AUGUST SUNIf you like to carry a tote or a purse to class in lieu of an actual backpack, the NoonSolar Augusta is right up your alley. Made of supple, naturally dyed, heavy metal and chemical free leather, the Augusta is lady-like sophistication on the front and pure power-collecting panel on the back.
Our top 6 picks for solar powered backpacks to take your back to school in style:
It may be camo, but the Eclipse solar backpack has standout style. With a charging module that provides 4 watts of power to revive your gadgets from the dead, you’ll never have to worry about missing a text from that cutie you just met in biology. Plus it’s roomy enough for all of your books and the felt lining is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
SAKKU IT TO ME
We’ve featured Sakku bags before, and we’re feeling their newest line of masterfully-crafted solar bags even more than the last. Not only do they have the added advantage over similar bags of having a battery that can store solar energy (meaning that you can charge up your electronics even at night or when there is no direct sunlight), each bag is manufactured in Switzerland and all of the emissions generated during production are offset. Plus the head-turning nautical styling of the Sakku Buddy (pictured here) is definitely an added bonus.