Staying hydrated on a motorcycle is extremely important as you’re in the elements, but also a difficult thing to do. Thankfully, GEIGERRIG has solved this problem for me with the RIG 700M.
We’re all familiar with the hydration packs from Camelbak and others but GEIGERRIG brings something truly remarkable to the outdoor industry, though at first I thought it was pretty gimmicky. You’ll find the drinking tube hanging down one side of your shoulder like on a normal pack but on the other side you’ll see a pump. Every time I use it I think about those old inflatable sneakers from Reebok.
Unlike the shoes, the pump on GEIGERRIG’s pack actually performs something useful. When the hydration bag is full (2 liters in this case) it takes about 20 pumps to fully pressurize the bag. Watch the video to see exactly how to do this.
When fully pressurized you’ll find many benefits:
- Everything in your bag, even if empty, is completely secure without sloshing around
- Water flows into your mouth without having to suck it in which a pain when you’re really thirsty
- It’s helpful to spray into kid’s mouths or share with anyone who might be sick
- You can irrigate a wound, a major benefit in the backcountry and what I like most
- Spray your wife from a few feet away but be ready to run
In addition to holding and dispensing water, the pack carries a useful 11.47 liters of stuff. My keys and wallet are always in there when I’m riding dirt bikes and so is my tool kit. It carries the perfect amount for me without being big and heavy, if you also ride a lot and bikes, you need to learn what are some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents to avoid them or know what to do when they happen.
I’ve taken issue with some of the other hydration packs on the market when it comes to cleaning, but not with the GEIGERRIG. As you’ve seen in the video, the top slides out and the entire reservoir can be turned inside out for cleaning and drying. Wait, maybe this is my favorite feature!
GEIGERRIG has an entire lineup of hydration packs so check them out if you’re feeling thirsty.
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