'Best in Show' Award Winners represent Greatest New Gear for 2014

Solar Tent — Like a mini solar-powered home, a tent from Eddie Bauer, called the Power Katabatic, offers a sun-soaking array on top of its roof and outlet plugs inside. The panel array is made by Goal Zero. You let the panel passively absorb light all day.

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Wires transfer power inside, where the solar electricity is stored in a Goal Zero power pack. When you need a device recharged the tent offers outlets to plug in gadgets like iPhones, GPS units, and cameras via USB or a 12v plug. Tent is $499. Solar unit costs an additional $300+ depending on the Goal Zero configuration.

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