I’ll admit to being baffled by the claims on the RinseKit packaging that said no pumping or batteries were required to make it work. That head-scratching turned to cynical disbelief when I followed the instructions to detach the shower head and fill the tank via its shower hose and an outside tap. But then I pulled the trigger, and was pleasantly surprised…
While it’s definitely no jet wash, the stored tap pressure is enough for at least a forceful minute of washing and then another minute or two of increasingly gentle rinsing before it dribbles to a halt.
That’s enough to clean a single bike or get the worst off two if you’re really quick.
You can even fill it with warm water for a post-ride shower, and car-powered heater elements, a refill and repressurising pump kit will be available soon too.
It’s really well made, simple to use and can hold pressure for ages too. The cost isn’t far off that of motorised units that hold a lot more water, though.