SylvanSport Develops Solar Kit for GO Camper

July 16, 2013 by · Comments Off on SylvanSport Develops Solar Kit for GO Camper 

SylvanSport Go camper

Brevard, N.C.-based SylvanSport has developed a solar power kit for the company’s lightweight GO popup camping trailer, according to a press release.

“Our customers have been asking for a solar-powered option for the GO camping trailer, and we’ve been working hard to make that possible,” said Kyle Mundt, marketing director for SylvanSport. “We’re thrilled to now offer the Goal Zero: GO 400 Solar Power Kit in our revamped online store.”

SylvanSport plans to add two more solar-powered GO systems later in the year.

The Goal Zero: GO 400 Solar Power Kit, available only at, is a compact, custom-designed unit that lights up the GO camping trailer and powers electronics, fans and small appliances. It can also be used as a solar power system for base camps, cabins and as a backup for unexpected outages.

The power kit includes:

• The Goal Zero Yeti 400, a portable generator that works with the Nomad 13 and powers USB devices, along with 12-volt and AC-powered devices, including lights, laptops, phones, MP3 players, TVs, fans, and small appliances, like a mini-fridge.

• Goal Zero Nomad 13 solar panel kits (set of 2) that can easily mount to the roof of the GO or other campsite locations like the side of a picnic table. Each Nomad 13 provides 13 watts of highly efficient mono-crystalline solar power.

• An adjustable Light-A-Life LED Light, that can mount anywhere in the GO and lights up the interior.

• Several adapters plus a six-foot extension cable.

SylvanSport will showcase the GO camper at Floydfest, an annual world music and arts camping festival in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Floyd, Va., on July 25-28. This is the third year that SylvanSport and the GO will be a part of Floydfest.

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SylvanSport Aligns With Outdoor Gear Makers

May 8, 2013 by · Comments Off on SylvanSport Aligns With Outdoor Gear Makers 

Brevard, N.C.-based SylvanSport, makers of the lightweight popup camping trailer the GO, have teamed up with AdvantageWest to present 15 Western North Carolina gear-making companies in a special Outdoor Gear Builders Village at the 13th annual Mountain Sports Festival in Asheville, N.C., on May 24-26.

According to a press release, upwards of 15,000 visitors are expected to attend the festival. SylvanSport said that the Outdoor Gear Builders Village represents the inception for a new network of over 30 local gear-making companies uniting to form the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina.

For SylvanSport, the inspiration to create a local gear-manufacturing network to debut in the Mountain Sports Festival made perfect sense. Hosted in Asheville, Mountain Sports Festival invites visitors to explore and compete in a myriad of mountain sports, with music, entertainment and exhibitors rounding out the festivities.

While attendees might be familiar with the bounty of mountain sports offered — from hiking, kayaking, biking and beyond—they may be surprised to learn how many gear manufacturers are operating out of the region. With the Outdoor Gear Builders Village, the festival will highlight 15 local outdoor adventure gear manufacturers, including ENO, SylvanSport, Watershed, Three Minute Egg, Tsuga Canopies, SkinFare, Bellyak, Outrider USA, EarthSports Design, Rightline Gear, REEB Bikes and more.

“The idea for the Outdoor Gear Builders Village grew out of our desire to help Western North Carolina grow the outdoor manufacturing industry,” said Kyle Mundt, director of marketing at SylvanSport. “We thought it would be cool to invite some other interesting bike and paddle companies, and exhibit together like the Open Air Demo at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.” The Outdoor Retailer Summer and Winter shows, in Salt Lake City, UT, are the largest outdoor sports shows of their kind.

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