Love to run but hate having to worry about carrying a water bottle in your hand or wondering if your route has drinking fountains? Check out the Orange Mud HydraQuiver! It was created by a guy looking for a better way to stay hydrated while doing running events and not having to carry his water bottle in his hand. Orange Mud’s CEO, Josh, tells us he just went to his garage one day and combined a gun holster, fanny pack, and a few straps and the HydraQuiver was born.
Made in the USA, Orange Mud’s HydraQuiver is very innovative, with features that will please even the pickiest outdoor enthusiast. A minimalist pack complete with reflective webbing and Aegis© antimicrobial padding on the back panel provides superb breathability and comfort. Straps have built in convenient long-mesh quick-access shoulder pockets for holding your phone, or food such as gels. They even incorporated an elastic band to hold the straps so they don’t flap around when you cinch them. The water bottle holder has a funnel shaped design that keeps the bottle snug so no movement takes place when you get your run on. It even has an adjustable strap to accommodate different sized bottles.
Orange Mud also did their homework by using a Specialized© brand reusable water bottle with the Orange Mud name and logo on it. The 24oz bottle is BPA free and is included at no additional cost. Older models had a cargo pocket with the zipper on both sides of the pack, but the newer model has only one zipper on the left hand side with a headphone pass-through hole directly above it. Orange Mud has also incorporated lash down areas on the bottom side of the pack to hold your jacket, lights, or other objects.
I run to cross train for another sport – cycling. When I first saw the HydraQuiver, I thought it was just another sports accessory that I would use one time and then throw in a corner to collect dust, but this is not the case. I don’t like to carry a water bottle when I run and try to use trails or multiple utility pathways that have water fountains along the way. I have always hated to run with a hydration pack due to it moving around too much. With the Orange Mud’s HydraQuiver this is no longer an issue. Instructions for wearing are simple. Put on the pack, pull the straps snug, and go for a run.
Orange Mud’s HydraQuiver is so comfortable you really forget you are wearing it. When testing it I started to get a bit warm and needed to shed the gloves and stocking cap. The 54 cubic inches of cargo room held those items, plus my wallet and keys with ease. For your keys there is a strap inside the cargo area with a plastic clip to keep them stowed away and unable to bounce out of the pocket if you forget to zip it. Offered in 5 different colors from black to pink, Orange Mud mixes it up again from the bland one and done color selection.
If you are a minimalist type runner that doesn’t like carrying your water bottle in your hand and keys in your pocket, this pack is for you! It’s a sleek, comfortable, lightweight pack that will make you wonder how you ever got a run in without it. I could even see using this for rollerblading or other sports. But if you are thinking one water bottle isn’t enough, Orange Mud also has the Double Barrel HydraQuiver with two water bottles incorporated into the pack for those longer runs. The MSRP of the Orange Mud HydraQuiver is $84.95 with its bigger brother, the HydraQuiver Double Barrel at $109.95. For more information these products and the rest of the running packs from Orange Mud, visit www.orangemud.com.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Orange Mud HydraQuiver for free from Orange Mud as coordinated by Deep Creek PR Outdoor Retailer Public Relations, in consideration for review publication.