Goal Zero Vs Renogy: Solar Panels Comparison

renogy vs goal zero

 

Although expensive, a good solar panel can represent a great investment by reducing your electrical bills considerably over the following years, resulting in great savings in the long run. At the same time, a solar panel can increase the value of your property.

Furthermore, a portable solar panel allows you to obtain electrical power even in areas that are outside of the range of the electrical grid. These reasons make getting a solar panel a smart investment. However, it can be hard to know which one to buy.

With that in mind, the present guide will compare two of the most notable products of this kind: The Renogy Solar Panel and the Goal Zero Solar Panel.

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Hydro Flask Vs YETI

 

The Hydro Flask bottle trend is garnering worldwide attention these days. You see that happy-looking logo wherever you go!

Even I have given into the Hydro Flask hysteria (Photo of me on the right)! You don’t have to, read on to find out!

But is this bottle the best stainless steel travel bottle out there?

There are other bottles out there that have been a staple in the outdoor industry for longer than the Hydro Flask has existed.

One of these is the tried-and-true Yeti bottle. Wondering which to invest in?

For this review, we are going to contrast the 36-ounce Yeti with its 40-ounce Hydro Flask counterpart to help you make that decision.

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Hydro Flask Vs Healthy Human

healthy human vs hydro flask

 

Drinking from a reusable water bottle isn’t just the responsible thing to do, it’s also the cost-effective and healthy thing to do!

Since you’re here, you must have made the decision to ditch your plastics and go for a good stainless steel bottle. Good for you!

Both the Healthy Human and Hydro Flask bottles are excellent, high-quality water bottle options.

Whether you plan to use yours for coffee, tea, or water, you really can’t go wrong.But which is better? Keep reading to find out!

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Kelly Kettle Vs Ghillie Kettle

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If you can’t live without your coffee on backpacking trips, you’re in luck. These camp kettles are the perfect way to boil water in a safe, fun, and fast way!

Essentially, the Ghillie Kettle and Kelly Kettle are campfire-free water kettles that boil water using a built-in stove area.

All you have to do is burn some sticks or pine needles in the bottom, fill up the kettle with water, wait to hear the kettle’s whistle, and you’re in business!

Which brand is better for you? Here’s a comparison to help you make that choice.

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Icey Tek vs Yeti Cooler Reviews

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There’s nothing worse than coming back to the campground and finding the food in your cooler spoiled because the ice melted and now everything is soggy and wet.

They’re essential to every camping or outdoor adventure but we don’t really pay them any mind until it comes time to dust them off or when we’re opening them and hoping our food and drinks are still cold.

A cheap cooler will do the job for short spurts of time, but what if you intend to be out all day or for several days?

Then you need something more reliable other than the cooler you can pick up from your grocery store on the way to heading out for your trip.

In this review, we’ve reviewed a popular cooler that has a popular following and another cooler from a manufacturer that is slowly climbing the ranks: The Yeti and The Icey-Tek.

Looking for your next cooler to take with you on your next adventure?

Keep reading.

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Kuat NV 2.0 Vs Sherpa 2.0 Review

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Bike racks make it possible to travel anywhere with your bike without having to break it down or stuff it into your vehicle.

Of course, you can’t just pick any bike rack and hope for the best. Well, you can, but you may end up disappointed. Or worse, find out that the rack won’t work for your particular bike.

For the purpose of this review, we’ll be talking about two highly rated rear mount racks: The Kuat NV 2.0 and the Sherpa 2.0. We liked both of them, but each are ideal under certain circumstances.

Keep reading to see which one will work best for you.

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Thule Force Vs Yakima Skybox: Rooftop Car Boxes Review

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Traveling is already stressful without having to worry about how to strategically pack all of your family’s belongings into one cramped vehicle.

Aside from upgrading to a larger vehicle or renting a small tow trailer, there’s a much cheaper alternative that won’t affect your wallet in the long run and can save you the frustration and hassle of playing Tetris with suitcases and bags.

Today we’ll be looking at the Thule Force and Yakima Skybox rooftop car boxes.

