as little as 3.5 hours, while our Jumpr Prime 10400 (10,400mAh capacity) may take around 19 hours to charge.You can see more charging time estimates for different power sources by visiting our Charge Time Calculator page, found under the All Products link at the top navigation bar.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2015-05-28

Will it charge an iPhone?

Asked by: sharnelle72
Yes! Our Packr series will charge an iPhone. To get the best performance, ensure that you have direct, uninterrupted sunlight or consider pairing this with one of our Jumpr rechargeable batteries.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2015-03-02

Since there is a charging pass-through for the laptop sleeve does that mean it will charge my laptop?

Asked by: Will Ferrell
No it will not- The tablet sleeve is ONLY a protective Sleeve for your tablet. The reference charging port is a slit in the tablet sleeve that allows you to thread a charging cable through to allow to keep your tablet inside the sleeve during charging.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2014-12-15

Will you be releasing any more color options for this bag?

Asked by: Doug
For the time being, we only plan to sell the Packr Commuter in black.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2014-10-29
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