IF YOU ARE at all familiar with the portable power pack game, then you’ve heard of Jackery. The wildly popular Power Station Explorer 500 is the best mid-tier power pack model out of the brand’s lineup, thanks to the Explorer 500’s generous capacity and portable design. We at Men’s Health love the Explorer 500 so much we rated it as our best basic solar generator for camping when paired with a matching Jackery SolarSaga panel. The awesome news we have for you right now is the Explorer 500 and the SolarSaga are both on massive sales at Amazon ahead of Labor Day.
While this deal above on the Explorer 500 does not come with the Jackery SolarSaga, you can purchase the fold out solar panel on sale separately for $50 off it’s regular retail price. Pairing the two will thus give you the ultimate solar generator to use for camping and for general home usage.
If you just buy the Explorer 500 by itself, then you simply have a sweet portable battery pack that can be recharged at home before going out for use. The Explorer 500 boasts a 518Wh capacity and a 500W output (with a 1,000-watt surge capacity), making it more than sufficient enough to keep a small car camper going for about a full weekend. Combine with the fact the Explorer 500 clocks in under 14 pounds and measures a generous 11.84 x 7.59 x 9.2 inches, and you’ve got the ideal portable power bank ready to be converted to a full-blown solar generator.
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There’s no telling how long this Jackery sale will last, so it’s recommended to at least get in on this deal for the Explorer 500 power pack. The Jackery SolarSaga is on a pretty great deal too, and so deciding to pair the two pieces together to form a solar generator is definitely not a bad idea. The Jackery Solar Generator 500 pack (a bundle containing the Explorer 500 and Solar Saga) typically retails for about $800. Buying the Explorer 500 and the SolarSaga separately while on sale, and then pairing the two together, will cost you about $650; so you get a full $150 savings when all said and done.
It just goes to show you can sometimes go around bundle pricing and save.
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John Thompson is the Gear and Commerce Editor at Men’s Health, where he covers fashion, grooming, gear, and technology. He was previously the Style & Gear Editor at BroBible.com, and a commerce writer for TheManual.com. His interests include attending concerts, spending time outside, and following his favorite baseball team, the Kansas City Royals.