Solar Charging Tent Lets Campers Take Their Devices On The Road

Solar Charging Tent Lets Campers Take Their Devices On The Road
Design & Architecture

A Tent With Rooftop Solar Panels And An iPhone-Charging Lantern

Laura Chase
  • 2 august 2013

Are you a gear junkie when it comes to camping? Just you the wilderness and a whole bunch of different gadgets. Well,  now you will need less gear. Camping will no longer be analog and you will be able to enjoy nature in your mini powered home with the new Katabatic solar-powered tent for hardcore campers.

Released by Eddie Bauer in collaboration with Goal Zero it offers a sun-soaking fabric on top which absorbs light all day that powers an outlet inside into which campers can plug in their gadgets.

Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero says:

Technology plays big role in the time we spend outdoors.  It allows us to track, photograph, and share our adventures with friends and family. The Lighthouse 250 and Katabatic 2 tent provide the power and light to help take advantage of that technology in even the most remote locations.

This all weather tent is 92 inches tall and an awesome integration of green technology. It has 36 sq. feet of space inside and weighs about 8 pounds.

Wires transfer power gathered from the roof to the inside of the tent. The solar electricity can then be stored in a battery pack or ostensibly transferred right to a device via USB or another common interface.

The tent is priced upwards of $800, but for easy access to electricity in the outdoors the price might be worth every volt.


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