Win A Solar Powered Charger!

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini

Bushnell has been very kind to offer one Hiking Lady reader a chance to win their new Bushnell SolarWrap Mini, a light and small device that collects solar energy that can charge your devices using a USB port!

The PowerSync SolarWrap Mini from Bushnell Outdoors is the lightest and smallest personal solar device on the market. At just 3.1 ounces and deployable to 18” of solar panel, the Mini offers solar performance in a size and weight never before available.

Once unfurled, the amorphous thin film solar panel stores solar energy on the on-board lithium-ion battery. Users can use that collected energy to charge virtually anything that can be charged via USB, including GPS devices, action cams, smartphones and tablets.

Just write a short comment below and you’ll be entered. Thanks Bushnell! Be sure to become a “Fan” of the Bushnell Outdoors Facebook page!

Winner will be chosen March 31, 2014. Good luck!

Happy trails!

Update: 4/1/2014:

Congratulations to Perri S. who won the Bushnell Solar Charger! Thank you to everyone who entered and please check out this month’s contest!


  1. Jennie-Mae says:

    Would be great when I start the AT this year. I plan to do it solo, so this would help relieve the anxiety of my family, ensuring that I am able to have my phone charged so i can keep them updated.

  2. Bryan says:

    This would have been just the thing to save the day when my camera battery ran low on a 6-day thru-hike of Salt Creek in Canyonlands. Lots of sun, not enough juice!

  3. Shawna Adam says:

    I am looking for a lightweight charger to take with me as I do the Camino de Santiago this summer. Love to try it out

  4. Sadie C. says:

    I just turned 16 and have been accumulating my backpacking gear for the last few years. I would love to add this to my energy kit in my pack. This would also be very nice since I’m going to be starting to drive soon for my in the car emergency kit. Love it!! ^_^

  5. Annie says:

    The 24 hours of sunlight to hike in season is coming to us in Alaska. What a great renewable energy charger to take on long backpacking hikes this summer!

  6. Darline says:

    I resently had my 50th birthday. I always said I would climb the Kilimanjaro when I met Sara πŸ™‚ and guess what : I’m goin’ to meet my African friend in september : aaarrgggghhh! so excited about it!
    So that charger would be a great help!

  7. Nicole DW says:

    This would be a great piece of gear to use on my big backpacking trip next year with my best four-legged friend, Jessie. πŸ™‚

  8. Cathy says:

    We still have snow everywhere here, but I can’t wait to get out canoe camping in Algonquin Park, Ontario ASAP! I’ve even added a bug shelter to my gear so that I can reduce bug stress and get out there even if the bugs are biting.

  9. Jan says:

    I am yearning to hit the trails. I have spent 50 years with this longing and I am acquiring the necessities so I can break free and head out with joy. How serendipitous that I happened to find your site today. What an affirmation it would be to win; thank you for this opportunity!

  10. Deb Holt says:

    What a wonderful idea! I NEED THIS. Doing my very first AT hike…starting in Ga. the first of June. Please pick me! I LOVE my Bushnell binoculars! Wonderful quality!

  11. Penny Hartlaub says:

    Wow! This world be handy for any hiker, camper or outdoor person. Troops for people who don’t have electric connection. I would love to have one.

  12. Charisse Heard says:

    This would be fabulous for when I’m backpacking with the Hot Mama Hikers or my sons’ Boy Scout Troop. Solar is the best energy! Thanks for all the wonderful tips & information.

  13. Perri S says:

    The timing of this is perfect! I’ll be hiking the Inca Trail at the end of April and have been pricing solar charges.

  14. Denise Willis says:

    So light weight and small! It will be at the top of everyone’s list prior to each outing. Thinking ahead, what a great stocking stuffer for everyone!

  15. JoAnn says:

    I am an older long distance backpacker and would love to have a way to charge my phone. Thanks.

  16. Rashid Ullah Baig says:

    Undoubtedly a very useful item for hikers, bikers, climbers and all outdoor activities.

