Goal Zero Nomad 13m

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The Goal Zero® Nomad 13 is a compact, yet powerful solar panel that enables you to charge your handheld devices directly from its USB and 12-volt DC charging ports. You can also use it to charge the Sherpa 50 power pack (sold separately) for on-demand power when the sun is not available.


  • Collect 13 watts of power from the sun
  • Store power with the Sherpa 50 power pack (sold separately)
  • Charges the Sherpa 50 power pack in 6-12 hours from the sun
  • Use solar power with USB or 12 V devices
  • Charges cell phone in 1 to 4 hours
  • Protect devices and connector cord with built-in pocket
  • Rugged, foldable design
  • Weather resistant
  • 30-day manufacturer's money-back guarantee
  • 1-year manufacturer's warranty
  • Note: In order to get the best charge from the sun, open up the panel before plugging your device in


  • Charges: Sherpa 50 power pack (6-12 hrs); 12 V or USB devices (1-4 hrs)
  • Solar Panel: Mono-crystalline; 18-20 V (13 W)
  • Converting Efficiency: 17-18%
  • Cell Area: 0.0755 sq m
  • Output: USB port; 5 V, 0-1 A max (5 W), linear regulated
  • Output: 12 V port; 13-15 V, 0-1 A max (13 W max), not regulated
  • Optimal Operating Temperature: 0-120°F
  • Certifications: FCC and CE
  • Dimensions: W 10.5" x H 7" x D 1"
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs

Product Reviews


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Goal Zero Nomad 13m

(based on 62 reviews)

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  • Attractive (12)
  • Durable (12)
  • Easy installation (12)
  • Good price / value (10)
  • Reliable (5)


  • Pricey / poor value (4)

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  • Travel (5)
  • Education/religious/non-profit (3)
  • Emergency equipment (3)
  • Portable electronics (3)
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It's Better Than the Last Version

By Kelly Guenther

from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

I wanted something rugged that could randomly charge smaller devices on my frequent trips domestically and overseas. A smaller foldable version of this designed for their speakers and for charging phones worked well but got lost on a trip. So glad to have this again. Very packable and/or hangable. Fingers crossed the voltaic cells are better and charge more efficiently in this version, too.

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Overhyped underperformer

By bryans

from Undisclosed

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

I bought this for my EBC trek. With the intention of charging my ipad/pod. On a cloudless day at EBC with the sun at its zenith, the panel slowly charged the ipod and flat out refused to charge my ipad or fellow hikers smart phones.

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Paragliding Powersupply

By dimml0r

from Innsbruck, Ã-sterreich

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

I put the Nomad13 on the outside of my paradliding harness in flight. I have to keep three different flight instruments running on long cross country flights. I used to take big(!) power bars for energy support. The Nomad13 is of much help since it is able to charge multiple devices at once. And sometimes after long flights you end up in the middle of nowhere, where you really really need it. Good for XC-paragliders that the sun always shines when doing the sport ;)

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good for small cell

By wanabi

from P.R.

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

need more power in usb only delivery 1amp cant charge a tablet. but the 12v and chain to have more power for a yety configuration is grate.

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Great Fetures

By jman1979

from Milwaukee, WI, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

I bought this 4 or 5 months ago and I love it! Being able to charge a lot of different devices is nice, you don't have to carry all those extra charging cord with you. you can take a lot of electronics with you, on a trip and you only need 1 charger. I'm going to order the sherpa 50 soon to get full use of solar power! I absolutely love these products!

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Very nice product

By The Man

from Anderson, CA, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

this second one got for my friend cant beat the quality keep up the good work

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By ChrisCraine

from California, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

Took the nomad 13 and sherpa 50 out on a back packing trip to charge our phones, camera, MacBook, light a life lantern and I'm very impressed! #con glue holding the fabric to the panels got so hot it melted but the panel held and dried after.

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Invaluable for long trips

By InfiniteCoop

from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

I brought a Nomad 13 (as well as a Nomad 7 and a Sherpa 50) on with me on a recent trip across western Mongolia. In brief, I was thorougly impressed by the durability, flexibility, and raw power of the panel. Despite falling off the roof of my car at high speeds (multiple times), being accidentally run over by another car, and getting completely covered in dust, sand, and mud, it worked flawlessly throughoutâ€"so long as it was oriented toward the sun. I chained it with the Nomad 7 to charge a Sherpa 50 power pack, and also used it to charge some of my smaller USB devices directly (iPod, GoPro, etc). It's definitely an investment, but a worthy one. The Nomad 13 proved to be an invaluable piece of equipment on this trip.

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Handy with Lighthouse Lantern and iPhones

By MamaB

from Southwestern Ontario

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

We bought this panel with the dual purpose of charging the Lighthouse Lantern for camping, and charging our cell iPhones. While camping it took the lantern from 3 of 4 indicator lights to 4 lights in an hour or two the morning after using it. I hung it on a west-facing window and am able to charge our phones in the later afternoon bright sun of southwestern Ontario. If the sun goes behind a cloud, it will stop charging but I simply unplug and plug it back in. It also charged iPhones beautifully on the road while sitting on the dash of my 2000 Honda van. (I'm not sure if newer vehicles have stronger UV protection on the windows, but with this vehicle in full sun it charged the phones just as quickly as outdoors in full sun.) I would recommend a power pack for use in areas where there isn't direct or consistent sun, but it works beautifully to direct charge in the "banana belt" where I am!

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Low weight, high power!

By DannyG

from Chicago, IL, United States

Comments about Goal Zero Nomad 13m:

I bought this so I could bring some tunes into the bush in Canada. Set the panel in the sun while we fished, had music all night around the fire! Light weight so it wasn't a problem getting there, small footprint so it fits in my back pack during transport. Recharged the fillet knife - ate more walleye. Now that's a product!

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