First Look Gear Review
Street Price: Varies from $1,399 - $1,800 | Compare prices at 2 resellers
Pros: Solar powered/electric
Best Uses: Emergencies, Car camping, Base Camp
The Yeti 1250 Solar Generator from Goal Zero is a great new alternative to gas powered generators. It debuted at the 2012 Winter Outdoor Retailer show and attracted a lot of attention. Goal Zero claims "unlike traditional gas-fueled generators, the Yeti 1250 never produces more power than is being drawn from it, so users needn't worry about wasting power or unnecessary maintenance." The Yeti is equipped with multiple ports for multiple device charging. The output types include AC, 1.5 amp USB, 33 amp 12V DC, 6.6 amp 12V DC. You can charge it from a wall outlet in about 16 hours and from from solar panels in 20-22 hours.
The Yeti will be available as a stand alone unit for $1500 or as a kit (includes solar panels) for $2000
We hope to get our hands on one soon and add it to our Portable Solar Panel Review. View all the other Best Products of Outdoor Retailer 2012.
— Devin Chance
OutdoorGearLab Member Reviews
Most recent review: February 4, 2012
Where's the Best Price?
*Help support OutdoorGearLab. If you click on one of the seller links and make a purchase, a portion of the sale helps support this site
Helpful Buying Tips
Other Gear by Goal Zero