When it comes to fishing, there’s one thing about fishing I’ve never liked. This may seem a tad soft, but I’m not a big fan of how messy fishing can be.
From salt buildup on my fishing gear to fish scales and worm guts on my hands, it gets messy.
Come to think of it, all my camping and fishing trips would’ve been so much better with some kind of portable rinsing device.
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Back then I was SOL —oh well. But now there’s something on the market called RinseKit, and I think it’s exactly what us fishermen have been daydreaming about.
You may have seen it on the TV show Shark Tank. A surfer from California created it to wash himself and his gear after a day on the waves. But I’ll be giving a full review of RinseKit from an angler’s eye.
So If you’re game, keep reading and check out my RinseKit review for fishing —
What Is RinseKit?
It’s a non-electric portable rinsing device that sprays pressurized water. RinseKit can solve a number of outdoor needs and is especially ideal for fishing.
There are two models —one is about the size of a boombox and the other is about the size of a large cooler. Both are lightweight, portable and affordable. Who Is RinseKit For?
Like I said, RinseKit wasn’t made just for anglers —but it does solve some big problems we encounter on fishing trips. It’s a pretty awesome fishing and camping tool, especially for saltwater junkies —
A Saltwater Angler’s Secret Weapon
Make Your Fishing Gear Last Longer
Saltwater fishing gear can be pretty expensive —especially when you get into heavy rods and reels. I see mine as an investment and would like to use them for years to come.
Salt can wreak havoc on the inner-mechanisms of reels and rod guides. Salt corrosion is actually the number one cause of reels seizing and rod-guides rotting.
True, most rods and reels today have corrosion-resistant parts, plus “sealed” technology that keeps water out. But they’re still vulnerable, and any ocean-angler worth his salt knows rinsing their rod and reel with fresh water is the best way to make them last —
The Power to Remove Salt Better
RinseKit keeps salt off your fishing gear by allowing you to rinse your rod and reel on the boat, dock or shore.
You can do it every hour or whenever you want. That means less time for salt to settle and less salt accumulation. =
It’s especially helpful on all-day fishing trips, where you go for hours in the elements with no way to rinse your fishing gear. Otherwise you’ll be waiting until you get home to hose it off.
After-Beach Clean Up
Before you head home, you may need to rinse the sand off your legs and feet too. If you take your dog fishing with you, then you can rinse their legs and paws.
Or maybe you want to scoot the beach-mud off your truck and tires. It could mean one less trip to the carwash and less time crouched over vacuuming your floorboard.
You can also rinse any tools for fishing like nets, tackle boxes, hooks and lures. Sometimes they can smell fishy, and you don’t want to take that home with you. RinseKit can help you leave the ocean at the beach.
Of course it’s not just for ocean anglers. This product has a lot to offer people who love freshwater fishing and going on camping adventures.
The Camping Fisherman’s Best Friend
Fresh Water-Blast for Freshwater Fishing
When I went camping at Clarks Hill Lake I didn’t have a RinseKit. In retrospect, there were a few times it sucked not having one —
Cleaning Fish Outdoors Made Easy
We caught a mess of perch and I ended up cleaning them all myself. I had scales embedded in my forearms, plus there was no way to rinse the fish. Yeah, pressurized water would have been nice.
Lots of angling campers rely on RinseKit to make scaling and rinsing fish easier. Its pressurized system provides a surge of water strong enough to keep scales, grime and guts off your skin and off the menu.
Cook Fish Over a Fire Safely
We switched camping spots a few times, which meant making sure our fire was completely out. Covering it in dirt worked okay, but spraying it out would’ve been faster and safer.
This portable water-source is perfect for putting out campfires in a matter of seconds. In a world where forest fires rage uncontrollably, RinseKit is a smart and effective way to cut down on wildfires.
Clean Your Body and Your Camping Gear
Not everyone camps in a place where they can shower —believe me, I’ve gone a few days without washing just to be with mother nature.
I’d rather have a little body odor than bathe in a lake and chance some microscopic creature swimming up my hoo-hoo.
But with a portable pressurized shower like RinseKit, you can wash with hot, fresh water. It holds enough water to give you over 5 minutes worth, but you’ll need access to a sink or a car to heat the water.
Okay, now you have a pretty good idea of why someone would use RinseKit for fishing. It’s time to talk a little more in-depth about what it brings to the table —
RinseKit Thrives on Simple
RinseKit isn’t the only portable shower out there —it’s just the one that makes the most sense. The whole idea behind this product is to bring more fun and convenience to the lives of outdoorsy people like you and me.
Like I said, there are a few other options on the market —but this is the only one that has decent water pressure without using electricity or batteries. It uses a spigot to pressurize itself so it’s ready for use without being charged.
In a nutshell, there’s not any other portable shower that performs this well for the price.
You can buy a plastic bag that fills with water and delivers underwhelming water pressure, or spend hundreds on a battery-powered beast that gives you plenty of pressurized water, but isn’t lightweight.
I like to be fair so let’s look at some of the pros and cons of RinseKit —
- It’s an affordable portable shower`
- No electricity or batteries required
- Has hot water options
- Multiple pressure settings
- Easy to use and operate
- Efficient water usage system
- No long soaks —delivers about 6 minutes of pressurized water
- Need access to a spigot or sink to fill up
- Must have access to a sink or car to heat water
- The top lock might be a little flimsy
Now It’s time to spotlight some the other awesome things RinseKit does —
Features and Benefits of RinseKit Explained
Steals Pressure Straight from Your Spigot
Okay, remember how I said it’s non-electric and doesn’t need batteries? That’s because RinseKit harnesses the pressure from your spigot to pressurize its water.
