SUNPLUGGEDFor 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.
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.