Solio Magnesium Solar Charger

This pocket-size solar charger unfolds like a flower to reveal panels that suck sunlight and turn it into electricity. Throw-away batteries can be a thing of the past on wilderness trips: With the right adapter, a Solio sitting in the sun can repower virtually any electronic device — from an iPod to a camera to a GPS device.

The unit comes in a draw-string hemp pouch and is made with a shell of tough magnesium alloy marketed to stand up to abuse where another case could crack. The Solio Magnesium Edition solar charger costs $169.95.

—Stephen Regenold

This product is a part of a series of “Green Gear” highlighted on Gear Junkie and an accompanying article on ESPN this week. See all the featured products below.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.