Read: 24 mins. Goal Zero is the industry leader in portable power stations with a safety record to brag about. The Yeti 500x became one of my all-time favorite batteries, the Yeti 1500x opened my eyes to the company's vast ecosystem of accessories, expansion options, and integrations, and the new Yeti 1000x promises to hit the sweet spot between enough battery capacity and lower weight.
Read: 12 mins. The Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel previously impressed me with its rigid body, light weight, and quick deployment. However, there were times where I wanted my higher-capacity power stations (like the Goal Zero Yeti 1500x or Jackery Explorer 1000) to be charged more quickly for a variety of reasons. The solution: multiple solar panels or a single, high-capacity one. In this review, I break down the Pros and Cons of having two 100W panels versus one 200W, the Goal Zero Nomad 200. I also explored how to use the Nomad with other companies' power stations (like Jackery) and was surprised how easy it was.
Read: 23 mins. Goal Zero products are expensive. They are also the industry leader in portable power stations with a safety record to brag about. The Yeti 500x became one of my all-time favorite batteries, and when a wildfire forced us to evacuate our home, it was time for us to look for a higher-capacity one that could power our most important appliances for days or weeks. This is our review of the Goal Zero Yeti 1500x, and how I used it with other brands' solar panels and power stations.
Read: 15 mins. Back in April, I purchased the Jackery Explorer 1000 and the Goal Zero Yeti 500x later as a result of 2019's fires. Coincidentally, this year's fires on the entire US west coast is actually WORSE with new records broken! I cannot stress how important it is to be prepared for emergencies! Thankfully, there has been an increase in people taking emergency preparation more seriously. When Jackery announced the Explorer 300 with a special launch price and some improvements over the Explorer 1000, I jumped on it for one simple reason: my little boy loves camping and I wanted him to have a mini-Explorer of his own (actually, I wanted another backup battery, but don't tell him that). It DOES look awfully cute to have him and I stand next to one another holding our own Explorers!
Read: 8 mins. Jackery impressed me with their Explorer 1000 battery power station and its excellent customer service. I complemented it with two SolarSaga 100W solar panels for camping and in case we had a power outage. That was exactly what happened one day: we lost power for an ENTIRE day. Were the panels able to produce enough energy to get us through the whole day working from home?
Read: 16 mins. Goal Zero products are expensive. They are also the industry leader in portable power stations with a safety record to brag about. After having reviewed a handful of batteries, I finally took the plunge to look at the newly-released Yeti 500x. What I learned over the past five weeks surprised me.