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Product Detail & Benefits

Description:

The staples of any energy drink, bar, or gel are carbohydrates. In this regard, Hammer Gel stands alone in today's glutted market of energy products. A look at the ingredient list on the label will tell you why: we use long-chain complex carbohydrates for smooth, consistent energy release. There's only a trace of sugar, so Hammer Gel doesn't set off wild insulin spikes causing "sugar high" and "sugar crash." You won't find our products saturated with cheap, ineffective, commercial-grade sugars, which can ruin health and performance.

Hammer Gel is an easily digested, concentrated source of complex carbohydrates with four amino acids added to enhance performance and prolong energy levels during intense training and competition. Hammer Gel has a syrup-like consistency that mixes easily with water if so desired. You can drink it straight, dilute it, or use it to flavor other Hammer Nutrition fuels. Use it before, during, and after exercise.

Benefits:

Hammer Gel is available in the following delicious flavors: Apple-Cinnamon, Banana, Chocolate, Espresso, Montana Huckleberry, Nocciola, Orange, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter/Chocolate, Raspberry, Tropical, Vanilla, and Unflavored.

Since 1995, Hammer Gel has been the benchmark of concentrated carbohydrate energy, primarily because of what it doesn't contain—Hammer Gel has no added refined, simple sugars, and no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.

Choose either single-serving pouches or cost-effective 26-serving jugs for even, reliable energy, not the "flash and crash" of sugar-loaded products. You get only what's good for you: complex carbohydrates, natural ingredients, and real fruit. The result is a great-tasting concentrated fuel source that goes down and digests easier than other energy gels.

Hammer Gel is versatile as well; you can drink it straight, add it to your water bottle, or combine it with Sustained Energy, HEED, or Perpetuem to create a variety of tasty energy combinations for any length activity—anywhere, anytime.

Notes:

Note: Hammer Flask holds 5-6 servings. Only Espresso and Tropical flavors contain caffeine, 50 mg for Espresso and 25 mg for Tropical per serving.

Nutrition Labels:

Hammer Gel Apple-Cinnamon
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Apple Juice Concentrate, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Malic Acid, Ground Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Salt, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Banana
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, or iron.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Bananas, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Salt, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Chocolate
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 80
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Iron 2%
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, or calcium.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Tapioca Syrup, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Cocoa processed with alkali, Natural Flavor, Salt, Sodium Acid Sulfate, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Espresso
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 75mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Iron 2%
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, or calcium.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Tapioca Syrup, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Cocoa processed with alkali, Natural Flavor, Coffee, Salt, Sodium Acid Sulfate, Caffeine, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Montana Huckleberry
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Huckleberries, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Salt, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Nocciola
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 100
Calories from fat 20
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Iron 2%
Calcium 2%
Not a significant source of calories from saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Hazelnut Paste (Hazelnuts, Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Tapioca Syrup, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Roasted Hazelnuts, Cocoa, Nonfat Dry Milk, Salt, Potassium Sorbate (As Preservative), Sodium Acid Sulfate, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride.
Allergens: Contains Milk, Tree Nuts.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes Dairy and Soy products, Tree Nuts and Peanuts.
Hammer Gel Orange
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8%
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, calcium, or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Orange Juice Concentrate, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (As Preservative), Salt, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Peanut Butter
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 15
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Not a significant source of calories from saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Tapioca Syrup, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (Dry Roasted Peanuts), Salt, Sodium Acid Sulfate, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes Dairy and Soy products, Tree Nuts and Peanuts.
Hammer Gel Peanut Butter- Chocolate
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 15
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Potassium 45mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Iron 2%
Not a significant source of calories from saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, or calcium.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Tapioca Syrup, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (Dry Roasted Peanuts), Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Salt, Sodium Acid Sulfate, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Natural Flavor, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
Allergens: Contains Peanuts.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes Dairy and Soy products, Tree Nuts and Peanuts.
Hammer Gel Unflavored
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Salt, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Raspberry
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Raspberry Puree, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Salt, Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Tropical
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2%
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, calcium, or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Pineapple Concentrate, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Salt, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Caffeine, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Potassium Chloride.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.
Hammer Gel Vanilla
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.7 tablespoons (33g)
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 90
Calories from fat 0
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Water, Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin), Vanilla Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (as a preservative), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Amino Acids (L-Leucine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine).
This product is processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, dairy, soy and wheat.

