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Nomad 7 Solar Panel
Small and light enough to tack to your backpack, this clean, Earth-loving power panel goes anywhere you do. Whip out your Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel and power up to take photos, charge up the camp lantern, and send messages—if you find a spot with service.
- Solar panel offers power wherever you go
- Durable materials extend device's lifespan
- Directly charges most USB and 12V devices
- USB, solar, and mini solar ports vary output
- Simultaneously charges from different ports
- Charges smartphone, GPS, or USB camera in 2-4 hours
- Item #GZR000B
What do you think about this product?
May 8, 2019
Excited to use this summer backpacking!
My brother in law (Josh Lowel) uses Goal Zero products all the time while filming. I bought one as a present to myself & I’m excited to use it this summer on an extended backpacking trip we have planned all over Souther Utah! I will use it here in about 2 weeks and let you know what I think & how it went!
August 20, 2019
This is such an egregious name drop...
April 9, 2018
These things are low key bombproof, I have dropped em from my car and strapped it on my pack on a 5 day bike packing trip!
August 28, 2017
Durable and easy to use
This panel is quick to set up and charge, and completely intuitive to use. Juice up your phone or any other USB accessory in the backcountry for some added amenities or tunes while you enjoy some solitude.
July 25, 2017
Tough solar charger
Super durable and scratch resistant panel. Abused and beaten on for almost a month straight and works great. Would highly recommend getting a coupling battery pack as it will charge your phone much quicker than trying to charge another brand of battery pack.
June 27, 2017
Backpacking in Escalante
June 22, 2017
Sad to say I have only gotten to use it twice so far, briefly. On a two week trip I had a generic charger box already charged up from home that lasted a week and used the panel to charge the box up again. Left it on my tent while I was out during the day and the box was fully charged when I came back. The other time was just while working during the day to charge a portable speaker. Took a couple hours and the speaker was back to life! Excited to give this thing more extensive use!!
June 13, 2017
This thing is awesome. Ordered it a couple weeks ago and finally got the chance to use it, and I am more than stoked! We went for a camping trip at Lake Powell, and this thing really did wonders charging my phone so we constantly had music. In the peak hours of sunlight it charged my phone to 90 percent within 2 hours, no joke. Great addition to my camping and backpacking set up.
June 8, 2017
Great gift for someone who has everythin
Finally got around to using this after getting it for my boyfriend as a Christmas gift. It is sooo cool, and works sooo well! I used it to charge my Goal Zero Lighthouse 400 lantern and it charged it so fast. We also used it to charge a cell phone and that went a little slower. We plugged both items directly into the USB chord on the Panel. When we went on a day hike we left the panel and the lantern on the dashboard of the car facing the sun and the lantern was fully charged when we got back. Prior to this my boyfriend took it on a 3 week long roadtrip/camping trip and he said it worked great, a much better alternative than using the car port charger. This makes for a great gift for a camper who has everything!
October 14, 2016
The product is excellent and charges very fast my devices. I use it with a Petzl R+ flashlight and works very well. Only that 12 volts does not work, I only can use it to charge USB devices.
August 19, 2016
July 6, 2016
I grabbed the Nomad 7 for a Denali climb. I used it with a Guide 10 to keep a full frame camera charged as well as and iPhone and an InReach Explorer. Had no problems even with the extreme temperatures, crammed packing, and low light days. Loved it pretty much across the board and will continue with it for smaller excursions now that Denali is checked off the list (:
July 5, 2016
Good combo, lightweight
Nomad 7 and Guide 10 are the perfect little combo to keep the electronic addiction going in the wild. This combo weighs in at 580g which is acceptable if you want to keep taking pictures all day on your adventure.
June 30, 2016
Whether you spend enough time in the outdoors or just enjoy the luxury of charging pretty much any device you need to, this panel is a great addition to the kit. I personally have a couple different types of Goal Zero batteries to charge with it and charge my camera and phone as well. If you are looking to go above and beyond throw a set of those in as well and you will be poring cocktails in style in the desert, woods, or anywhere you please. http://www.backcountry.com/goal-zero-light-a-life-mini-v http://www.backcountry.com/goal-zero-sherpa-inverter-110v
June 27, 2016
Must have for backcounty electronics
This solar panel has saved me on more than one occasion, and it will save you too whether you just need to take more pictures, bump some tunes, or call your mom cause you are being chased by sasquatch. If you take anything electronic with you when you camp or backpack then this is something you need to add to your quiver. P.S. Don't forget to tell your mom you love her before entering sasquatch country.
