All you need, all day. Really.
Tailwind mixes with water to meet all your calorie, hydration, and electrolyte needs, without upsetting your stomach or making your taste buds revolt. Just toss it in a bottle or hydration pack, shake, and GO!
Each serving is 100 calories. For endurance workouts, mix 2-3 scoops per 24 oz of water per hour. Adjust to your personal calorie needs during training, using hunger as a guide. When it’s dialed in, you’ll feel satisfied and energetic, not hungry or full. On hot days, keep the same calories per hour, but increase water. To use in combo with other foods, reduce Tailwind intake by the calories you’re consuming elsewhere to avoid overloading the gut. For shorter workouts (<2hr), you can use less Tailwind to taste.
All Natural and Organic Ingredients
Dextrose (Glucose), Sucrose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Organic Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate
Gluten free/vegan/no soy/no dairy
Posted by Renee W. on 4th Oct 2014
I began using this product upon the recommendation of a friend who was also training for R2R2R with me. I had been using Carb Pro but it started bothering my stomach. Tailwind has no flavor, doesn't leave me wishing for pure water, and gives me the energy I need. I highly recommend this product.
Posted by Aliisa on 2nd Oct 2014
I've been using tailwind for about three months now as my only nutrition during runs and races. It has been really great though I am still learning the ratios which work best for me. I sweat A LOT and like to drink A LOT when running, and before tailwind I would always get a sloshy stomach and have trouble eating enough gels. Tailwind has made everything easier. I really can't over drink it! I am getting my water, salt, and calories together and couldn't be happier. My last race I did supplement with some salt stick and it was even better. I find I usually have more energy towards the end of my runs than when I start! I'm going for my first 50M this month and hope Tailwind will help carry me through!
Posted by Chris on 1st Oct 2014
I just finished my 2nd Ironman just 3 days ago at Ironman Chattanooga. Last year I used a well known Triathlon brand of endurance drink. They have endless varieties that you can use sliders to mix and match your perfect blend. Not so much for me, as I suffered cramp, gas and bloating from this product.
I was complaining about this to a training partner this year on one of our long bike rides when I was not feeling good, once again using the product. He mentioned Tailwind, so I gave it a try. For the past 2 months I experimented using Tailwind and loved the taste and had no issues.
During the Ironman bike, I used only 2 bottles of Tailwind mix. I used 8 scoops in two bottles and had a great bike split on the 116 mile course. No cramps, gas or bloat and I felt AWESOME coming off the bike and ready for the run. My only regret was that I did not use my handheld bottle for the 26.2 run using Tailwind, as I had a few calf cramps but nothing major. Love this stuff and highly suggested.
Posted by Scott on 29th Sep 2014
I first heard of Tailwind from a riding buddy and bought my first bag (30 servings) of Berry last year. With the first bag dwindling, I bought a larger bag (50 servings) of the Orange. As Brian Regan would say of cherry and grape snow cones, they are "both favorites." I like being able to mix the drink according to the duration and intensity of the ride. Even if add 2 or more scoops to a 24 oz bottle, the drink does not upset my stomach. I would rather have it too strong and then add water as needed to dilute it down during the ride. If my ride is more than 50 miles, I will need to have some type of solid food in addition to Tailwind but that is the easy part. The hard part is finding a drink that does not upset your stomach, gives you the energy you need, and keeps you from cramping when the going gets hot!
Posted by Unknown on 29th Sep 2014
Im 48, a novice runner (running for about 2-3 years). I was looking to take my running a little further. I talked with my PT and he told me about Tailwind.
I had tried many Gels and other products like Osmo. Most of these were too sweet or did not set well with my stomach after prolonged use during runs.
I bought Tailwind and have been using it for some training runs before my first 50K, just to make sure there were no problems. I used it during the race and I must say I felt great. Well, maybe great is an overstatement. This was the toughest race I have ever done. With the help of Tailwind I finished strong placing 11th overall and 3rd in my age group. I have already signed up for my next 50K.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Sep 2014
I have used Tailwind the past 3 weeks on 65 mile ride, 60 mile ride, 40 mile ride and also a sprint triathlon this past weekend. My stomach has never felt better but most importantly my endurance and energy was never lacking by only drinking Tailwind. No Gu! No Food! No Water! I'm hooked.
Posted by Chris on 28th Sep 2014
I have been having trouble with endurance on long hikes on the NH 4K footers so was forced to stop. I saw the web site and wrote for some more info concerning my problems. I was answered within 1/2 hour. and was told how to use the product.
