FEATURES of the Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel
Ultra lightweight and portable
Use with a Goal Zero portable power pack and store power for your gear day or night
9 x 1.5 x 6.5 in.
We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
9 x 1.5 x 17 in.
CE, FCC, ROHS
Backpacking, Basecamp and Expedition, Expedition, Camping, Trekking
Rated 5 out of
Light weight, tough, and efficientHave had the Nomad 7 Plus for a few weeks, played with it in the backyard, but also took it backpacking last weekend. Amazed with how efficient it is. I had wanted to hold out for the Nomad 13 Plus thinking I'd need the added juice but the Nomad 7 Plus charged up my phone directly in full sunlight rather quickly, and still had time to top off my Venture 30. It's very tough and extremely well made. I love the LED indicator as it made it easy to adjust the angle and exposure to the panels for optimal charging. This certainly adds to its effectiveness. Overall very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of
Awesome update to an already great panelI love this new nomad 7. My biggest gripes with the old one have been fixed with this update. Love that you can see the solar and charge intensity with the led lights. My iPhone would always stop changing with the old panel when the panel went in a shadow but not anymore - once back in the sun the panel auto starts again to charge my phone. The design is nice and has cut down on a lot of bulk from the old nomad. Love the kickstand. If I had just one gripe it is that is that my large hands have a hard time fitting in the storage pocket to get stuff out
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5 out of
Oli C from
fantastic addition to your kit and great value tooi'm often out on foot or the bike for days at a time, and while i like to go light, being able to keep cameras, lights and devices going has always been a case of moderating their use or carrying external power packs. the nomad 7 plus has totally changed that. while the stand and solar intensity indicator are useful, strip them off (they're magnetic), and you have a very lightweight power solution. having had to rely on this while camping in the Scottish highlands, i'm super stoked with its performance. it's light, feels robust and like it should withstand a beating, plus - having used other 'solar chargers' - it charges devices surprisingly quickly. so far, very happy with it and would definitely recommend it, even to the weight conscious who like to be out for more than a couple of days at a time.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of
as advertisedbought for backpacking later this summer, but used last week at Bonnaroo. combined with Switch 10. great for lying out on the lawns in front of the stages and letting it charge - didn't have to run the car to charge or stand by the power stations. didn't measure the charging time, but seemed pretty much as advertised. charging (as with all solar panels) is angle sensitive. probably won't work too well on a pack if going thru woods or in valleys. light weight. simple. recommend.
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of
Awesome Upgrades to the Original Nomad 7!!I am mostly excited to not get the error message on my iPhone anymore! The plus is a huge win in that category for me. I love the intensity gauge, it makes sure i get optimal output. Great job Goal Zero!
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 2 out of
Big and slowDoesn't charge very fast, the only upside is that it does charge. It's also very bulky and heavy, clumsy is a good way to put it, not a panel I would recommend for hiking trips. More of a family of suburbia novelty toy for junior than a realistic solar charger. I mean the point of this technology is to be portable, which it sorta is but it's just not conveniently portable. As it sits now, it's a glorified toy and a expensive cool idea. Too many other panels on the market that far surpass this panel and at the same -- if not less than-- GoalZeros asking price. I returned it the same day I bought it. Not got me.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 4 out of
Very good Panel - performance issue when heated upIt works, it is very well produced, it is very light and when it is exposed to the sun nicely it charges very quick for it's size. Overall a very good product. But
when it heats up the charge rate drops remarkebly, and when not ideally exposed as well. Just putting it flat on the ground already makes a rather big difference. So I think carrying it on the backpack, you can not expect a lot from it. If you put it somewhere straight into the sun (at camp) it heats up fast. If you want it to charge on full power you need to cool it with water every 30-40 min. Then it is a proper tool.
USB battery bars with this weight come to 15Ah. So you need at least 3-4 days without electrical energy that it starts to make sense. This just does not happen a lot in europe. And if you consume 15Ah within 3 days you propably carry a lot of electrical tools. And then you are most likely a person who does not need to focus that much on weight. So this panel is only suitable for very destinct purposes.
If goalzero fixes the heat issue and release the 13plus then you have something that really replaces any battery pack. But this is expensive and you must need a lot of energy. Maybe one panel for a crew of five hikers.
But still, very nice panel with charge control tool. Keep going!
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 3 out of
Outsidy Outdoorsy from
Love it but..I absolutely want to love this panel Ever since getting it I've backpacked, car camped and generally used it outside as much as possible. Regardless of where I've been geographically I have never seen it above 2/4 lights on the solar intensity indicator. Even above 10,000 feet (Colorado) in the middle of a sunny summer day. Not sure where GZ expects this to be used where the intensity is any higher..