Did anyone guess what the giveaway would be? I am sure whoever wins this will be totally pleased! My husband LOVES his and is so looking forward to using this throughout the summer. And I am excited because he will remain hydrated! Now, I am going to give you a link back to the original post so you can do more reading up on the Geigerrig Rig 500 Hydration Pack. I will still be including quite a bit of information here.
First off here is a little bit of information from Geigerrig:
Once we had determined that there was broad, significant, predictable dissatisfaction with the traditional hydration pack, we went about developing one that addressed all of those issues. Now, it is appropriate to note that not all people were “dissatisfied” with their traditional hydration system. About 60% said that they were generally dissatisfied, and the other 50% expressed general satisfaction. However, those that expressed general satisfaction, when specifically asked questions about the performance of their pack, expressed dissatisfaction once specific questions were asked about function, cleanability, field maintenance, water access, etc. It was similar to someone who expressed general satisfaction with their old flip phone until they were asked specific questions about its use, potential use, and offered a smart phone. Suddenly all kinds of dissatisfaction points arose, and a smart phone was the next purchase. Ultimately, almost everyone, when asked questions and given a moment to consider, found that they were dissatisfied with the traditional hydration pack. A majority expressed dissatisfaction right away.
The GEIGERRIG hydration pack was designed to address all of the points of dissatisfaction.
For cleanability and maintenance, the system was designed to be turned inside out for cleaning and drying, and the drink tubes were designed to reconnect to the air chamber or pressure bulb where the air could be forced through the tube for drying. Also, the pressurized flow of the system prevents mouth bacteria from back washing and hosting in the drink tube and bite valve. As well, the pressurized flow of the system enabled the system to be filled with soapy water which could be flushed and rinsed through the drink tube. Utlimately, the hydration system can be turned inside out and placed in the top shelf of the dishwasher for cleaning or rinsed out and reversed for easy drying and cleaning in camp.
For water use, the system was designed using a patented pressurized system that sprays the water out when the bite valve is pinched or bitten. This enables the water to be easily ingested during aerobic activity as well as easily and conveniently accessed for spraying off body and gear. It is like having a portable hose with you.
No longer a product for just the soloist hiker or biker – The spray action of the GEIGERRIG system more closely matches the group, family, and social dynamic of outdoor recreation, team sports, and more. The spray action allows the contents of the hydration pack to be shared.
Convenient access to ever more water is extremely important as water use and access is THE REASON for carrying a hydration pack. The GEIGERRIG hydration pack, with its pressurized system, enables a plug-and-play filter to be attached directly to the hydration bladder, in-line, with the drink tube. Thus, the system can be refilled with water from a river, stream, lake or pond; pressurized; and then off you go for filtered water on-the-go. The pressurized system pushes the stream water right through filter as it travels through the drink tube to the user.
|A few more awards Geigerrig has received!|
Rig 500 Hydration Pack is so easy to use. You slide the bladder out, fill it with water, fold the top over and slide the sealing piece back on. After attaching your tubes to the bladder with the quick release valves. (Seriously easy to use!) Then slide it into your pack where it belongs, making sure everything is attached properly, and you are ready to go. Throw whatever else you are bringing with you into the extra space and pockets in your Rig 500 Pack, like energy bars, and head out on the trail or wherever you may be going with your Geigerrig Hydration Pack, knowing you are well, prepared. And if you throw in the Geigerrig Filter you can refill your hydration pack bladder just about anywhere and rest comfortably knowing that you are safe drinking the water.
|Taking a sip!|
|Secures your water tube.|
|Bladder and Bulb.|
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GEIGERRIG recognizes that price is important, especially in these current economic conditions. Accordingly, GEIGERRIG has designed the system to compete head-to-head on price with the comparable models from Camelbak and Osprey. Also, the GEIGERRIG hydration pack has, hands down, THE BEST VALUE ADD PROGRAM IN THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY. You can learn about it at www.FreeHydrationPacks.com. Ever GEIGERRIG pack comes with thousands of dollars in free outdoor activities passes, ski passes, mountain bike passes, oil changes at Jeep and Subaru dealerships, etc. These offerings pay for the pack multiple times over.
Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive the Geigerrig 500 Hydration Pack for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are mine. Statements in red are from Geigerrig.
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