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

Book Review: Change Maker by Dr. John Berardi
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 Read more.

Tested: Pommello Sweats
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, Read more.

Tested: GU Energy Stroopwafel
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, Read more.

Tested: Deep Recovery “Massage Track” Whole Body Massage Kit
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 Read more.

Tested: LiquiFix Eco-Friendly Degreasers and Lubricants
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 Read more.

Tested: Wicks Sweat Protector Strips
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 Read more.

 

Top-Rated Products

Tested: Precision Nutrition
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 Read more.

Tested: Play Again Now Recovery Drink
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 Read more.

Tested: CamelBak Podium Ice
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 Read more.

Tested: SweatHawg Skull Cap
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 Read more.

Tested: Moji 360 Massage Kit
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 Read more.

Tested: GU Energy Gel
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 Read more.

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

Tested: Pedro’s Tire Levers
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 Read more.

 

Lotions, Chamois Cream, and Skincare

Tested: Deep Recovery “Massage Track” Whole Body Massage Kit
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 Read more.

Tested: Queen Helene’s Cocoa Butter Creme
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 Read more.

Tested: Crotch Guard Skin Care Oil
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, Read more.

Tested: Epsoak Epsom Salt
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… Read more.

Tested: Earth’s Care Pain Relieving Ointment, Muscle & Joint Rub, and More Personal Care Products
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 Read more.

Tested: Play Again Now Recovery Drink
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 Read more.

Tested: Bodyglide Anti-Chafing Lubricants
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. Read more.

Tested: Endevr Strength Tape
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 Read more.

Tested: Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream
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! Read more.

Tested: KT Tape
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 Read more.

Tested: Salonpas Deep Pain Relieving Gel
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 Read more.

Tested: RockTape + RockSauce
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 Read more.

Tested: Enzo’s Buttonhole Chamois Cream
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 Read more.

Tested: Udderly Smooth Udder Cream
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. Read more.

Tested: Mineral Ice Pain Relieving Gel
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 Read more.

Tested: Aubrey Organics Sun Care (Natural Sunscreen)
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. Read more.

 

Training Programs, Equipment, and Aids

Tested: Precision Nutrition
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 Read more.

Tested: Turbulence Training for Abs
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 Read more.

Tested: The Push-Up Pro
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 Read more.

Tested: Abdominal Roller/Wheel
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 Read more.

Tested: Graeme Street’s Cyclo-Core Program
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 Read more.

 

Sports Nutrition Products

 

Energy Bars

Tested: GU Energy Stroopwafel
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, Read more.

Kashi Granola Bars – Are They Really Healthy?
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 Read more.

Tested: Honey Stinger Organic Energy Waffles
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 Read more.

Tested: Omnibar
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 Read more.

Tested: Honey Stinger All Natural Sports Nutrition
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 Read more.

Tested: Bonk Breaker Energy Bar
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 Read more.

Tested: Larabar Uber
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 Read more.

Tested: Good Greens Bar
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 Read more.

Tested: PowerBar Performance Bar
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 Read more.

Tested: Doctor Will Bar
While there are plenty of health food bars on store shelves around the country, there are also harder-to-find bars that are even more interesting. Take Read more.

Tested: Raw Revolution Organic Live Food Bar
The trend toward organic and raw foods is fast underway, with many snack bars and health drinks offering these more natural versions. One bar that Read more.

Tested: PowerBar Energize Fruit Smoothie Bar
The good ole Powerbar Performance bar has been around since before I considered myself an endurance athlete. But they made a recent update - the Read more.

 

Energy Gels

Tested: Voke Tab
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 Read more.

Tested: GU Chomps Energy Chews
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 Read more.

Tested: ENERGYbits
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 Read more.

Tested: GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel
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 Read more.

Tested: Honey Stinger All Natural Sports Nutrition
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 Read more.

Tested: Clif Shot Energy Gel [NEW Formula]
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 Read more.

Tested: Clif Shot Bloks
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 Read more.

Tested: PowerBar Energy Gel Blasts
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 Read more.

Tested: Hammer Gel
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 Read more.

Tested: GU Energy Gel
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 Read more.

Tested: Clif Shot Energy Gel
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 Read more.

Tested: FRS Antioxidant Health Chews Pomegranate Blueberry
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 Read more.

 

Sports Drinks (Hydration)

Tested: Amy & Brian’s Coconut Water
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 Read more.

Tested: GU Electrolyte Brew
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 Read more.

Tested: GU Brew Electrolyte Tablets
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, Read more.

Tested: GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink
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. Read more.

Tested: Power Ice
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 Read more.

Tested: Formula X Sport
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 Read more.

Tested: Hammer Perpetuem
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 Read more.

Tested: NUUN Active Hydration Tablets
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 Read more.

Tested: CytoMax Performance Drink
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 Read more.

Tested: PowerBar Endurance Sports Drink
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 Read more.

Tested: Accelerade Sports Drink with Protein
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 Read more.

Tested: Hammer Endurolytes
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 Read more.

