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Packr Executive Solar Backpack
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Packr™ Executive
Solar Backpack
List price: $79.99
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  • SOLAR INTEGRATED: The perfect blend of size & power, the 3 watt integrated CIGS solar panel of the Packr™ Executive solar charging backpack will charge your favorite cell phone, wireless earbuds, action camera and more from the power of the sun.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Patented CIGS 'solar-on-plastic' technology makes the unit extremely light & flexible, adding virtually no weight to the backpack.
  • RUGGED: The integrated CIGS solar panel is water-resistant & designed for the harshest conditions and it can withstand shocks, drops, and even punctures.*
  • FEATURE-RICH: This solar backpack includes all of your favorite backpack amenities including padded laptop sleeves, expandable compartments, pen and business card pockets, cable pass-through grommets and more.
  • MADE IN THE USA: Leading, American manufactured CIGS thin film solar technology you can trust. Our solar panels are engineered and 100% made in Thornton, Colorado.
  • AWARD WINNING: Built with award-winning solar technology, one of TIME Magazine's Top 50 Inventions.
*Long term use not recommended after puncture of solar panel

Product Dimensions:
490 mm(19.3") x 340 mm(13.4") x 180 mm(7.1")
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

Often we're asked, what makes our Packr™ Executive Solar Backpacks so flexible and rugged? 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 LIGHT, RUGGED AND FLEXIBLE. And this 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 Executive is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for light use, I wouldn't go camping with it. 1 year review, durability of the bag is questionable for what I put it through. This bag is used solely to transport my computer, cord and mouse from my car to my office and back to my car. About 4 months in, the strap started to break. Rest of the bag is fine but the straps are kinda what makes a backpack a backpack. Both straps are used but only one shows damage.Zippers are hit or miss with this bag. The one annoying zipper is the one near the solar panel. the fact that it zips up, I always find it open so nothing goes in that pocket in fear it's going to fall out. The back zipper for the back large 3 divider compartment gets hung up at the curves of the bag up top.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it but miss an integrated battery Have been dragging my backpack for the past 2 months now with heavy loads to commute mostly by bike. It is extremely light and so far quite sturdy. I actually strapped a few usb rechargeable bike lights (one on the back and one on the strap in front) so that I do not have to always get my bike lights on/off my bike. I also have a small usb battery always connected to the solar panel for recharging that even during the winter month is constantly charged when I need it to recharge my lights and even my phone. This is a petty that the battery is not somehow integrated in the bag allowing a more efficient charging. Besides this would be grand to have lights already integrated in the bag or at least some wire helping doing this.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Great product. Truly works. High quality materials and manufacturing
Date published: 2016-03-05
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does the charger only work when it is directly in the sun or does it store any power for later?

Asked by: skollas
Thanks for your inquiry! Solar panels are not batteries and are unable to hold any power for later. They are great when paired with our Jumpr series of rechargeable batteries, however, to get this same functionality.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2017-01-27

Would this charge a small tablet, like a Kindle Fire?  Also, does it only work in direct sunlight without batteries?

Asked by: Calypsoreid
Thank you for your inquiry! There should not be an issue charging a small tablet, however, you may want to power down the tablet while charging unless intending the tablet to be trickle-charged. Solar panels are not able to store power for later use, so in order to use it to power devices, it does need to be in sunlight (we recommend outdoors in direct sunlight, angled toward the sun for best performance). You can also consider pairing the Packr with one of our Jumpr series of rechargeable batteries! Just keep the Jumpr plugged in to the Packr to gather power from the sun when available, then use the Jumpr whenever you need power.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2015-10-19

Is there a battery bank included in this?    If so, what is the capacity?

Asked by: afil
The Packr does not come with a battery included. They pair great with our Jumpr series of rechargeable batteries, however!
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2015-08-17

Will this charge Apple 6 Plus?

Asked by: Terminator
Yes, this is compatible with the Apple 6 Plus! As with all Apple devices, an "unsupported accessory" error will be given any time the voltage drops due to partial or full shading of the panel. For best performance, use outside angled toward direct sunlight in an area with no sunlight interruptions.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2015-09-02

Will this back pack Charge my IPhone 5s?

Asked by: Gavin23
Yes, the Packrs are able to charge iPhones! For best performance, use the solar panel in direct sunlight (not through a window), ensure that no shade covers any portion of the panel, and angle the panel toward the sun.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2015-11-06

Is there any chance that I could use this to say charge my Macbook pro?  What all devices can this charge/support?

Asked by: nanosect
The solar panel on the backpack does not provide enough power to charge a laptop. A panel this size is able to charge non-Apple phones or other USB-powered devices which will accept 0.6amp input, such as our Jumpr portable batteries.
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2016-08-02

Can this bag accomodate a 17 inch laptop?

Asked by: jalowe1957
Yes, it can support 17" laptops!
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2017-01-27

What is the difference between this and the Commuter bag?

Asked by: Shelly
This bag has a slightly more "square" look to it, doesn't have water bottle holders, but includes more pockets inside for supplies. We consider this bag to be a little more "business oriented" while the Commuter is better for students and outdoors people
Answered by: EnerPlex
Date published: 2016-08-02
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