As mentioned in a previous post I am pulling together a bunch of alternatives for Summer hydration, I have got a pretty good mixture to go through, in fact I have already started, there’s quite a few of them. With the World Cup in flight it seemed appropriate (and a bit of fun) to set them out in brackets and let them fight it out among themselves. So in no particular order I present your (well mine) menu:
Phew…need more links! Anyway I am sure there are few that you have never heard of and some firm favorites.
Of course it’s going to be a bit subjective particularly when it comes to taste, but I’ll also be looking at the component ingredients, carbs, protein etc and electrolyte content and of course overall effectiveness, I’ll be posting up the reviews as they go and will capture all the technical data in a Google doc so everyone can look at it.
Introduced earlier this year, Salomon have refined the ever popular original XT Wings that have been around for 2-3 years, it actually makes a change for a shoe have such a long time between facelifts, I am not sure if this is testament to the popularity of the shoe or it in general trail shoes are not turned around so quickly as their roady cousins.
I have been slowly accumulating the miles on these on the local trails, yes that’s me in the photo, and with 50 or so miles on these puppies it’s time to share my initial thoughts, will they live up to their older sibling’s performance…well watch this space to find out.
Have a great weekend!