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Providing my own hydration is a daunting task for half and full marathon training. I don't like holding items in my hands and my waist belts tend to be too heavy at times. Also I find that most hydration belts do not have enough room to store my phone so that is an issue as well. I have always wanted to try a hydration backpack, but again weight was a concern. The opportunity to test the Orange Mud Hydraquiver (www.orangemud.com) was like an epiphany for my hydration issues. This is why...
The Orange Mud Hydraquiver is a backpack that holds a 25 oz water bottle. It is very light and easy to put on. It has six pockets that held my phone, GU, keys, debit card, and other goodies securely. When I bent over to tie my shoes my phone didn't fall out. The back pack is secured by a buckle on the upper chest. The straps are easy to adjust and the pack is comfortable.
One issue with hydration belts is that the water bottles are difficult to maneuver out of their holder. While it took a little effort to remove the water bottle and put it back, it wasn't that difficult. When I power walked a half marathon, I didn't have to stop to use the bottle. It was easy to reach to to the back to make sure the bottle was secured. I liked that the bottle didn't move during my race.
I used Hydraquiver while power walking a half marathon. I didn't experience chafing nor was it uncomfortable on my back. I completed the race without stopping for hydration with the help of the backpack.
Running in the pack is great too. It doesn't move so that it becomes a distraction like waist packs.
This product is my new hydration resource. I am taking it with me to the Dopey Challenge so I can quench my thirst and hold all my items. I really like the Orange Mud Hydraquiver and would highly recommend it.