This thing is inexpensive, it serves its purpose and is something I never leave behind on long ride days.
I first thought that it was going to be gimmicky, but after a few rides, I donï¿½t know how I got along without it. Yes, it does not work very well if you use 5 gel packs to fill it, but reading online I found the trick is to cut the gels with additional fluid, I use coconut water, at most a 2:3 ratio of coconut water:gel, otherwise its a little too watery for my tastes. The people in my local riding group all asked about it, ï¿½wow! thats soo much easier than fighting packs on the road, having to precut things. Not going to miss keeping open/used gel packs in my pocketsï¿½ etc. Simply put this product is cheap, easily cleaned in the dishwasher (upper rack), has never leaked on me and provides what I need, when I need it. Even if you try it and its not quite to your liking, it is a very small investment and it may just make your rides, that much easier.
I purchased this product to see if it would help with recovery. I've taken it daily for 2 months now. I can't determine that it helps my recovery but can say that it has greatly helped my chronic low back pain. I've compared the levels of CBD and residual THC in this product with other similar products and the price. Hammer's product gets the results, lab report show 0.00% THC and has the best CBD/$ of the products I researched. I'm very happy with it and will continue to take it regularly.
I have used these for years. My better half uses them when she runs too. We both tried the newer thinner gels that are getting popular right now and both came to the same conclusion. The others work okay but you crash hard with them so you better be ready to keep pumping them in once you start. The Hammer Gel's have no sugar so we don't seam to crash after taking one. It will just get used up and you can take another or just ride on in tired. When the other thin ones we tried gets used up you better take another one or it isn't going to be fun getting home. If I am 8-10 miles from home I hate to burn a Gel just to get home on a solo ride, with Hammer I don't have to.
I have used High5 tablets for a couple years and have liked them but the price keeps going up and I have to order from the UK. I have also used Hammer Gel's and Heed for a long time and thought I would try Fizz. I think they are better than High5 just a little more expensive.