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GEIGERRIG Pressurized Hydration Packs

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by GEIGERRIG, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    These guys are the best ...with the best product i have ever purchased

    they back there stuff up 100% .....i recomend them every time i get asked .."how come your pack shoots water out like a tap"....i always say i aint no sucker :evil.....so drink your H2o dont be a sucker
  2. HuskyDog

    HuskyDog Adventurer

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    I like mine, but the bite valve is small and restrictive compared others. I haven't found a replacement that will seal against the pressure. Anyone else have this problem, and found a solution?

    Nice product, thanks!
  3. e010584

    e010584 Dirt Rider

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    With the exception of a few shortcomings (bite valve included - go to a Platypus), I too was sold on the Geigerrig's potential and have had dialogue with Bob for potential product improvements. After initially buying a 700 and 1200, I was intrigued by The Shuttle for the versatility of using it as a normal hydration pack, tank bag, tail bag and chest protector installation. Turns out it works out great for all the above if you can find all of the right hardware. After a premature unexpected failure of my first Shuttle in the washing machine, Bob did end up getting me the replacement unit that set me up with the spare hardware needed to support all my installation needs and I'm happy to report this is the hot ticket (with some minor tweaks). I was hoping Geigerrig would be offering a comparable setup by now so that I could set my boy up with a comparable unit, but I suspect they're victims of their own success in other markets.

    Anybody else having taste issues with their bladders?
  4. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    no taste issues here ... i did wash mine with lemon when i first got it and then rinsed well

    i do turn in inside out and wash after use as well
  5. HuskyDog

    HuskyDog Adventurer

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    Mine has a "new" taste that I expect won't last long. No worse than my platypus when it was new.
  6. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Been shopping for a Camelback or something similar the last couple months, but pulled the trigger on a 1200 Rig this evening. Looks like a sweet piece of kit

    PMR
  7. TooFast

    TooFast Long timer

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    I read some of this thread last night and bought a Rig 1200 this morning!

    Best hydration system/backpack on the market, well engineered and priced right to boot. 3L of easily cleaned bladder with quick disconnects, awesome.

    My old hydration system/backpacks will be in my next garage sale.
  8. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    A couple weeks ago, I had one of the shoulder straps on my Citrus colored Geigerrig Rig 500 fail. I sent the company an emailing describing exactly what I saw as the cause and asked if they could help repair it. Within two hours I received an email appologizing for my problem. THE NEXT DAY I recieved via UPS a brand new Rig 500! Talk about service. I don't think it gets any better than that. The newer rig is even better designed the old one. I'm a happy camper.
  9. e010584

    e010584 Dirt Rider

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    I've immediately drained mine after every ride or hike and use genuine mountain spring water (from AZ's White Mountains). Didn't have any issues initially, but eventually all four of mine have developed some taste issues that spoil the taste of water over the time of a ride. Oddly enough, the first I noticed on one of them was when I refilled at Phantom Ranch on a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim day hike and thought it was the water there, but it appears to be a permanent issue even after repeated washes. Still generally pleased with the product and the people even though I truly believe they can do even better.
  10. HoloHolo

    HoloHolo 2 wheels !!!!

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    I haven't had any taste issue with mine. However, when I first used it I put some lemon in the water to take out the new plastic taste. I turn my bladder inside out after each use to dry then once dry I turn it back to normal and store it left open to remain dry.
  11. e010584

    e010584 Dirt Rider

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    Don't know if you ever got your answers, but I've mounted my Shuttle on the tank, on the tail and on a roost guard. Not a whole lot of extra storage but it can certainly handle the small things without a problem and a 3L bladder kind of works too. The biggest problem is finding suitable quick release buckles to mount it on the bike. I never could find any compatible ones at any of the hardware or craft stores but ended up with a spare Shuttle after my first one failed miserably in the washing machine (remove the pressure plate), resulting in suitable hardware to mount to the bike. Can send pics if interested.
  12. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Just in! My new Tactical Rigger Coyote Tan. :D
    Looking forward to trying out on a long ride soon.

    I entered the free filter code, but they never sent it. :cry
    Also Bob has not replied to my emails about that.

    Are they on summer vacation? :dunno

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  13. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    cant beat the heat in the outback but you sure can cool down a lil with the geigerrig :clap
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  14. Stinky

    Stinky Team Hematoma

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    I just want to give a shout out to Bob and the Geigerrig crew. I've had my RIG 1600 for a couple of years now and very happy with the product and the support. On a recent trip, in an attempt to get away from a swarm of Yellowjackets, I had to beat a hasty retreat, forgetting I'd hooked the pack on my footpeg. I drug it down the road at speed for a quarter of a mile and in the process wore the waiststrap through in a spot (total sum of the damage, amazing in itself). I contacted them via email and 3 days later had a new strap in my hands at no charge. If that doesn't demonstrate superb support (and a tough product) I don't know what does. I'm a lifetime customer. Thanks a lot Bob. I wish everyone provided that level of support.
  15. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    I purchased a Rig 1600 on Wednesday and had it Friday. Can't complain about that!