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Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This gel is amaznc I never used any gel before until I moved to Colorado and started doing some real distance biking with some elevation gain. First time I tried it I was really starting to feel fatigued. Amazingly in a few short minutes I had energy that lasted the rest of my ride. Second time I tried it when my thigh muscles were burning from lactic acid buildup. I tried the gel and within minutes the burn started to go away. I now will always carry his gel with me on every hike or bike ride. It gives me a little stomach upset but nothing bad and certainly worth the benefits when it is needed.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Born again Hammer user! It's been a few years since I used Hammer. I typically don't use supplements because I'm Vegan and I don't like strange ingredients in my body. But after some research, I bought several gels and heed packets for my hydration backpack. I used everything according as directed. Not only did I feel great and my energy levels stay high the whole race, I set a new marathon PR by 3 minutes! For me that's awesome because I did not get to train as hard as I wanted to. Thanks Hammer!
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty, and manageable even in large doses. Personally I love the Espresso and, if I've got my caffeine level settled, the Vanilla. I managed to handle 12 of them during the bike leg of Ironman Hawaii, and more on the run, craving them much of the time. Here's a picture of my top-tube before a 70.3
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nocciola - my new favorite flavor! Never having tried a sample of the new Nocciola flavor, I ordered a full jug of it anyway...I trust Hammer Nutrition (have for many years) and if they say it's good, then I believe 'em. Wow - they weren't kidding! Chocolate and Montana Huckleberry used to be my favorite flavors but now Nicciola is taking at the top of the pecking order when it comes time to fill up my gel flask. Hammer - you guys/gals *nailed* this flavor...it's fantastic...either by itself...or mixed with some of the other gels (e.g., vanilla, huckleberry, raspberry). Thanks folks!
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection When I use an energy gel, I am looking for a quick, nutritious fuel option that doesn't come with any unwanted side-effects. Hammer gel does exactly that, and much more effectively than its competitors. It tastes great, but it doesn't sit in your stomach or have any added sugars. In fact, while it is recommended to take with water, I have used in the middle of triathlons or runs where a water/aid station was another 10-15 minutes away and had no issues. Raspberry is my favorite flavor, although I like all of the ones I have tried. They are all great!
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natural, tasty, easy to digest I like Hammer gels because they taste great, are natural, and digest so quickly. I like the selection of flavours, too. Huckleberry and Espresso are my fav's. I use the gels in training runs, rides, and long river swims, as well as during racing. I recently introduced my brother to the gels, too, who is an ultra runner. He doesn't usually use gels so this is a big deal!
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product! Hammer makes high quality, healthy products. Since i started using hammer producta, my performance has improved and my post workout eating habits have become much better, mostly thanks to recoverite. Now, I cant imagine living my active life without them! I originally wasn't crazy about the after taste of the fruit gels, but I became addicted to how well they work! I ran a half marathon and a tough mudder on the gels. No tummy issues whatsoever! I bought the espresso flavor to try and absolutely LOVE them! I also LOVE recoverite and use it for just more than post workout. And Hammer bars are a staple during the school year (I'm a nursing student at PSU) as my go to snack in during classes. They gives me a boost to throw in a run in between classes! I recommend all the hammer products to my friends and fellow athletes. Thank you for all the work you put into your products to help keep us athletes at the top of our game!!
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Taste! Great Effective Product! I use hammer gel before every workout now! This product is outstanding. The taste is great too! I take one hammer gel before each of my workouts and on my longer workouts I'll take another one or two or three... I love hammer gel! My favorite flavor is Huckleberry. Hammer Gel is a must for any type of athlete. It will make a difference and give you better results!
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only Gel I Can Tolerate I have problems with eating anything sweet (to include fruit, chocolate, etc), so I have trouble finding fuel for long runs as I cannot tolerate the typical electrolyte drinks, gels, jellies, shots and so on. I found a jackpot with Peanut Butter Hammer Gel! It is minimally sweet and doesn't upset my stomach, while giving me the fuel I need.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many Uses ! This year at the Leadville100 I couldn't find my crew within the mayhem at the aid stations and went about 50 miles without my usual Perpetuem . Lucky for me, I had a full flask of Espresso Gel in my pocket ! Although it's purpose is for the 3 hr. max range , I found with plenty of fluid , I can go well beyond at full speed . Other than lost time gathering new fluid I was on my way without panic. In training afterward , I've found I can run 100 miles off road no problem, fueled with only Hammer Gel . I think what makes Hammer different is the BCAA component that delays muscle fatigue, not found in other gels . The caffeine in the espresso flavor also serves as a much needed pick me up on those long training days and races. Thanks Hammer for never leaving me stuck!
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great source of energy I use this stuff for my long mtb rides that require some punch for big climbs. It truely makes a noticeable difference in my energy levels and leg power over time. It is my go-to gel with my flask. Rasberry is my favorite flavor so far but all of the ones I have used are good. Great stuff...thanks Hammer Nutrition.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but needs a little mixing. I like this product and had it in the single packs. I brought this and have just noticed that its hard to mix and is not mixed as well as the singles. I know it says shake well on the top, but its hard to get it proper taste, and there's some odd taste that overrides the peanut butter if not shook well enough.
