Warwickshire, UK – (On Site Video) The winners of the hotly anticipated 2011 Novel Awards have been announced at the Outdoor Trade Show in the UK. The pressurized GEIGERRIG 2 Liter Hydration Engine (Hydration Pack), with its in-line filtration capability, was not only selected as the winner of the accessory category, but also the coveted Product of the Year Award. (Gratuitous New Gear Test Video That Had Nothing To Do With GEIGERRIG Winning These Awards.)
Held at the Outdoor Trad social, the awards ceremony was watched by a large number of exhibitors and visitors keen to see which products were favored by the judges. Each of the finalists in the six categories were assessed by a panel of expert judges which included specialist outdoor retailers and journalists. (Video: Which explodes first… The 1680 Ballistic Nylon GEIGERRIG Hydration Pack…or The GEIGERRIG Hydraiton Engine?)
OTS Show Organizer, Marta Williams, noted, “With over 100 entries, this was the largest number of entries to date for the Novel Awards. The popularity of the awards continues to grow, and this demonstrates the need to recognize the achievements and innovations of manufacturers across the outdoor industry.” (Can you over-pressurize an award winning GEIGERRIG Hydration Engine (Hydration Bladder)? – Video)
Curt Geiger, President of GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs, said, “Winning these awards is very exciting for us. This year, at the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, GEIGERRIG received the innovation award for The Best New Product in the hard goods category. Also, we’e received rave reviews by experts such as Dan Larson of Backpacker.com who declared, ‘Bottom Line: The best hydration system I’ve found…’ I always hoped that upon launching in Europe, our product would receive the same enthusiasm and qualified acceptance. We are grateful for this recognition and very appreciative of our valued distributor, Whitby and Company, and our fabricator, Hydrapak, for the great efforts and strides they have both made in just a few short months. Whitby and Company received their samples only weeks before the OTS show. I can’t wait for European consumers to get their hands on a GEIGERRIG hydration system that sprays, filters, and flips inside out for cleaning in the top shelf of their dishwasher.”
GEIGERRIG Hydration Packs has been on the market for just over a year and have experienced significant, world-wide consumer and retailer acceptance in almost every category of outdoor use. GEIGERRIG prides itself for providing a hydration system that solves all of the well-known problems of the traditional hydration pack. GEIGERRIG also enjoys facilitating ever-greater opportunities for personal, on-the-go, use of in-line water filters provided by GEIGERRIG itself and by leading filtration and purification companies such as Aquamira, Katadyn, MSR, Sawyer, Steripen, Nephros, BDnP and the like.
For convenient use of the water you carry and the water you find along the way, carry a GEIGERRIG hydration system. With a GEIGERRIG, you’ll Never Suck Again (TM).