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How to Install a HydroCord® Handle
2 Tips for Easier HydroCord Installation
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HOW TO INSTALL THE HYDROCORD
(Step by step visual guide)
Step 1: Pull the cord wide open (as shown). It must be bigger than the plastic safety ring so it does not get in the way.
Step 2: Make sure the cord is loose and lying BELOW the plastic ring.
Step 3: Press on this spot with both thumbs, tucking the plastic ring UNDER the metal lip of the bottle.
Step 4: Move your thumbs around the ring (see red arrows), tucking the plastic ring UNDER the metal lip as you go around.
Step 5: Once you get close to the end, free up a hand so you can TUG HARD on the carabiner (downward) to snap that last section of ring into place.
NOTE: If you have trouble here, get a friend to pull the carabiner down while you use both your hands to snap the ring into place.
Step 6: Once the plastic ring is snapped into place, and the cord is laying nicely underneath it, you are done!
If the ring isn't sitting level but is bending downward, push up on it with your thumbs to make it level.
It should look like the photo you see here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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The whistle on my HydroCord doesn’t work. What do I do?
Normally, the whistle works if you put it to your mouth, close your lips tight and blow into it. See photo. It has a small, open area for air to flow. If this is blocked, then take a small, sharp pointed tool (like an ice pick or small phillips screwdriver) and poke a hole in it. Now try again blowing air through the whistle.
Will the handle hold a big 64 oz Hydro Flask growler when it’s full of liquid and ice?
Yes, without a problem. When it comes to the 64 oz Hydro Flask, you have 2 options:
Is the HydroCord compatible with all water bottles?
No. The HydroCord is designed to fit only bottles with a “wide mouth” opening (2.28”) that has a metal lip. The metal lip is required as it is what the HydroCord’s safety ring snaps onto to make it hold securely.
Does the paracord handle get in the way when you take a drink from your water bottle?
No. The handle is not fixed into place. It can be moved as you wish, while securely holding your bottle. You can lay it in a downward direction, or place on the opposite side of your drinking spout or straw.
Have there been problems with the handle coming loose?
Do you have a handle for the Bear Grylls (20 oz) water bottle?
I installed the HydroCord and now my lid leaks. What do I do?
How much paracord is inside a HydroCord handle?
When fully unravelled, there are 2 separate lengths of paracord rope (as shown below.
How do I tell if I have an authentic HydroCord handle (not a knock-off version)?
How do you wash the handle when it gets dirty?
Our handles are made of nylon paracord rope. They can be washed by hand using warm, soapy water, then dried by air.