September 8, 2015

Training Gear: Orange Mud towel

Disclaimer: I purchased the Orange Mud towel at my local running store.  I have no affiliation with Orange Mud and no compensation was received for this post.

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?  
(Pam)

22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this towel sounds amazing!! I love that it fits over the car seat - that's perfect for a post-sweaty-humid run! Thanks for the review, I'm going to look around and see if I can find it locally!

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    1. Check out your local running stores Karen. I think they only market their item at smaller stores.

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  2. This sound awesome! I can't believe it fits over your car seat! That's perfect for jumping in your car after a sweaty run or even after a long sweaty race. I would love to get one of these and am going to look for it in purple.

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    1. Sarah I think they may have purple on the website.

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  3. Oh, this sounds great! Mike would never complain but I know it can't be pleasant when he gets in the car after I drive home from a sweaty run. And the velcro strip is a nice touch.

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    1. Yes, lots of great features on this towel. You will love it!

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  4. We love our Orange Mud towels!!

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  5. This is great, thanks for sharing! Perfect gift idea for my sweaty big brother after his runs!

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    1. Just helping out with your Christmas shopping. :)

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  6. Sounds like a great idea to add to my Christmas wish list. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ohhh, this is really cool! I always forget to bring a towel with me for a long run and then I regret it when I get back to my car!

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    1. I keep my towel in the car so it is always available after I run or am at the beach

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  8. I don't normally need a towel to sit on but I like to have one for wiping my face off after a run ( but I usually forget to bring one). That's a nice touch that it fits right over the seat! -M

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    1. I love that it fits over the seat. For the last 3 years, I have struggled with a regular towel and this one does not move!

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  9. I probably need this - I will admit my car smells a bit funky from permanent sweat stains.

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    1. Oh Abby, add this to your Christmas wish list. It will be a big improvement for your car.

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  10. That's awesome! I have more than once grossed myself out thinking about how sweaty my car seats are when I am sitting on them if I drive somewhere for a workout.
    I have used house towels if I am going to have others in the car and I don't want their sweat on the seats, LOL Love this towel, that is so much better!!!

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    1. Kristy this was a wonderful invention. So simple too, yet such an effective way to keep a car seat clean. I am in love with my towel!

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