In 1988 bicycle enthusiast, Michael Edison was competing in the "Hotter'N Hell 100," a 100-mile road race in the gruelling summer heat of the Wichita Falls, Texas. Water is vital to surviving the race, and there are few places to refill a water bottle. Edison an emergency medical technician by trade decided to an IV bag with water and lip into a white tube sock. He then put the contraption into the back of his jersey, threw the thin hose over his shoulder and clamped it with a clothespin.
Hands-free hydration was born.