Monday, April 18, 2011

Geigerrig Pack: Rig 16- The Best Pack Ever!

It's hard to know where to start this review, because this pack is so awesome. First, the quality is outstanding. Heavy duty Ballistic Nylon construction and Industrial Size 10 Coil zippers will guarantee this pack will last a long time. Do you like to be organized? This pack has eight pockets/compartments and one of those compartments has an organizer for pens, wallet etc.

The pack has a separate compartment for the bladder. What does this mean? When you remove the bladder to fill it, you do not have to remove other gear that's normally in the way. This is very nice. You also don't have to remove the hose, since it has a quick release mechanism. Threading and un-threading the hose through small holes in other packs is a real pain! It even has a clip holder for the hose. This prevents your mouth piece from landing in the dirt when you set your pack on the ground.

The waistbelt is thick, padded, adjustable and has zipper pockets on both sides. The well padded back of the pack guarantees a comfortable fit. The chest strap is also adjustable in height (about six inches).

Now we come to the revolutionary bladder. How can a bladder be much different? That's what I thought and I was wrong. First, the bladder uses a pump to allow the water to squirt into your mouth; no more sucking! This keeps your hose cleaner and you do not have to clean it as often. If it's hot, you can keep cool by squirting yourself. The bladder has a wide opening making it very easy to put ice in it. Cleaning the bladder is easy. You turn it inside out and put it in the dishwasher.

Now for the best part. This daypack carries like a backpack. When I first put it on, it felt so light I thought I forgot the bladder. This is the best pack I have ever worn.

Quick Summary:

  • Heavy duty construction
  • Lots of pockets
  • Carries heavy loads easily
  • Revolutionary bladder
  • Easy to clean.
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