ORANGE MUD NEWS
Want a chance for a free entry to a Spartan Race? April 29 2014
Enter today for your chance to win! Spartan Race and Orange Mud have teamed up to offer you the chance for a free race entry to an upcoming Spartan Event.
Enter with the Rafflecopter below. Winners must be US residents, 18 years of age or over and the offer is void where prohibited. Giveaway ends on 5/15 at 3pm PST and winners will be selected and notified on 5/16.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Want to learn more about our HydraQuvier Double Barrel? The awesome folks at Get Out There Magazine just did a thorough test and review for you to learn more. Thanks Steve and crew!
Thanks to Laura Underwood for a great article from Sweet Relish.
Imagine running more than 100 miles through Death Valley, over treacherous mountain passes in the scorching heat, all by yourself. No, it’s not an image of the inner ring of hell; it’s the Badwater Ultramarathon. Each year there are countless endurance adventure races like this, all attracting the most daring and committed athletes on the planet. We’ve outlined the five most extreme events below.
Race #5: Antarctic Ice Marathon – Union Glacier, Antarctica
While the classic 26.2-mile distance may seem easily attainable to many seasoned runners, adding Antarctica to the mix will certainly cause anyone to think twice. The Southernmost Marathon on Earth is held at Union Glacier, one of the most difficult places to fly to in the entire world. While weather and terrain vary vastly from year to year, the entirety of the race is run on frozen waters and the temperature usually peaks around -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Even with a steep entry fee of more than $14,000, this race always sells out quickly.
Hydration Gear Review Part 2: Back Mounted Pack Systems March 17 2014
Thanks to UltraRunningOnline.com for this great review of different hydration packs, plus the HydraQuiver of course!
The HydraQuiver Single-Barrel from Orange Mud-The Best Invention for People Prone to Tripping When They Have To Hold Stuff March 16 2014
Thanks to Stephanie C for writing such a hilarious review!
After a meager decade of running, I was reminiscing to a fellow runner I just met at the Destin 50 miler about all those various pieces of gear I've purchased to hold my water bottle so I can trot happily down the road. And yes, I like to reminisce with people I don't know. Granted, it takes longer......read more
Thanks to the Bullpen Crew for the great review of our SUP SIP hydration pack. Check it out below!
"We Care" Thank you USPS. March 08 2014
Kind of funny. We got this back from the post office for a package that we sent to a customer. This was a 12" x 12" x 6" tall box carrying a HydraQuiver. It came back a flat piece of cardboard from just the lid of the box. It's a good thing that they care though (see the "We Care" sticker), that's very nice of them. Do they care enough to refund shipping and the awesome hydration pack that was in it? Nope! Oh well....hopefully someone found the HydraQuiver wherever it ended up and got some use of it. Since it's built rock solid, I'm guessing it survived this issue. Guess that's our new tagline, "HydraQuiver, built so tough that even the post office can't destroy it".
Orange Mud & Infinit Nutrition, A Perfect Match March 07 2014
Orange Mud is proud to be carried by Infinit Nutrition Canada. Our simplistic bottle based hydration pack system works extremely well with the high performance customized fuel that Infinit Nutrition delivers.
Orange Mud Product Info March 07 2014
Want to learn more about our gear? Checkout the latest release by Sweet Relish for all the best of Orange Mud's hydration packs and wraps.
Hydration Packs March 04 2014
Tired of bouncing and sloshing hydration packs? The HydraQuiver is your solution. The HydraQuiver by Orange Mud is a unique and versatile hydration pack designed by runners, and made for runners. Orange Mud has developed a motto of “Innovation from frustration.” We hope you will understand what we mean by that once you get your hands on one of our packs.
The HydraQuiver is a tiny pack with loads of features. Thick foam padding and big air channels provide ample support and maximum breath-ability. The water bottle holder sports easy access with a wide funnel opening and perfect retention. Another bonus? We include a reusable water bottle with the hydration pack. Use it then throw it in the dishwasher. For your nighttime safety we put reflective material in our logo on the bolder of the pack. Wear instructions are simple, put on the pack, cinch it down snug and your good to go! Yes it fits the ladies just as well as the guys.
