Solar Backpack Perfect For Camping

This week’s backpack review is focused on finding Solar Backpack that is good for camping.  I looked at a ton of solar backpacks, but none of them really seemed like the type I would wear around until I found the Eclipse Solar Backpack.

Solar Backpack

This backpack enables you to take your mobile devices off the grid and still have the ability to charge up using mother nature.  This backpack combines the features of a top quality backpack while giving you the ability to recharge with a powerful, thin-film solar module. The backpack contains multiple organizer pockets for you to place your electronics in.   Smart phones, iPods, and accessories all fit conveniently. The rear of the backpack has a separate padded laptop space, for those that need it.

Now, personally, I wouldn’t need to take a backpack around town that needs a solar charger… but I would use it for camping.  This is why this back is great.  First off, its a Camo backpack!!  It has external mesh pockets that can be used for a water bottle or other snack items for quick access. The backpack also has a large main area for books or extra clothing when traveling when not using your geek gadgets.  The front zippered accessory pouch includes pen holders, cd holders, and a removable clip for USB memory sticks or keys.  Again, not too sure why you would need to carry all these items, but when camping, it is better to have what you need and not need it than the other way around.

The light-weight, flexible, thin-film solar charging module provides 4 Watts of power to charge your handheld gadgets quickly and efficiently. Using a cell phone as an example, you can trickle charge the cell phone battery during casual hikes.  You can also charge through the backpack using a standard 12V cigarette lighter cord (not included). The result is an extension of battery life, and a source for charging when traveling in remote areas where traditional charging sources are not available, and in emergency situations.

Eclipse Solar Backpack – Camo – Click for More Details

What are people saying about this Solar Backpack

  • It charged our Ipod on a cloudy snowy day in under 2 hours! This bag is the real deal and strong. I admit at first I balked at the price, but it’s worth every dime.
  • The Solar panel works just the way they described, charging a phone or external battery. I am happy with my purchase.
  • The backpack works ok outdoors but not so well indoors. I could not get the panel to charge in artificial lighting, maybe you need a 300watt spotlight?



Features:

  • Flexible, Thin-film Solar Module providing up to 4 Watts of Power
  • Padded, felt-lined laptop computer cavity
  • Large main cavity, large side pockets, mesh water bottle pockets
  • Padded shoulder straps, padded waist strap
  • Made in the USA – NICE!!

Product Details:

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 8.8 x 18 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • ASIN: B004PVROHC
  • Item model number: BP640925
  • Average Customer Review – 4.5 Stars

Do you own any solar backpacks like this? If so, please take a moment to tell us about it in the comment section below and help others to make informed buying decisions.

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Really Cool Wheeled Backpacks

Big Book Bag

Today I want to introduce you to multipurpose wheeled backpacks.  If you have watched students carrying around their book bags over the past 20 years, you most likely have noticed that the bags are becoming more and more stuffed.  Finally, there is a solution to that.  No, this will not make your spelling bee/chessmaster son a don juan over night, but at least he wont look like this kid (<–) anymore:

The High Sierra Freewheel Wheeled Book Bag Backpack (geez, what a mouthful) is made to take the load off your back, and hopefully make your kid look like less of a nerd.  After all, all the popular kids always looked great carrying their cool backpacks, even if there was very little in them.  This way, the 40 books your kid brings home won’t give them any permanent back disabilities.

wheeled backpacks

I call this a multipurpose backpack because this is the exact type of backpack that I would use as a travel backpack.  Im not talking about outdoors backpacks, more for a backpack you can shove under the seat in front of you on an airplane.

Being able to wheel this puppy around the terminal makes sure you don’t whack people when turning from side to side to find where your gate is.  And if you do hit someone, you can always defend yourself from their oncoming ninja attack by breaking off the telescoping handle.  If I had a nickel for every time I had to fight off ninjas…

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High Sierra Freewheel Wheeled Book Bag Backpacks

What people are saying about this wheeled backpack? 

