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Best Solar Blanket for Summer Camping!

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Camping is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some time outdoors. As the summer camping season approaches, having the right gear to make your trip enjoyable and comfortable is essential. One must-have item is a solar blanket, which can provide clean energy to power your camping equipment and devices. 

Keep reading! You will learn what a solar blanket is, how it works for camping, and which type is the best for your needs. Besides, you’ll discover the top solar blankets for summer camping, including our new product, the BougeRV solar solution. 

  • What is a Solar Blanket?
  • Are Solar Blankets Reliable?
  • How Do Solar Blankets Work for Camping?
  • How Do I Choose a Solar Blanket?
  • Best Solar Blankets for Camping
  • Conclusion
  • FAQs 
  • What is a Solar Blanket?

    A solar blanket, a portable or foldable solar panel, is a compact, lightweight device that converts sunlight into electricity. It’s made up of multiple solar cells that are connected by wires and covered by a protective layer. 

    With a charge controller that regulates power output, the solar blanket can safely power your electronics without the risk of overcharging or overvoltage. Solar blankets come in different sizes and wattages, ranging from 10W to 200W, and can be folded or rolled up for pacing away and easy storage. 

    They’re popular choices and one of the handiest energy sources you can pack for camping, hiking, boating, and other outdoor activities.

    Are Solar Blankets Reliable?

    Yes, solar blankets are reliable, providing outstanding durability and quality as long as they are made with high-quality materials and designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. In BougeRV, we provide durable and lightweight CIGS solar blankets that never crack and perform excellently in low-light conditions. They’re valuable for backing or camping in the forest. 

    And solar blankets are user-friendly compared to the solar panels set, considering the setup time. Therefore, solar blankets are worthy investments if you’re a frequent camper and are concerned about weight and space. 

    How Do Solar Blankets Work for Camping?

    BougeRV’s solar blanket

    Solar blankets capture sunlight and convert it into usable power through a charge controller or regulator. Then, the controller connects to a battery to keep it charged. 

    The energy produced can power various camping gear, such as lights, smartphones, tablets, cameras, fans, and portable fridges. Solar blankets are portable and easy to set up, making them an excellent alternative to traditional generators or battery packs and an ideal solution for camping. 

    How Do I Choose a Solar Blanket?

    The best solar blankets for camping are lightweight, portable, and quick to set up. They should have a stable power output, offer reliable and constant energy to charge your devices, and withstand the rigors of outdoor use. When choosing a solar blanket for camping, consider the following factors:

    • Size. Solar blankets come in different sizes, and you should choose one that fits your camping setup. Think about the available space in your campsite and the size of your portable batteries.    

    • Weight. Look for a lightweight solar blanket that is easy to carry, especially if you plan to take it on a backpacking trip.

    • Power Output. The power output, measured in watts, determines how much power it can produce. Check the wattage of a solar blanket to ensure it meets your needs. Pick a solar panel with stable power output in low-light situations.

    • Portability. Look for one that is lightweight and foldable with a carrying case/bag. Hence, you can take it by hand, pack it in your backpack, and easily rotate it to the best angle.

    • Durability. A solar blanket should be made of durable materials and withstand harsh weather conditions and collisions during the trip.

    • Efficiency. Look for a solar blanket that has high efficiency, meaning it can convert a higher percentage of sunlight into electricity.

    Best Solar Blankets for Camping

    Using BougeRV’s solar blanket on the RV

    BougeRV Paso CIGS Portable Solar Blanket for Summer Camping

    BougeRV Paso CIGS Portable Solar Blanket



    Power Output



    CIGS thin film solar cells

    Folded Size

    14.1x10.6x1.2 inches|360x270x30 mm

    Unfold Size

    52.5x42.4x0.06 inches|1333x1076x1.5 mm


    2.22 KG

    Connector Type

    MC4 connector

    Included Components

    A built-in charge controller, a carry case

    • Lightweight and portable. It’s only 2.22 kg, much lighter than other solar blankets. Fold them to laptop size, and you can easily carry them for camping trips, boating, hiking, sailing, etc. 

    • Offer reliable and stable power. BougeRV CIGS foldable solar panel features diodes ensuring a steady output in low sunlight and cloudy or shady conditions. They even create more stable power output than monocrystalline silicon panels do in these cases. 

    • Durable and resistant to collision and accidental stepping. The facts are that monocrystalline solar panels are fragile to break and no longer work. On the contrary, BougeRV CIGS solar blankets can be bent and rolled 360° without worry about breaking them. 

    Thus, taking a BougeRV’s solar blanket for camping, you won’t worry about the blanket will get damaged by collisions or accidental stepping, wherever you’re camping, on the beach, in the park, or forest. 

    • Powering devices on the go. With a metal hole design, you can hang the CIGS solar blankets on an RV and power your devices even when driving.  

    • Safer without the hot spot effect. No more worry that your solar blanket will cause a fire. BougeRV’s solar blanket ensures you safe and enjoyable camping.

    • Pretty easy to set up in a minute without using tools. Just fold up the solar panel on the car roof or ground, and make it directly face the sunlight. The solar blanket can harvest most of the sunlight and turn it into usable energy.

    BougeRV’s 100W CIGS solar blankets producing 100 watts of energy, can charge most small electrical devices, including light bulbs, smartphones, cable boxes, laptops, and a TV. 


    The three solar panels listed above are popular solar blankets. Hope you can find them suitable for your approaching summer camping. View broad types of BougeRV’s solar blankets for summer camping now!


  • How do I know if my solar blanket is working?
  • You can use a multimeter to measure the voltage output to check if your solar blanket works. You can also check the indicator lights on your portable power station or battery pack to see if it receives a charge.

  • What size solar blanket do I need to run a fridge?
  • The size of the solar blanket you need to run a fridge will depend on the fridge's power consumption and the solar blanket's wattage output. Generally, you will need a solar blanket with a wattage output of at least 100 watts to power a small fridge.

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