Endurance Fuel on the Go!
A great way to sample all the Tailwind flavors or perfect for stuffing in a hydration pack or jersey pocket! These single use pouches each contain 400 calories, enough to make 2 large (24 oz) water bottles or 48 oz in a hydration pack. Choose from a 4-pack or 12-pack in assorted or your choice of organic flavors.
Each pack contains 400 calories, enough for 2 large (24 oz) water bottles. For workouts under 2 hours, split contents between 2 large (24 oz) water bottles or mix with 48 oz water in a hydration pack. Consume 24 oz per hour. For endurance workouts longer than 2 hours, try our medium or large sizes and adjust intake to 200-300 calories per hour.
All natural and organic ingredients:
Dextrose (Glucose), Sucrose, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Organic Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Citrate
Gluten free, vegan, no soy, no dairy
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Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2013
Tailwind mixes up extremely fast and is convenient. I have been mixing it up the night before as a grab and go in the morning. Sip it on the run and it gives you steady energy for hours. I also like the fact that it doesn't taste over-sweetened!
Posted by Brett on 8th Dec 2013
I've only had a few good solid runs since getting the sample single use pouches...but WOW. I've done a couple of long runs solely on a single 20oz handheld with about 2.5tbsp of tailwind and been set for the whole run. I raced this past weekend with a pre-race breakfast that included a 12oz serving of tailwind and then raced with the 2.5tbsp in a 20oz and the nutrition was spot on for me. The flavor is wonderful..not too sweet and doesn't leave your bottle gunked up. I'm a believer! Thanks tailwind!
Posted by Unknown on 7th Nov 2013
I broke all the rules and tried Tailwind for the first time on a 50 mile race last weekend. I did manage to try it on a taper run a few days before! I was definitely a little hesitant, so I did take a couple of gu's just in case. I had fantastic results with Tailwind and felt fantastic the entire race. No sick stomach or GI issues and plenty of energy right to the end. I even managed to knock off 30 minutes from last year. It is gentle on the stomach and has a nice mild taste, not sticky and I put it right in my hydration pack. I will definitely use Tailwind exclusively moving forward. I do not think the gels were necessary and I would rather not take them.
Posted by Shannon Hampton on 23rd Oct 2013
I heard about your produce on a running podcast I listen to each week. This is my second order and I just used it in the Dogwood Canyon 50k trail race this week. I've started handing out some of the pouches to running friends so feel free to send me some samples if you would like me to help spread the word about Tailwind.
Posted by Sam P on 17th Oct 2013
I decided to try this product after hearing about it on the Trainlrunner Nation podcast. Hey, if it's good enough for them it's good enough for me!
Tried it this week on a long slow run, and absolutely loved it. Can't recommend it highly enough. No nasty chemical taste, light on the stomach, and definitely made me feel hydrated.
Here's hoping you get a UK distributor soon.... in the meantime I'll happily wait for it to be mailed over
Well done guys
Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2013
Through 8 hours of dancing it can be hard to get anything resembling a meal in edgewise! Tailwind was great at maintaining my stamina so I could put my best foot forward. Sooo happy to have it added to my life!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2013
Loved taste and performance
Posted by Chuck Dee on 14th Oct 2013
I have been using Tailwind all summer training for my 100 mile ultra the Oil Creek 100. I got the single serving size to place in my drop bags during the race. Using them at the Aid stations was a breeze. Even the volunteers commented on how easy it was to use them. Tailwind got me through 100 gnarly, unforgiving miles with no stomach issues at all, and even though it was very hot and extremely humid( for October in NW PA) I never had any cramping that lots of other racers dealt with. My pacer also used Tailwind for his 38 mile section. LOVE LOVE LOVE the stuff. Happy Trails
Posted by Chris on 13th Oct 2013
Just used a pack running 50 km Skyline to the Sea in California. Only ate one Gu the whole time, but probably did not even need it. The flavor (lemon) is pretty mild and no weird feel in the mouth. This will definitely be my drink on the long runs so I don't have to fuss with food and gels.
