This lightweight Solar Charger for backpackers and outdoor lovers seems a great deal. We bought it and tested it. Read our review about the Suaoki solar charger.

Why would you need a Sun Charger?

We’ve all been there: in the middle of nowhere your battery dies. As a backpacker you sometimes run out battery in the worst situations. From now on this won’t happen anymore with this solar sun charger for backpackers and outdoor lovers.

Just get the solar charger out of your backpack. Connect the cable. Unfold it and place it in a sunny area. Your phone or other electric equipment can now be charged.

The solar panel is not just for emergencies. It can also be used for wildcamping or other outdoor situations when you don’t have electricity.

Cheap: Portable Solar Charger directly from manufacturer

We ordered the following solar charger on Amazon: Suaoki 14W. The Suaoki brand has it’s own store on Amazon: Suaoki Store. Which means you can order your product directly from the manufacturer.

We decided to buy the 14W model because of it’s small size and weight. It was only €25 (about $28 or £21) when we bought it. This price fluctuates every now and then, but it seems a very reasonable price for the quality we’ve got.

The 14W model is lightweight and small foldable, which makes it perfect for backpackers and outdoor lovers. Other Suaoki sun chargers have more power but are more expensive and larger.

The 14W Solar Charger arrived within a week. Suaoki is a South Korean brand but has warehouses in Europe, United States or Russia. Which would make the shipping time even shorter.

Review: Suaoki Solar Charger tested

Once the portable sun charger arrived we directly unpacked it. The charger is surprisingly small and lightweight. The quality looks decent and not fragile. It was properly packed in a small carton box from Suaoki.

We have tested the Suaoki Solar Charger in The Netherlands in winter. It was on a sunny day, but remember that the sun power in The Netherlands is not that high in winter. It was tested in February.

The small led light will illuminate immediately when the portable solar panels are placed in the sunlight.

When you unfold the Solar Panels and put them in the sun, the led light on the cover will immediately illuminate. This means the sunlight is powerful enough to charge. The speed of charging depends on the amount of sunlight.

As we said the portable solar charger was tested in February at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. It charged my Xiaomi Pocophone F1 with 4000mAh battery in 30 minutes to 34%. Which is quite fast in my opinion.

Take in mind that the charging will be probably even faster in summer (with a maximum of 2A). Also note that the other Suaoki chargers have more power and will charge faster.

Small and lightweight Solar Charger

As you can read in the review above, we are quite happy about the charging itself and the overall quality.

For a backpacker the size and weight are extremely important. That’s another reason why we are enthousiastic about the Suaoki Solar Charger.

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The Suaoki portable solar charger is very easy to use.

It only weights 360 grams (12.7 ounces). This is weighted excluding the cable, note that the product comes with a cable.

  • Weight: 360 grams (12.7 ounces)
  • Size: 15 x 15 x 3 cm (5.9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches)
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Another cool feature is that you can put it on top of your backpack while you’re walking. It even has a small pocket with closure to put your phone in while it’s being charged.

Verdict: Suaoki Solar Charger is a great choice for backpackers and outdoor lovers

As you could read in the review we are big fans of the Suaoki Solar Charger. It charges quickly when there is sun, even in winter. The sun charger is lightweight, small and the quality looks great. On top of that it comes for a great price.

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Hi there! I am the guy behind In 2019/2020 I hitchhiked from Holland through 26 countries to Malaysia. In total I've hitchhiked more than 40.000 km in 36 countries.


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