GEIGERRIG Pressurized Hydration Packs - Best New Product (with special ADV inmate deal!)

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  1. DrGo

    DrGo Wander, where I am

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    Recently I tossed a tonic water into a camelback and discovered that I could pressurize my hydration system... then I ran across this thread. So,
    I purchased an engine and a filter last week. The product was sent very fast, and the product certainly is one of the best on the market today.

    BTW: I entered the code and the website said it was invalid. Wrote an email as per the above post, but it was put it back on me for not entering the code even though I did. Bummer, but then again I've never even gotten an email from camelback!

    The hydration engine might be good enough to purchase again without the hassle of a discount/no discount code, but I have questions about the product line. Thought maybe some of those who are in the know could help:

    Can we get more of just the bladders? I don't need all the tubes and bulbs, just more of the bladders. I want to either use different items in the bladders (e.g., water vs sports drink, dirty vs clean water, or keep one chilling in my polar-bear cooler while drinking from another)

    Anyone have additional pictures of the shuttle on their bikes? Does it work well as a tank bag or primarily as a backseat bag?

    The bladder would be good to use as a hot pack when in a hammock (or tent) if wrapped in a towel or climashield. Can the bladder handle boiling water (or 180degree water)?

    There are two filters listed on the website, but one that looks replaceable cartridge says it won't be out until spring. What is the difference between the two filters? Spring 2014, or is it already available and the website needs updating?

    Thanks.
  2. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    This happened to me today... was pumping up my rig, and heard a small "pop", then I noticed the bag lost a lot of air. I didn't have it filled any more than usual, so I was surprised. What I found was the drink tube popped off of the bottom of the bag. The connector thing was still attached, so all the water (unfortunately) ran out into my backpack.:huh

    First time I've seen that, but just a heads-up, because I never even figured that was possible.

    (Otherwise, I really like the thing- people are always asking me about it.)
  3. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Go to their web site and submit a warranty claim. They will take care of it.
  4. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    It's not really broken or damaged, so I didn't think it warranted a warranty claim. If it happens again, I probably will. Now that I think about it... I could probably cut the bottom inch off the tube and reattach it. That will probably tighten it up.
  5. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    got me a brand new 1600 w/3l engine. :D tanks again

    questions though

    i plan on using it as a shovel if ever needed in sand, mud or snow. but what is it really, really for?

    [​IMG]

    and where does it go?
  6. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    Looks like the back pad to me.
  7. e010584

    e010584 Dirt Rider

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    Not sure what Geigerrig calls it, but that is intended to go in your back between the bladder and the back pad. It is intended to provide a flat surface against your back since the bladder (hydration engine) becomes round when pressurized. These weren't in the early Geigerrigs and now I think they have one with them on both sides to the bladder to keep it flat on the outside too. It's intended for comfort, but can certainly be removed if not an issue given it does add weight.
  8. Old Blue

    Old Blue Shallow waterman

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    I have a little-used black 500 for sale in "Other" if anyone is interested. With filter and new drinking tube.

    1/11 update: Sold.


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  9. iWander

    iWander Adventure Geek

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    After 2 weeks of "hydration research", I just placed my order for a Shuttle and insulated tube.

    Thanks to everyone here for your detailed information and honest reviews!
  10. ternus

    ternus El Gran Camino

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    Just put my order in. Tried to use the code but it didn't work, so I put a note in with my order. Hope I can still get in on the filter deal :D

    Looks like a super-cool product. Can't wait to check it out.
  11. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    I did the same. The next day I had an e-mail from Geigerrig telling me they're shipping me the filter.

    Can't wait to get it and try it out.
  12. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Been here awhile

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    I'm excited for the replaceable filter device!
  13. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    I bought my "500" last year with the filter and filter adapter special was going and never got the adapter...

    what should I do?

    My 500 is awesome, glad I spent the $$ on it.
  14. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    Got mine today.

    I just got the bladder because I have a riding jacket with a huge pocket in the back.The 2 liter bladder fits when fully filled and pressurized (just barely but it fits).

    It's about 1/2 the size depressurized than it is once you've pumped up the pressure. So for my use it's best to pressurize it after putting it in the pocket.

    First impression is that this thing is awesome. Plenty of pressure when you need it. You can also depressurize it and it will still work like other systems where you just suck the water through the bite valve (I don't have the filter yet, which might make it more difficult). This is significant because it takes up less space when depressurized.

    It obviously works best fully pressurized but can provide "turbo-assisted-sucking" when partially pressurized, for when you still want to conserve space.

    On first use I didn't notice any plastic taste or anything so that's good.

    I would like to see them offer some parts for customization. I know they are designed for the backpacks and systems they sell, but since I'm customizing mine for a slightly different set-up, I would like to be able to log on and order extra tubing, right-angle quick-connectors etc.

    I would also like to see them offer an insulated cover for just the bladder perhaps with some added protection for the connectors, and maybe a handle and a convenient place to hook a carabiner.

    Those are minor nit-picks for use outside the scope of the intended design, so maybe they aren't even nit-picks.

    Overall I think this thing is awesome.
  15. Pheo

    Pheo Adventurer

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    Mine arrived while I was out of town, and the filter arrived today separately direct from the guys at Geigerrig

    Service was outstanding, got an email a few hours after my booking letting me know the filter would come separate and not to worry, then another email from the fulfillment guys to make sure everything was as expected

    Product arrived a few days later while I was out of town

    A+ Service from the guys, looking forward to testing this rig out :)
  16. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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  17. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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  18. PlznMySoul

    PlznMySoul Been here awhile

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    For any inmates looking to purchase from Geigerrig, PM me. I have a coupon code that will save you a few bucks.

    Great product!

    :thumb
  19. OneZero

    OneZero TGT of Opportunity

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    I also have one posted in the FM! A Rig 710!
  20. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    just getting around to using my grig for the first time. filled it up half way with warm water to flush the tubes. have it pumped up pretty good and not seeing a wow spray. but it does push the water out. not all of it though. i have aprox 3" of water that won't come out. bottom right of bag has a picture with the words removable drink tube above it. those words are where the water level is. if i was out riding right now i would want those 3" of water. how come it is not coming out?

    new toy so was looking around the web site to make sure i was doing things right. this page has a rendering that shows the pump connected to the bottom of the pack. while this video clearly shows the pump connected to the top of the pack. something like this could cause a flow issue. which is the right way?