  • The bag is very well made; the wheels are stable, sturdy and I like the handle.
  • Bought this for my ten year old son. It’s tough and well built- more than enough room for his school books and supplies. It’s a little heavy as a back pack, but the wheels work great. The retractable handle also works very well.
  • I use this backpack everyday for work.  I use it to carry 6 computer books. This backpack has saved my back.
  • After two back operations and all the tech equipment I like to carry with me, I was looking for a rolling backpack for the airplane. This one is perfect for me. It has lots of space, but fits under the seat for Southwest airlines.

Features:

  • Large, front-load main compartment
  • Cushion Zone padded computer sleeve holds laptops up to 17 inches
  • Large, zippered front compartment has organizer with media pocket, multiple open pockets, and key fob
  • Zippered accessory compartment has a headphone port
  • Smooth-rolling, corner-mounted wheels
  • Single-tube telescoping handle stows inside a protective zippered compartment
  • Contoured, adjustable Vapel mesh padded shoulder straps tuck away inside padded back panel
  • Open side pocket holds water bottle or other gear
  • Triangle clip to attach lock or other accessories
  • Corner guards and rub rails protect bag from abrasion
  • Comfortable Vapel mesh padded grab handle
  • Reflective accents for night safety


Product Details:

  • nylon
  • Book bag with two inline-style wheels and telescoping handle allows you to cruise smoothly from place to place
  • Single-tube telescoping handle stows inside a protective zippered compartment
  • CUSHION ZONE padded computer sleeve holds laptops up to 17 inches
  • Measures 13.5-by-20.5-by-eight inches (W x H x D); constructed of Duralite Ripstop, Waffle Weave, and 600-denier Duralite materials
  • Includes limited five-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • The handle system is not designed for 2-stage function. It is not meant to be used in the shorter position and only locks into place in the fully extended position.
  • ASIN : B003BOBF0G
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 20.5 x 13.5 inches; 5.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds

Do you own any wheeled backpacks like this? If so, please take a moment to tell us about it in the comment section below and help others to make informed buying decisions.

Links contained in this post may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase, I will be compensated. If you feel that my review of these really cool backpacks deserve that, then I thank you in advance for supporting my family, as well as this website.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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Dakine Girls Prom Back Pack Still Cool For School

DakineI know, this is just a basic backpack here, but I felt it was time to point out that some cool backpacks are still the normal type that you bring to school.  This Dakine backpack is the perfect example of a cool school backpack.  While this isn’t good to use as a hunting backpack like this, it is still a very handy and useful pack.  It also appears to be quite stylish.

While many of you might think this is a girls backpack based on the name of it being the “Dakine Girls Prom Back Pack”, I laugh and suggest that you look at the stunningly cool gentleman (pictured below) sporting this beauty!  I would simply suggest that if you are a guy, and you are going to carry a backpack with a pattern like this on it… you should either be armed and prepared to fight to the death, OR… you should make use of the insulated cooler pocket inside this bag and carry a few road sodas (BEERS) and drink one anytime you walk by a gang of toughies.

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Dakine Girls Prom Backpack

What people are saying about this Dakine backpack? 

  • It has a ton of pockets, adorable pattern on the inside, a nice shape, and durable build! I would totally recommend this to anyone who needs a bag that supplies comfort and storage space!
  • This print is ridiculously cute.
  • Insulated pocket for food items you wish to keep cool.
  • I saw a student with this bag and I immediately found it on Amazon and bought it for my daughter. She loves it.
  • These are great backpacks, and well made, but I wouldn’t call them ‘girls’. They are large enough for an adult. I would call them teen size.

Dakine Backpack

Features:

  • polyester
  • Padded laptop sleeve fits most 14-Inch laptops
  • Organizer pocket
  • Deployable water bottle pocket
  • Insulated cooler pocket
  • Fleece lined sunglass pocket

Product Details:

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 18 x 12 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pound
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0055BM6HY
  • Item model number: S 8210025-P
  • Average Customer Review: 5 Stars (85 Reviews)



Do you own any backpacks with a fancy design like this? If so, please take a moment to tell us about it in the comment section below and help others to make informed buying decisions.