There are a variety of different hydration packs on the market for runners of all abilities. The HydraQuiver is an innovative product that mounts high on your back, doesn't bounce, has great storage, is very breathable. It alleviates any frustration you may have with bouncing waist packs, and holding bottles in your hands while you run. The HydraQuiver is proudly made in the USA.
Check out our HydraQuiver hydration pack series and get one for yourself here: http://www.orangemud.com/collections/frontpage/products/hydraquiver
Our hydration packs use Specialized brand bottles February 28 2014
Specialized makes some rad bikes, but they make some killer water bottles too. In our opinion, they are the best in the business. Want to learn more about the bottle, the brand, and their rock solid people? Check the video. Made in the USA, BPA Free, and built to take a beating. Nice to see our contact Chuck highlighted here too. He's a solid dude behind the brand.
Rocking the Double Barrel at the Bandit 50k February 21 2014
Thanks so much to Mathieu for filming this through the 50k!
Orange Mud "Challenge" Head Band released! February 18 2014
The Challenge Headband by Orange Mud is our newest product that showcases a finely engineered look and twist on the traditional headband. First pick your headband, or a bunch of them, then pick your patch to go with it. Are you doing your first 13.1 but have your sights on a 26.2? Buy both patches. Works great as a wrist band too if you want to mix it up.
All headbands purchased online come with an Orange Mud logo patch already included. If you want something different like 50k, Trail, Ultra, 26.2, 100 mile or whatever tickles your fancy, just pull off the velcro backed patch and add a different one! Headband $14.95, patch $4.95.
100 Mile Joe, running long for a good cause February 17 2014
Checkout the video below about 100 mile Joe, the music professor running 100 miles to help raise scholarship money for french horn students. Great job Joe! Joe's even sporting the HydraQuiver Double Barrel pack which we of course appreciate!
Interested in helping the cause? Donate here
100 Mile Joe
Ray Runs: HydraQuiver Running Pack Review February 10 2014
First off, Ray is a beast of a great runner, a genuinely good dude, and a blogging mad man. That's what we like about him. We have been pumped to bring Ray on as an ambassador to Orange Mud and appreciate his detailed review of our pack!
Review below, posted 1-25-14, compliments of rayruns.blogspot.com.
Have you ever noticed that there are, or seem to be, a hundred new running products coming out with each passing year? New shorts that will make you run more efficiently, shirts that will cause less chafing. Shoes that will make you run like a gazelle, etc etc. We all buy into this hype because we want to believe the hype is real. Everyone has their favorite, and everyone's favorite is the best. Especially when it comes to hydration packs. Go to Twitter, Facebook, or any running site and this topic can get heated. Thus is why I sit back and scour reviews, products, and companies before I buy into .....read more
Valentines Day Gift Guide February 01 2014
No Cheapskates Allowed: 10 Gifts Worth Every Penny
Thanks to Laura Underwood of Sweet Relish for posting this fun little article about some rock solid gifts. We're pumped that she chose to list us too!
"Transition & Seat Wrap from Orange Mud - $39.95
Why To Splurge: This. Is. Genius. The Orange Mud transition wrap allows athletes and outdoorsmen to change out of muddy or sweaty clothes without fear of flashing surrounding strangers. If a change of clothes isn’t handy, the wrap will cover up dirty gear and protect car seats from getting soiled." Read more here!
Sweet Relish: 5 Weight Loss Tricks to Keep You on Track in 2014 February 01 2014
Thanks to Sweet Relish for posting about our hydration pack called the HydraQuiver Double Barrel, as well as some other fun gear!
"Drink more water – Sugary drinks account for a surprising number of calories in our diets. Skip the sweetened beverage and grab water instead. Our bodies are over 60% water, and that water is continually used. Replacing water with water is much healthier than replacing water with soda. When we exercise, our body’s need for water increases. If you are working out and thirsty, you are already dehydrated, so be sure to take plenty of water with you. The Sweet Relish Hook-Up: The HydraQuiver from Orange Mud makes hydration easy. Rather than bouncing around, this water carrier stays put using smooth webbing and elastic zipper pulls. Now, there’s no excuse for dehydration."