I ordered a 30 serving size to try it out. I was amazed and very happy about how it worked for me. I did about a 4 hour hike up Camels Hump and never got tired or hungry. I did get a little out of breath because of my lack of conditioning, but recovered very quickly within a couple of minutes. I did another 2 1/2 hour hike and had the same great results.
I am a new customer. Thank you Tailwind for a great product.. Can't wait to get back to NH.
Posted by Bill on 28th Sep 2014
Heard about this product at a local trail race. It was just a few weeks before my toughest race yet; the Spartan Beast in Killington. 17 miles, over 16,000 + feet of ascending/descending.
I tried it hoping anything would give me an advantage. It worked. I was able to stay hydrated and I believe it gave me that little oomph I needed. No stomach issues at all.
I will continue to test and use the product to find the perfect mixture for me.
Posted by Stephen on 25th Sep 2014
I am an ultra endurance athlete that enjoys the longer distances (50 - 100 miles). Up until now, I've had my fair share of tough training runs, and tough races. My metabolism is realy really high. So high, it seems often no matter what I eat, it's gone 1 hour into the race. As a result, I've experimented with different types of foods. All of them seem to have their pros and cons. Fruit is great on my stomach, and so good when you've been running a long time, but when training, it takes a lot of bulk for the calories. Potatoes are better, but are harder to get down, and sometimes I get GI issues with them. I've tried sweet potato, gels, sugary foods like twizzlers, cookies, granola bars, etc., I've tried the specialty bars like Clif Bars, and all sorts of varients. I liked these, except when I ran out of spit... Then I just could not get them down without water.
After a while, I figured having a liquid diet would be the best, so I tried a product that I felt showed some real promise, and impressive research. I suffered through GI issues for almost 12 hours before giving up in a 100 mile race.
I've only ran with Tailwinds for one training run, but I had absolutely no GI issues. I experimented too... at first it was just a few sips at a time, but after 3 hours, I was more thirsty. I had no water, only Tailwinds, so I downed a whole bunch. I felt fine! No GI issues, and lots of sustained energy. In fact, at that distance, I came close to setting a personal best!
So, what's the verdict? I'm still experimenting, and will be using it at an upcoming 100 km race, but for now, I'm very optimistic!
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 25th Sep 2014
From my experiences so far, Tailwind is the best powder based energy product on the market. I've tried several brands and Tailwind is without a doubt my favorite. It works great, it tastes great and it doesn't upset my stomach. I'm very satisfied and I look forward to integrate Tailwind in my next big race in November.
Posted by Rob on 25th Sep 2014
Have only been on a couple of mid-length runs (12, 22 miles) but so far have relied solely on Tailwind during these. No GI problems and felt sufficiently fueled and balanced throughout. As mileage increases (but thankfully heat & humidity decreases), it will be interesting to see what else, if anything, I need. Overall; very pleased with the results.
Posted by Christine Dancey on 23rd Sep 2014
Tailwind is an excellent product! You get everything you need in one source. Electrolytes, hydration, calories. I have tried both the "big bag" and the small "individual packets" and like them both. The flavors are very good, not overwhelming and no sugary aftertaste. The "no flavor" is also an excellent option for those who prefer water but need the nutrition and electrolytes. Carry less.....carry tailwind, it's all you will need.
Posted by Gustavo Bikkesbakker on 23rd Sep 2014
Second long run, 14 miles hot and humind Miami day. A 2:35 hour effort with 1.5 Lts of water and 3 scoops of tailwind.
Felt very good, no upset stomach, lots of stops for #1 though, which is an indication that my body is responding well.
Next Saturday a 16 mile effort. I will report back in a few weeks.
Gustavo Bikkesbakker (Miami, FL)
Posted by Paul on 18th Sep 2014
It is the best product I've ever used while running and maintaining endurance and strength during long runs and races. I have used it on 30,50 mile races and am about to embark on my first 100 with it on Sept 27th.
I love the taste and the energy I feel after a few hours taking TailWind.
Posted by Nik H on 18th Sep 2014
Ordered this after a Leadville nutrition disaster. So far on shorter runs (9-14 miles) has worked well for me; taste doesn't degrade and I still have good energy throughout. Will continue to test & use on longer runs. I gave this 5 stars because it's the best tasting and still semi-clean drink I've found.
Posted by Dave on 17th Sep 2014
In my 55 years of serious cycling I've always been fighting cramps due to "pushing the envelope". Until a year ago, that is, as I was recovering from a broken leg (cycling crash) when my physical therapist suggested I try Tailwind. Now, fully recovered, I've been using Tailwind on every ride and cramps are no longer a problem as long as I don't run out during the ride. And it doesn't matter if I eat before the ride or not. Tailwind supplies the energy.