Links contained in this post may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase, I will be compensated. If you feel that my review of these cool backpacks deserve that, then I thank you in advance for supporting me and my family, as well as this website.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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BUILT Laptop Backpack Won’t Repel Bullets, Just Looks Like It Can

Cool Laptop BackpackIf you ever wanted to look like Jack Bauer from “24” and you don’t have the scratch or the contacts to come up with a real bullet proof vest, just swing this stylish backpack over your chest and pretend it is your turn to save the world in one day without ever stopping for a bathroom break.

This sleek backpack comes in a few other colors and from what I can tell, is the coolest looking way to carry around a laptop for aspiring navy seals.  If you are looking for true hard shell protection, check out this Bolbee. If you are just looking for comfort and style for a laptop case, I don’t think you can beat this BUILT Laptop Backpack.

The minimalist in me almost passed out when I saw this while the hoarder in me kind of chuckled wondering where I would put my phone, keys, laser pointer, backup hard drive, and vintage Star Wars lunchbox. Hey, don’t mock me!

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Built Laptop Backpack

Cool Laptop Backpack

What people are saying about this laptop backpack? 

  • At first I felt like the straps sat too far apart on my shoulders, but the sternum strap solved that problem
  • I love that it is so lightweight–I think it will really help take the load off my shoulders
  • after opening – was very excited as it is one cool sleek minimalist backpack.
  • get this bag if you want absolute comfort (and weatherproofness!) and place that as a priority over organization.
  • My macbook pro fits perfectly and the pocket is roomy enough for all comp accessories.

Features:

  • Slim design stretches to fit a range of laptops
  • Fits up to a 17 Mac
  • Made of protective, lightweight neoprene and breathable air mesh
  • 3 compartments- laptop, accessories and convenient shoulder strap pocket
  • Water resistant exterior (THIS IS HUGE!!)

Product Details:

  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15.5 x 1.2 inches; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Do you own any cool backpacks that Jack Bauer could use like this? If so, please take a moment to tell us about it in the comment section below and help others to make informed buying decisions.

Links contained in this post may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase, I will be compensated. If you feel that my review of these cool backpacks deserve that, then I thank you in advance for supporting me and my family, as well as this website.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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Boblbee Limited Edition Megalopolis Aero Backpack

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I don’t know that I would ever use the real name of this backpack, I would probably just call it my Iron Man meets Darth Vader’s and has a love child Backpack, because that is what it looks like to me.

If you happen to need to carry something important while jumping off a cliff or intend to do something that needs to look cooler than your typical backpack, this limited edition version is the right pick. It is a little pricey in my opinion, but if you need to carry around a $2500 laptop and want it protected while hiking… this pack does the trick.

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Boblbee Limited Edition Megalopolis Aero

What people are saying about this cool backpack? 

  • Got it for my brother’s bday because he loved the Boblbee packpack I got him before.
  • I love it, I cant seem to find an excuse not to take it everywhere.
  • Exactly what it said it would Boblbee!
  • I use this not only as a backpack but also as luggage on my 07 ninja 250.

Features:

  • Certified back protector tested by TUV Rheinland
  • G3 hard shell for maximum impact protection includes reflective sticker
  • Aero top provides maximum water protection and airflow
  • Aero ratchet lock
  • External strapping system for carrying bulky items
  • Standard waist belt for maximum ergonomic comfort
  • Cell phone pocket
  • Sternum strap enhances weight distribution
  • Can be used as carry-on luggage
  • Plastic

Boblbee Limited Edition Megalopolis Aero Red

Product Details:

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 22 x 12 inches; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 pounds

Do you own any cool backpacks that look like Iron Man like this? If so, please take a moment to tell us about it in the comment section below and help others to make informed buying decisions.

Links contained in this post may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase, I will be compensated. If you feel that my review of these cool backpacks deserve that, then I thank you in advance for supporting me and my family, as well as this website.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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Cool Backpacks For Pimp’N To Music

speaker backpackThis is a really cool backpack for listening to music.  Not only does it provide the ability to walk down the street thumping your music, but is actually kind of stylish too.

