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.

Stephen Regenold

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.