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Geigerrig Rig Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

3.47
based on 576 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 10 reasons to buy the Rig - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


78% of the reviewers give the Geigerrig Rig a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (62%)
Good (16%)
Average (7%)
Poor (5%)
Bad (8%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Geigerrig Rig:

Reviewers like these things about the Geigerrig Rig

  • Many reviewers commend the Geigerrig Rig's diagonal pack zipper and horizontal top zipper for easy engine access.
  • Users noted that the pack has a waffle padding covered in breathable mesh for comfort on straps and backplate.
  • They thought that the bag makes the water stays close to the back for optimal balance and movement when performing at their peak.
  • They also noted that its small internal pocket lets them stow small items during activity.
  • Reviewers indicated that it is an absolute essential if for an outdoorsy kind of person.
  • Other reviewers mentioned that the pack has two straps for extra security.
  • Users thought that it has a great size and the pump system is awesome.
  • Reviewers believed that the bag is great for cooling off during a hot day.
  • Testers said that it is slim and sleek.
  • Other reviewers highly recommend the bag for adventures.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer indicated that the bag is a little bulky for running and is not durable enough to withstand a light 3mi jog.
  • Another reviewer noted that the pressurized tube always disconnects with the slightest level of activity.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Geigerrig Rig models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.95-3.6 oz (0.9-1.6 kg)
Length iconLength19-22 in (48-56 cm)
Width10-13 in (25-33 cm)
Height2-4 in (5-10 cm)





Popular Models


Geigerrig Rig 500

32% choose the Geigerrig Rig 500

32 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)


Geigerrig Rig 700

18% choose the Geigerrig Rig 700

18 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Weight iconWeight2.7 oz (1.2 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height4 in (10 cm)


Geigerrig Rig 1600

18% choose the Geigerrig Rig 1600

18 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.6 oz (1.6 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height3 in (8 cm)


Geigerrig Rig 1200

14% choose the Geigerrig Rig 1200

14 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.95 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength20 in (51 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height3.5 in (9 cm)


Geigerrig Rig 710

9% choose the Geigerrig Rig 710

9 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Orange


Specs
Weight iconWeight3.1 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength19 in (48 cm)
Width10 in (25 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)


Geigerrig Rig Guardian

9% choose the Geigerrig Rig Guardian

9 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Orange
Red






Geigerrig Rig 500 vs Rig 700


The two most popular Geigerrig Rig models are the Rig 500 and the Rig 700, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 50% of the people interested in the Geigerrig Rig bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Rig 500 which is choosen by 32% (1.8 times as many as the 18% that choose the Rig 700).

Rig 500Rig 700
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Rig 500 is typically around $50 cheaper than the Rig 700, but check the deals before you buy.

Rig 500Rig 700
Cheapest

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Rig 500 is 0.2 kg (7.1 oz) lower than the weight of the Rig 700.

Rig 500Rig 700
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Rig 500 is 1 in (2 cm) longer than the Rig 700 (19 vs. 20 in). It's 2 in (5 cm) wider (10 vs. 12 in), while the height is the same (both 4 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Rig 700 is available in blue.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Geigerrig Rig features:
  • Compression straps
  • Organizer panel

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Geigerrig Rig models (the most popular choice is the Rig 500).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
120020 l1.95 oz0.1 oz/L



Rankings


vs Geigerrig Bags

The Geigerrig Rig ranks #3 compared with the other Geigerrig bags.

1Geigerrig Tactical
3.85
Geigerrig Tactical
2Geigerrig Guardian
3.59
Geigerrig Guardian
3Geigerrig Rig
3.47
Geigerrig Rig

vs All Bags

The Geigerrig Rig ranks #2399 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Mountainsmith Drift
2398Geigerrig Rig
3.47
Geigerrig Rig
2399Nicole Miller Jardin
3.47
Nicole Miller Jardin
2400Marc Jacobs Biker
3.47
Marc Jacobs Biker
2401Skip Hop Forma
3.47
Skip Hop Forma



Selected Reviews


RMK Outdoors

The Rig 1600 Tactical Hydration Pack by Geigerrig is not only my favorite hydration packs I've used but one of my favorite day hiking/adventure packs.

Posted 3 October 2016 by Trevor - Read full review

Bike Radar

It’s a shame, because in isolation the pack is a great thing. Tough ripstop nylon construction, a comfy back and straps and just enough well placed storage for short to medium length rides.

Posted 27 October 2014 by Jon Woodhouse - Read full review

Road CC

The Geigerrig Rig 700 Ballistic Hydration Pack is a pressurised hydration pack that eliminates the need to suck. Pressurisation system is nice if you like to spray it around.

Posted 8 August 2012 by John Whittington - Read full review

A Mom's Take

My husband loves his GEIGERRIG Rig 1600 Hydration pack and has been incredible happy with it every time he’s taken it out. You will not be disappointed with the GEIGERRIG line of hydration packs, no matter which size bladder is right for you.

Posted 2 April 2012 by Janel - Read full review

4 All Outdoors

This is a very comfortable pack. It is sized just about right for day hikes and fairly long bike rides. It held what I needed with enough room to spare so that I could take off my jacket and gloves when I started to get too warm. The hydration system (bladder) is tough and the pack is even tougher.

Posted 2 December 2011 by Coy Starnes - Read full review

4 All Outdoors

The Geigerrig Rig 1600 has been the best hydration pack I have ever used. Geigerrig has proven to me to be a first class company. They have an incredibly informative website, quality products and an excellent customer service.

Posted 5 September 2011 by Jason - Read full review

Utah Outside

Overall, I’d say Geigerrig has a winner on their hands. The spray-don’t-suck philosophy behind this unique hydration system has legs, and I think it’s a worthy piece of gear for any outdoorsy guy or gal to have on hand when heading outdoors.

Posted 20 May 2011 by Jared Hargrave - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019