The Showers Pass® VelEau™ 42 is a unique, bicycle-mounted hydration system, designed specifically for mountain, road, triathlon, touring and recreational cycling. The VelEau Hydration System eliminates the need for a cumbersome backpack-style hydration pack; and is a safer and more easily accessible alternative to traditional down-tube mounted bottles.
VelEau™ was invented by an engineer and avid cyclist who, as he was preparing for a grueling 100-mile mountain bike race in the heat of summer, was faced with the choice between a single water bottle and a hot and sweaty hydration backpack. He decided to develop something better: 42 ounces of water, with the weight off his back. VelEau 42.
The VelEau™ Hydration System fits securely under the saddle, and employs two patented retractable reels to allow the rider safe, easy access to the hydration tube bite valve. The reels use a tough 3-ply nylon parachute cord, tested to over 180,000 cycles; and two super strong magnets to automatically return the tube to its proper position. In short: a safer, easier solution to staying hydrated. Weighs 16 oz.
Wipe clean with damp cloth. Remove lights and hose down for extra dirty clean ups. Hang dry.
Machine wash with cold water on a gentle cycle using a liquid detergent that is free from scents, or fabric softeners. We recommend cleaning with Nikwax Tech Wash for best results. Hang dry items with seam tape as exposure to heat can damage seam tape. Close all zippers before washing for best results.
Wash your gear when it starts to stink! Regular washing will keep the pores of the waterproof membrane clear to breathe. After 1 year of regular washing (once a month if you wear the jacket daily), use Nikwax TX Direct Wash In treatment to renew the Durable Water Repellant coating (DWR) to make water bead off the jacket.
Following these care instructions will extend the life of your waterproof garment. Read our full care instructions here.
Machine wash with cold water and tumble dry on low heat or hang dry. To avoid any shrinkage hang dry.
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