The amazing Goal Zero Nomad 7 and not so amazing Guide 10 Review

Today I’m going to review the Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel with the Guide 10 power pack.

I always review things that I’ve used. So, I’ve used these, and can definitely talk about how good they are, how bad they are, so on and so forth.

So with no further ado, let’s go on.

The first thing I want to say is that the Goal Zero Guide 10, I would not recommend, and I’ll tell you why.

I took this on one trip over to Nepal with me and it was not rugged enough. It actually got broken and doesn’t work anymore. The chargers end fell off and it just plain doesn’t work, after one trip. So, it’s really not worthwhile.

It also takes these little rechargeable lithium ion batteries, which are basically AA batteries that are rechargeable. And because of that, you are limited. You are very limited and these are quite expensive.

When it did work, it was quite nice in the fact that it had USB output, two different charge ports, and a switch here, you
could switch back and forth that would either turn the power off, turn it on, or give you a
light on the front of the unit, which was kind of handy.

But, realistically, this is a great big, NO!!!!!!.

Now, the Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel.

I bought these two as a pair / combo group.

I love this thing. This thing’s great.

Goal Zero definitely failed on the Guide 10 and scored on this.

The Nomad 7, as you will see in the video, I’ve got all kinds of carabiners on it. I have carried this on the back of my backpack with me many times. And the nice thing about it, is it really works very, very well.

You’ve got multiple attachments in the back in a nice little zip case that you can keep everything zipped inside of.

Quite often I keep my USB cables inside of there, and because of the fact that the Guide 10 doesn’t work, and even when it did, did not really charge anything, I actually wound up using another battery pack. The Anker PowerCore 10,000 mAh, which I really love.

That is another review, but the nice thing about it is that I can keep it all inside of this mesh pack on the back and hang it off my backpack
using carabiners.

So essentially all I do is plug the USB cable into the USB port and then plug it into my battery pack. As I hike along the trail, or climb mountains, or whatever I’m doing, it actually charges up the battery pack really well.

Yeah. This one is a winner without a doubt.

The nice thing about it too, is that I have taken this solar panel backpacking and trekking with me all over the world. I have not been gentle on it at all. And, in the video can see there’s various scuff marks and everything. However, it just keeps working.

So I hope you enjoyed the review.

The Goal Zero Nomad 7 is is a winner!!!!!!!!!

The Guide 10 is not.

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