Posted by Sharon Ilstrup on 12th Oct 2013
Stuper stoked about Tailwind! Over the years I have used all kinds of nutrition for triathlon and ultra running and now that I'm doing long distance paddling (Stand up) and SUP racing, I've found that my nutrition game had to change. It's impossible to eat while paddling....Unlike cycling and running, both arms are required 100% of the time, while paddling. :) I've tried several of my old 'go to' powders mixed with water in my camelback but haven't found the right one for 3+ hours of paddling, until I found Tailwind! Tastes good, I don't get tired of it, I never bonk and my tummy isn't mad! Spreading the word amongst my SUP students and my racing buddies!
Posted by Jake on 9th Oct 2013
I tried the Tailwind Product on a 50 mile ride. It did appear to be all the food and electrolyte I needed for this ride. I am riding in Texas and it is hot so you sweat a lot. Excess electrolyte loss has been a problem for me in the past. I had no issues on this ride. I would like to try it on a couple of century rides before I bump it up to 5 stars.
Posted by Loreen on 1st Oct 2013
Sadly, I was unable to tolerate this product on 3 long run trials. I experienced cramps and bloating on every test - I don't know if it because I don't use a lot of salt in my diet and perhaps needs some time to build up a tolerance? I did like the taste and on the first trial was impressed with my energy levels, so perhaps it is just a matter of playing with the concentration and having an opportunity to alternate with water (I only carried the Tailwind on my long runs and no opportunity for water until at least mile 12). I do plan to continue testing after my marathon in October.
[Tailwind Response]: Thanks for posting your feedback Loreen. I am sorry to hear that your experience after the first run was not a positive one. We would be happy to help you "dial in" Tailwind so that it will work for you. It's a balance between calories, hydration, and electrolytes and everyone is unique. Just feel free to drop us an email at email@example.com and we'll work with you! Thanks.
Posted by Tom on 23rd Sep 2013
I heard about Tailwind on the Trail Runner Nation podcast and gave it a try during a recent, very tough (and therefore long) 50 miler. I used Tailwind primarily as a late race drink, when I knew my desire to eat yet another gel would be at its lowest. For this purpose, it worked great. I am not sure I would rely on Tailwind for an entire event (at least not one past 6 hours maybe) but for later in the day, after already being out there for 8 or 10 hours, it was great. I will definitely try it again.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Sep 2013
I am a relatively newbie to the endurance running game and have tried a few electrolyte drinks. Tailwind has so far settled well on my stomach, doesn't taste bad and keeps my cramping muscles at bay. I like the non-flavored probably the best but the lemon is not offensive. Have not tried the berry or mandarin yet.
Posted by Sarah on 15th Sep 2013
I am a trail runner and have an EXTREMELY sensitive stomach. I've spent years trying to find the right nutrition that wouldn't send me off into the woods every half hour or so on longer runs. Tailwind is it! It provides the right amount of calories and electrolytes so that I don't have to eat much of anything else while running. It also sustains me nice and evenly so that I never feel a bonk.
I try not to eat any sugar other than fruit in my regular diet, so am thrilled with the low sugar in Tailwind. I love the salty taste! All flavors are great, but my faves are probably Naked or Lemon.
My mountain biker husband started drinking my Tailwind, and now he's completely hooked, too!
Keep up the great work!
Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2013
Received a card with the packets stating, "we've included a measuring scoop for your convenience". There was no scoop. The individual packets are not easy to apportion to typical size bottles, so when the first bottle I tried on a ride was no less cloying than Gatorade, I thought I had put in too much. Next ride, I carefully divided the "individual" packet, but still no luck. Both the lemon and grape flavored powders proved to be cloying, even at 100 Calories per water bottle. Could go less, but what would be the point?
[Tailwind Response]: I am very sorry that the scoop was not included in your box, and I wish that you had emailed us so that we could have corrected it. As for the cloying taste, we find that taste is highly personal. Most customers remark that they are surprised by the mild, clean taste as opposed to the overly sweet taste from other drinks. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we'd really like to understand how you are mixing Tailwind and why the taste seems cloying. We are always looking to improve. Thanks for your feedback!
Posted by Steve on 10th Sep 2013
It was the hottest, most humid Wasatch 100 on record. I used tailwind exclusively throughout the race and felt great the whole way. Tailwind kept me perfectly hydrated, fueled, and delivered all the electrolytes I needed to cruise to the finish line feeling strong. I recommend tailwind to anyone looking to excel in the toughest conditions a 100 miler will throw at you.
