ORANGE MUD NEWS
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.
Will you be at The Running Event in Austin this year? We will be. Come say hi at booth#1829!
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
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.
Thanks to BoardRidersReview.com for the interview at the Battle of the Paddle, Dana Point.