ORANGE MUD NEWS
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.
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.
Looking for Orange Mud gear? Live in Duluth Minnesota? Stop by the Tortoise and Hare 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:
Owners, Mary and Jim Stukel We have been in the shoe business at this location for 11 years. The new name “Tortoise and Hare Footwear” came about on Jan 1, 2011 upon leaving a franchise brand. We chose this name because our customer base is about 50/50 runners and walkers. Whether you are training for Grandma’s Marathon, your first 5k, a stroll on the lakewalk, or just hoping to stop the pain in your feet…we would like to be your source of information and comfortable shoes. We are truly “fit specialists…no matter what your pace”!
Tired of bouncing and sloshing hydration packs? Solution found, meet the HydraQuiver™. Featuring silky smooth webbing, long mesh pockets, elastic zipper pulls for silent running, and 3 awesome colors. This pack will carry your water, your phone, gear, nutrition and allow you to run without compromise of comfort.
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 use a reusable water bottle. Use it then throw it in the dishwasher. For your nighttime safety we put reflective webbing at the bottom of the pack. It lights up nicely in the dark, but double duties as an attachment area for your jacket, lights, etc. 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. Made in the USA.
Director: Jefferson Stein
DP: Mitch Anderson
Producers: Lizbeth Chappell, Mitch Anderson
Executive Producer: Josh Sprague
Editor: Corey Howard
Music: Marcelino Villalpando
Sound Design: Justin Fraker
Color: Papaya Color
Runner: Holly Miller
Looking for Orange Mud gear? Live in Temecula, CA? Stop by Big Horse Feed for all horse, farm and yes Orange Mud Gear! Our packs work great for not only runners, but also horse back riders thanks to a short footprint that won't hit the back of your saddle. Thanks for being a customer!
Orange Mud to exhibit at Outdoor Retailer and Open Air Demo
Corona, CA, June 28, 2013 –
Orange Mud is looking forward to our first Outdoor Retailer Summer exhibition. We’re starting with the Open Air Demo where you can check out our new Stand Up Paddle Board pack and our Transition and Seat Wrap. We’ll be waterfront at the demo, and at the show at Pavilion’s, booth PV847.
About Us: Our philosophy at Orange Mud is very simple, make the most efficient, well crafted, American made gear. Our design team has spent years competing in adventure racing, ultras, mountain bike racing, trail running, marathons, Ironman's 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?
For more information on Orange Mud, visit www.orangemud.com.
Hand, waist, back… bladder, bottle… plastic, stainless… it seems that the options for hydration continue to expand with every new season. The reasons for this are simple: water is an essential part of our sport and a pain-in-the-butt to carry. While some folks get creative with water bottle drops and other trail-side solutions, most of us have to face the fact that we need to carry some water with us on a regular basis. And, thankfully, companies continue to try to give us options for doing so.
Orange Mud is a relatively recent entry into the market. Based in California, this small company is producing USA-made and endurance-athlete-specific products. Their current headliner is the HydraQuiver ($85): a single-bottle, back-slung pack....see the rest of the Review by Irunfar.com, click here