Disclaimer: I received an Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro 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 I was offered the chance to review the Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro, I jumped at the opportunity. I have been wanting to try out a hydration vest with a bladder. I had previously reviewed the Orange Mud HydraQuiver in 2016. While I liked the vest, the bottle being on my back wasn’t my preferred way to go. Having to reach back to grab the bottle wasn’t easy for me in the long run.
The Gear Vest Pro has been amazing for both running and biking. It’s small, and light on my back, and has tons of storage for everything I might need to carry. The front pockets easily hold my cell phone, a UCAN snack bar (or other snack needed), hand sanitizer, and a few dollars in case I need to stop for extra water or what have you. The bladder holds up to 35oz of water, which is more than enough for my needs with half marathon training.
It took me a run or two to get the pack adjusted to my liking, but after that, it’s been the best. I can see myself using this vest for all, or most of my training going forward, rather than my usual fuel belt. It’s nice being able to carry plenty of hydration and my running gear without having a belt around my waist.
Specs on the vest: weighs 11.2 ounces, bladder holds 1L/35oz of water with a bite valve, has a bulk cargo pocket, zipper secure cargo and key clip pocket. Front pockets hold plus-sized phones or extra soft flasks.
If you are looking for an awesome hydration vest, this is definitely one you need to consider. I highly recommend it, no matter whether you are training for a half marathon, marathon, or a cyclist. You can save 15% off your own Orange Mud Gear Vest Pro with discount code BIBRAVEGVPRO. The vest comes in orange, green and brown. Of course, I love the orange, being a BibRavePro. 🙂
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