April 20, 2016
Gotta have a solar panel in your backpack, easy to store and easy to use, i recommend a battery pack to store the energy you collect in the day. GOAL ZERO ROCKS AND IS THE FUTURE OF ENERGY!!
January 17, 2016
Solar is the future
Great little tool for travel or play. Have only used it a few times and mainly on a battery pack but it seems to work great I also like the idea of possibly buying more in the future to link together. Buy this it is a great product join the solar movement !!
August 3, 2015
Keeping the tunes goin!
So great to have music with us during an entire river trip. While we were out of cell phone and internet range, we were well within our music playing range along with the ability to play and utilize different apps that assisted in star gazing and knot tying with the Goal Zero charging equipment. A great asset for anyone that is looking to take their electronic equipment with them in out of range territory.
June 30, 2015
Go to for Backpacking
This panel comes with me on every backpacking mission. I use my iPhone for GPS navigation, compass, music, and photos. All that use makes the power go fast, but combining my Nomad 7 panel with a Flip 10 or 20 charger makes for a quick and reliable way to keep my phone charged. Favorite way to run this setup is attaching the panel on the outside of my pack while hiking with the Flip battery charging. By the time I'm done hiking and setting up camp, my battery pack is good to go and ready to charge my phone. Easy as that! It's able to withstand some light moisture and quite durable, but good to stash it away in a downpour. It's about the size of a National Geographic Magazine making it easy to pack away.
June 22, 2015
Basking in the Sunshine
Solar panels have come a long way and the Nomad is no exception. Although directly charging a phone from the panel can have some issues, I have found that they can be mitigated but have constant and direct sunlight as well as by putting your phone into airplane mode to charge. Similarly, using a battery pack like the Guide 10 can also provide a more consistent source to charge you phone from. Other than that issue though, the panel is great. Small, lightweight, and easy to pack, it allows you a bit more certainty of having a way to power your devices when you are out adventuring. I found that with a constant source of sunlight, this would charge my iPhone 5c about 20% in 20 minutes or so. It also comes with a nice mesh zippered backing for you to store small devices while the are charging to keep them out of the sun!
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April 13, 2017
2 questions. First. Is this waterproof? I live in the PNW, the likelihood of it getting rained on as I leave it out in the sunlight is high. Is it feasible/worth it, to pack it for a 2 or 3 day backpacking trip?
April 13, 2017
Hi Thomas, This answer is straight from Goal Zero " It is very weather-resistant and will not be harmed if exposed to rain or snow." This does not mean it's completely weather proof, however. If it is exposed to a good soaking for an extended period of time it could be damaged. My boyfriend has the Nomad and will bring it on most of our trips, depending on what the need is and if we have the space.
June 27, 2015
Can this charge an Anker 6400 mAh power bank?
June 28, 2015
Absolutely. Pretty quickly, as a matter of fact, assuming you have good light.
June 18, 2015
Most of these panels have issues charging straight to phone. That is the phone comes on when charging (using power) and if the sunlight is intermittent (clouds, etc) you can actually lose power as you try to charge. Most people seem to charge to a USB battery and then use that for the phone (more weight but more reliable). What is the experience with this? Can you successfully charge straight to the phone in a variety of conditions?
June 20, 2015
I have had the problem you describe above. I have the Goal Zero Guide 10 package and as you say, the problem is resolved by charging the battery pack and then the phone. I have two battery packs that I rotate and pretty much always have a power source for my phone when in the backcountry for extended trips. Charging the phone directly is less successful. Charging anything in less than ideal conditions (direct sunlight) takes exponentially longer it seems.
June 30, 2015
Yup, you nailed it! It's almost impossible to charge your phone straight from the panel and that's because the iPhone's are very sensitive to the amount of power coming into them. With the constant change in sunlight, clouds, shadows, etc... it makes the phone go haywire and for safety of the product, stop charging. I'd recommend picking up the Flip 10. It's cheap, lightweight, and quick to charge.
May 29, 2015
i have an old nomad 7 with the rectangle inverter on the back of the panel. im planning on buying another nomad 7 with the newer rounded triangle inverter box. would i be able to chain them together?