A solar powered cooler for camping has numerous advantages over a regular cooler. Here are three of them (although these advantages may not apply to all models of solar coolers). Our favorite cooler is the GoSun Chill, but these apply to greater or lesser degrees to multiple brands.
First, there is no need for ice. Tired of having food turned into a soggy mush if it isn't protected by three layers of Ziploc bags? Tired of having to drive into town every 24 hours to replenish your supply of ice? Tired of being unable to completely disconnect from the grid? A solar powered cooler for camping is the way to get out of the ice age. Plus you can now utilize 100 percent of the space within a cooler when ice isn't part of the equation.
Second, solar powered cooler for camping can ironically help you to stay more grid connected by being able to recharge your electronic devices. In the case of the GoSun Solar Cooler, it is powered by a portable lithium battery pack. The large 150 watt-hour solar power pack can also power laptops, cell phones, and many other portable accessories, making it the perfect outdoor product to be prepared for a power outage or emergency. The detachable power bank packs enough juice to charge your phone 20 times over.
Third, the highest-end models can be charged off the grid in only a few hours. In the case of the GoSun Solar Cooler, you can recharge the battery with the solar table, equipped with a 60w panel that delivers a full charge in just three hours and keeps the cooler shaded.
And lastly—and this is critically important—a solar cooler holds more beer. If you use the GoSun Solar Cooler, it holds 21 bottles of beer, or 51 cans of beer or soda. Based on the size of your ice cooler, this is is an increased capacity of 30 to 50% since you do not have to make any room for ice. That's a great reason for using a solar cooler if there ever was one.
This post is part of our larger information resource on solar coolers. Click here to read our post Solar Fridge Guide: Stay Cool Off The Grid