Here is the master list of my product reviews, grouped into categories.

You can check out my most recent reviews, or focus on my top-rated products.

I also have reviews of accessories like chamois cream and skincare products, training programs and workout equipment, and a wide variety of sports nutrition products.

Most Recent Reviews

Clif Bar was making good-tasting energy bars before it was cool. And they keep releasing fun new flavors. Unfortunately, they haven't made any big changes

Based on fruit, nut butters, and seeds, the Clif Fruit Smoothie Filled Energy Bar is basically a fruit smoothie in a bar. It's a Clif

The Epic Performance Bar contains all natural ingredients, but unlike most other products from Epic Provisions, these bars do not contain meat. They're just fruit,

The Olly Bar name may sound familiar to anyone who shops at Target department stores. You've probably seen the huge displays of Olly gummy vitamins

Change Maker: Turn Your Passion For Health and Fitness Into a Powerful Purpose and a Wildly Successful Career That's the title of a brand new

Pommello Sweats claim to be "clothes that work you out." Other claims revolve around the idea of detoxifying your body through sweating, which, while accurate,

 

Top-Rated Products

Ever wonder about the best diet ideas? Yeah, we all do. There are very few endurance athletes out there that aren't infatuated with nutrition and

As much as I never wanted to age past 25, it did give me some hope to see lots of pro cyclists reaching their peaks

It took me a while to get used to the idea of these Camelbak water bottles, after being a die hard Specialized fan, but I

Do you sweat like crazy? As in, so much that no skull cap or headband has ever been enough to prevent the sweat from running

As an endurance athlete, your body is probably tight, sore, and unbalanced. Mine sure is. Post-workout stretching helps. And daily foam rolling sessions make me

While I always thought $1 for a tiny gel packet was a rip-off, GU energy gel was one thing I couldn't live without during a

Looking for the perfect training tire that you can also race on? Then consider the Michelin Krylion Carbon road tire. Here is my review...

If you are new to cycling and haven’t found the right tire lever yet, let me save you the trouble - the Pedro’s tire levers

 

Lotions, Chamois Cream, and Skincare

Foam rollers and other tools are great, but don't you sometimes miss the ability of a good old lacrosse ball to provide pressure at a

Looking for a low-price chamois cream? There are a few good options out there that don't require you to pay a premium price for a

No, there is certainly no shortage of chamois creams or butt butters, but this is a first for me. It's a crotch oil! Aptly named,

There's plain, ordinary epsom salt that you can find just about anywhere (and get a huge bag for only a few dollars). Epsoak Epsom Salt...

It seems like science and technology have brought us to a time where everything is expected to work so well, that we have to look

As much as I never wanted to age past 25, it did give me some hope to see lots of pro cyclists reaching their peaks

You've heard of Bodyglide, right? It's billed as "the original anti-blister, anti-chafing balm." It probably is the original because the company was founded in 1996.

Choosing a kinesiology tape just got even more complicated thanks to the release of Endevr StrengthTape. Not sure what that is? Here's a quick primer

At my age, I'm always searching for products that will help me recover faster, so that I can workout as much as I used to!

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard about kinesiology tape. You've probably seen many pro athletes using it. I wouldn't be surprised

Salonpas is a line of topical pain relief products designed to relieve sore muscles and aching backs. It comes in a gel, a spray, and

Remember the 2008 Summer Olympics when Kerri Walsh came out with some weird tape all over her shoulder? Back then, hardly anyone knew about kinesiology

After years of using average chamois creams and alternatives like balms and lotions, I was due for something special. Preferable a fancy, Euro-style cream. I

If you've ever worked on a farm, you'll know that keeping a cow's udder smooth and comfortable is an important part of getting fresh milk.

Want to soothe your sore, aching muscles for just $7, with no effort required? It's possible, and the secret lies in a small jar of

With quite a few people switching to all-natural and organic products these days, it might be time for Aubrey Organics to come into the spotlight.

 

Training Programs, Equipment, and Aids

Ever wonder about the best diet ideas? Yeah, we all do. There are very few endurance athletes out there that aren't infatuated with nutrition and

If you are a fan of high-intensity interval training in place of slow, boring cardio workouts, Turbulence Training is the perfect match for you (and

Looking to get more out of your push-ups? Forget multiple variations, just try this nifty device called the Push-up Pro if you want to get

The product I like to refer to as the "ab wheel" has been around for years, probably long before I was born. It's simple yet

My friend Maureen said it best, "You think you're in shape, then you do this workout..." I had been reading Graeme Street's emails for quite

 

Sports Nutrition Products

 

Energy Bars

Clif Bar was making good-tasting energy bars before it was cool. And they keep releasing fun new flavors. Unfortunately, they haven't made any big changes

Based on fruit, nut butters, and seeds, the Clif Fruit Smoothie Filled Energy Bar is basically a fruit smoothie in a bar. It's a Clif

The Epic Performance Bar contains all natural ingredients, but unlike most other products from Epic Provisions, these bars do not contain meat. They're just fruit,

