Review of the Geigerrig G1 1600 Hydration Pack

Be prepared! That’s my motto when it comes to anything outdoors. Nobody wants to be caught on trail without water or essential items. That includes staying well equipped and hydrated in an easy to carry pack and I found my favorite product on the market, worth the money and imagesurpasses all competitors.  I have tested out a lot of different brands before I settled on the Geigerrig G1 1600 Hydration Pack. The price range for this model is around $120, that includes the pressurized bladder and the pack. Other brands are sold separately and can cost upwards of $150-200 total. The G1 1600 is a pressurized water system that is portable and very easy to use and clean. There is a bulb that you use (like a blood-pressure cuff) that allows you to inflate the bladder to create pressure. A lot or a little pressure will determine how the G1 1600 releases water from the valve. This is key when exhausting energy on trail, it’s like a refreshing blast of H20. Unlike other brands the G1 1600 gets every last drop of water out of the bladder. The effectiveness of the pressurized water system helps with not only conventional uses, but if you need to flush out your eyes, clean wounds or sharing water since you can just pinch the valve to get water. If you add the Geigerrig water filter, you can create the ultimate hydration pack and never worry about carrying extra equipment. Having that option to integrate a filter is great feature that others do not offer without attaching lots of tubes and parts. That being said, the G1 1600 pack is awesome for 1-2 day trips; there is enough room for food, first aid kit, clothes and any other gear you need for a short trip. The waterproof backpack has an integrated slider sternum strap, a removable hip belt, and ergonomic shoulder straps designed to aid in load disbursement. Plus, the back features comfort pads and air vents for ventilation to keep you dry. What is even better than the rest is that the G1 1600 is dishwasher safe and easy to clean! The Geigerrig G1 1600 Hydration Pack is the best hydration pack I have ever used. I have taken it on many trips and cannot imagine not having this on the trail when I climb or bike. An A++ and worth the money since you get a pack and a bladder instead of two separate buys, you get one great purchase.

Product Specifications:

  • Tactical backpack that lets you carry 100 oz. of pressurized water
  • Has MOLLE loops across the front
    • Frontmost section: 14″ tall x 8″ wide (restricted by elastic, so can expand) x 1/2″ deep, has 3 net partitions, two small zip pockets, pen holder, small hook-and-loop pocket, and a small clip, closes with 2 zippers which are arranged so the whole section is waterproof
    • Middle section: 18″ tall x 10″ wide x 4″ deep at bottom (top is maybe 2″ deep – reservoir sits in space), closes with 2 zippers
    • Rear section: for the hydration engine, closes with a single zipper
    • 2 exterior side pockets: 6 1/2″ high x 5″ wide x 2″ deep, PVC-reinforced, close with a single zipper
  • Liquid Capacity: 100 oz. (3L)
  • Dry Capacity: 1600 in.3
  • Filters can be added to the line to purify water on the trail
  • Compression straps can help keep your profile minimal
  • Removable hip belt provides extra support, more MOLLE space, and two additional zippered pockets (adjusts from min 28″ to max 50″)
  • Heavy-duty nylon top handle
  • Comes with a 2013/2014 Spartan Race High Adventure Passport with dozens of 2-for-1 deals on outdoor adventures
  • Materials: Heavy-duty 1680 ballistic nylon, neoprene sleeve on reservoir, high-grade polymer plastics on buckles and clasps, industrial-size 10 coil zippers
  • Dimensions: 21 1/2″ long x 13″ wide
  • Weight: 3.2 lbs. (empty)
  • Reservoir is top-rack dishwasher-safe