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Gear Review: Brunton Restore Solar Charger

This bomber solar charger was the most durable of all the models we tested.
GG11_Brunton-Restore_445x260Brunton Restore (Courtesy Photo)

Toughest
The most bomber unit is Brunton’s Restore. Rubberized construction includes slots for strapping it to your pack, and the two-panel array won’t inadvertently fold closed. Caveat: Charging times were slow due to small screens—especially in weak sun. The Restore comes with a car charger and mini-USB output, but other adapters cost extra. $124; 7.5 oz.; brunton.com

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