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.
More water, less hassle
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.
A revolutionary concept
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.
We offer free return shipping labels with all orders over $50 shipped within the United States.
If you live within the United States follow the directions on the packing slips enclosed with your order. Give us a call if you have questions.
Items in new condition (tags still attached and unworn), purchased from Showers Pass online store may be returned for a refund or size exchange within 30 days of purchase. Orders that received free shipping, that when refunded have less than $50.00 US remaining, will be refunded less our flat rate shipping fee of $6.50. We cannot offer refunds on items that have been worn outside or on the bike.
*Closeout items are final sale, no returns.
If you live outside the US, and want to return new items please include a copy of the original packing slip with a note on which item/ size/ color you would like to exchange for or note if you would like a refund. Exchange shipping charges may apply for some items.
Please allow 10 days for exchanges to be processed.
Send Return/Exchange items to either Showers Pass US or Showers Pass UK addresses below depending on where the order originated from.
2101 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Showers Pass UK,
1st Storage Centres Ltd,
Stoneygate Close, Gateshead, NE10 0AZ.
We offer free return labels for orders shipped within the UK.
If you live within the UK follow the directions on the packing slips enclosed with your order.
Items in new condition (tags still attached and unworn), purchased from Showers Pass online store may be returned for a full refund or size exchange within 30 days of purchase. .We cannot offer refunds or exchanges on items that have been worn outside or on the bike. Beyond 30 days on exchanges, give us a call and we will see what we can do to help, We want you to love your gear and us.
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.