Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Cathryn
I've been a long time loyal user of another brand of drink & isotonic gels but as my regular runs have got longer, 3 hours plus, the sweetness left me feeling nauseous. I swapped to Tailwind this summer with an open mind but have been massively impressed. I used to head off on long runs with gels, flapjacks, nuts, jelly babies etc but I find I don't need anything other than the Tailwind (& maybe a few salted nuts!). It has got me through my first ultra and plenty of hill miles - I'm a definite convert!
Keeps me flying through the trails
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Steven
Fed up carrying gels, salt tablets, food and everything in between? Just get yourself some tailwind and loose everything else. Got me through my first ultra and all of this year training for another 2 ultra's. Can't rate it enough!
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Adam
Great product , will highly recommend , it got me to the 100mile mark on my first ultra and I usually suffer with cramp really bad. it had everything I needed and mixed with water really well ,I really think it played a big part in getting me as far as I did
Endurance fuelling first class
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Adam
Read the reviews, always cynical about gutt free fueling however I've tried all the rest. This is superb. No stomach problems. Pleasant to drink and easy to dissolve. I participate in endurance events like Ironman,Celtman and currently training for ultra marathons. Great product,very happy hence my feedback. Hope this helps others with cynical thoughts.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Lucy
Finally tried these - had a half iron Tri at the weekend and had a mandarin and a berry buzz on the bike - I usually eat my 'bike buffet' but unusually couldn't fancy eating much, so just made sure I drank both bottles - it was a hideous ride due to the wind, but I felt as fresh as on the run and really enjoyed the taste of the berry buzz!! Got a few more flavours to try before I decide what my choice flavour is!!!
Great fast service too!!!
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Gavin
I used this recently in a 30 mile trail ultra and without a doubt it kept my energy levels stable, and kept me going for the whole 30 miles.
Tasted great, and no stomach issues that I'm normally affected by. Highly recommended. Can't wait to try the other flavours I've bought now.
Monday, 22 August 2016 | Jean-Marie
I am struggling to eat during long run. This product was recommended by a colleague.
I have only tested during training sessions. No issues so far.
I will be ordering again,probably another flavour: the one I picked is a bit too sweet for me.
Monday, 22 August 2016 | Iain
Does what it says it does.....used it a couple of times following a recommendation from someone who runs ultras. No gloop, no sloshing, no sickly gels
Monday, 22 August 2016 | Eamon
Been on the lookout for one or these after using a few similar ones previously. Easy to use, even easier to store and takes up minimum room in my vest. My only gripe is although it's a wide opening on it, it could be slightly bigger which would make putting the tailwind into it easier when using the scoop. Widen the mouth on it and it gets 5 stars.
Great customer service and product
Monday, 22 August 2016 | Ben
Sweet, but not overpoweringly so. No ill effects so far (the fabled "gut bombs"), and seemd to provide the necessary juice. Speedy delivery, and love the personal touch from Mike!
Monday, 22 August 2016 | Lisa
Amazing product delivered very promptly with a hand written note enclosed, very motivational! Stick packs useful as can try all the flavours!
Monday, 22 August 2016 | Steve
I wanted to carry less nutrition with me on the ironman bike leg, snacks and gels were clogging my bike up and not mentioning how bad gels are for you. I've been looking for a solution to this problem for a while now and tailwind has surpassed the answer. Many thanks for such a great product
Sunday, 21 August 2016 | Toby
I've tried a few of the flavours on training runs up to 3 hours and have enjoyed all of them. A lot more gentle on the stomach than gels and a lot more pleasant to taste. I don't get on with a lot of refined sugars but this is the best I've tried for easy and convenient nutrition. Keep me going and have the advantage of keeping me drinking as well. Will be ordering more.
Saturday, 20 August 2016 | Mark
first time user and really enjoyed the sachets on a medium size ride. look forward to trying when going longer and in some events.
Friday, 19 August 2016 | Duncan
The Tailwind soft flask is an excellent addition to the Tailwind product range, it is robust, a good size and has a good wide opening which allows you to easily pour stick packs into it when out on the trails and during races.
As always this item was delivered in double quick time along with more stick packs I had ordered from the Tailwind team maintaining their exceptional custom service.
Thursday, 18 August 2016 | Ann
Recommended by other runners as 'gels' always end up giving me bloating and upset tummy. No such problem with this product, will be ordering again.
Thursday, 18 August 2016 | Katie
I tried this product in NZ and love it.
