Get a Charge from Noon Solar Bags

The Noon Solar company was started by two Chicago-based women in 2002.  They began using recycled vinyls, but they soon realized that using naturally-tanned, vegetable-dyed leathers better fit their desire to reduce the reliance on petrochemical-based products.  They make a line of bags with this leather and hand-dyed hemp canvas that incorporate solar panels to keep your small gadgets charged.  A 3 oz rechargeable battery inside the bag takes about 6-8 hours to charge; only sunlight will work to charge.  The solar panel’s output is 7.2 volts, 300 mA-400mA.  The Logan Bag (shown) is 12″ X 14″ X 4″ – big enough to hold all your gear and even a netbook.  It has a shoulder strap and a grab handle outside and organization pockets inside.  It’s available in black or brown.  You can purchase the Logan for $482 at the Evolve online shop.

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  • Bob DeLoyd July 6, 2011, 9:53 am

    I’m sure they’re great bags but at that price I could fine other ways to recycle my money to save the Earth :)
    Also they mention a “1 lithium-ion storage battery” but don’t give the capacity :p

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