There's a lot of gear out there that sounds pretty revolutionary, but ultimately just isn't worth the hype (we're looking at you, Bumper Dumper). So when our gearhead friends started buzzing about yet another portable shower skipping onto the market, we took our time testing the waters — literally.
Forget pressure pump showers and gravity bags: the RinseKit might just revolutionize "dirtbagging" for good.
Awarded the Outdoor Retailer Gear of the Show title by Outside magazine earlier this month, RinseKit is totally deserving of the distinction, as well as of a spot in the trunk of every mountain biker, surfer and muddy-dog owner we know. It's essentially just a shower-in-a-box concept, but it involves almost no effort on the user's part: just attach the kit's built-in hose to any hose spigot, fill up the two-gallon water chamber in 20 seconds, reattach the spray nozzle, and go. The nozzle offers six spray settings, from the traditional "shower" to the mud-blasting "jet."
There are no batteries, no motor and no pumping required, and RinseKit holds its pressure for up to a month. If you're apartment-bound with no access to a hose spigot, RinseKit thought of that, too: the company currently offers a sink adapter and will soon be rolling out a Field Fill Kit, so you can refill the water chamber with still water and proceed to pressurize the chamber yourself with any standard bike pump. And because the RinseKit is insulated, it keeps warm water nice and toasty for showering.
So wash your dog, wash your feet, rinse your surfboard, clean your fishing pole, blast your tires, do your dishes, take a shower and be glad you spent your cash on this instead of an 8-Hour Energy Patch.
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