No GI issues what so ever which is fab. Great fuel source
Thursday, 18 August 2016 | Andrew
I have used tailwind now for quite a few ultra marathons. I have just persuaded the wife to run a marathon and wanted her to try tailwind. She didn't like the flavour I use but the multi stick pack allows her to find which taste suits her. As usual fantastic tailwind service from order to delivery. I have tried other similar products like Gatorade and mountain fuel but tailwind has been the best for my gut.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 | Billy
Was amazed how quick my order arrived. I tested the serving size whilst in a race situation training as I plan to New Forest middle distance in September. They don't supply anything on the bike so these sachets are perfect size to strap to bike. I've heard they use Tailwind on the run course, which is great as I won't have to carry any with me. Really happy with this product!
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 | Billy
Found this product tasted much better than some other products on the market, not too sweet. Tested it on several hard training session and had no ill effects. Overall a great product that I will be using for all future racing and hard training session!
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | Matthew
I ordered some Tailwind after being recommended it by a fellow cyclist.
I've been using Tailwind now for 2 months for rides over 50 miles + and it works a treat.
The best thing about Tailwind has to be the taste. I went to the Raspberry Buzz and it's so nice. With some energy tabs they can taste sickly or just not tasty. Tailwind has a really light taste that is great from the start of a ride to the end.
I will continue to use Tailwind now I've found it and will definitely be recommending fellow cyclists/runners to give this a try.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | Flemming
I had decided to try something new and didnt have time to test the energy. I did my first test on a 56km race. The test went well and I could use the energy for the almost 7 hours with no problem with my stomach or distaste in the end of the run.
really great product
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | Jo
Just completed my first Quadrathon using Tailwind no need to carry extra gels it worked like a charm with no 'after' effects
Monday, 15 August 2016 | Scott
I used tailwind for my first 70.3 triathlon , and gotta say it's an awesome product, no nutrition issues and it pushed me on to the end, I bypassed all feed stations and I'm very impressed, no gel sweet sickly feeling ... Berry buzz and natural flavours both great ...
Monday, 15 August 2016 | Sarah
I much prefer soft flasks to hard water bottles and these were perfect for my latest running event, the 20 mile Roseland August Trail (aka red RAT). It was a super hot day so hydration and salt/electrolyte replenishment was paramount. I took Tailwind stick packs and the flasks were easy to fill. Andy & Mike from Tailwind were at the race event HQ with flavours to try. I also really liked the top tip of making up a Tailwind concentrate solution in a small bottle to take with you if you have bought a multi-serving pack. Just add to your soft flask, top up with water and go. Genius!
Tailwind 2 serving stick pack/tailwind nutrition soft flask
Monday, 15 August 2016 | Neil
I ran the lakeland 100 on tailwind alone. I had no stomach prolems at all!! Which for me has been a massive problem in the past.sub 24 hours says it all about how good tailwind is.they even sent a top quality soft flask & buff which i used on race day.the flask really is top notch.can't thank everyone at tailwind enough.
Monday, 15 August 2016 | Jo
I tried this product during a 19 mile run yesterday after deciding gels were not for me. They are natural tasting and not too sweet. I will be certainly be using them during my first marathon in Sept...
Monday, 15 August 2016 | Samantha
Used Tailwind for a 100k race in warm/humid conditions on Saturday. I did supplement with 'real' food, but sipped little and often it worked a treat. No stomach problems, no energy dips, and the green tea flavour tastes great. I'll definitely be using it again!
Monday, 15 August 2016 | Guillermo
Just moved from Borneo to Scotland and I can confirm that after having used Tailwind for over a year in the heat of Malaysia it also works perfectly in the cool of Aberdeen. Of course I end up drink less so use a stronger concentration. Yesterday my 4 hour training session went smoothly and I drank 1.5lt.
Looking forward to the 57K Speyside Way race next Saturday!
Saturday, 13 August 2016 | Sandy
2nd order after trial runs with the single sachets.
Gels give me gut rot but Tailwind doesn't. It's a light taste and easy on my tummy.
Excellent customer service (which is incredibly rare these days!) and the personalised handwritten notes are lovely touch.
Can't recommend enough.
Perhaps not the intended use
Thursday, 11 August 2016 | Johnny
Whilst I run, I bought this product for my working day. I am a window cleaner and 7 hours on my feet, up and down ladders, is tiring. I have always struggled to eat enough during the day.First impressions are very good.
Thursday, 11 August 2016 | Annette
Great flask, no leaks and fits easily in my pack.
Thursday, 11 August 2016 | Annette
Love this product, hate gels! Simple, great tasting product that appears to work very well.
Thursday, 11 August 2016 | Simon
I've been searching for a good product for years as I have a sensitive stomach, most carb drinks would make my stomach cramp or knot up making it difficult to take on any more nutrition. Tailwind is different, easy to mix up, very drinkable and absolutely no stomach issues. Went for a 120k ride to test it out and it was all I needed, no bananas, no gels, just Tailwind, an excellent product.