GU enters the hot stroopwafel market with the GU Energy Stroopwafel. Gu says this is "a Dutch-style syrup waffle that acts like an energy gel,

Kashi bars sound healthy. But are Kashi granola bars healthy? Let's look at their bars. Let's answer the question today. (We have discussed Kashi cereals

This isn't just any waffle. It's a "Stroopwafel" like you find in the Netherlands, but it comes packaged like an energy bar. They have been

Very few energy bars contain just a handful of ingredients. Even fewer contain sweet potatoes. And fewer still contain beef and sweet potatoes. Needless to

While I readily consume highly-processed food substitutes while training and racing, I try to eat as naturally as possible under normal circumstances. Steel cut oats

Bonking is never fun. It hurts, and it usually means your ride is over. Bonk Breaker Energy Bars, on the other hand, will keep you

If I see something that says Larabar on it, I've gotta get my hands on it! Such was the case when I noticed something new

The Good Greens Bar. It sounds like a block of spinach and broccoli disguised as an energy bar, but (fortunately) that's not the case at

After years of writing about the latest and greatest new offerings in the energy bar world, I'm taking the time to point out the energy

 

Energy Gels

Did you ever wake up thinking, "boy I have too much energy for today!"? Me neither! And that's why I'm always happy to try an

GU Energy Chews take the great nutritional value and flavors of GU's gel lineup and form them into a gummy treat that gives you a

Not much really catches my attention anymore when it comes to energy drinks. You've got double or triple caffeine, miracle herbs, superfruit juices, and various

No matter how many fancy new products come out that try to reinvent the wheel (with the wheel in this case being energy gels, not

While I readily consume highly-processed food substitutes while training and racing, I try to eat as naturally as possible under normal circumstances. Steel cut oats

Clif Shot energy gel has been around for years, but in late 2010, Clif revamped the gel and totally changed up the formula. Is the

If you haven't yet considered switching from energy gels to energy chews, you are missing out on some cool products! I finally got a chance

Sticky, messy energy gels are outdated these days. I've always liked gels, but the new gummy candies are so much easier and more fun to

Hammer Gel looks like yet another energy gel, but the formula is a bit different. This gel contains no added refined, simple sugars, and no

While I always thought $1 for a tiny gel packet was a rip-off, GU energy gel was one thing I couldn't live without during a

Energy gels are an easy and convenient way to get a quick sugar boost when out riding or running. Here is my review and taste

It wasn’t long ago when I first reviewed the FRS Antioxidant Health Chews. I tested out the lemon lime flavor, which is pretty commonplace in

 

Sports Drinks (Hydration)

Oh so many coconut waters line the store shelves today. I guess once a few big ones put the dollars behind the marketing, everyone launched

Despite GU gel being my absolute favorite for years, I was never drawn to the rest of the GU product line. Even when GU2O was

Another complement to their energy gels, GU Electrolyte Tablets have been added to the GU product line. These are straight up electrolyte tablets. No carbs,

To complement the Roctane gel, you can add GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink into your fueling strategy. The key words here are ultra endurance.

School's out for the summer, so that means playing in the afternoon sun and having freeze pops to cool off! And no, this isn't a

Formula X Sport is a new protein-containing sports drink similar to Accelerade but is supposed to taste better, present fewer GI issues, and not clump

Hammer Perpetuem is a high-calorie sports drink for endurance athletes. I tested it out during some long mountain bike rides and races. Here is my

There are so many sports drinks out there, it takes a lot to stand out. One drink that does stand out is Nuun, who make

There are many sports drinks for endurance athletes, and one that has been around for many years is Cytomax. Here is my taste test and

Naturally, the first energy bar I ever had was a Powerbar. No surprise, right? But I took my good old time before trying the Powerbar

I've always liked the idea behind Accelerade. It's a sports drink, so it's high in carbs for energy and packed with electrolytes we need, but

There is a notoriously big problem on hard rides in hot weather - cramping! When you're sweating more and riding harder than usual, you have

 

Protein Bars & Shakes

The Olly Bar name may sound familiar to anyone who shops at Target department stores. You've probably seen the huge displays of Olly gummy vitamins

No longer is whey protein powder exclusive to bodybuilders or even athletes in general. It's everywhere, especially when used as the basis for a meal

I'm always open to trying a new protein bar, because every so often, someone actually makes a good one! This past week I got to

Want to get gnarly? Then Gnarly Nutrition might be right up your alley! Gnarly Nutrition offers a full line of all-natural sports drinks and recovery

Whenever I see a packet of gel, my brain is trained to categorize it as carbs. (Years of pounding down GUs and Power Gels will

Designer Whey has been a popular protein powder for many years. Growing up, it was one of those big brands that everyone talked about and

TrueProtein.com is an online store that sells all types of protein powders in bulk. You can order by the pound and mix and match to

Wanting to try a new type of protein so I'm not taking whey all the time, I picked up some NutriBiotic Vegan Rice Protein Drink...