It goes like this —
- You connect RinseKit to your spigot and turn the spigot handle
- A valve transfers 65 psi (pounds per square inch) of water pressure into RinseKit along with 2 gallons of water
- It takes about 20 seconds to fill RinseKit
- It stays fully pressurized for about 1 month
Lightweight Washing Warriors
There is no heavy or complicated machinery involved —it’s a rinsing tool that works smart, not hard. There are no moving parts or pieces to break down, and the materials are built to last a lifetime.
Both models are made from extremely tough virgin PE and ABS plastics. That means they can withstand a lot of pressure without breaking —although the top plastic-lock is said to be a tad flimsy.
Two Portable Models with Plenty of Rinse Power
This is the large, cooler-shaped model that holds 2 gallons of water. It weighs 9 pounds when empty and 24 pounds when full of water.
This model spans 7 spray settings —from jet to shower-soak. It gives you about 6 minutes of pressurized water on max setting, and even more time on lesser settings.
It’s perfect for rinsing your truck-bed, fishing gear and your body after a day on the water. The Plus model is the more expensive option, but the value is worth it.
There is a slightly smaller version, and the price tag is a little more pocket-friendly. Watch it in action in the video below.
The more compact RinseKit Pod weighs 7 pounds and holds 1.75 gallons of water. It has 5 pressure settings —center. jet, mist, flat and shower. You get about 4 minutes of pressurized water on max pressure, and about 6 minutes on the lower settings.
It takes about 30 seconds to fill, and wields the same water-pressure as the Plus model —but holds a little less water. To me, it looks like an old-school boom box —except it’s a portable shower.
The Pod has all the same options and accessories as the Plus. It’s just a little lighter in the pants —so it’s easier to carry and fit in your vehicle or boat. Watch it in action in the video below.
Hot Water on the Spot
An Adapter to Heat Your H20
You can hook their “hot water sink adapter” up to either model and fill it with hot water. RinseKit is well-insulated and can keep water hot for over a hour. This is a great way to take a hot shower when camping on a fishing trip.
The only issue is that you need access to a sink with hot water. The good news is that most campgrounds have restrooms with hot water —even if they don’t have showers.
But there’s yet another way RinsKit gives you heated water when you need it —
Hot Rod Water Heater
Turn Cold Water into Hot Shower-Water While Driving
This option is cool because you can use your car or truck to heat your water. Just plug Hot Rod Water Heater into your cigarette lighter outlet and let the rod safely heat the water in your RinseKit.
It’s really pretty simple —you just screw the heating probe into the drain-plug hole of the RinseKit and let it heat things up.
The cord has enough slack to reach the backseat of a truck or SUV, plus it comes with a timer and auto shut-off for safety.
What If I Don’t Have a Spigot Handy?
I know I said RinseKit relies on the water pressure from your home to pressurize itself. But there is something you can use if you’re nowhere near a spigot —
Pressure Booster Pump, You’re My Hero
I can’t say that it would suck to be somewhere with no spigot, because there’s this thing called a pressure pump booster that lets you pressurize your RinseKit —no bib or sink needed.
This isn’t really the route you want to go every single time, but it is a pretty nice option if you’re in the middle of nowhere (which can be a great place to be sometimes).
Be a Master of Water Efficiency
Someone asked me —why should I pay for a pressurized rinser when I can bring jugs of water on our fishing trip? Well, first of all I think carrying around gallons of water in jugs would be tiring and inconvenient.
Secondly —I’m no genius, but I’m pretty sure going that route would waste an obscene amount of water —plus no hot shower. Sloshing water jugs and gravity seem kind of sloppy and irresponsible to me.
It may seem like a “save the whales” mentality—but doing our part to conserve water is a pretty big deal. I like that RinseKit is a product mindful of conservation, and leans towards a better way of thinking.
Now that I’ve shared what RinseKit does and why it’s good for anglers, it’s time to see what other people think about it. I combed the internet to get some opinions, and here’s what I dug up —
What Other People Think of RinseKit
Eric’s RinseKit Secret
Eric and his son put together a little show, and displayed what RinseKit can do —live and uncut. From all its settings to what it’s best used for, they give a good sample size. Plus, Eric reveals a secret to help you get longer showers.
More Fun than a Pressure Washer
This guy got tired of hearing the debate about whether RinseKit can replace a pressure washer, so he took to youtube to bust the myth. He reveals some cool stuff about RinseKit and gives you a country boy’s spin on things.
The RinseKit Pod Caught on Camera
This guy is having a moment with his new RinseKit Pod and giving us a taste of what it offers. If you can tolerate the choppy wind noises at the beginning of the video, then you can glimpse what the Pod looks like and brings to the table.
Well fellow anglers, I hope you had a nice journey with me down RinseKit Road. It was pretty cool, I think —and the good news is we made it in one piece. (and you also know a lot more about RinseKit)
Before I go, remember —you don’t have to put up with fish guts, saltwater buildup and body odor. And you don’t have to spend a small fortune on a huge portable shower or roll with a plastic bag with a nozzle.
There’s an affordable, lightweight solution that helps you stay clean and protect your gear on fishing and camping trips. It’s called RinseKit and I’m glad that surfer-dude invented it. Until next time, don’t settle for less —and fish more!