SelectSolar in the UK have just emailed me to let me know that Voltaic have an improved Solar Bag solution. You might remember that I was considering a JuiceBag for the tour last year but in the end the idea was dropped because the wattage wasn't high enough. This solution from Voltaic bumps the wattage up to 17W by using a monocrystalline panel.
The Voltaic Generator is the first solar bag powerful enough to charge a laptop. It uses high efficiency solar cells to generate maximum power in the limited space available. It includes a battery pack custom designed to efficiently store and convert the electricity generated. It can also charge cell phones and most other hand held electronics.
At a recommended price of $599 you won't be buying one for the kids but for field-work this provides protection and charging in one neat solution.
SelectSolar will have these in stock soon.