Geigerrig Wins Gear of the Year From Camping Life Magazine - Best Hydration Pack and Best Hydration System Available
April 15, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News"…We see hundreds of examples of new camping equipment — Some new gear really wows us… some leaves us wondering why… seems as if we're getting more selective than ever before…Gear of the Year - GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs." - Camping Life.
Utah, April 15, 2011 (www.Geigerrig.com) - GEIGERRIG Pressurized Hydration Packs wins again! From their debut at the Winter Outdoor Retailer show where they received 3M's In-New-Vation award for best new product, to their Editor's Choice selection for best new gear by Adventure World Magazine, to their most recent recognition for "Gear of the Year" by Camping Life Magazine; GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs are on a roll.
The editors at Camping Life Magazine prefaced their Gear of the Year announcement for GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs this way:
"Every year we see hundreds of examples of new camping equipment -
From stoves to footwear and everything in between. Some new gear really wows us, while some leaves us wondering why the manufacturer even bothered, and it seems as if we're getting more selective than ever before. It's not that there isn't a lot of great gear out there, but this list should be reserved for our favorites – the few things that stuck with us months after we examined or tested them. So here they are —- the 2011 Camping Life Editor's Choice Award Winners."
Camping Life Magazine then went on to echo the sentiments and analysis of Chris Osman and Mike Atkinson, two former Navy SEALs and owners of Trident Tactical and Technical, who had this to say of GEIGERRIG:
"Other than ammunition, radios and weapons, water can be the heaviest thing we carry. And, it has so many necessary uses. The GEIGERRIG system finally makes it easy to access, use, and share the water while also getting the hands-free benefit of a hydration pack. The plug-and-play, on-the-go, in-line filtration unit is on the money. Greater access to water… Much easier use of water… A pressurized spray… All without additional weight or any sacrifice of capacity in your pack. It looks like a no-brainer. It was my product of choice as well—for both the Shot Show and Outdoor Retailer show."
Specifically, Camping Life Magazine gave this review of GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs:
"What's so special about this hydration pack? Well, unlike all the rest, you don't have to suck on it to get a drink of water. The hydration bladder is pressurized through the use of a hand-pump bulb and once under pressure, all it takes is for the user to lightly bite down or squeeze on the bite-valve to release a continuous stream of cool, clean water. The Geigerrig packs come in a number of capacities, ranging from 500 to 1,600 cubic inches, and all feature 100 percent heavy-duty ballistic nylon construction, size 10 coil zippers, an iPod-ready waterproof compartment, a padded and stowable hip belt, padded shoulder straps with an ergonomic fit and integrated chest strap, compression straps, PVC-reinforced exterior side storage pockets, and internal storage compartments. The bladder has a capacity of 100 ounces, quick-release valves for the drinking tube, a pressurization tube for easy refill and bladder removal, and a slide top for easy refill, cleaning and drying. The Geigerrig hydration packs can also be ordered with an optional plug-and-play filter for use in areas where water is of unknown quality. $110 – $140, depending on pack size."
For more information about GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs, or to read this review and more, visit www.Geigerrig.com.