On the hunt for a new solar panel charging set up for your next off-the-grid adventure? We have scoured the market and looked at hundreds of different models. Eventually, we narrowed it down to the top 16 models for hands-on testing. We carried these panels on a road trip from Nevada to New Mexico to California, testing them in a wide variety of conditions.
We tested their durability and portability on the road. We also recorded their output power and ability to charge a variety of small electronics. As it turns out, many of the panels do not live up to the online specs. We sorted out the top performers from the fakes and can recommend the best panel for you, whether you’re looking for an ultra-light model, a budget option, or the best of the best.