Thursday, 11 August 2016 | Colin
Only tried a few of the flavours so far and only up to 90 minutes runs and have to say it does what it says on the tin. Consistent energy boost, thirst quenching, no sore stomach. I'm finding a flask plus 1 powder taking drinks every ten minutes takes me through to the end of a 90 minute run feeling fresh. Got a marathon in a few weeks, looking forward to using tailwind to power me through!
Thursday, 11 August 2016 | Colin
Being used to normal flasks this soft flask was a little weird to start off but everything about it beats a standard flask. 1. No drips from the cap. 2. 15 grams lighter (feels so much lighter). 3. Packs away so small. Also, works great with the powders.
Thursday, 11 August 2016 | Dave
I've been using Tailwind as my sole source of nutrition for ultra-endurance events for two years now. Most recently was the Badwater 135 in Death Valley. Would recommend Tailwind without hesitation. Clean, simple and smooth energy delivery.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | Carol
It's great stuff, soothing and thirst-quenching AND satisfying.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | Mark
I recently completed a 96 mile run of the West Highland Way using tailwind as my primary source of nutrition. It's an amazing product and for me really worked. Given water is pretty tasteless I have a tendency to gulp water and end up with stomach cramp. The pleasant taste of tailwind really made it easy to sip frequently. As a result I suffered no stomach issues and was able to actually survive on carrying less food. Don't hesitate - give it a try!
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | Steve
Really like this, I used it for the first time on my C2C run and once I got the balance right it was superb, I must have run most of the day supplementing it with a handful of brazil nuts (really, thats all I needed). It was easy on the stomach and kept the hunger at bay without compromising on energy levels - I knocked nearly 2 hours off last years time and much of this can be credited to Tailwind. You have a new fan.
Quick delivery, much better than gels!
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | Hanna
Super quick delivery thank you - tried the naked and raspberry flavours on an 18 mile run and they seemed to work very well! Nice taste and so much more palatable than gels.
Loved the handwritten note with advice that came with it!! Would order again.
Tuesday, 9 August 2016 | Karen
Tried the Green Tea flavour to have something different and really enjoyed it .. practising with a camelback and found that taking small sips regularly made a huge difference ... finishing a 20 mile run with no issues and not needing anything to eat apart from a few naked bites. Really enjoying these products and the service is great.
Tuesday, 9 August 2016 | Sarah
Was introduced to Tailwind by my partner who has used it on longer runs; it got me successfully through by first ultra attempt earlier this year with no tummy issues, happy and hydrated! Most recently I used it on a shorter hot and breezy trail run (Ellenden Farm Frolic) and was delighted with a win in the 3 hr race Thanks guys!
Would highly recommend Tailwind. I suffer with IBS and am so glad to have found something that hasn't caused me any gut issues.
Tailwind 2 serving stick packs
Tuesday, 9 August 2016 | Grahame
I used them with a 2l camelbak. I liked the variety and have had no stomach issues. Building up to a trail marathon, my training is up to 14mikes.
Tuesday, 9 August 2016 | Shelley
I've been training for my first marathon and have tried a few different products and can say that I find Tailwind the best for keeping me hydrated and giving me energy without any sickness. Very good product.
Amazing Service & a run without runs
Monday, 8 August 2016 | Norrie
Having suffered with a dodgy stomach on anything over 18miles using gels & such, I'm suitably impressed with Tailwind. Used it on the 42 mile Devil o' the Highlands Footrace, no tummy trouble. Very pleased.
Monday, 8 August 2016 | James
Used on a 22 mile training run. Mixed well and tasted great (orange flavour). Not as sticky or as sweet as gels. I didn't feel hungry and had plenty in the tank to get me home.
Monday, 8 August 2016 | Alex
I also got this as a free gift and it is probably one of the best freebies I have ever got! The neck is wide so you can add you TW in on the go and not make a mess. I wasn't too sure the mouthpiece would work well but it does and I have had no leaks at all! It is also super light and easy to squeeze when running. Thanks TW!
Great tasting product, great service!
Monday, 8 August 2016 | Alex
Great service, quick delivery and a lovely personalised note makes it a pleasure ordering from here. Tailwind easily dissolves in water and is not super sweat as some of the 'off the shelf' drinks, which is great! Nice touch also having your name on the outside of the packaging. The caffeinated Green Tea flavour is very tasty too. Once i got over the mental hurdle of not actually needing to eat anything else it has worked a treat! Will definitely be using on the Hardmoors 60 next month!
Great nutrition for a newbie runner
Monday, 8 August 2016 | Tania
I used tailwind over the weekend for my first 10 mile race. I'm a fairly new runner and hadn't run over 10k apart from 1 longer run so I was really nervous it would be brutal from Mile 8. Quite the opposite I finished the race feeling stronger than my last few 10k's. Amazing stuff, easy to use and would definitely use again on a longer run. I think if my legs weren't starting to feel the strain I would have been able to carry on and round up to a half.