Disclaimer: I received an Orange Mud Transition and Seat Wrap 2.0 to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews.
Sweat much? Yeah, me too. Especially after long runs. I’m actually otherwise not much of a sweater, but certainly after long runs or races I can get pretty soaked. This year more than any other, I did a bunch of races in Chicago. That meant a number of early morning drives into the city and then immediately driving back home after the race. I typically just want to get home, so I don’t always take the time to change out of my sweaty clothes before I get into my car. Ew.
The Orange Mud Transition and Seat Wrap has been a bit of a godsend for me. For one, I often am freezing cold after a race, so just the opportunity to wrap a warm, dry towel around myself feels incredible. The towel is a generous 30″ wide X 60″ long, so it’s big enough to cover my upper body and around my hips as you seen in the photo here, taken after the Chicago Marathon. The towel is made of a soft microfiber material (80% polyester/20% polyamide) and is machine washable.
One edge of the towel has a zipper which, when closed, makes that end almost like a hood, which makes it a great fit for over a car seat. With the zipper closed, the towel can be ‘hooded’ over the headrest, which makes it stay in place and not slip. Of course you can also wear it as a long hooded cape if you want!
Another great feature is the adjustable clip belt that allows the towel to be wrapped around your body and clipped in place so you can easily change in and out of your workout gear while maintaining some semblance of decency. Here is a great depiction of how it can be used, grabbed from the Orange Mud website:
Despite its generous size, the towel is lightweight and easily packable in a carry-on bag. I recently ran the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon in Louisville, Kentucky, and I’m sure the person who got the rental car after I returned it would be grateful to know I didn’t sweat all over the seat after the race! I let the towel air out in my hotel room before my flight back home, and then just packed it up in its original zip-close packaging to keep it separated from the other items in my carry-on bag for during the trip home.
The wrap is a great addition to any athlete’s workout gear, and can be used after any activity that makes you work up a sweat. They come in a variety of fun colors. The one I have is Caribbean Blue. The holidays will be here before we know it, and with a $39.95 price tag, they would make a great gift for the athlete in your life. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to test out this product, and I’m sure I will be using it over and over again.
If you’d like to try one yourself, you can save 15% off of your purchase at the Orange Mud website using code BIBRAVEWRAP.