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Gear Reviews / November 27, 2016

Gear Review: The Rinse Kit

Written by: Morris Brossette

As much as every adventurer likes to get out in nature and get dirty, there is nothing like the feeling of being clean. But in a remote location, finding water to clean yourself and your gear can be a challenge.

Enter the Rinse Kit: a pressurized bucket that serves as a portable shower and/or sink. 

I gave the bad boy a test recently after a Spartan obstacle race, then again after a particularly muddy mountain bike ride. Here’s what I discovered:

The Rinse Kit is designed to fill from a hose spigot, but an add-on allows user to pump water into it from lakes or streams.

The Rinse Kit fills from a standard spigot in just 20 seconds.

The Rinse Kit is portable and easy to use. Its two-gallon tank can be filled in seconds from any spigot, and seals well enough to move in the vehicle without fear of leaks or spills. For use in the backcountry, the company sells a hand-pumped Field Fill Kit for $49.95.

Though it didn’t seem like much at first, I found the tank’s two-gallon capacity was more than I needed to clean myself and my gear.

When used efficiently, the Rinse Kit can clean an entire mountain bike with just two gallons of water.

The Rinse Kit sprays water at high pressure for about four minutes.

The kit can spray water continuously for up to four minutes. I found the pressure was strong enough to get the mud off my shoes and bike and to clean crusted food out of my JetBoil pot.

The device doesn’t require batteries or even a pump to maintain pressure… and it will hold pressure for up to a month.

The Rinse Kit is for sale in the Shoulders of Giants store. Get one for now $89.95.

 

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Morris Brossette

Morris “Mo” Brossette grew up running, hiking, biking, and basically living everyday in the woods. Each day was a new adventure of building forts, exploring new areas, and even as a child, creating obstacle courses and other physical challenges to build strength and fitness.

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