Goal Zero Elite Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit

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Sherpa 50 Battery
Weight 2.2 pounds
Dimensions 8.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches
Battery Type Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LiFe)
Battery Capacity 50 watt hours (12V:4.2A)
Battery Voltage 12 Vdc (nominal)
Nomad 13.5 Solar Panel
Input 13.5 watt Mono-crystalline solar panel
Open circuit voltage 18V
Charging voltage 12V ± 2V
Weight 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg)
Folded dimensions 10.5 x 7 x 1 inches (26.7 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm)
Unfolded dimensions 35 x 10.5 x 0.03 inches (88.9 x 26.7 x 0.1 cm)



Super kit, but a bit bulky. I love this thing. It's…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $219


Super kit, but a bit bulky.


  • Plenty of energy for all needs
  • Any charging option


  • Bulky

I love this thing. It's great and keeps all my goodies charged over a long weekend with plenty of energy to spare. I leave it in my bag and hang the solar panel on top when in transit.

It charges more rapidly in direct sun, however I've not had the problem with it only charging in direct light like others stated. It can be charged by either the included solar panel, auto plug, or wall outlet.

As before noted, it is a little bulky, but well worth the weight.

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Manufacturer's Description

From -40 F arctic conditions to deep ocean sea spray, the Sherpa 50 Adventure kit has been designed and field-tested by a vast team of adventurers spanning from alpinists to sea adventurers. Rugged, durable and ultra portable the Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit enables the minimalist to keep vital handheld devices charged while on the move.

Collect solar power with the Nomad 13.5:

  • Charge the Sherpa 50 in approximately 8 hours of ideal sunlight

  • Weather resistant made to withstand the harshest conditions

  • Folds into a tight, light and portable pouch

  • Stainless steel grommets to easily mount to a pack, tent or trailer

  • Powerful mono-crystalline solar technology delivers more power per square inch than any other solar alternative.

  • Rated at 13.5 Watts of power

  • Built-in pocket to store Nomad charging cable and accessories

  • Tested and certified by FCC and CE

Store power in the ultra-portable Sherpa 50 battery:

  • Stores 50 Watt-hours of power

  • A light 2.2 pounds of portable power

  • Rugged design meant to handle any adventure

  • Built-in USB and DC output to charge handhelds

  • LCD screen shows power reserve at-a-glance

  • Chain up to three (3) additional Sherpa power packs

  • Rated for 2,000 - 3,000 cycles (5+ years of life)

  • Equivalent to 30,000 AA alkaline batteries

  • Smart technology protects battery and connected devices

  • Charge from the wall in 2.5 hours (charger included)

  • Charge from Nomad 13.5M in 8 hours

  • Compatible with all GOAL ZERO solar gear

  • FCC and CE tested and certified

How many hours of power can you get from the Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit?

  • Cellphone: 54 hours

  • 3 Watt Cree Estrella LED Light: 16 hours

  • iPod: 193 hours

  • Handheld Radio: 100 hours

  • Avalanche RX: 13 hours

  • GO Pro Camera: 30 hours

  • Handheld GPS: 27 hours

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit FEATURES of the Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit Ultra-portable power supply to keep laptops and tablets charged Easy to pack and light to carry Extends the life of a laptop by 2 or more hours Nomad 13 delivers an ultra-compact yet powerful solar panel that enables you to charge your handheld devices directly USB and 12 Volt DC charging ports Solar panel is foldable, rugged, and weather resistant SPECIFICATIONS of the Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit Charging Port (8.0mm, blue, circle): 15-25V (30W max) USB Standard Port: 5V, 0-1.5A (7W max), regulated 12V port (6.0mm, green, hexagon): 12V, 0-6A (75W max), regulated Sidecar port (9mm, side): 9-13V, 0-10A (75W max), not regulated Laptop port (7.4mm, orange, square): 19V, 0-5A (75W max) regulated Battery Type: Lithium-ion (NMC) Battery Capacity: 50Wh+ (2x3x3.6V, 2.6Ah cells) Battery Voltage Range: 9-13V Weight: 1.1 lbs Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.5 x 5 in (11.4 x 3.8 x 12.7 cm) Optimal Operating Temp: 32-104 F (0-40 C) This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Power your laptop from the sun. The Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit is an Ultra-portable power supply for laptops, tablets, DVD players and more. Paired with durable solar panel for endless power.

- CampSaver.com

The Goal Zero Sherpa 50 adventure kit combines the portable convenience of the Sherpa 50 power pack with the compact and efficient Nomad 13 solar panel for sun-powered juice on the go. Sherpa 50 power pack offers a versatile, go-anywhere power source that charges USB-, 12V- and AC-compatible devices, including laptops, tablets, e-readers and smartphones. Fully charged, the Sherpa 50 can double the battery life of a laptop or tablet, and can extend the battery life of an e-reader 5 times and a smartphone by 7 times. Simply charge the power pack up from a wall, solar panel, computer or car adapter and bring it along anywhere you go that lacks a power source. Output ports include USB, 12 volt auto and 12 volt sidecar; optional AC inverter sold separately. Sherpa 50 hold a full charge for up to 8 months. LCD status monitor tracks remaining power level in 20% increments; integrated charge controller helps protect the internal battery and connected devices from electrical spikes. The Nomad 13 solar panel is the perfect power source when space is tight and ounces count; 4-panel array provides plenty of solar power wherever you may roam. Highly efficient, mono-crystalline panels collect 13W of power from the sun and charges up the Sherpa 50 power pack in 6 - 10 hrs. The weather-resistant Goal Zero Nomad 13 solar panel features a compact and lightweight folding case that is tough and weather resistant. Kit includes Sherpa 50 power pack, AC waller charger, AC cord and 12V car adapter.


On the go, on the water or in the boonies, keep powering all your electronics with the Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit. The portable charger can be powered up from the wall, the car or the included Nomad 13 Solar Panel. The Sherpa 50 Kit is so compact and lightweight you can take it wherever you go. It's the ultimate in outdoor solar technology.The Nomad 13 (13 watts) Solar Panel folds up to notebook size, and the Sherpa 50 Recharger packs a mighty punch for it's minimal size and weight. Made from powerful monocrystalline solar cells, the Nomad 13 charges the Sherpa 50 Recharger in 6-12 hours, depending on sun conditions.The Sherpa 50 Recharger is half the size and half the weight of the previous Sherpa 50 Power Pack, while still being just as powerful.The Recharger can run a laptop for up to three hours and a tablet for over 15 hours on a single charge.Recharger includes USB port, 12V output and laptop port. With the optional AC inverter (sold separately) you can also have direct 120VAC power.Includes an AC wall charger, AC cord and two 12V cigaratte charging adapters.The Nomad 13 solar panel is water resistant and submersible. If it gets wet, just be sure to dry the junction box before using.Link up the Recharger with other Sherpa units for almost unlimited power.Rugged construction withstands the wear and tear of travel and outdoor use.Corner grommets let you hang the Nomad 13 solar panels from a tent, tree limb or other convenient spot.