If you’re going to be traveling across the country – or even abroad – for school, the Eco Traveler is a fitting choice for a solar backpack. It recharges your gadgets via its lightweight PV panel, and it has the added bonus of having a TSA checkpoint-friendly design. It features handy compartments (including one for easy removal of your laptop) and it has a wallet-friendly price so that you can save up for your next plane ticket.
For those of you crazy kids who prefer messenger-style bookbags, there’s the Sun-Plugged Solar Urban bag. Its grey and sky blue exterior is as tough (waterproof, scratch resistant) as it is attractive and each one comes with a USB power cord and adapters for iPods/iPhones, and a variety of other phones. The convenient outer pockets and secure inner laptop compartment make it easy to keep all of your notebooks, pens and various other tsotchkes nice and neat.