Yesterday my wife and I were at REI and came across a "SolarPod & Torch" charger and flashlight on clearance for $29.93. I bought it with the idea that the flashlight can stay at home and I could use the charger for my cell phone when I head out on my test tour in a few weeks and my first longer tour in October.
I followed the directions to load the charger with my computer and plugged my cell phone in for a test charge. It seemed to charge in short spurts and within an hour my phone had less charge than it did when I plugged it in. (After reading the review, I now understand why it was on clearance!)
I'll be taking it back for a refund.
What do you folks use when out on a camping tour? I'm hoping to get something to charge my phone, iPod, and maybe my camera.