Thu 29, Sep 2016
TGO Magazine - extreme 2016 model
Gear Editor for TGO Magazine, Chris Townsend is on a month-long wilderness trek in the High Sierra - he tested the new extreme for us:
"With the number of rechargeable gadgets likely to find their way into your rucksack these days – phone, GPS, camera, head lamp, watch – a backup power source is essential. Battery packs are a good answer but powerful ones are quite weighty and on a long trip you might need several unless you also have a means of backing one up. For this a solar panel sounds ideal. However the ones I’ve tried over the years have been either ineffective or too big and heavy to want to add to the load for a long backpacking trip.
Until now that is."
"It’s been superb and I am delighted with it and it fully justifies the weight of 550 grams."
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