Smokin deal on Geigerrig hydration pack and camp pads at Costco

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by COracer, May 8, 2013.

  1. COracer

    COracer Adventurer

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    Just swung into Costco today at Park Meadows and found a couple good deals for fellow ADV'ers, no affiliation with Costco or either company just thought I would pass along.

    Geigerrig Rig 1200 3L hydration pack- $59.99!! REI shows $145 on their website.

    Lightspeed self inflating mattress- $34.99! Pretty cheap mattress, looks to be decent quality. Not especially small or light but if it is comfy I will find a way to strap it on the bike. I will report back once I try it out at home and see if it is any good.
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  2. cmacfar

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    I bought the back pack there about a year back or so for the same or similar price and love it. I like the pressurized aspect as I can rinse off parts/wheels as needed or just squirt friends :D
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  3. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    I lost the top plastic piece that closes mine...should swing by and pick up another bladder for cheap.

    I found mine worked ok but the pressurizing seemed a little tedious.
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  4. 602

    602 Been here awhile

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    Instead of supporting mega-corporations, why not invest your money into moto companies?

    http://www.offroadchampions.com/ sells the USWE hydration pack. This thing rocks! The fit on the pack is the best I have seen. Once you put it on, clip the shoulder straps together in a unique system that centers in the middle of your sternum. The straps are easily adjustable with velcro. When you are bouncing around on our rough Colorado trails, the pack stays in place.
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  5. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    One good deal with COSTCO is return at any time no questions asked policy. Kinda like REI (Return Everything Indefinitely).
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  6. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    Those hydration packs are sweet. They had a display at the ABQ costco, and a not particularly small sales lady stood on one to demonstrate its strength. :huh I was impressed.
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  7. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Wow, Geigerrig is a mega corporation? I am sure that is news to them.
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  8. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    Mega-corporations have employees too.
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  9. COracer

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    Tested out the sleeping pad for a bit at home, it isn't the lightest or smallest or most comfortable, but not bad in any respect.

    The way my luck tends to go with camping gear the price is right, about the time I invest in a high-end one I will put a hole in it. For $35 I won't feel bad when it meets its fate.
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  10. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    The sleeping pad is really comfortable. I slept on one in Moab for 3 nights.
    It does take a bit of work to get it deflated.
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  11. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    I just want to give a shout out to Costco. They are one of the top retailers for EMPLOYEE satisfaction. Paying their staff a fair wage and giving them bennies along the way. It's a company WORTH supporting.

    p.s. I cut up my Sam's club card when Costco rolled into town years ago.
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  12. 602

    602 Been here awhile

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    Costco sure is a mega corporation. This thread is about buying the pack at Costco.

    You have BRC and COHVCO listed in your signature. But yet, the idea of supporting a moto specific company causes you to become argumentative. It seems ironic that you missed my point.

    Maybe you outta check out the USWE hydration pack as I mentioned?
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  13. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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  14. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    You might want to look into Costco. They are a solid company taking care of their employees. I definately give them my buisness. I agree with Scott.

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  15. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    Maybe you 'outta' check buying real locally, or stfu?

    Wolfman Escape Hydration pack. Made in Longmont, CO.

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    I hope Wolfman isn't considered a Mega Corporation nowadays.

    I'm sure 602 will let us know.
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  16. 602

    602 Been here awhile

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    Why the hostilities?

    Wolfman would obviosuly be a great company to support. They are a moto company after all. And thanks for the picture Dude. When I was searching for hydration packs, I did take a look at the Wolfman pack that is pictured above. For my needs, it didn't work. I wanted a pack that isn't going to bounce around on me when I take a trip over the handle bars. The USWE pack is designed with this concern in mind. One of their primary selling points is that it is bounce free.

    My original link for http://www.offroadchampions.com/ is also a local company. Based in Woodland Park in fact. Feel free to give them a call at 719-686-1109. You can tell them that 602 sent you. And then they are going to ask, "Who the hell is 602?" I am not sponsored, employed or affiliated with them in any way. I am just a satisfied customer sharing my thoughts on the pack. Isn't that the intent of this thread?

    Supporting companies that share my passion about our sport is important to me. My bike was bought from the Kawasaki Dealership that is 15 minutes from my house. My suspension was done by Dave Rose at STM who is just down the road from me. And I even spent a bunch of money on graphics for my bike... bought from http://www.offtrackdesigns.net/, a company based in Denver.

    I'm not trying to be a jerk to anyone here, just offering an opinion for a product that I think is great. Instead of bashing each other, lets remember that we are friends. I am going to be riding Watkins on Saturday and then the CORCS race in Colorado Springs on May 19th. Feel free to come share a beer and check out the pack. I'm the guy with the yellow truck and a smile.
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  17. rob feature

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    Costco's a members only thing, right? Or can I take my Joe Public self in there and poke around? My old Monsoon Max is getting long in the tooth.
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  18. BuilderScott

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    Yes, members only... Let me know if you want to borrow my card, or I can go with you. I live right behind the Costco in Superior.

    I've got the Wolfman pack and it's great. You can add capacity and fuel bottles with the Wolfy rollie bags and bottle holders. It's a slick system. I've never had any problems with it bouncing or not feeling secure. But if I ever go over the handlebars, or a cliff, I sure hope it stays nice and comfy...
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  19. TooFast

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    Thanks! I'm going to the Arvada store and see if they will let me in to check both these items out, FYI $55 to join Costco though
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  20. rob feature

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    Awesome, thanks! I was thinking of riding over to the Arvada store to have a look at one tomorrow. Think they'll let me browse or are they gonna card me when I walk in? Seems like I went in with a buddy before and nobody stopped us at the door.
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