SOC14: Smart In-Line Electrolyte System for Hydration Bladders From Eligo
The Eligo Spile is an in line hydration unit with a dual fluid mouth piece that eliminates the clean up involved with normal electrolyte tablet or powder systems.
Biting on the first lip on the mouth piece gives you water, while biting down further back allows fluid from the small cartridge and your hydration reservoir to mix.
That’s it. It’s that simple. The replacement hose and mouthpiece work with the majority of hydration reservoirs on the market, which makes this upgrade painless.
Slip past the break to see it in action…
This is what the new mouthpiece looks without it’s cover.
Biting down on the first lip pushes a spring back and allows the water to flow freely.
According to Shane Rogers, Co-Founder and Creator of the device, this water bite valve has the highest flow rate of any mouthpiece currently available.
Biting the back of the mouth piece pulls the valve forward and allows water from your hydration reservoir and the concentrated mixture in the electrolyte cartridge to mix.
For the arm chair engineers in the crowd, here is an exploded diagram of the entire system.
At this time, the company has three different electrolyte flavors available : Lemon Lime, Mixed Berry, and Orange. Each of these 15 ml cartridges retails for $2.50 and provides 1 Lt of electrolyte boosted hydration.
Part of the beauty of the system is that it does not require any cleaning or refilling, so the company is not currently planning on offering user refillable cartridges – all though they are working on it. Next on the horizon from them will likely be branded cartridges from established nutrition companies.
Once you empty a cartridge, you can toss it guilt free into the recycling bin, and continue to use mouthpiece normally until you can install another cartridge.
Interested? The system is currently compatible with the quick connect equipped bags found on newer camelbacks, Hydrapack, and many others. If you have a compatible bag, the Eligo Spile comes with the mouthpiece and a tube, for easy installation. This set up retails for $48.95.
Don’t have a compatible bag? Eligo is offering the mouthpiece and a Hydrapak bladder for $53.95. This second option is a pretty kick ass deal, considering you’re getting a brand new bladder for $5 more than the price of just the mouthpiece.