Updated November 13, 2018 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Solar Radios

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Technology may be improving at breakneck speed, but it’s still no match for Mother Nature when she decides to stir up trouble. One of these solar radios will be a huge asset in potential emergency situations, giving you access to weather updates and other key pieces of information during a time of crisis. They’re especially helpful in remote areas where traditional power sources are sketchy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best solar radio on Amazon.

10. Esky Emergency

9. Midland ER310

8. Greadio Household

7. Sangean MMR-88

6. VMEI Cell

5. Kaito KA500

4. Compass Culture

3. Greeous Hurricane

2. Service Survival Windup

1. RunningSnail Power

Editor's Notes

November 12, 2018:

Noted occasions where the crank function of the Midland ER310 was not able to produce enough power for prolonged use. Users indicated that the Sangean MMR-88 can withstand physical abuse in tough conditions, which is good to know for those who will be using it primarily outdoors.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on November 13, 2018 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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