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Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit

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One powerful pack with plentiful outlets.

The ultimate in versatility, the Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit With 110V Inverter gives you plentiful output options to power up your DSLR or POV cameras, laptops, or other toys. Completely redesigned to be half its original weight and size, the Sherpa 50 has a USB, mini-solar, and solar ports, while the 110V Inverter provides the standard (North America and compatible) plug-in, so you can leave the adapters and unwieldy connectors behind. Plug in the included Nomad 13 solar panel to charge up this power pack anywhere the sun shines.

  • Sherpa 50 recharges via AC wall charger (2hrs) or Nomad 13 solar panel (6-12hrs) for convenient options at home or on the go
  • Puts out power via USB, 12V, laptop, or through the sidecar port to the included inverter
  • Sherpa Inverter puts out up to 110V (75W) via AC plug, enough to power video cameras, laptops, or other mid-size electronic with ease and convenience (see size chart for more information)
  • Inverter socket accepts standard North America grounded and ungrounded plugs
  • State-of-the-art monocrystalline technology in solar panels delivers more power per square inch than any other solar technology available
  • Includes two extremely durable panels in a weather-resistant, impact-resistant folding envelope made of high-denier textile
  • Reflective nylon loops make it easy to hang the panel from your backpack or in car window when you're on the go, or in any convenient spot in camp
  • Can be daisy-chained with up to three more Nomad 13 units to boost available power
  • Compact size and light weight of the kit let you carry this powerhouse wherever you roam
  • Item #GZR0033

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Recommended Use
harnessing solar energy, outdoor video shoots, backpacking, camping
Claimed Weight
[Sherpa 50] 1 lb 1.6 oz, [Sherpa inverter] 5.6 oz, [Nomad 13] 1 lb 9.4 oz
[Sherpa 50] 5.25 x 4.5 x 1.5 in, [Sherpa inverter] 5.25 x 1 x 1.5 in, [Nomad 13] 10.5 x 9.25 x 1.5 in
Inverter Output
[AC outlet] 110VAC, up to 0.68A (75W)
Inverter Input
[Sherpa sidecar port] 9-13V, up to 10A (100W)
Battery Output
[USB] 5V, up to 1.7A (8.5W), [12V port] 12V, up to 6A (75W), [laptop port] 19.5V, up to 5A (75W), [sidecar port] 9-13V, up to 10A (75W)
Battery Input
15-15V, up to 2A (30W)
Charge Time
[AC wall outlet] 2 hours, [Nomad 13 solar panel] 6-12 hours
Battery Capacity
10.8V, 5600Ah (56Wh)
Battery Type
LG-chem li-ion (NMC)
Solar Panel Output
[USB] 5V, up to 1A (5W), [mini-solar port] 6-7V, up to 0.5A (3.5W), [solar port] 15-22V, up to 1A (13W)
Solar Panel Capacity
18V (13W)
[solar cells] monocrystalline

Tech Specs

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The perfect setup

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Took this on a 4 day camp trip to southern Utah, it charged a few phones, a speaker and a camera. We also used it to power some lights around our camp site and I couldn't have been more pleased. I would highly recommend picking this up!

Sweet setup for Mulitday Rafting trips

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The only drawback is that you really need another bag to manage all of the cord and plugin options that come with this package. Aside from that, this is the best bang for your buck for the traveler that still wants his electronics charged. There is nothing I love more that listening to a book-on-voice or my music while I'm rowing down the river and this setup keeps my audio systems charged.

Power and flexibility to do it all

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Blown away by this kit and instantly in love with it. You can power up before your adventure by plugging into a traditional outlet. Then, when your in the field you can charge off the sun. The panel can easily be draped on your back pack while hiking or doing activities. I can charge my laptop, drone batteries, gopro, phone- pretty much anything. I have a mac, and while an adapter was not provided I just plugged my wall charger directly in to the inverter. I also left the battery outside my tent when it was 9 degrees and it barely lost any charge. Very, very impressed. Usually when that happens the battery is either totally dead or power has been greatly reduced. Not with the goal zero! Can't recommend this one stop power supply for your devices enough.

Goal Zero Sherpa 50

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great option for powering all of your electronics when a wall outlet is not readily accessible.

I have used this kit several times on camping trips to keep my ipad, camera, etc charged. Lots of output options to plug your devices in. Use the outputs on the battery first, if possible, before using the plug on the inverter side as they are more efficient.

Almost as good as goat curds

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It’s not often that I find myself mapping 1300 year old villages, but when I do, Goal Zero, coffee, and goat cheese curds powers my day. Pictured here is the Sherpa 50 battery with the Nomad 27 panel. In this section I will focus on the Sherpa 50 battery and not the associated solar panel.

For a little bit of context, I conduct archaeological research in remote regions of Mongolia. We have an extremely large power budget, fueling numerous computers, GPS units, iPads, phones, cameras, and other types of equipment for a very large group. Equipment, in order of importance, is: 1) computers; 2) iPads; 3) GPS units. To meet our power requirements, we also use the now discontinued Sherpa 120 and the Extreme 350 battery (and a generator for rainy days). Of the three solar batteries, I think the Sherpa 50 is the most useful. I say this because of its light weight, quick recharge time, and number of smaller electrical items that can be recharged from one power cycle of the battery.

Because the computers are the most important item for our daily operation we mainly reserve the Extreme 350 and Sherpa 120 for powering them (these are also great batteries and we still sneak in a GPS unit or two on the power strip running off the 350), as such these batteries are stuck at base camp constantly cycling through various states of charge. The Sherpa 50 fills in nicely because it can quickly power an item, be taken into the field where it can be recharged in a morning or afternoon and then either provide an important ‘top-off’ charge that allows us to finish a day of work, or be taken back to camp to power a second item that night. The only slight drawback is that the power button is a bit touchy and can give you a little trouble turning off but nothing that would reduce the overall ranking of the product. At the end of the day, it is a good product – okay, maybe not as good as goat cheese curds but at least it leaves your breath a whole lot fresher.

Almost as good as goat curds

Awesome kit

    I love this kit so far. I had a guide 10 plus adventure kit with a much smaller solar panel, and it was just too slow and weak. this baby is powerful. I plugged my iphone directly into the usb on the nomad 13 and it charged it from 20 to 92 in 2-3 hours. the sherpa is nice too. Havent had much use with it, but i love the compatibility and versatility a unit like that provides. Overall very pleased with the purchase. Thinking of getting a second nomad 13 to link the 2 together for faster and more powerful recharges.

    Power to the people

      Just spent 10 days filming and skiing in -15 temps in the Ruth Amphitheater in Alaska. The Sherpa 50 w solar kit was a great way to keep camera batteries charged and computers alive to back it all up. During the day you can just attache the panel to the tent, suck up the sun and deposit in the Sherpa unit and then charge up at night. Very light and tidy set-up that's great for all sorts of expeditions.

      Power to the people

      Will the Goal Zero Nomad 13 allow chaining with other Goal Zero Nomad models besides Nomad 13?