RinseKit: Helping Keep Your Dirty Little Secrets
With the RinseKit portable spray system, you can play dirty and go home clean. When filled from a standard outdoor spigot, the RinseKit provides two gallons of pressurized and portable water to clean both you and your gear.
The RinseKit is an all-in-one system which provides everything you need to both quickly fill/pressurize the internal reservoir and easily grab-and-go when you’re ready to hit the road. The RinseKit is entirely self-contained in a plastic case similar in size and shape to a small cooler (16” wide x 11” deep x 14” tall). Included in the case are the spigot adapter, the hose, a drain plug, and the nozzle. The locking lid is nice to assure you don’t lose the spigot adapter or nozzle. The handle is also a nice feature allowing easy portage of the RinseKit. In addition, the lid is removable to give a platform to stand on while cleaning dirty feet.
The RinseKit can be easily filled to its two-gallon capacity from an outdoor spigot. The RinseKit is pressurized using the water inlet pressure, so the pressure out depends on the pressure from the fill-source. To fill the RinseKit you simply attach the provided coupler nozzle to your spigot, attach the quick-connect on the RinseKit hose, turn the hose valve to the off position, turn on the water, turn on the valve, and wait approximately 20 seconds for a complete fill-up. You cannot overfill the RinseKit, so I usually leave the water running for longer to assure the reservoir is completely full. After filling, you again shut off the valve, disconnect the hose, attach the nozzle, and turn on the valve
The RinseKit nozzle features 7 spray options. These are Center, Flat, Jet, Shower, Mist, Soak, and Cone. Center is a tight cone with fairly high pressure streams, and I found this setting most useful for the greatest variety of clean-ups. I found the soaker setting least useful, but it might be good for watering potted plants.
Depending on the nozzle setting, the RinseKit gives about 2 to 3 minutes of useful pressure with up to 5 minutes of water-flow. The higher pressure settings seem to drop pressure rather quickly, so the RinseKit is not the best option for removing caked-on mud. If you are planning on using the RinseKit for really muddy clean-ups, I recommend packing a brush to loosen the mud prior to spraying it off. There is plenty of space in the RinseKit to store a brush before and after using.
The RinseKit has a large variety of potential outdoor uses. It is great for spraying off muddy boots, cleaning muddy paws, rinsing sand off your feet after a day at the beach, a quick rinse after a nasty ‘cross race, cooling off on a hot day, rinsing cook-pots and utensils, watering plants, et cetera. For bike cleaning, I recommend using the jet sparingly to hit the derailleurs and cassette and other areas that need the highest pressure, then using the center setting for a light clean of the rest of the bike.
Even after receiving high praise and awards from trade-shows and product users including Gear Junkie’s Best in Show at the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer expo, RinseKit is not resting on their laurels. RinseKit has recently announced a Field Fill Kit allowing one to fill and pressurize the RinseKit away from a faucet. The planned release for this kit is later this year. I think it will make a great addition, and I will follow-up this review with a supplement discussing the field kit once I get my hands on it.
The RinseKit is available at www.RinseKit.com for $89.99 with free shipping. There is also a dealer search on their website so you can look for options to buy local. The RinseKit has a variety of cleaning usages, allows up to two-gallons of pressurized spray, and is easily portable. Take it along next time you’re planning on getting dirty, and no one will have to know.
– Alex (Steak Sauce)
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