Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini

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  • Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini
  • Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini
  • Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap Mini

Specs / Features


Compact, lightweight solar roll with integrated high capacity li-ion battery | Solar charging and power storage charging your devices when you're off the grid | 2200mAh Li-Ion battery on-board | Battery charges from a USB power source in 4-hours or 10-hours from the sun | Single USB output compatible with nearly any USB powered rechargeable device, Micro-USB input for pre-charging with included USB/Micro-USB cord

Compact, lightweight solar roll with integrated high capacity li-ion battery | Solar charging and power storage charging your devices when you're off the grid | 2200mAh Li-Ion battery on-board | Battery charges from a USB power source in 4-hours or 10-hours from the sun | Single USB output compatible with nearly any USB powered rechargeable device, Micro-USB input for pre-charging with included USB/Micro-USB cord

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Specification

Brand Bushnell
Model PP1010BG
Size 30 x 2 cm (11.8 x 0.8 in)

Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)


If you want to charge a small electronic device and want something really compact, this is the panel to get

from OutdoorGearLab

This is the ideal panel for taking on a backpacking trip to make sure that your smartphone, camera, or GPS unit stays charged. It is also useful for just around town and traveling. It is so small that you can throw it in your luggage or briefcase without it taking up much space. Then when you get... More

This is the ideal panel for taking on a backpacking trip to make sure that your smartphone, camera, or GPS unit stays charged. It is also useful for just around town and traveling. It is so small that you can throw it in your luggage or briefcase without it taking up much space. Then when you get to the airport, you don't have to search around for an outlet to charge your phone. If you're on a long flight, you don't have to worry about your phone or tablet running out of juice halfway.

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Well-made and durable, easy and simple to use

from Grams Light Bikes

The Bushnell PowerSync SolarWrap Mini is a great compact and lightweight solar power charger with an integrated battery. You can charge your portable electronic device remotely in the field via the battery or the solar panel. In addition, the battery itself can be recharged at home or through the... More

The Bushnell PowerSync SolarWrap Mini is a great compact and lightweight solar power charger with an integrated battery. You can charge your portable electronic device remotely in the field via the battery or the solar panel. In addition, the battery itself can be recharged at home or through the solar panel, taking approximately 4 and 10 hours respectively, allowing a sort of perpetual fully charged state for all the devices. The system is simple to use, and the panel can be easily unfurled and attached to a pack during a ride to replenish the battery if required. The heavy demands placed on a smartphone for mapping, and fitness can quickly drain the battery of the device, making it no longer useful for those activities and for emergency purposes, the latter being the most valuable necessity.

The $90 SolarWrap Mini allows in the field and off the grid charging of portable devices (smartphone) via its integrated battery pack, along with the added benefit of a solar panel to replenish the battery storage.

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Worked as claimed

from Bike Commuters

The Bushnell SolarWrap Mini retails for $89.99. I think that’s a reasonable price for this device — a little extra power when you really need it can be a lifesaver! Other than the issue of securely lashing the device, the SolarWrap Mini worked as claimed and kept me in contact during... More

The Bushnell SolarWrap Mini retails for $89.99. I think that’s a reasonable price for this device — a little extra power when you really need it can be a lifesaver! Other than the issue of securely lashing the device, the SolarWrap Mini worked as claimed and kept me in contact during long trips away from electrical outlets.

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It's light. It's dead simple. It's tough

from BackpackGearTest

In retrospect, we could not have picked a more difficult time to test a solar charger in North America. This test began just as the days started getting shorter. It finished just when we could start to see a few more minutes being added to each day. In many ways, I don't believe this charger got... More

In retrospect, we could not have picked a more difficult time to test a solar charger in North America. This test began just as the days started getting shorter. It finished just when we could start to see a few more minutes being added to each day. In many ways, I don't believe this charger got a very fair test. Because of this, I will add an addendum to this report in the summer of 2014 to report on how it does with long days and full sun.

For now, I can certainly say that as an overnighter-to-five-day trip backup charger it works great. It's light. It's dead simple. It's tough. It's solid insurance for backpackers that rely on phones for GPS mapping, books, or potentially even phone calls. I would not rely on it for year-round power, however. It simply takes too long or is unable to charge during the short, often cloudy days in the Northern United States.

I'd still like to see some sort of indicator of both charge quality and remaining charge. This could be valuable information - particularly late in a trip when batteries begin to run low and budgeting usage becomes important. I'm not sure how to do this while keeping the minimalist feature set that is such a refreshing characteristic of the Mini, however.

I do think the Bushnell SolarWrap Mini has a ton of potential. I plan on using it well past this test period as my curiosity is definitely not satisfied at this point. I will add to this report in the late summer and note how it performs in the conditions it was most likely intended to be used.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

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