What’s the tech craze in the outdoor gear industry these days? Well, it seems that solar-powered gadgets are certainly stealing the spotlight!
When at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, we’ve noticed an increasing amount of solar-powered devices, solar-power chargers, and solar-power brands emerging. Not only that, but it seems that every show and expo displays more and more solar products, as mainstream outdoor recreation incorporates more and more technology. Portable solar panels are becoming much easier to engineer, design, manufacture, and produce–enabling the average techy/outdoorsy folk to be able to afford them!
With splash after splash, solar technology is becoming a big focus in the outdoor gear world, especially when we look at the new releases, new product, and exciting developments in technology that are happening recently! The reality is that all of these things are making it more and more feasible for us to utilize technology, be connected to media, and live with electronic devices in remote areas. The ethical debate exists as to whether solar technology, even when produced and designed “environmentally friendly,” is truly good for our souls or not in regard to recreation. In today’s world, those going hiking, backpacking, camping, and enjoying nature are experiencing increased access to more and more technology with every passing week.
Whatever your opinions or thoughts may be on technology in the great outdoors, it’s inevitable that rugged solar power is bringing more and more devices and tech gear to our outdoor areas and onto our trails every month. These quick developments and emerging brands have some really cool products to offer, enabling clean energy anywhere with sunlight, and allowing you to push the limits further and further in your tech-inclusive outdoor adventures!
Your Turn: How have you experienced or used solar technology in the outdoors?