Sakku Now Selling Solar Messenger Bags in the US

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Sakku Now Selling Solar Messenger Bags in the USYesterday Swiss based company Sakku launched their US online shopping site, expanding their reach of Solar messenger bags beyond the EU market.

The use of solar energy in itself is already doing a great favor to our environment. Sakku’s Solar Messenger bags add a twist to that by using recycled boat sails for the sakku.traveler model.

We have posted about the great environmental value Sakku’s Solar Messenger bags have because of the combination of Solar technology and sustainable materials together with the recycling offer for ‘out of fashion’ bags.

Sakku is offering two models, the smaller (13.78 x 9.84 x 4.72 Inches) sakku.worker (black), made from black cordura and the larger (18.5 x 13.78 x 6.3 Inches) sakku.traveller (white), made from used sails from sail boats.

On the technical side you have two options (Each model comes as either a ‘direct‘ or ‘akku‘ version):

  • The ‘direct’ version is supplying the energy from the solar panel straight away to your cellphone or iPod or any other USB chargeable device.
  • The ‘akku’ version is storing the electrical power in a battery inside the bag in case your gadgets are fully charged but you are still out in the sun.

The bags use flexible, weatherproof solar panels which, as Sakku claims, charge a cellphone in around 3 hours with the larger solar panels used for the sakku.traveller and twice as long with the smaller sakku.worker bag. That’s pretty impressive, just 3 hours for a full charge.

The Sakku messenger bags seems to bea very interesting product, practical for charging gadgets with an environmentaly friendly bag.

Sakku’s solar messenger bags price range is between $ 249.- for the worker.direct and end by $ 459.- for the traveller.akku and you can order now direct on Sakku’s US online store.