    Tried it out on a 250 mile loop yesterday and I'm already loving it. I was concerned that since the thing is black that the water would heat quickly, which wasn't the case :clap . Being able to purge any warm water from the drink tube is pretty nice too, although I would have to say that warm water in the tube really wasn't much of an issue, even after leaving the rig on the seat of my bike at our lunch stop.

    Doing a ride and hike next weekend where I'll be using the pack portion for more of what it was intended for so I'll let you know how that works out. Probably not putting my small CamelBack in the Flea Market yet because it's smaller size is just too convenient for some situations, but it's going to be spending a lot more time in the closet.

    Really the only complaint that I have would be that the shoulder straps are difficult to tighten up, once the rig is on your back, especially with gloves on. The end of the webbing is folded over and sewn through so that it cant slip back through the adjuster but the resulting "Tab" is so small
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    and slides up really snugly inside the adjuster

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    making it dammed near impossible to grab it to tighten the straps when you have it on your back :cry . If you have you gloves on, forget it! A larger tab or a second fold a little further up the webbing (to keep the end tab out from under the adjuster) would make the rig just about perfect!

    Bottom line? Worth every penny, despite that minor hassle of the strap. If you're on the fence about buying a 1600 and have questions, feel free to PM me and I'll do my best answer them for you.

    So, I used the pack for my ride and hike this weekend and am quite happy with the set-up. I'll have to mess around a little to adjust my packing of the contents of the pack as the bladder takes up a fair amount of space when full. Be warned, there are a ton of pockets on the 1600. I spent a fair amount of time searching the pockets while asking myself "Now which pocket did I put that in????" :lol3 Seriously, there are tons of pockets and tie points offering an almost endless variety of places and methods to pack :clap.

    Two notes:
    1st, I never had a plastic taste until I was too lazy to drain the bladder at the end of the day and left the water in it overnight. Then there was a very distinct and unpleasant taste to the water in the AM. I had washed the bladder prior to using it but obviously wasn't doing anything more than rinsing it while camping. Wasn't a big deal for me as I had ready access to fresh water but might be an issue if you can't rinse it and refill it daily. Going to do the lemon juice rinse and then run it through the dishwasher to see if that makes the problem go away.
    2nd, I had a little problem with the bladder losing pressure during the day. I think that it was due the relief valve at the top of the bulb getting pressed by the strap because of where I set it up. I'm going to test it out without wearing it and see if it holds pressure, just to be sure, but I'd almost be willing to bet it was how I adjusted the pack to wear it. However, it's definitely something to be aware of when you adjust your straps etc..
  16. Hucker

    Hucker Lost

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    Tried the code, but it is not working. Am I too late to the party?
  17. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    Yup...

    Sent from my Galaxy Note II
  18. GEIGERRIG

    GEIGERRIG Adventurer

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    SORRY!

    This is Bob Geiger with Geigerrig. I want to make sure that you all know that the offer still stands.

    Please continue to follow the directions at the beginning of this thread, and we'll get you covered.

    If you have placed an order for our product, used the promo code, and didn't get your filter, here's what we'd like you to do:

    1) Send an e-mail to: jordan@hubcityoutdoor.com. cc: brock@hubcityoutdoor.com.

    2) Notify them that you are from ADV rider, that you placed and order, and didn't get your free filter.

    3) Provide your full name and mailing address in your e-mail.

    Jordan and Brock will look up your order, confirm that you placed it and that we didn't send you your filter. Then... We'll send you the free filter.

    AGAIN! Sorry for the mess up.

    As always, we support the crew here and welcome the opportunity to fulfill our offer to you.

    Jordan and Brock are on standby....

    Best Regards,

    Bob Geiger
    GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs
  19. GEIGERRIG

    GEIGERRIG Adventurer

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    Another quick note...

    If you have questions about products or special needs for setting up your GEIGERRIG, please send the inquiry to:

    Jordan@hubcityoutdoor.com and cc: brock@hubcityoutdoor.com

    They are great guys and will get you taken care of.

    My personal e-mail is bob@hubcityoutdoor.com and my office line is 801-823-3336.

    It is a bit harder to reach me these days, but yell at me a bit if my team is not taking care of you.

    Inmates can also shoot a message to the President of GEIGERRIG at: curt@hubcityoutdoor.com.

    BROCK AND JORDAN will be briefed in our next staff meeting regarding this message and the last. Great guys... they will get you covered.

    We always want to take care of the inmates here at ADV Rider.

    Best Regards,
    Bob Geiger
    GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs
  20. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    My Bad. I had PM'd GB and was told the deal was over... I didn't even try to use the code when I ordered :cry.