We won’t go into the specifics of the sizes since the only key differences between all the models is, well, size.

That said, we’ve always suggested going for the next size up whenever you’re in doubt. So if you’re not sure if the medium will hold all those sleeping bags (and a few extras), maybe you should consider the next size up.

We’ll make it easier by listing the sizes and dimensions in a table below as well.

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Thule Traverse (480) Vs Thule Rapid Traverse (480R) Foot Pack

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Installing a rack on your naked car roof can prove to be difficult and confusing if you don’t know what you’re doing.

These two-foot packs we’re reviewing today will make the process a little less complicated but will also ensure you won’t have to spend a small fortune down the road when your cheap footpacks break or fail.

The last thing you want to worry about is your Kayak flying off your roof while cruising down the highway doing 50mph.

Thule is well known for creating quality gear, so let’s get right into our Thule 480 vs 480r review.

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Lifestraw Vs Sawyer Mini: Which is Better?

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If you’re going to be spending time way out in the wilderness or backpacking through foreign countries, access to clean water can make or break your trip.

In fact, your life may depend on it! Don’t find yourself in a bad situation. Equip your travel kit with a portable water filter that allows you to drink without fear of E.coli or other water-born demons!

Here are the top two water filtration straws on the market: the Lifestraw and the Sawyer Mini. Basically, these filtration systems are straws that clean out the bad stuff as you sip.

Once the water hits your mouth, it’s clean and free of dangerous organisms that can make you sick!

Initially, the Lifestraw and the Sawyer Mini may appear exactly the same. However, they are about as different as they could be! Which is better? Read on to find out.

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Yakima Megawarrior Vs Loadwarrior Review

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Yakima is one of the most popular brands you’ll hear biking enthusiasts mention when anyone suggests who to go to for bike racks or roof racks.

Their reputation to produce quality products that anyone can rely on has positioned them as one of the top brands for biking or outdoors enthusiasts;

So today we’ll look into two popular rooftop baskets produced from Yakima themselves: The Yakima Megawarrior and the Loadwarrior.

But first, why would anyone want a rooftop basket?

If you need to carry additional equipment or gear that you don’t have room in your vehicle for, then a cargo basket can make it easy to tote extras.

Now let’s jump into why we think the Yakima Megawarrior or Loadwarrior should be at the top of your list…

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AquaPod Vs WaterBOB

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How often do you think about what you’ll need in an emergency situation, like a natural disaster? Food and shelter quickly come to mind. So does a planned evacuation route and access to emergency services.

You’ve probably also made sure that you have a way to bring your pets with you. And maybe you’ve even stowed away some of your most valuable possessions – just in case.

But it’s easy to overlook one crucial thing, perhaps because we’re all so used to having it: clean, fresh, potable water.

You can run out of gas and hitch a ride with someone else. You can even run out of food, and you’ll be okay for a while. But if you run out fresh water then that’s a real emergency.

So, with the increasing frequency of severe weather events, it’s a good idea for everyone to think about emergency water storage.

In this review I’m going to compare the AquaPod to the WaterBOB. Both are emergency water storage bladders that can mean all the difference in an emergency situation.

So let’s take a closer look at both to find out which one is better for you.

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Klean Kanteen Vs Hydro Flask Vs Zojirushi

ydro Flask, Klean Kanteen, or Zojirushi

 

As the oceans fill up with plastic and people begin to learn about the effects of BPA on the human body, more and more of the outdoorsy crowd are looking for an alternative to the usual plastic water bottle.

The search for the perfect travel flask can be daunting, however! The market is saturated with cups of all types.

When it comes to top quality, however, the best travel mugs come from three companies: Hydro Flask, Klean Kanteen, and Zojirushi. You’re probably familiar with the first two.

The Zojirushi is not as well-known as the Hydro Flask or the Klean Kanteen, but it’s definitely a contender for the title of top travel mug!

At a glance, they all seem pretty much the same. So, which mug is the best? Read on to find out which cup is worth your investment.

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