The most durable portable solar mat on the market, guaranteed.
When you’re out camping, particularly when you’re travelling through remote country, you must be able to rely on your solar panel. If your panel fails it can mean disaster for your trip – in some cases even having to cut it short or travel many kilometres to find a replacement.
We know how important reliable solar power is, and that’s why we’ve designed our portable solar panels to not only survive in hard conditions, but thrive in them. We’ve specified the highest quality materials, prototyped and tested obsessively, and pay constant attention to our manufacturing process to ensure our meticulous standards are maintained. That’s why we’re the only portable solar company in Australia that’s confident enough to offer a 3 year warranty on our solar mats. It’s also why we were awarded two Global Media Awards for our portable solar products at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, USA.
Our 200w Heavy Duty Portable Solar Panels are perfect to power a 2-4 person camping set up running LED lighting, a medium to large fridge, shower and other small electronic devices. This model does not include a regulator; it is designed for use with a regulator you already own. For example, you may have a DC-DC charger with a built-in solar regulator in your 4wd, or you may have a caravan or camper trailer where the manufacturer included a solar regulator as part of an onboard battery management system.
Please note that this portable solar mat is designed for camping use, not for off-grid living. If you require a permanent fixture where the panels will be in the elements 24/7, we recommend you consider our 170W Fixed Solar Panel instead.
- Ultimate cell efficiency: certified A-grade monocrystalline cells with solid copper backing and 20 points of contact.
- Unrivalled durability: Military-grade 1680D ballistic nylon canvas outer and bag is water repellent and highly abrasion resistant.
- Optimal energy capture: Inbuilt legs are set at ideal angle for maximum solar energy absorption.
- Stays in place: Reinforced eyelets and included tent pegs allow the mat to be anchored to the ground in windy weather.
- Easily transportable: The mat weighs just 10.5kg and includes a carry bag with pocket for your cables.
1680D ballistic nylon canvas
The outside of your solar panel and the carry bag are going to be exposed to heaps of scrapes and bumps over the years, and the canvas used to make them needs to be strong enough to handle it. For our heavy-duty solar mats we’ve specified the toughest material we could find, called 1680D Ballistic Nylon.
This heavyweight polyurethane-coated synthetic canvas was originally designed by DuPont Corporation for use by the United States military, and got the name ‘ballistic’ because it was most commonly found in anti-fragmentation ballistic jackets, before the invention of Kevlar. Nowadays it is primarily used to protect high-wear areas on products such as motorcycle gear and luggage.
Not only is 1680D Ballistic Nylon highly abrasion-resistant, it is also water-repellent. Whilst we don’t recommend you intentionally leave the panels out in a prolonged heavy downpour, they are IP64 waterproof and will not be damaged from exposure to rain.
The Crocskin® difference
Sitting under the baking hot sun for many hours at a time means solar mats are exposed to large quantities of ultraviolet light and generate a significant amount of heat every time they are used. The materials used in the construction of the mat must be resistant to both, as well as being flexible and impact resistant.
Our exclusive Crocskin® cell armour coating has been specifically designed with this in mind. It provides an excellent protective barrier to the solar cells, increasing their durability and lifespan.
In fact, our Crocskin® coating showed no signs of deterioration after an accelerated weathering test that simulated 30 years’ sun exposure.
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We’ve written a comprehensive guide to portable solar for camping on our blog, which contains everything you need to know about buying and using portable solar. Click here to check it out:
The Hardkorr guarantee
All Hardkorr products are manufactured using the highest quality materials. We are confident that they are the most durable in the market and will give you many years of reliable service. We stand behind this product with a comprehensive 3-year Australian warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.
|Cell type||A-grade monocrystalline silicon|
|Cell backing||Solid copper|
|Cell coating||Crocskin® cell armour|
|Canvas||1680D Ballistic Nylon|
|Working max. voltage (Vmp)||18.00V|
|Working max. current (Imp)||11.11A|
|Open circuit (Voc)||21.24V|
|Short circuit (Isc)||12.22A|
|Ingress Protection (IP) Rating||IP64 (splashproof/rainproof)|
|Dimensions (folded)||710mm x 530mm x 40mm|
|Dimensions (unfolded)||2400mm x 700mm|
|Weight||10.5kg (excl. cables)
11.6kg (incl. cables)
|Operating temperature||-30°C to 70°C|
|Certifications||CE, RoHS, C-Tick|
|1x||200w solar panel|
|1x||5m lead with Anderson plugs|
|1x||1.5m Anderson-style plug to battery clamp cable|
|4x||Tie down pegs|
|1x||Protective carry bag|
Lucky (verified owner) –
Works well with my Enerdrive DC2DC.
C (verified owner) –
Haven’t used as yet. Looks well made and will be confident to have the extra power on our next trip
Mark Foster (verified owner) –
Was hoping for the best when purchased, and it didn’t disappoint. Recently used for the 1st time using them across Australia.
Exceeded rated amps of 11.1 and got 11.4 frequently, down to 5-6 on overcast days
Gary E (verified owner) –
Have used the 200w solar mat all around cape York for the last 60 days and it has easily kept my 3 lithium batteries fully charge these are one set of tough panels highly recommended
M Ioannou (verified owner) –
I recently purchased this panel primarily to supplement my existing 340W regulated roof top solar panels on our camper. Performance to date has been faultless. The protective crocskin is a great idea given that a small pebble made its way between the panels during transit on the Birdsville track and managed to protect to panel from any permanent damage.