Deanne Buck Shares – A Member Of The Women’s Collective

Deanne Buck is the Executive Director of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition and was apart of the UD Women’s Collective that helped design and test the new Jenny Collection.  We got to sit down and ask her a few questions about the experience.

Deanne Buck - Avid Runner. Member of the UD Women's Collective

Deanne Buck – Avid Runner. Member of the UD Women’s Collective

How long have you been into running?

I started running when I was 4- playing kick the can with my neighborhood friends. I stopped running for about 10 years in my teens and early 20’s and started back up when I was 22 years old- over half my life time ago. . .ummm, did I just paint myself in a corner?

 What is your sweet spot for weekly distance?

Sweet spot is anywhere from 25 miles – 40 miles depending on how I am feeling, time of year, and what else is going on in my life. My sweetest runs these days are out my back door (which abuts National Forest land and trails) with my 15 year-old running companion, Sequoia (dog).

How did you enjoy being apart of the UD women’s collective to create the Jenny Collection?

On many runs, I dream of designing the perfect product, one that meets my every needs. Being a part of the Jenny Collection allowed me to live out that fantasy. I felt like queen for a day.

Now that the products are actually ready for the public which piece would you recommend most? The Handy 10oz is great for everyday use.

Working on UD designs

Working on UD hydration designs.

Now that you’ve gotten to see the “insides” of the design and development process what was the most eye opening part of it?

The thoughtfulness that went into every aspect of the final product.

 Where was the last place you ran that really made you go WOW?

I live at 8,200 feet and have trails and mountains out my backyard. Pretty much every run is a WOW run for me. . . and, it is not lost on me on how lucky I am.

What is your post race/run treat?

Sushi – a complete food: rice, tuna, seaweed, and wasabi.

Prodcut Testing the Women's Collective

The Women’s Collective Product Testing!  Susan, Jenny, Deanne, Marily, Elizabeth and Michelle.

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The Signature Series 2.0 is Coming!

Take a peek at the 3 new product videos about the new and improved 2.0 versions of our 3 Signature Series running vests.

Anton Krupicka’s Race Vest 2.0  –  Watch Now

Scott Jurek’s Ultra Vest 2.0  – Watch Now

Peter Bakwin’s Adventure Vest 2.0 –  Watch Now

anton krupicka, peter bakwin, scott jurek, ultra running vests

Updates to the Signatures Series Vests are coming!

The next generation of our Signature Series arrives soon! The vests Scott Jurek, Anton Krupicka and Peter Bakwin designed were incredibly successful, but the boys thought of some great ideas for improvements, so here they are: Signature Series 2.0.

For additional durability, we switched the Cuben Fiber for Silnylon 66, beefed up all the mesh and bungy cords, and added edge binding to the stretch pockets on the three vests. For easier sizing and a better fit, we added lateral adjustment straps on Scott and Peters, and for easier access to an internal bladder those two vests now have a third access zipper. Anton’s vest is more streamlined without the pockets at the bottom of the main compartment. And everything has been updated with our new color and logo.

The vests stayed virtually the same capacity — they are just stronger and tuned to perform better.

AK Race Vest: $99.95 – (weight w/o bottles 7 oz)
SJ Ultra Vest: $129.95 – (weight w/o bottles 11 oz)
PB Adventure Vest: $159.95 – (weight w/o bottles16 oz)

Also stay tuned for our NEW website!