Posted by Nicole on 10th Sep 2013
I took 3 packets with me out to run the Salmon Idaho and Bozeman Marathon back to back. They were all I needed to get me through the 52.4 weekend!
Posted by Unknown on 9th Sep 2013
While volunteering at an ultra, I watched a runner add powder to his water bottle and I asked about it. He told me about Tailwind and how it solved his stomach issues. I also deal with stomach issues so I ordered the product and it has made a big difference. On long training runs, I look forward to drinking it as it makes me feel better. No nausea, no bonking. I was ready to give up ultras, but with Tailwind, I am anxious to continue running them.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Sep 2013
I started cycling this year in April. Yesterday, on September 8th, I completed my first metric century ride. I could've trained better, but I was still able to complete my ride. With 'big' rides, starting out early, I usually have trouble eating something before I start to get some energy in me. This time, I skipped food, and started out with Tailwind in my water bottle. 30 oz of Tailwind surprised me as it carried me through my entire ride. I had half a Cliff bar at mile 40, and a small nut bar at mile 58 for the entire day until I got home. It easy to mix up and easy to drink, and easy to wash out my water bottle!
Posted by Ryan H. on 7th Sep 2013
TN was recommended to me by a friend and I'm happy I took the dive. Ran (and walked) a 14 miler in 70 degree weather with 94% humidity (according to my Garmin) and the grape flavor kept me going. Would like to try it again in more likely scenario (not 94% humidity) and maybe a bit cooler weather. But this stuff is the real deal.
Posted by Tom Gamber on 4th Sep 2013
I purchased the small pouches to test the product and see which flavors I like. I have used it twice so far; on a 25 mile run and a 35 mile run. I did not have any stomach issues and was able to avoid any major cramps.
My only complaint is that it did not seem to give me an energy boost like gels do. Maybe you can come out with a flavor that has caffeine in it?
[Tailwind response]: Thanks for your feedback! We are working on a caffeinated version (currently in testing), and hope to have it released before the year is out.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Sep 2013
I purchased the small packets of Tailwind with the various flavors to try out. The Mandarin Orange was not so tasty to my taste buds so had to switch to water.
The lemon lime started out fine. I had chilled the water and it mixed quite well. Ran with a bladder vest and was pleased. Felt great after. But don't know if the flavor will be O.K. for an ultra. Still experimenting.
[Tailwind Response]: Thanks for your feedback! We find that taste is very personal, and hope that one of the Tailwind flavors will appeal to your tastebuds. And, we don't underestimate the importance of flavor - if you don't like it, you won't drink it - and that's the worst thing that can happen on an ultra. Please keep us posted as you try out the other flavors!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2013
I am a 75 yr. old female horse endurance rider and used it on a 50 mile ride a week ago. I rode for 9 1/2 hrs. plus 1 1/2 hrs. stops. It kept my energy up and my electrolites balanced. I had no problems with my stomach and didn't need to keep eating cubes or Gu. I only ate at the 2 compulsory stops. I also had a quicker recovery than usual. I think the horse endurance riders would be a very good market for your product. There are the American Endurance Ride Conference National Championships for 50 and 100 miles in Almo, ID on Sept. 20 and 22. If you have samples and lit. that someone could give out, it could help open that market. Thanks for the product.
Posted by PBJ on 19th Aug 2013
Hats off to you guys, this is the first product that i have been able to use and not have stomach issues. I have been searching for something to use for my upcoming 100 mile attempt and Tailwind will definitely be in one of my bottles at all times. My first use was on a 32 mile trail run, a risky first trial by some standards, but I needed to know, for better or worse, if Tailwind would pass the GI test. I was pretty excited to have zero GI issues, and have yet to have any. Other products i have been trying out have not had such favorable, or comfortable, results.
I started with the lemon (flavor got a bit old after a while for me, especially as it warmed up) but it passed the real test in my book.
On one 20 mile trail run i carried nothing but two 22 oz bottles of tailwind (figured this would really stress my stomach) and had no issues!
I used the berry this past weekend for a warm trail marathon, the flavor was not a deterrent, stomach felt great and my only complaint was that i ran out and did not have a second bottle to use.
For runners that do not tolerate the mainstream products and/or the ultra specific products that use maltodextrin as their primary energy source Tailwind is great!!
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