  17. Nancy Yudell says:

    What a wonderful product! I know I’d be grateful to get to use such a clever invention.

  18. Grace says:

    Wow, this would definitely be very useful! I like to track all my hikes in order to challenge myself from year to year but find that on those longer hikes, the GPS runs out before I do. And that’s even with turning off everything except the GPS on the phone.

  19. Jackie Roisler says:

    1) Last year I tried your method of 2 socks to prevent blisters~~it works! Huge thank you πŸ™‚
    2) My hubby wants to bicycle the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC & this Bushnell SolarWrap Mini would be awesome for him to use! Lighgtweight, plus roll-up sounds wonderful. Thanks for this opportunity to win this for him.

  20. Steve v. says:

    This looks like a product I’ve been dreaming about for kayak, hiking, and cycle tours! I’m glad they went with a standard USB instead of something proprietary like costly iProduct connectors!

  21. Celeste Branham says:

    Wow! Having one would mean me and my fellow lady hikers would feel safer on the trails,you can never count on batteries.

  22. Summer Steele says:

    I just backpacked the Withlacoochie Forest and my phone died. If there was an emergency I would have been in BIG trouble! I thought about that Bushnell Solar Wrap the entire trip and how great it would have been if I had one. It seems to me the Solar Wrap would be a major lifesaver.

  23. Laura says:

    This looks amazing! We often find ourselves without working outlets, even when there ARE outlets! I would love to rely on a more green option and know that the sunshine will always keep our gadgets connected when we are traveling. Bravo Bushnell!

  24. Summer Steele says:

    I have been looking at these SolarWraps and think it would be perfect for my trip on the AT this summer. Light and packable, I can hang it off my pack when in use. Having a charged phone on the AT is a safety requirement if you ask me.

  25. Lynnette Ansell says:

    Dear Hiking Lady and Bushnell,
    It is keen that Bushnell has stepped up to the market on this. I have owned their binocs for years. I have been wondering how to charge devices in my thru hike of the AT and keep my backpack very light ( and affordable). This sounds like a winner.

  26. Jacob Reed says:

    I’ve actually read some very favorable reviews on the SolarWrap Mini. I would love to win such a quality product!

  27. P Templeton says:

    Would be awesome to use to keep my GPS/phone charged while out on a hike or long bike ride.

  28. Lisa Hansen says:

    What a cool gadget. We would love to try it out while hiking through the Wasatch mountains.

  29. Melissa says:

    What a great blog! I am fortunate I found you while searching for tips for women hiking, Thank you for the giveaway as well. This is such a handy tool. It would be so useful on the trails as a single lady traveling the globe. πŸ™‚

  30. Paula says:

    I NEED THIS! iphone keeps running out and my mother keeps getting annoyed that I am unreachable. For both our sakes, this is vital!

  31. George Kourkoulis says:

    I’m not a lady but I’m a hiker so maybe that keeps me in the running so to speak?? I’m dying to try one of these out! Would be awesome for my days spent hiking, fishing, sitting on the beach etc etc. Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. Drew Haney says:

    This would be great because I use my phone as a GPS for playing golf and my power outlet in my truck doesn’t work. My phone is almost dead by the time I’m done playing, I could just lay this on the dash and be ready to charge my phone back up just in-case something should go wrong on the way home, I would have a way to contact someone without the fear of my phone dying.

  33. Deb Duvall says:

    This is great since I like to use my phone for other things while hiking, info music etc. I like how it rolls out!

  34. Liz B. says:

    What a great product. It would come in handy on my upcoming Camino de Santiago de Compostela in June. Fingers crossed!

  35. Carol B says:

    Awesome product. Would be great for a week long hike I’ve got coming up πŸ™‚ Would <3 <3 <3 to win!

  36. Liz W says:

    This would be AWESOME. I do quite a bit of hiking and have to just let my phone or Ipod just run out of juice. It would be great to be able to contact folks in an emergency, or know that in a pinch I could use my cell phone while I am out there (as I am no spring chicken). Please Bushnell – hook me up! πŸ™‚

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