Disclaimer: I received an Orange Mud transition and seat wrap 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!
When running the Hereford High School cross country course the day after the state meet earlier this month, I fell in the mud and slid down a little bit, getting mud all over one side of my pants.
I continued running the rest of the course, but I was glad I had my Orange Mud transition and seat wrap in the car. I was able to have the dirt flake off onto the towel — which I was able to wash once I got home — rather than having the dirt go directly onto my car seat. This meant I not only didn’t grind the dirt into the seat, but also that it was clean for my two-and-a-half-hour-ish ride home after I took a shower, put on clean clothes and hung out with my family.
And while the transition and seat wrap is like a towel, it’s more than a basic towel. A zipper creates what looks like a hood, which goes over the driver’s seat headrest and keeps the towel up.
The 2.0 version of the towel, which I received, is microfiber, and it’s comfy to sit on, too. It’s also a good size for my driver’s seat.
The transition and seat wrap doesn’t have to be used for just dirt, of course. I’ve used it after other runs, as well, and I actually left it there for a bit before washing, because I hadn’t done any super-sweaty runs. It will certainly get a lot of use in the summer, when I am more sweaty after running.
The towel can also be used for changing clothes. It can be put around the waist and secured using a plastic hook and one of many choices in a belt. This way, it fits various sizes of waists. I changed using the wrap after my run at Theodore Roosevelt Island, because I was headed to a book tour after. I also brought an Epic Wipe along with me to help clean up in between.
I changed in my car using the transition and seat wrap, but I really could have changed standing up as well. It went nearly to my feet, since I’m only five feet tall — which is good if you’re trying to hide what you are doing under the towel.
The transition and seat wrap comes in numerous colors. I chose black, because I thought it would blend in well with my car and not draw attention if I were trying to change; however, I got to see other colors in photos from my fellow BibRave Pros.
Interested in getting your own? The Orange Mud transition and seat wrap retails for $39.95, but I have a 15 percent discount code to share for anything on the Orange Mud website — OMTRX. With the discount code, the transition and seat wrap is $33.96.
The direct link to version 2.0 of the Orange Mud transition and seat wrap can be found here.
You can also join Orange Mud, BibRave, fellow runners and me for #BibChat with Orange Mud this Tuesday, Nov. 20. It’s at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Twitter, and there’s always a great discussion. Hope to see you there!
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