Posted by Bill Mercado on 17th Sep 2014
Previously, my hydrations was real bad. I carried water, but hardly ever used it. At times, I would go 3 hours on my bike without hydrating. Needless to say, when I finished my ride I was not only incredibly thirsty but very hungry. I made it a point to take the product every 15 minutes after 1 hour of cycling. It has worked wonders. I do not finish thirsty and my hunger is well controlled. To be honest, I have only been taking the product for 2 weeks. Perhaps you can check with me in a month. Thank you for a wonderful product, so far.
Posted by Cyndie Saucer on 17th Sep 2014
I have been using Tailwind for over a year and it has gotten me through several 50K races and all the training that goes along with that. It is very easy on the stomach (unlike what I experienced with gels/gu/bars). It mixes easy with no residue - I use it in my camelbak bladder with no problems whatsoever. Really love this product!
Posted by Tom Davies on 16th Sep 2014
I used Tailwind during my recent sub-24 hour finish at Pine to Palm. I never experienced an energy low and only supplemented with a few foods to keep something in my stomach. I cannot say enough about this product and will definitely be using Tailwind as my go to for racing from here on out!
Posted by richard hurt on 16th Sep 2014
I used this ride for the first time a couple of weeks ago on a century ride. worked well, no stomach issues at all and it was humid all day.
easily mixes with cold water and the taste is great. not a strong flavor but enough to let you know you are drinking something..
Posted by Scott Harvey on 11th Sep 2014
Trained over the summer and recently completed the Shenandoah Mountain 100 using tailwind. I've tried other products but those would eventually sour my stomach and start to taste terrible after a few hours on the bike. No nutrition problems during my race and enjoyed drinking it to the end. Clean and light tasting.
Posted by Linda Hal on 10th Sep 2014
I have tried Tailwind periodically throughout training with decent success, but haven't felt ready to review it until my first 50K race this past weekend. I had a flexible plan for nutrition due to horrific storms in the area during the previous night into the morning; my planned finish time went out the window! Mud sucking bogs, newly downed tree limbs and humidity fluctuations played havoc on everyone: one thing I was confident about was my Tailwind. I was very conservative with my pace and the run was much longer than I had anticipated but I never had a bonking issue, never felt deprived or depleted. My biggest race question has always been how much to use: I am a 5'4" female who weighs 110 pounds, I used 3 scoops per 24 oz water which took me through 90-ish minutes of racing per bottle. I supplemented after 16 miles with PBJ sandwiches and oranges, and one very heavenly cup of COKE !!
My finish was strong, so ready for my next race !! Thank you Jeff and Danielle for your kick butt product !!
Posted by ann on 10th Sep 2014
After using up a couple big bags in the last couple months, using it solely on training runs as long as 35 miles and during the August six day stage race Trans Rockies Run, I am now ready to write this review and give it perfect score. It works as promised, no need for any other nutritional intake other than for the taste of out of habit to have a bite. Energy levels stay consistent. I do like to play around a bit with the concentration, 2 scoops in a 20oz bottle are fine for me in the beginning of a run, but as I'm out there for a longer time I like it less concentrated. I prefer to carry the powder with me in small long shaped ziplock baggies so I can adjust on the go.
Next weekend I have my first 100 mile event and Tailwind will be my main nutritional intake, I will probably snack on the real food options also, but that'll probably it.
It does remind me of a child hood product we called something like "dextrose tabs", white square shaped candy-like, in Europe sold in grocery stores that we got as an energy enhancer during sport activities, my mom had those in the house all the time.
Keep up the good work, I'm sold and have converted many friends so far too.
Posted by Aaron on 9th Sep 2014
I haven't been an endurance athlete for a very long time, and one thing I've always been annoyed with, is sucking down gels. I've done it, I've dealt with it, but realistically I was sick of it. So I gave tailwind a try. It worked great! But that wasn't even the best part, I assume because I'm constantly adding calories in an even fashion, as opposed to big bursts, I didn't suffer from the typical over hungry need to eat everything in site feeling I normally get after a big effort.
Posted by Ryan Brown on 9th Sep 2014
I competed this past weekend in my first 100 mile mountain bike race. I would have quit half way through without Tailwinds. I made the mistake of not preloading on tailwinds prior to the race, however as I began cramping I drank a bunch of Tailwinds and within just a few miles cramps were gone!!! I also had no stomach issues that sugar-loaded chews and pills give most people. I knew finishing would be easy!!! I will never try another supplement and am telling all of my friends about Tailwinds. Best product out there, period. Thanks for making the perfect product for endurance athletes!!!
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