Thanks for the write up, see the rest below!
Looking to upgrade your hydration pack collection? Checkout the HydraQuiver for no bounce ultra light running pack awesomeness!
Ray Runs Long HydraQuiver hydration pack review January 25 2014
HydraQuiver review from Grant January 21 2014
Go Big. Shop Small. Small Biz Saturday November 30 2013
Do you Go Big? Perfect, hopefully you shop small.
Do you love your hydration pack? Or do you hate it? November 26 2013
We get a lot of compliments about our packs. Some of the best are "I forgot it was there" and "It's surprisingly comfortable". Music to our ears and exactly what we tried to design. With 24 oz of water storage, lots of room on the shoulder pockets, and a rear cargo area for extra stuff, you're set for a good day of trail or road running.
Are you using reflective gear on your nighttime training runs? November 25 2013
The ultimate gift for the athlete who has...everything. November 24 2013
Have you ever changed at the beach, trail, gym, or anywhere in public where your towel has fallen off? Or have you ever wished for a quick seat cover to protect your seat after a sweaty workout? Introducing the multipurpose seat cover and changing towel called the Transition and Seat Wrap by Orange Mud. Available in 10 colors, click to learn more! Flat rate $4.99 shipping!
Runner's World Gear of the Year Winner-Click here to see the article.
Orange Mud to exhibit at The Running Event November 12 2013
Will you be at The Running Event in Austin this year? We will be. Come say hi at booth#1829!
Why do you run? November 12 2013
Runners World Gear of the Year-Transition and Seat Wrap November 11 2013
Orange Mud receives Gear of the Year award from Runners World
Life is funny. We worked like mad on our HydraQuiver series through hundreds of changes, somewhere around 60 prototypes between the three model years, and countless hours of testing to get it right. The Transition and Seat Wrap? Well there were quite a few revisions, maybe 6 or 7 to get it right. I guess sometimes it's the simpler things that make a big difference. Today we're so grateful to see our product as the #1 Gear of the Year award in the Runner's World December issue. Please pick up a copy to support them and hey, while you're at it grab a wrap too ok? ;-)
Thanks! ~Orange Mud.
Image copyright Runners World 2013, December
Orange Mud Releases 2014 HydraQuiver November 08 2013
Orange Mud Releases 2014 HydraQuiver
Corona, CA, November 8, 2013 –
Tired of bouncing and sloshing hydration packs? Solution found, meet the HydraQuiver™. The HydraQuiver is a bottle based hydration system that keeps your workouts simple. Just grab the bottle, fill, place in pack and go. No bladders to clean, a small foot print on your back to keep temperature in check, and easy access to your nutrition.
The 2014 HydraQuiver build was just released and is sporting some nice modifications from the previous version. Pack weight has been reduced by 10.5% to a mere 314 grams. The shoulder area has been slightly elongated with increased cushion for additional long range comfort. Both shoulder pockets are now using a super elastic material for even more storage of gels, phone, and nutritional supplements. There were 32 changes overall, all very minor to add new features, comfort, or function.
From a material perspective there are some functional and cosmetic changes too. A switch to the 400x300 denier nylon creates an engineered and eye appealing look while still maintaining the high quality and breath-ability those have to come expect from Orange Mud. At the base of the pack is a laser cut durable polymer material for lashing down jackets, shirts, or whatever else you need to secure. This same material is used in the upper portion of the pack for a laser cut headphone port so you can listen to your tunes throughout your long runs. There are 5 color options to chose from based upon customer feedback. Black is currently released, with Pink, Gray, Tan and Fluorescent orange available by 11/30. Sewn in the US, some materials domestic, some foreign, but cut, sewn and engineered here in the US.
About Orange Mud
Our philosophy at Orange Mud is very simple, make the most efficient, well crafted, American manufactured gear. Our design team has spent years competing in adventure racing, ultras, mountain bike racing, trail running, marathons, Ironman and some awfully fun outdoor adventures. Years of training for these events has often left us searching for the next best thing, but many times it's just not there. So we figure someone has to make it, why not us? We have 4 products currently. The HydraQuiver™ single and double bottle systems are both ultra light, ultra breathable hydration systems. The Transition & Seat Wrap™ is a multi-function wrap that keeps your towel from falling off when changing into workout gear and protects your car seat from sweat and grime after a good workout. Lastly, the SUP SIP™, a pack for the stand up paddle board community was released this summer. For more information on Orange Mud, and to learn about our development projects, please visit us at www.orangemud.com.
