This particular piece was acquired by begging a very nice lady at The Grass Company in the Netherlands. The Kinky Blue had been out of production for some time when I found out about it. Had to do some serious hunting to find one.



Not clear on the whole "Beg like a dog" thing.

BioGear has very attractive packaging.



Here you can see it in the chunks it comes in. All that jazz in the tube. You're seeing the down stem, the mouthpiece, the bowl/watertight lid and the bubbler chamber.



Here's the underside of the Bowl/Lid unit. The brass screw covers the Stainless screw that secures the lid spring.



Here's a side view of the Bowl/Lid unit, you can see the series of brass valves that allow you to shut off the chamber to prevent water from spilling when you transport the unit.



Here's a shot of the Bowl/Lid with the stem and mouthpiece attached, ready to screw onto the chamber.



Last but not least, the unit completely assembled. It hits like a dream, can be filled with ice, tossed into a backpack and is ready when you are. A well designed piece.