Salt Lake based Goal Zero has taken the recharging gear category by storm. The Venture 30 Weatherproof Recharger is ready to increase it to a tornado. Makers claim it can handle whatever Mother Nature can muster up, but it particularly fond of sunshine which it uses Nomad solar panels to convert to power for your smartphone, headlamp, point-of-view cameras and MP3 players. The Venture 30 can also give a 50 percent boost to tablets, charge two devices at the same time and can also be charged from man-made power sources via a USB port. Available Spring 2015 for $99. www.goalzero.com<
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