 

Protein Bars & Shakes

Tested: Zahler Reach Whey Protein Powder
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 Read more.

Tested: NuGo Stronger Protein Bar
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 Read more.

Tested: Gnarly Nutrition Stack
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 Read more.

Tested: Frog Fuel
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 Read more.

Tested: Designer Whey Protein Bar
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 Read more.

Tested: True Protein Whey Protein Concentrate
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 Read more.

Tested: NutriBiotic Vegan Rice Protein
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... Read more.

Tested: Clif Builder’s Protein Bar
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 Read more.

Tested: Formula X Sport
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 Read more.

Tested: Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey Protein Powder by Optimum Nutrition
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 Read more.

Tested: Accelerade Sports Drink with Protein
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 Read more.

Tested: Detour Energy Bars
There’s no shortage of energy bars these days, but with the way some of them taste, I always welcome new varieties. So I was happy Read more.

 

Supplements

Tested: Natrol AcaiBerry Diet Pills
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 Read more.

Tested: EBOOST Spruce Energizing Whole Greens
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 Read more.

Tested: Optimum-FX SleeperZzz Natural Sleep Aid
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 Read more.

Tested: Full-Time Energy Superfruit and Berry Weight Loss Blend
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 Read more.

Tested: BioTerra Herbs
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 Read more.

Tested: Athlete’s Power
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 Read more.

Tested: Amaçari
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 Read more.

Tested: Wilderness Athlete Superman
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. Read more.

Tested: Ginsana Energy
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 Read more.

Tested: SomaLife IQ150
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 Read more.

Tested: Greens Plus
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 Read more.

Tested: VitaCost Mega EFA Omega-3 Fish Oil
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 Read more.

 

Snacks & Fast Food

Kashi Granola Bars – Are They Really Healthy?
Kashi bars sound healthy. But are Kashi granola bars healthy? Let’s look at their bars. Let’s answer the question today.
Read more.
Tested: Honey Stinger Snack Bars
If you like honey, but don’t care for gels or need the calories of an energy bar, maybe the new
Read more.
Tested: Kuali Amaranth Snack Bars
With super foods and super berries dominating store shelves, I wouldn’t blame grains if they feel left out. Heck, given
Read more.
Tested: CLIF Organic Energy Food
Clif Bar keeps expanding into new product lines. Though not what I was expecting, it was only a matter of
Read more.
Tested: Oskri Coconut Bar
When the number of new energy bars becomes too much to handle, it’s good to have friends who know your
Read more.
Tested: Omnibar
Very few energy bars contain just a handful of ingredients. Even fewer contain sweet potatoes. And fewer still contain beef
Read more.
Tested: Pure Provisions Turkey Jerky
How do you find snacks to take with you on your adventures? If you’re like most people, you grab whatever
Read more.
Tested: Caveman Cookies (North Pole Flavor Out Now!)
Virtually everyone loves cookies. And even if you don’t love cookies, you probably can’t resist eating them, because it’s so
Read more.
Tested: Skout Organic Trailbar
If you like to have your food named for its exact purpose, consider the Skout Organic Trailbar next time you’ll
Read more.
Tested: Good’n Natural Bar
I like bars that are good. I like bars that are natural. So the Good’n Natural Bar seemed right up
Read more.
Tested: triYUM Bars
If I’m at Big Lots and I see something on the clearance shelf that’s marketed as a healthy snack, I’ll
Read more.
Tested: Larabar Uber
If I see something that says Larabar on it, I’ve gotta get my hands on it! Such was the case
Read more.

 

All Reviews

Book Review: Change Maker by Dr. John Berardi
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 Read more.

Tested: Pommello Sweats
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, Read more.

Tested: GU Energy Stroopwafel
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, Read more.

Tested: Deep Recovery “Massage Track” Whole Body Massage Kit
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 Read more.

Tested: LiquiFix Eco-Friendly Degreasers and Lubricants
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 Read more.

Tested: Wicks Sweat Protector Strips
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 Read more.

Tested: Natrol AcaiBerry Diet Pills
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 Read more.

Spending a Day on Nutrisystem – What Was I Thinking?!
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 Read more.

Tested: Waxman SuperSliders (Valslides Alternative)
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 Read more.

Tested: Precision Nutrition
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 Read more.

Tested: Queen Helene’s Cocoa Butter Creme
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 Read more.

Kashi Granola Bars – Are They Really Healthy?
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 Read more.

Tested: HydraPak Stash 1L Collapsible Water Bottle
Hard plastic water bottles not meeting your needs? Do you feel like empty bottles take up too much space? Then maybe you need a HydraPak Read more.

Tested: RhinoShield CrashGuard iPhone Bumper Case
If you’re out bike riding, trail running, or rock climbing, and you’re carrying a smartphone, you want to protect it. In those situations, it’s a Read more.

Tested: Lifetrak Zoom HRV Monitor
Previously, I was never a huge fan of activity trackers. They simply weren’t good enough for athletes. Sure, they were high-tech devices. But as far Read more.

 

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