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good taste, persistent energy Easy to digest (no stomach upset/discomfort); Smooth delivery of necessary short-term energy without the spiking and falling I've experienced with other products. I've tried Orange, Raspberry, Chocolate, Espresso, Vanilla, and Peanut Butter and like them all. Great product!
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hammer Gel and Perpetum I've used Hammer gel for many years and love the flavors and how easy it is to digest. I tried Perpetum at this years edition of the Test of Metal Mtn. Bike race and could not believe how good I felt during this endurance event. If you have not tried it, I suggest you do!
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It can be hard to eat on hot days of racing motocross but we stay fueled all day with the awesome tasting espresso hammer gel. We are coffee lovers so it is a double bonus on race day, still getting our espresso just with natural, fuelin g ingredients.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes good and gets the job done The taste isn't as sweet as other gels I've tried which I consider to be a good thing. Using the bulk gel in a flask makes it easy to use without having to stop and deal with an individual serving packet. The flask cleans up easily using hit water.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes awesome & works well, no tummy upset The flavor of this gel is my favorite. Tastes more like a mocha than just coffee. The texture is pretty thick & gooey so it takes a few 'sips' to take it all in. So far no tummy upset or cramps, and a noticeable energy boost. Love it.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noquemanon Though Hammer was a sponsor, volunteers were stingy with Hammer gel packs, but fortunately I had my 5 oz bottles and electrolytes, which helped me have a great day (goal was safe n fun). However gel did thicken and almost freeze.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely essential for any & all training This stuff right here is 'da bomb! I use it EVERY day I train and during every race, and let me tell you...Hammer gels are an absolute must! I load up 2 Tbsp from the bottle before each workout and have a packet about 40-50 min in to keep me going. I always carry enough of the packets on my longer runs to refuel about every 40 min. and it works great. This is always the first thing in my arsenal of fuels for any kind of training including weight training, and I make sure to never skip it.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for AM Swim Practice! I bought gels because I ran out of gels before a 4.4 mile swim I was doing and these have been great for morning swim practice, the tropical flavor packs a punch with the right amount of caffeine to keep me going at 5am!
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good I have been using Hammer Gel for awhile now, and it has worked very well. I use it in long distance running and provides good energy and recovery. I also have a very sensitive stomach and it does well with that.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hammer Gel I have been using Hammer Gel for about 5 years now and take a flask with me each time I ride my bicycle. Started with the Montana Huckleberry and recently have tried the Peanut Butter - now I keep both on hand.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PB gel Its Hammer, you know its good. Heavier than the other gels, and settles differently (at least my first bottle did) but its got protein, and mixes great with other flavors, ala raspberry, vanilla, or banana.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Less sugar + More stable energy Love Hammer Gel! It has a very low amount of sugar and provides stable energy throughout any distance race or training. My favorite is mixing Espresso with Huckleberry for ultra distance racing!
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Source of Energey I have been onto Hammer products for close to two years. We finally got a break in the cold and snow so we could ride our bikes into work safely. When we got into work, we decided to take a nice run along the water front just to enjoy some more of the weather while it lasted. I was using Hammer Gel and Endurolytes all the way, as per the recommened dosage on the web site. Because I was keeping on top of my fueling, I was the first in on the bikes and the run. Great stuff Hammer, thanks.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great impact, so-so taste Used for marathon training. Great food source. Major improvement over other gel packs that would always upset my stomach for 10-20 min after consuming. Taste decent, but not great.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the taste! I used Hammer Raspberry gel at the Rock N' Roll Half-Marathon in Phoenix and set a new PR of 1:17:10 along with winning the Men's 40-44 age group!
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Espresso Gel is awesome! The Espresso Gel is a great product, perfect for getting me through the fencing direct elimination rounds without running completely out of gas!
Date published: 2014-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Thumb Down, or thumb up? Unfortunately this Hammer Gel not only that it doesn’t work for me but rather reduces my effort output. This is what’s going on: I took the product on a few, very long bike rides. Usually I started taking it after about 60-70 miles. Minutes after I took it, it cut the entire strength from my legs. Just like there was a knife that cut across my thighs. I had no strength to pedal the bike on flat road, let alone any small uphill that came my way. In the beginning I had no idea what happened and I continue to get a couple of pouches after each other. At one point I realized that I felt better when the effects were wearing off rather than after taking the gel. Realizing this I tested the gel again with a different occasion and the answer was clean: it does not work for me. HOWEVER – I went hiking with some friends and they had serious difficulty at one point. I fed them the Gel and it was a great help to them thought the whole hike. So it does not work for me but it works for others.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Gel I've used so far (and best tasting!) I started using Hammer Gel a few years ago, after randomly using whatever gel was on sale. Glad I made the switch as I've been having great success with Hammer since that time. Love the lack of simple sugars, which means no crash during races and training. In addition to the consistent energy provided, the gels also taste great! Peanut Butter/Chocolate and Nocciola are amazing, and when it's time for something without chocolate, Huckleberry and Raspberry are my go-to flavors!
Date published: 2015-01-24
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