HydraQuiver Review, Sam Winebaum November 04 2013
Thanks to Sam Winebaum for the new review of our HydraQuiver. Click here to learn more!
Orange Mud SUP SIP Video Review November 03 2013
Thanks to BoardRidersReview.com for the interview at the Battle of the Paddle, Dana Point.
Thanks to our friends at Outdoor Minded Mag for the review of our SUP SIP!
SNEWS Outdoor Industry Profile October 21 2013
Want to learn more about us? Checkout the link to SNEWS mag.
Many thanks for the review from our friends at Ultrarunning.com October 14 2013
Last month we were fortunate enough to land an article on our pack in the waist and hand held category, this month in the backpack category. To boot, we advertise with these awesome people too and man did we get lucky with ad placement! If you don't subscribe, and if you're into ultra distance running, we would highly recommend picking up your copy today.
Images courtesy of ultrarunning.com
Motivational Video Wednesday October 02 2013
The Wrap demo by Go Long Sports September 21 2013
Adam's review of the Transition and Seat Wrap by Go Long Sports.
This logo is tough. Bullet proof! September 17 2013
HydraQuiver, not just for runners, for MMA fighters? September 08 2013
This thing works for everyone. Checkout the new review from these cool peeps.
Sam Wine Blog Spot review of Orange Mud products August 20 2013
Thanks to Mr. Sam for this fun right up post Outdoor Retailer on our Transition and Seat Wrap, as well as our pack.
Interview from Outdoor Retailer August 07 2013
Want to learn more about how we started? Check the video below!
Interview from Outdoor Retailer.
Salt Lake City, UT - To encourage outdoor retailers and media to take those extra few steps to the Pavilion at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, a group of growing brands (Orange Mud included of course) are banding together to throw a simultaneous, multi-hosted happy hour on night three of ORSM.
Know as #Night3PavilionParty, the happy hour will begin at 5pm on Friday, August 2nd, and will celebrate three of the outdoor industry's traditional strengths: entrepreneurship, innovation, and a cold beer with friends. An open-invite event, the #Night3PavilionParty encourages other Pavilion exhibitors to host their own events at the same time, and to promote them with the #Night3PavilionParty and #ORShow hash tags.
At Orange Mud we know a thing or two about hydration. During our day job we focus on liquid that keeps you hydrated, at nights our gear works equally well as a beer holder. Stop by to grab a cold one on us at the Outdoor Pavilion, #ORSHOW, on Friday, 8/2, in Salt Lake City, UT.
To learn more:
Trail Space Review of the HydraQuiver by Orange Mud July 15 2013
Store Locator: Go Running, Little Rock, AR July 14 2013
Looking for Orange Mud gear? Live in the Little Rock, AR area? Stop by the Go Running store for all your running gear and apparel. While there pick up some Orange Mud gear! Thanks for being a customer!
From their site:
It’s not just about us, it’s about you, too.
While running is a simple sport, it can be intimidating to get started and confusing on how to get better. Questions like, “What shoes do I need?, ”How do I run without getting hurt?”, “What kind of clothes should I wear?”, “Where can I train?” . . . are just a few of many that runners and walkers of all levels struggle to answer. Finding a place to get these answers can be even more challenging.
That’s where Go! Running comes in.
The owners, Gary Taylor and Frank O’Mara, met as scholarship athletes on John McDonnell’s heralded track and cross country teams that began the Arkansas legacy; where they learned it takes more than just individual talent to run at any level – it takes a team.
For years, they have been giving back to runners by speaking at events, mentoring athletes, and coaching school track and cross country teams – that have included all their children! With this wealth of experience, they know what runners need and will create a running community around the store to benefit all levels of runners.
Go! Running gives this experience and knowledge a home. A place to get the answers to help you become the runner you want to be.
