Holiday Gift Guide: The Last Gym Bag You’ll Ever Buy

by 303 Ambassador, Erin Trail



First and foremost, this bag does it ALL. I’m a triathlete and often, I do two gym workouts a day (before and after work. Before I got the Orange Mud Modular Gym Bag I had to cart my gear around in a few bags to haul all of my wet, bulky gear (and my work clothes) around. Now that I’ve found the Modular Gym Bag, my gear hauling system has been simplified down to just this one bag.



The Modular Gym Bag features 2 zippered storage bags that Velcro to the inside of the bag for easy organization. I use one to store my make-up/lotion/hair stuff. The storage bag makes it so I don’t have to hunt for things – the REAL benefit is that the bag is super easy to remove and then put in my bathroom vanity drawer. This means I don’t need multiple sets of expensive facial care and makeup. The other bag is smaller and I use it to hold snacks and other odds and ends. I like to use the shoe compartment to store my swimsuits and shower necessities – it’s nice and water resistant so the rest of my gear doesn’t get wet. And the main compartment is generous enough to store my work clothes/shoes and another full change of clothes + shoes for my evening workout. You could even purchase additional storage bags to further organize your gear. There’s also 4 smaller pockets on the outside of the bag (2 on each side) which make for handy storage of snacks, gym access cards, keys, and other smaller items.

Orange Mud’s mission is to create the “most efficient, well crafted, and super strong gear”. The Modular Gym Bag is the physical manifestation of this mission. From using super tough ballistic-grade nylon as the bag material, the clever use of removable storage bags for easy organization, to having the shoe compartment convert into a changing mat, they really have made this the last gym bag you’ll need purchase.

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The holidays are right around the corner, and Rudy Project is here to show you the latest and greatest gear for the athlete in your life.  With so many wonderful products to share, this post will highlight helmets and transition gear.  Watch for more great gift ideas from Rudy.


Here are our best helmet picks for the 2016 Holiday Season.




Why it rocks: Crafted in Italy’s famous Pininfarina wind tunnel with the aid of aerodynamics guru John Cobb, the Boost 01 is Rudy Project’s first-ever road aero helmet. Incorporating many advances in fluid dynamics which has made Rudy Project a staple in the aero / TT helmet world, the Boost 01 is a technological marvel. Featuring 10 vents to assure superior ventilation and a forward placed aerodynamic pressure zone to reduce neck torque, riders can go further, harder and in more intense heat while maintaining superior drag reduction. Lightweight and compact weighing in less than 10 ounces, the Boost 01 is unmistakably Rudy Project.

Who to buy it for: The aero athlete that never settles for less than the best.



STERLINGStand Out. Be Seen. Be Safe.

The Sterling was designed with the aid of an Italian hat craftsman to provide the utmost in comfort & safety. 18 vents assure you’re properly cooled while the RSR7 retention system provides on-the-fly, single-handed adjustment. The Sterling is available in number of bright fluo colors and comes with a removable bug net and visor. This is a helmet loved by cyclists all over the world at all ability levels. We recommend Yellow Fluo for men and Pink Fluo for women. Comes with an optional visor.

Who to buy it for: The road racer with style.



Why it rocks: The Wing57 is the reason Rudy Project has won #1 Aero / TT helmet of the IRONMAN® World Championship in Kona for the last six consecutive years. A breakthrough of scientific research, the Wing57 utilizes multiple new technologies including a fully integrated and removable optical shield, a dorsal ridge to change lateral wind force into forward momentum, and the new patented Vortex Killer System which straightens tail air flow and significantly reduces drag.

Who to buy it for:  The triathlete who just needs to shave a few more minutes off to qualify for Kona.


Transition Gear



TRANSITION 46The Triathlete’s Toolbox

Winner of Triathlete Magazine’s 2015 ‘Best in Class’ award, this all-in-one bag is available in two slick colors, and can be changed from duffel to backpack with the switch of a strap. Equipped with 270 degrees of broad storage access, the Transition 46 contains a hidden helmet holder with adjustable straps, a padded protective eyewear pocket, and a ventilated shoe compartment. This triathlete toolbox also includes a waterproof bottom ideal for wetsuit storage, and three additional drawstring bags labeled for swimming, biking, and post-race apparel. Most importantly, the front pocket features a transparent ID window and race day checklist, so you’ll never leave gear at home again.

Who to buy it for:  The athlete that loves to be organized. Or needs to be more organized.


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