Monday, August 4, 2014

Tailwind (Preview)

My first order of Tailwind arrived today. I've been hearing a lot of positive things about this relatively new all in one liquid fuel / electrolyte / hydration product. I’ve tried other liquid fuels in the past, such as Hammer Perpetuem, but found its thick milkshake like “meal replacement” consistency off putting.

According to the company website: "...customers describe the flavors as “clean” and “light” with a mouth feel as close to water as you can get while still meeting your nutrition needs....Tailwind dissolves completely on contact with water and cleans up with a quick rinse. No film, no lingering aftertaste, no gooey mess."

For my first order I purchased two of the “stick pack bundles” at a cost of $11.25 for each bundle of 5.Tailwind is available in 5 flavors, but for this order I stuck with the unflavored which the company humorously calls “Naked,” so as to be testing the unadulterated product itself.

As I begin to test the product I do not intend to depend fully on it for my calorie needs. I'll still be carrying a few Hammer Gels (REVIEW), and solid foods such as chips (REVIEW), or Clif Bars (REVIEW), to say nothing of the occasional can of coke (REVIEW), however I think Tailwind might be another effective tool at my disposal, allowing me to take on calories while I drink without worrying about electrolyte levels too much.

Check back for a full review after i've logged some long runs utilizing this product.


  • Complete calories, electrolytes, and hydration: Ditch the gels, chews, and pills, and go all day with just Tailwind.
  • No gut bombs: Stomach problems? You’ll love Tailwind. Unless you enjoy being doubled over, retching.
  • Tasty all day: Clean, light flavors taste better the longer you go.
  • Hydration pack love: Dissolves on contact with water and cleans up with a quick rinse. No residue or science experiments!
  • All natural: Crystal clear with no dyes, preservatives or 4-syllable pixie dust.

  • Usage

    Each stick pack contains 200 calories. Mix contents with 20-24oz of cool, clean water. Give it a shake or two, and go! Sip regularly for steady energy, electrolytes, and hydration. For longer grunts, try our medium and large sizes.

    Natural Ingredients and Organic Flavors

    Non-GMO Dextrose (Glucose), Non-GMO Sucrose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Organic Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate
    Gluten free/vegan/no soy/no dairy

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