Fi-Hi PIMP’N STEREO BACKPACK has a built-in 3000 milliwatt stereo amplifier which is pretty good for a backpack.  It also comes with water resistant speakers for listening to music without headphones. I don’t know if this is a great feature or not, because who wants their leather backpack anywhere near water?

That said, Fi-Hiís backpack speakers are open-source and can easily connect to any iPod , mobile phone, blah blah blah, 🙂 just about any multi-media device with a 3.5mm stereo mini jack will do. The one major downfall I see is that it requires 4 – “AA” batteries.  I would have preferred a different charging option, but this will have to do.  They say this will power the speakers for over 6 hours, but I would say you can probably count on 4 hours realistically.

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Pimp’N Backpack

What people are saying about this cool backpack for listening to music? 

  • The bag is LARGE. I can easily fit my gym equipment in there + books. The bag is somewhat heavy however, which doesn’t bother me but may bother some other users.
  • Sound quality: Pretty decent. Volume wise, it is pretty loud – certainly loud enough if you want to start a cypher outside!
  • You should totally buy this item.
  • Overall this backpack is worth the price, You’ll get a lot of attention and compliments since it’s not very often seen someone blasting music through school halls like I do.
  • LOVED IT. Indeed, it was “pimpin” with its leather material and gold trimmings – I’ve got this a month ago and I STILL get people oggling my bag!

Features:

  • bulit in 3000 milliwatt amp and water resistant speakers
  • easily connect to you iPod , MP3 or CD players
  • protective compatment for most 17″ computers
  • lots of interior pockets and key ring
  • requires 4 x “AA” batteries – This is kinda weak!!

Product Details:

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pound
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001LF3DFC
  • Item model number: 9440
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Do you own any cool backpacks with speakers like this? If so, please take a moment to tell us about it in the comment section below and help others to make informed buying decisions.

Links contained in this post may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase, I will be compensated. If you feel that my review of these cool backpacks deserve that, then I thank you in advance for supporting me and my family, as well as this website.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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Cool Star Wars Backpacks – Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Ewok, and StormTrooper

Cool Star Wars Backpack - Yoda Backpack

Yoda Backpacks are Cool!

A motorcycle isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? Riding around on your motorcycle with a Cool Star Wars Backpack of Yoda on your back.

Lets face it, if you are a Star Wars geek like me… there isn’t much that is really cool about you.  So here are some totally cool backpacks that might get you more attention.  This might not get you a phone number from the opposite sex, but it will sure get you noticed.  And you can totally blame any cheesy pickup lines (I listed a few below) you have on Yoda whispering in your ear.

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What people are saying about these cool Star Wars backpacks? 



  • It really looks like he’s clinging onto your back.
  • The inside is very roomy. Not big enough to carry a 5 subject notebook, but big enough for DVD’s and other items.
  • I have a Yoda, R2-D2 and a Gremlin as well as this Storm Trooper. I love them all.
  • I got this for my girlfriend, shes a huge starwars geek like me. She wears it everywhere. I was shocked to find out the pocket was so deep as well.
  • This backpack is pretty sweet for the only fact that when I wear this around college I hear people talk, see people point, and get many comments such as “that is an AWESOME backpack”, a lot of people also ask where they can buy one.

Cool Star Wars Backpack - ChewbaccaCool Star Wars Backpack - R2D2 Backpack

Features

  • Fabric
  • Soft, cuddly, and will keep your things secure
  • Adjustable straps and carry pouches make these “Buddies” great for young and old alike
  • Recreate the scene from “Empire Strikes Back” where Luke has to play “Jungle Taxi” to Yoda
  • Perfect as a gift for all Star Wars Fans
  • Yoda is approximately 24″ high

 

Cool Star Wars Backpack - Darth Vader BackpackCool Star Wars Backpack - Ewok

Product Details:

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2 x 24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 8 years

It seems like many of the purchases being made are by guys buying for their girlfriends, or for guys to wear around the college campus.  I know this, Yoda just made my wish list!

