We review High5’s excellent IsoGel energy gels.
£24.75 per 25 sachets
High5 are known for their tasty sports nutrition and the IsoGel is no exception. Both the orange and berry flavours are refreshing rather than overpowering and neither get sickly even during longer races. This is probably aided by the gel’s thin consistency, which makes drinking it a cinch even if the sharp corners occasionally catch the inside of the mouth – though this is true of virtually every gel. As the name suggests, the IsoGel is isotonic, so doesn’t require generous slurping of water after consuming each gel. The downside is that you probably won’t be able to cram as many of the 60ml sachets into your nutrition box on the bike. Each gel provides 22g of carbohydrate and there’s also a citrus caffeine version for an extra kick when it’s really needed.
One of the tastiest and easiest ways to keep energy levels up
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