Established in 2014 it is fair to say the Ridgemonkey is one of the youngest companies in the modern carp fishing market. However, this isn’t to say that the brand is novice, by any means, and in the past few years it has consistently produced best selling item after best selling item. The brand is one of the most popular on the market, thanks to its innovative and highly practical designs. All of the tackle and bankside accessories that the brand produces have been really cleverly thought through and the brand continues to add unique twists that revolutionise staples of the bank.
The RidgeMonkey Heavy Duty Water Carrier is an example of how the brand’s innovative thinking has completely revamped an angler’s classic: the water bottle. The first thing to note about this Heavy Duty Water Carrier is that it is manufactured from a robust high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material. This is the same material that is used to construct the mains water supply piping, so you can be completely confident that this will last you for many years on the bank. However, this is only the beginning when it comes to the great features that the RidgeMonkey Water Carrier has to offer.
The RidgeMonkey Heavy Duty Water Carrier comes in three different sizes. This means that you can pick the perfect size water bottle for you needs, so you never need to be lugging around a much too large water carrier for a short session or (conversely) you don’t have to keep leaving the swim to refill your water bottle when you’re spending a little longer on the bank. The smallest 5l size is ideal for the short session and day session angler. This is the perfect size for a day’s worth of brews, as well as a few cooling glasses of fresh water. The intermediate bottle size is 10l. As you might expect, this is the perfect bottle size for your mid-length sessions. It can hold enough water to fill your kettle numerous times, ensuring that you don’t have to abandon your swim mid-session in order refill your carrier. The largest size of the water carrier comes in at an impressive 15l. Whether you’re someone who enjoys multiple nights on the bank or you’re simply someone who gets through a lot of liquid, this is the perfect water carrier for you!
You’ll probably notice that the RidgeMonkey Heavy Duty Water Carrier has two lids. On the larger two sizes, these one of these lids is significantly larger than the other. This is because RidgeMonkey understands that sometimes it can be awkward fitting a larger water bottle under a tap, especially on swims which have a sink fitting rather than an open tap. By providing you with a large opening, this ensures that you have a much better chance of filling your bottle quickly – and without loosing half the water you’re trying to get into it!
The second lid of the RidgeMonkey Heavy Duty Water Carrier can be replaced with a tap, which is supplied with the water carrier as standard. This allows you to stand the RidgeMonkey on its side, preferably elevated on a bivvy table, over top of your kettle, mug, or saucepan – making filling your cooking equipment incredibly easy. Rather than having to heave your full water bottle up in order to pour in your water, instead you can simply open the tap and let the water pour directly into whichever container you’re trying to fill.
As an added bonus, you’ll be pleased to hear that the handle of the RidgeMonkey Heavy Duty Water Carrier is comfortable. Despite the fact that you’ll probably be utilising your barrow for any distance transportation, this comfortable handle makes lifting the bottle from your boot to your barrow incredibly easy – even when the bottle is full.