Store Locator: Second Sole, Rocky River, OH July 12 2013
Looking for Orange Mud gear? Live in Ohio? Stop by Second Sole Running store for all your running gear and apparel. While there pick up some Orange Mud gear! Thanks for being a customer!
From their site:
The Transition & Seat Wrap from Orange Mud is the answer to parking lot and trail head gear changes as well as keeping that clean seat of yours...well, clean! We designed the wrap with the simple goal of not having your towel fall off while changing from regular clothes to run/bike/surf/etc gear. It stays around your waist securely via a built in belt clip. The second feature of the towel is the zip on hoodie, which you slip over your seat back in your car so when you sit down, the wrap does not slide off your seat. Made in the USA
Writer/Director: Jefferson Stein
Concept: Lizbeth Chappell
DP: Mitchell Anderson
Producers: Lizbeth Chappell, Mitchell Anderson
1st AD: Josue Lopez
Executive Producer: Josh Sprague
Editor: Corey Howard
Sound Designer: Jeff Pace
Makeup: Ashley Hooker
Camera Operator: Erdem Ertal
Grips: Filippo Nesci, Majerle Anderson
DIT: Graham Mooney
Color: Papaya Color
Runner: Mike McKee
Girl: Belva Saulsberry
Zombies: Jared Rubinstein-Towler, Josh Burke
Music from AudioJungle:
"Dubstep Kill Jingle" by maxslash
"Heavy Metal" by NOstyle
"Big Band Swing with Fun Vocals" by pinkzebra
Shot on RED
HydraQuiver "Onward" - OrangeMud.com Video July 11 2013
At Orange Mud our inspiration in design comes from our collective running experiences. The endorphin release on a good run just puts you in a happy place mentally as well as physically. We made this video to showcase the reason why we run and to give a bit of an inspirational kick or prepare for the excitement of the next running adventure. Made in the USA
Director: Jefferson Stein
DP: Mitchell Anderson
Producers: Lizbeth Chappell, Filippo Nesci, Mitchell Anderson
Executive Producer: Josh Sprague
Editor: Corey Howard
Music: Marcelino Villalpando
Sound Design: Ben Lazarus
Color: Papaya Color
Runners: Holly Miller, Charlie Merlo
Looking for Orange Mud gear? Live in Salt Lake City? Stop by the Salt Lake Running Company store for all your running gear and apparel. While there pick up some Orange Mud gear! Thanks for being a customer!
From their site:
Salt Lake Running Company has been keeping Utah’s runners happy and running since 1995. Originally named Sporting Soles, we changed our name to let you know that we’re all about running. That means our staff, our products, our programs and our customer support are all about supporting you in the sport.
Our staff is comprised of some of the most enthusiastic and accomplished runners around. Owners Guy and Debbie Perry have assembled a staff of runners who are knowledgeable about anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and nutrition. In addition, we have experience in coaching, training and retail. Ongoing training ensures that we stay on top of the latest innovations in running shoes and apparel. Because we’re all runners, you’re likely to see us running along your favorite routes or in local races.
While we have experience running both track and cross country in high school and college, most of us are equally comfortable running with baby joggers and dogs these days. We also enjoy participating in 5ks to marathons and even triathlons.
Our products are chosen to support you in your running. We carry running shoes, socks, insoles, apparel, nutritional supplements, gels, hydration equipment, running books and more. We see running as a life-long endeavor. When we sell you a pair of shoes, we think about your needs as a runner—your stride, your foot strike, your foot dimensions and the terrain you cover.
We also provide a biomechanical analysis. That means we’ll record your stride on a treadmill and show it back to you in slow motion so we can see if you’re a pronator, a forefoot striker or a supinator. Best of all, it’s free! We’ll then show you the shoes that are best for you.
Because we believe that Utah is an incredible place to live a running lifestyle, we sponsor several races and fun runs each year, including the competitive USATF road racing circuit and the relaxed and non-competitive Sports AM running events, as well as the Tri Utah Triathlons. Because we’re interested in supporting young runners, we even sponsor some high school meets.
Whatever your needs, whatever your level of running, we’re here to support you and to keep you running.
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