Orange Mud, LLC
Love it - like brand new!
I love my larger Orange Mud pack, but it was a bit much for shorter runs. Carrying a bottle in my hand on cold days meant one hand was always frigid. Not anymore. I hardly notice that I'm wearing this vest, but it still has just enough room to bring some music, a snack or two, and has room to stash the hat or gloves or headlamp in case of emergency.
Exactly What I Wanted
I needed something small and simple for shorts runs, and this was perfect.
Ive been looking for a way to carry a small amount of water (about 12-15oz), because my running belt only held 3oz, and I found that it was extremely helpful during 10K runs. I found a picture of the PFV and researched it extensively until I figured out what it was and who made it. I was a little hesitant at the price but then I saw that demo models were selling for about half. I figured at $50 I had to give it a try. While I have been carrying Camelbaks around since the mid-90s I sweat a lot and hate having that much extra stuff on my torso. The PFV is small enough that it doesn't cause any extra amount of heat / sweat build-up, and supplies enough water for more than 6 miles even on really hot days. I even found myself wishing I had worn it instead of my 50oz Camelbak Flash-Flo on a recent bike ride. The small size of even the XL fit me fine (Im 6-2 and 230lbs), but it is a little awkward to don and doff. There are minor tweaks I would like to see but overall it is very well thought out, designed, and made.
Orange Mud, LLC
Thanks for the review Max and glad you dig it! What about the pack could we do better? We're all ears! firstname.lastname@example.org