An effective solution
The concept of the portable washer is brilliant — rinse your bike at the end of the ride before the mud dries, and that weekly winter wash becomes a chore no more.
But few I’ve tried over the years have really delivered in the field. Blown fuses, poor quality connections and a pathetic dribble have been the order of the day. That is, until I tried Aqua2go’s Pro washer.
For starters it’s more than just a washer — there’s a removable battery pack, so you can use it without plugging it into your car’s cigarette lighter. This also serves as a charger for accessories, such as phones, and it comes with an LED torch neatly docked in the side. You can even remove the unit and run a hose into a water source if you need to wash a load of bikes.
With a huge 20L capacity, a full tank will last 30 minutes of continuous use. I found that was enough to wash two cars, or three to four bikes depending on how dirty they were. And most importantly, it actually packs enough punch to be effective.
It’s no jet wash, but there’s sufficient pressure to shift mud that hasn’t had time to dry out. I also love the integrated wheels and pull-along handle — carrying 20L of water down the street to a parked car is no fun. If only Aqua2go had used larger diameter wheels (where have you heard that before) it would roll a lot better over bumpy surfaces.
At €220 (I’ve seen it online for £150) it’s not cheap, but if you live in a flat or don’t want the dirt of a Sunday ride doing its worst all week, the Aqua2go Pro is an effective solution.