The main competitor is the Goal Zero Extreme 350 Adventure Kit. This adventure kit is about double the weight but it also comes with a bigger 30-watt panel and more than double the battery storage. The adventure kit is $100-200 more expensive. One big advantage of the Escape battery pack is it does not have the noisy inverter that the Extreme 350 battery pack has.
If you are just charging a cell phone, check out the Goal Zero Nomad 7, our Best Buy winner.
The Escape 150 adventure kit comes with the Boulder 15 panel. You can also upgrade to the Boulder 30 panel for faster charging. The boulder 30 is about double the weight and $110-150 more expensive. You can also charge the Escape 150 battery with the Nomad 27 panel which is about half the weight $150-200 more expensive.
See our complete Portable Solar Review where we compare 10+ of the best panels in side-by-side tests.
Goal Zero Nomad 7
- Cost - $80
- Weight - 0.8 lbs
- Our Best Buy winner in 2011 and 2012
- Light, affordable and self-contained
Goal Zero Nomad 13
- Cost - $160
- Weight - 1.6 lbs
- Top Pick Award!
- 13w Solar Panel
- Great folding design with accessory pocket
- Can charge phones, cameras and tablets directly from the sun
Goal Zero Extreme 350 Adventure Kit
- Cost - $749
- Heavy and Bulky
- Comes with a bigger 30-watt panel
- Has more than double the battery storage
- Intended for for car camping and RV camping