Have you ever taken a sip of your water as you are riding and it just tasted NASTY?!?!?! Many of us have. This is a result of not completely drying your hydration bladder after use and the build up of “gunk” in the bladder and hose. The most conventional way of drying is using a specific hanger where it opens up the bladder to air dry. However for many who ride frequently, the bladder never really has a chance to fully dry. Now there is a solution…
New from ZER0GOO is the Hydration Bladder Dryer. It is a compact fan built to fit in the mouth/opening of your bladder. It is made from plastic and requires an electric power source (included). The dryers do not emit heat, just the air with the room temperature to dry.
Here are simple steps:
- – Remove the mouthpiece from your tube/hose so the air can have a clear path.
– For faster drying, drain the excess water/liquid from the bladder before attaching the unit
– Insert the fan into the opening of the bladder
– Attached/plug the power source
Drying time can vary. Depending on your location geographically, humidity can be a factor. For example in Denver it takes approximately 40 minutes while in Miami it can take upto 2 1/2 hours. Drying time is also dependant on the size of your bladder. Since receiving the unit for review, I’ve only used my small Camelbak bladder, 45oz., made to fit the fanny type bags. Although I haven’t timed it yet, I am confident that it was dry with in an hour’s time.
I’ll be putting this unit to the test. I have several bladders that I use, different in size. Look for a complete review in the next few months. Drying and having the taste of fresh water during your ride has never been made easier!
For more information log onto www.zerogoo.com