Not being one to regularly eat protein bars, I never gave the Clif Builder's Protein Bar a second glance until a reader wrote in asking

Formula X Sport is a new protein-containing sports drink similar to Accelerade but is supposed to taste better, present fewer GI issues, and not clump

While whey protein is a staple for bodybuilders, it's also a good source of protein for anyone who may need it in their diet. Such

I've always liked the idea behind Accelerade. It's a sports drink, so it's high in carbs for energy and packed with electrolytes we need, but

 

Supplements

I'm skeptical of all diet pills. And I'm really skeptical of anything that so much as mentions acai berry or raspberry ketones. So when I

Want to get your greens and a caffeine boost, all in one? Check out EBOOST Spruce Energizing Whole Greens. In each packet, you get 3

Millions of Americans are faced with sleep problems, yet it seems most people try to treat the symptoms rather than the cause. How so? Energy

I'm no stranger to energy drinks and weight loss supplements. I've had energy drinks of all types, numerous weight loss supplements, and some crazy "all

You have to be careful with all supplement companies, but especially with new ones. That's just the nature of the industry. Even more suspect are

It's been a long time since I've taken any supplement that claims to improve athletic performance. Most everything I take has some specific benefit, but

For the past month, I've been testing a new supplement called Amaçari. It's based on Camu Camu, one of many so-called superfruits. I hadn't even

If you're shopping on the Wilderness Athlete website, you won't find it. That's because it's sort of an insider secret. Well, it used to be.

Ginsana Energy is a natural supplement that comes from ginseng, an adaptogen. It is designed to increase your energy level and improve endurance, without sugar

I'm used to testing over-hyped fat loss supplements, electrolyte replacements, and physical performance enhancers. But this is the first time I'm testing a pill that's

Despite new "superfood" supplements being discovered (and advertised) every day, there's one superfood product that has been around for years and isn't going anywhere. It's

Fish oil is one of those supplements where I'm happy to pay extra for high quality, but it sure wouldn't hurt to find one that

 

Snacks & Fast Food

The Olly Bar name may sound familiar to anyone who shops at Target department stores. You've probably seen the huge
Kashi bars sound healthy. But are Kashi granola bars healthy? Let's look at their bars. Let's answer the question today.
If you like honey, but don't care for gels or need the calories of an energy bar, maybe the new
With super foods and super berries dominating store shelves, I wouldn't blame grains if they feel left out. Heck, given
Clif Bar keeps expanding into new product lines. Though not what I was expecting, it was only a matter of
When the number of new energy bars becomes too much to handle, it's good to have friends who know your
Very few energy bars contain just a handful of ingredients. Even fewer contain sweet potatoes. And fewer still contain beef
How do you find snacks to take with you on your adventures? If you're like most people, you grab whatever
Virtually everyone loves cookies. And even if you don't love cookies, you probably can't resist eating them, because it's so
If you like to have your food named for its exact purpose, consider the Skout Organic Trailbar next time you'll
I like bars that are good. I like bars that are natural. So the Good'n Natural Bar seemed right up
If I'm at Big Lots and I see something on the clearance shelf that's marketed as a healthy snack, I'll

 

All Reviews

Clif Bar was making good-tasting energy bars before it was cool. And they keep releasing fun new flavors. Unfortunately, they haven't made any big changes

Based on fruit, nut butters, and seeds, the Clif Fruit Smoothie Filled Energy Bar is basically a fruit smoothie in a bar. It's a Clif

The Epic Performance Bar contains all natural ingredients, but unlike most other products from Epic Provisions, these bars do not contain meat. They're just fruit,

The Olly Bar name may sound familiar to anyone who shops at Target department stores. You've probably seen the huge displays of Olly gummy vitamins

Change Maker: Turn Your Passion For Health and Fitness Into a Powerful Purpose and a Wildly Successful Career That's the title of a brand new

Pommello Sweats claim to be "clothes that work you out." Other claims revolve around the idea of detoxifying your body through sweating, which, while accurate,

GU enters the hot stroopwafel market with the GU Energy Stroopwafel. Gu says this is "a Dutch-style syrup waffle that acts like an energy gel,

Foam rollers and other tools are great, but don't you sometimes miss the ability of a good old lacrosse ball to provide pressure at a

It takes a special type of endurance athlete to be concerned about the quality of the degreaser and chain lube they use. But I think

Need a super lightweight alternative to skull caps and sweat bands? Try Wicks Sweat Protector Strips. Unlike a full skullcap, or even a headband or

I'm skeptical of all diet pills. And I'm really skeptical of anything that so much as mentions acai berry or raspberry ketones. So when I

Now that Thankgiving and Christmas are behind us, I can already sense diet season sneaking up around the corner. At least in part, this is

I hate stupid fad fitness products sold on infomercials, but I love innovative equipment you can actually use. I also love homemade solutions to expensive

Ever wonder about the best diet ideas? Yeah, we all do. There are very few endurance athletes out there that aren't infatuated with nutrition and

Looking for a low-price chamois cream? There are a few good options out there that don't require you to pay a premium price for a

 

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