Let's talk about the whiz freedom
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Angela Zukowski
(AngelaZ) - F

Locale: New England
Let's talk about the whiz freedom on 04/22/2009 06:29:10 MDT Print View

I mean really ladies? Is this REALLY necessary?

I kind of feel like this is .5 oz of ridiculousness.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Let's talk about the whiz freedom on 04/22/2009 06:32:08 MDT Print View

Imagine the style points!

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Re : The whiz freedom on 04/22/2009 06:45:36 MDT Print View

In the UK it's called the Shewee and is popular at outdoor rock festivals. The girls just line up with the guys at the urinals. I guess the lines are too long for the private cubicles. :)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Let's talk about the whiz freedom on 04/22/2009 08:15:36 MDT Print View

For some maybe. I couldn't care less. I see no point in it personally though I know people who like similar ones. It is definitely a HYOH thing.

Angela Zukowski
(AngelaZ) - F

Locale: New England
whiz on 04/22/2009 09:18:12 MDT Print View

Ok, genius for at concerts, I will concede that point...
also climbing if you're on a big wall. I will give it that concession as well. But I think in the wilderness I will stick with the tried and true squat. While I see the usefulness in random situations, it doesn't really seem to add any ease to daily backpacking routines.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: whiz on 04/22/2009 09:49:48 MDT Print View

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Edited by annapurna on 05/02/2010 08:26:33 MDT.

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
fun at jiffylube on 04/22/2009 10:13:21 MDT Print View

you'll finally be able to write your name in the dirt!
i cannot imagine the childish snickering at the auto garage when ol' Andy unwittingly uses this as an oil funnel...

Edited by mikeinfhaz on 04/22/2009 11:34:03 MDT.

Russell Swanson
(rswanson) - F

Locale: Midatlantic
Re: Let's talk about the whiz freedom on 04/22/2009 10:17:40 MDT Print View

My wife tried it. On the first use she ignored the cardinal guy's rule about wind speed and direction and that caused a minor mishap.

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: "Let's talk about the whiz freedom" on 04/22/2009 10:25:30 MDT Print View

"My wife tried it. On the first use she ignored the cardinal guy's rule about wind speed and direction and that caused a minor mishap."


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL I'd pay good money to witness that one! Definitely worth the price of admission.

Edited by socalpacker on 04/22/2009 10:36:23 MDT.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: "Let's talk about the whiz freedom" on 04/22/2009 13:58:12 MDT Print View

If you are quite happy to continue squatting, then why not save yourself the money and 15g?

For me there are enough benefits to justify both. Not needing to drop my kit when it's biting cold or wet, or swarming with biting insects is brilliant. No need to take off pack. No need to 'dry off' with something (eg toilet paper). It makes it 100 times easier to pee into a small necked bottle or can in an emergency....!

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Mountaineering chicks will love it on 04/22/2009 17:12:31 MDT Print View

This little gadget sounds like just the ticket for women mountaineers. No more squatting in a blizzard or stumbling into the night to take a whiz. Now they can do it standing up and use pee bottles at night, just like the guys. Myself, I just bought 1000 shares of Nalgene.

ben wood
(benwood)

Locale: flatlands of MO
being a guy on 04/22/2009 17:14:08 MDT Print View

being a guy i guess it is up to the girl?

but after reading this thread it makes me glad to have the "whiz freedom" already ummm... handled without any extra weight.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: being a guy on 04/22/2009 17:22:44 MDT Print View

"but after reading this thread it makes me glad to have the "whiz freedom" already ummm... handled without any extra weight"

I dunno, Ben. My guess is 999 times out of 1000 a girl carrying one of these gizmos at 14 grams is packing less weight to achieve the function than a guy. YMMV of course. :-}

Sharon Bingham
(cowboisgirl) - F - MLife

Locale: Southwest
RE: "Let's talk about the whiz freedom" on 04/22/2009 17:36:06 MDT Print View

LOL - this is hilarious.

To the OP, I'm betting that you've never tried a device like this. If you had, I can't imagine this question even popping into your head.

Seriously? Yes. Seriously.

If I had a dime for every rock I've tried to cantilever myself out over just to avoid the "splash back" effect caused by my stream landing anywhere near my feet or my pant-legs (like it will if you just squat)...

It's an absolute GENIUS device, and I'd be loathe to take a ROAD trip without it, let alone head out into the great outdoors...

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Whiz Freedom Show on 04/22/2009 17:48:21 MDT Print View

" I'd pay good money to witness that one! Definitely worth the price of admission."

Uhhh...I'd pay good money not to!

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: RE: "Let's talk about the whiz freedom" on 04/22/2009 18:01:50 MDT Print View

Oh yeah, I forgot about the splashback! And how else would a girl ever get to learn what it feels like to pee on an electric fence?

Edited by retropump on 04/22/2009 18:43:19 MDT.

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Let's talk about the whiz freedom on 04/22/2009 18:18:48 MDT Print View

Don't they make one a little, uh...











bigger?













wink smiley

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Let's talk about the whiz freedom on 04/22/2009 18:38:36 MDT Print View

Great. Now I have to go google this........

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Re: Let's talk about the whiz freedom on 04/22/2009 18:40:30 MDT Print View

> Great. Now I have to go google this........

Just look in the BPL gear shop.

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: being a guy on 04/22/2009 18:44:29 MDT Print View

"I dunno, Ben. My guess is 999 times out of 1000 a girl carrying one of these gizmos at 14 grams is packing less weight to achieve the function than a guy. YMMV of course. :-}"

Yeah, but at the penalty of having to carry excess mammary tissue ;)