About Us - What’s in a Name - Orange Mud? We get asked about the company name quite a bit, I guess it is a little different, so here is how the story goes. I've logged countless hours running over the years. The scenery, adventure and calm never gets old, but drinking from random packs, vests, and hydration belts just never felt right. Throughout many of these journeys, I’ve bought and modified all kinds of gear, but the perfect one never appeared. At times I found stashing bottles along the trails to be a decent solution, but have you ever seen a random dog, coyote or odd person on the trail and wonder hmmmm, is my bottle still clean or will it be there on my next loop?
The Story - Our company started with the premise of the hydration pack first. The concept came about one evening after a fun day of exercise and hydration frustration. After a couple glasses of wine that night I decided to take action and put some work into our concept. So I went into the garage and destroyed a gun holster, tie down, and a waist pack to build our first HydraQuiver prototype. I went on a little jog with the pack and realized it was a solid concept, so I came back to tell my wife we're starting a company and we need a name. For the next 3 hours brainstorming was full speed in front of the imac on godaddy trying name combos based upon trail running, dirt and my middle name which is Clay. My wife wouldn't let me name our first boy Clay despite my request, so I told her I'd turn it into our company name somehow. Unfortunately I couldn't get anything to sound right with Clay, so looking back at my Kansas roots mud was a norm of life, so Clay turned to Mud and I've always liked the color Orange so the two came together and voila...Orange Mud! The funny part is that night I bought about 30 domain names, from that we may someday have a vineyard, a custom bike building company, a vodka distillery, and who knows what else.