Cool Star Wars Backpack - Stormtrooper backpack

Here are some of the worst pickup lines I found for Star Wars:

  • Want to create a disturbance in the Force?
  • Let’s get out of here… it is your destiny.
  • I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m here to rescue you.
  • Let us become one with the Force.
  • Let’s say we go to my place and I show you my dark side.
  • Did it hurt when you fell from Cloud City?

Do you own any cool Star Wars backpacks like this? If so, please take a moment to tell us about it in the comment section below and help others to make informed buying decisions.

Links contained in this post may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase, I will be compensated. If you feel that my review of these cool backpacks deserve that, then I thank you in advance for supporting me and my family, as well as this website.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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Cool Backpack With Rifle Holder

Commander + Pack Bag

People who use the ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Pack Bag are one of two things, either totally cool dudes, or they are wacko hunters.  Perhaps both!!  Seen here is the Commander Freighter Frame PLUS a 5250 cubic inch Pack Bag. According to the manufacturer, the Pack Bag is great for getting all your gear to your base camp. The Pack Bag includes a front pocket, spotting scope pocket, rifle holder, and two side accessory hinged pockets, in addition to the main compartment. Once you empty out your Pack Bag, it can be easily detached so the Commander can be used as a Freighter Frame also. But just look at it… it holds a rifle!!  How cool will you look rolling through the mountains with this on your back?

As you can see below, for the big game hunter, the Commander Freighter Frame allows you to haul your meat from one place to the next. Who knows if this guy used his rifle to shoot this poor creature, or if he wrestled this thing down with his bear hands before taking his trophy.  Again, this is for serious hunters.  I know many people are against this, but if you are going hunting, this is absolutely the bag you want to use.  I mean look at him, he has a Ram head on his back!!!

More Pics of the LPS OutdoorZ Commander Pack Bag

The Commander comes equipped with a unique lashing system to secure your meat. With as much weight as you’ll be carrying, padded waist belt and shoulder straps are a must. There are pockets for your flash light and knife, as well as a holder for your shooting stix on the lashing straps. With the Commander Pack Bag, you really get two products in one, a Pack Bag AND a Freighter Frame!

What do people have to say about this cool hunting backpack? 

  • I have to say that this frame is very good quality and strong. I was very pleased and surprised at the quality of the pack. It also has a ton of space.
  • Overall this is a great pack and I’m somewhat surprised it’s priced as low as it is when compared to other models available with less capacity.
  • If you’re planning a hike back to get your meat with this pack, it’s good the way it is. However, if you’re planning to rely on it for a week long hike away from civilization, I’d do some modifications.



Features

  • Top Loading
  • Spindrift Collar with Draw Cord
  • Rifle Holder
  • Hold-Open Frame
  • Hydration Pocket and Port
  • Frame and Lashing Straps Included with Pack Bag
  • Lower Door Access – #10 Zippers
  • Internal Horizontal Divider
  • Webbing Loops for Lashing
  • Clevis Pin Attachment
  • Pockets: 2 Side Accessory Hinged Pockets, Main, Front, Spotting Scope Pocket

Specs

Size: 5250 cu. in.
Pack Bag Weight: 2 lbs. 3 oz.
Total Weight w/Frame: 7 lbs. 5 oz.
Fabric: Clay Nylon Ripstop
Waist Belts: Standard Fits Waist 26″ to 40″ / X-Large Fits 40″+

If you want to buy the ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Freighter Frame + Pack Bag for an amazing discount, you can use this amazon link to get it for up to 20% off list price:  ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Pack Bag

Do you own any cool hunting backpacks like this? If so, please take a moment to tell us about it in the comment section below and help others to make informed buying decisions.

Links contained in this post may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase, I will be compensated. If you feel that my review of the cool backpacks deserve that, then I thank you in advance for supporting me and my family, as well as this website.  Your generosity is truly appreciated.

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