We generally don't get too worked up about running gear. We do enjoy adding to our collection of shoes, clothing and accessories like any addicted runner, but we don't write posts about when we replace shoes or add a new pair of Experia socks to our collection.
Cue the Orange Mud transition and seat wrap towel please! One of the girls from my running group showed up one day with this awesome towel when we had a scheduled open water swim. It looked like an ordinary towel, but as Lynda and I soon realized, it had some great features that make it perfect for any athlete.
My favorite use for this towel is the car seat coverage. After a sweaty track workout, I can drape the towel over my car seat and it keeps my sweaty body off the leather and the towel stays in place with a zipper that attaches the top pieces together. It is like a magical towel that keeps your whole body and it's nastiness away from the seat. After finding out that these were available at our local Fleet Feet retainer, Lynda and I hightailed it over there after our swim to purchase them. I realized that Tom would probably like one for his car too, so I ended up buying not one but two towels that day.
If you are a triathlete, these towels will give you some great benefits. The long strip along one side has velcro which gives you the option of attaching the towel around you so you could change clothing underneath it. There is a small hook so this towel could be hung for drying.. Useful for beach visits, post tennis matches, soccer games etc, most athletes can find a good use for these towels. If you want to read more about the towel click here. The retail price is $39.99, and they are available online and at some retail stores. With the holiday season coming up in just a few months, this would be a great gift for the runners on your Christmas list or perhaps you would like to add it to your wish list!
Have you gotten any new training gear lately?