Note: This review was published in OCT 2013, and I am happy to say that this is one of my all time faves! It stays in my car all the time, so that I have it when I need it! Read on…..
Today I am going to review the “Transition and Seat Wrap” by the Orange Mud company. This is quite an innovative simple design that works extremely well. What is it? See the picture from their website.
This towel is made to keep your car clean after activity that makes you sweaty, stinky or dirty. I couldn’t begin to say how many times I have had to drive somewhere to go run, and afterwards hated the fact that I again had forgotten something to cover me or the car seat with. Since this product arrived, I haven’t had that issue!
Let me explain further about the product. It’s a terry towel wrap with a special clip to make it stay in place. No scratchy velcro! The clip is on the left, and the holes are on the right.
I enlisted the help of my friend Amanda to demonstrate how easy it is to change your clothes with it on. I had her fully dress and get into the wrap, and you can see that there is plenty of covering even fully clothed. You absolutely can totally change standing beside your car, and you don’t have to worry about the towel falling off or anyone getting a “peek” at you.
Here is the description from the Orange Mud website:
The Transition & Seat Wrap is the answer to parking lot and trail head gear changes as well as keeping that clean seat of yours…well, clean! We designed the wrap with the simple goal of not having your towel fall off while changing from regular clothes to run/bike/surf/etc gear. It stays around your waist securely via a built in belt clip. The second feature of the towel is the zip on hoodie, which you slip over your seat back in your car so when you sit down, the wrap does not slide off your seat.
I think the only thing that would be harder for women would be trying to change your sports bra after running. You can easily put the towel up over your “girls” and pull the bra up over your head. To get a fresh shirt on is no problem. If you needed to put a fresh bra on though, I think you would need to loosen it a bit and bend forward at the waist facing into your car. Then you could slip the bra over your head and get it on, allowing the towel to come down onto your abdomen and still keeping your lower half covered.
The towel is a soft terrycloth fabric, that is machine washable, though because of the zipper and hooks, I prefer to wash mine on the delicate cycle. It’s plenty long so tall people will have no issue staying covered.
The top has a zipper, which makes a hoodie to put over the headrest in your car! I love that part! I have found that it works great for multiple reasons. I have 3 dogs, and my car is continually full of dog hair no matter how much I clean it. This works great when muddy paws mess up the car seat. When I have to have someone in the car, I slip the hoodie towel on the seat and there’s no hair on their clothes. I love that!
An added plus is that it comes in multiple colors! LOVE the pink! I can see myself getting another one and keeping these in the backseat, so they are ready at a moment’s notice.
- Patent Pending
- 30″ wide x 60″ long
- Impact resistant polymer clip
- Laser cut super tough belt
- 1 year warranty
- Wash cold before first use, dry cool.
Did I find any negative issues with this product? Only one slight thing.. the very first time I used it, it left little orange fuzzies on my car seat. I didn’t pay attention to the directions, and if I had, I would have known that washing it first, would have taken care of that issue. Serves me right for not paying attention!
You can find the Orange Mud company here: Orange Mud and the Transition Towel
page is here: Towel
I encourage you to get one of these, you definitely won’t be sorry. It’s a great product! ‘Nuff said 🙂
Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review, and all opinions are strictly mine. I was not compensated in any way for a positive review.