Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Hydration; Intro

So as promised in my last post I will be writing a series of posts that address hydration. It seems the perfect time with summer just round the corner…although I would say we are reveling in the El Nino affect. This time last year we were seeing 90f+ days, whereas we’ll close out May barely having broken 75f. 

So coming up I’ll be looking at not only the how, bit also the what; that is as many types of drinks or mixes I can, so far in the mix, I have Nuun, Cytomax, Hammer, Gatorade, Gu and hopefully a few more, as many as I can procure!

On the how front I have packs, vests, belts and bottles to review including offerings from Ultimate Direction, Salomon, FuelBelt, GelBot and Nathan. Again I’ll be trying to beg, borrow and buy as many as I can and churn out the reviews as frequently as I can before the mercury starts rising.

So stay tuned…oh and if you’re a manufacturer or a retailer and you’ve stumbled on this and fancy helping me out please drop me a line.


  1. if you get a chance.. you might also want to try Zero Goo Fuel Injection System ( It hooks inline with your hydration pack and lets you regulated how much fuel is injected into your water. I have it, but haven't been able to test it out yet.

    Also... I've tried Gelbot on bike rides and it's awesome. Way more convenient than carrying gels with you and having to fumble with them during a ride.

  2. Just in time for sure. in the 90's here today. Let the cramping begin :(

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