Orange-Mud-Sup-Review_3 With my upcoming plans to SUP across Lake Tahoe in 2014, I’ve been doing research as to how I am to stay hydrated on this 20+ mile full-day microadventure. And that’s when I came across the HydraQuiver SUP-SIP by Orange Mud. My problems are solved! Today, I’m going to tell you a little bit about this essential piece of gear for all SUPers and how I’ll be it using for the Tahoe microadventure, as well as on any regular hour sunrise or sunset session.

I’ve Been Very Thirsty When Out on the SUP

Last time I took the SUP out for a few hours I was in the land of 10,000 Lakes: Minnesota. I decided to SUP across the lake as many times as I could for the hell of it. There was only one problem: I had no way to hydrate unless I docked along the shore each time I returned to the west side of the lake, walked up to my bag, and took a sip. The major downfall of this was it was breaking up my challenge. I didn’t want to take brakes. I wanted to marathon it. I wanted a more EPIC day! Unfortunately, given the hot and humid weather of Minnesota, and the obvious necessity of staying hydrated, I had no choice but to dock after each lap. I couldn’t help but think, “If only there was some type of strap or pack I had that was light and easy to get to!” Orange-Mud-Sup-Review_2

The HydraQuiver is My Solution!

The Orange Mud HydraQuiver SUP-SIP is leg-mounted, making your water bottle easy to access, out of the way, and best of all, on your person. This is literally a life saver for me! This patent-pending product is Stand Up Paddleboarders best friend. Here’s what I’m loving about it: Customized Fit The compression straps that attach around your waste and leg don’t just let you control comfort, but also keep it secure no matter what the status of the water be it placid or choppy. You won’t have to worry about sliding down your leg just when you’re getting into your momentum. Interior Zippered Cargo There’s a small pocket beside the water bottle holder that let’s you store any small items you might need be it a snack, nutritional mixes for your water, or even a whistle. 24oz Bottle Included I love that it came included with a water bottle that definitely fits. While the HydraQuiver will hold most standard water bottles, this makes it easier to use it as soon as you get it.

Why Not Just Use a Camel Pack?

Good question! The reason I prefer the HydraQuiver SUP-SIP is A.) There’s no weight on my shoulders which I’m using constantly on the SUP as I paddle, B.) It lets me keep my back exposed to the breeze so I’m not sweating underneath the camel pack, and C.) I just like really handy gear and this thing is awesome.

If You’re Going For SUP Speed

The only downfall of the HydraQuiver is you have to reach down to grab it. If you’re aim is to move fast and paddle without breaks, you’re going to want to use a camel pack so the spout is close to your mouth making it easy for you to simply tilt your neck forward and drink. With the HydraQuiver SUP-SIP you’ll have to stop paddling entirely in order to reach down, grab your water bottle, drink from it, and then put it back. This is no problem if distance is your aim or your embarking on a leisurely SUP session when breaks are allowed.

All n’All Is It Worth It?

Yes! I am absolutely positive that I will use this every time I take my SUP out, forever. The moments when you’ve got your heart rate going, the warm sun is beating down on you, and you simply don’t want to stop, having something like the HydraQuiver is a SUPer’s best friend. You can check out the HydraQuiver SUP-SIP at OrangeMud.com. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received HydraQuiver SUP-SIP  for free from Orange Mud  as coordinated by Deep Creek PR an Outdoor Industry Public Relations Company 

About The Author

Lauren Rains is the editor at large of Outdoor Minded Mag. She is struck by wanderlust, and spends most waking hours of her life either exploring the outdoors around the globe or working on various passion projects be it film to microadventures to cooking chili. You can read about her adventures in life, biz and travel on her blog TheMadToLive.com, and catch up with her on Twitter at @LaurRAINS.

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