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Screamadelica
Reviewed: 06 September 2007

REASONABLE.

Do the job but they're smaller than Go gels so not quite as good..
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Palatability:
3.0
Performance:
3.0
Value:
2.0

Eugene Nyunt.
Reviewed: 26 July 2007

TIGER GREAAT ! TO YOU I SUGGEST THIS...

"You know what I mean". Where have I heard such a dumb remark within this calendar year ? Needless to say I shan't be repeating such a pea-brained aside, so moving onto the present matter of gels I can't commend High 5 enough for what they've put into this sachet. In the lingo south of the river and east of Tooting, "Super-Duper". This stuff truly kicks.
I'm sure we're all aware of the standard maxim that rules in this regard - namely that one should find something appropriate to oneself; try + test. I can't detract from that, but this High 5 product does have some advantages apart from this.
In terms of Carbohydrate content this stuff exceeds both Science in Sport, and Squeezy gels. Although some of this is in the form of sugars - unlike SIS which has virtually nil - and despite the slightly incresed problems a higher Carb content could signal(insufficiently diluted, it could just sit in your stomach pulling water away from other parts of your body), I don't feel this to be a significant issue in any way.
I've been using the gels during my long sessions, aimed at my very first attempt at a marathon finish later this year in Berlin, and I've found that the higher Carb content has kept me going - one foot in front of the other. On top of this I don't believe that if you're training in hot weather you'll fail to take on board sufficient water on a regular basis - or at least you shouldn't.
Unlike SIS gels the High 5 gel isn't isotonic, though for the reason stated immediately above I can't see much value in carrying the bulkier SIS product. If you just strap on a fanny pack instead of the SIS belt, you'll most likely find the number of gels you can fit into both compartments limited.
On the big day of the race where there'll be more than enough water stations, isotonic gels really become redundant. That said during training I still use SIS in addition to High 5, because I only feel like carrying one water bottle, and also because I know that I'll only pass a few supermarkets and grocery stores on my plod around south London.
In terms of practicality the dimensions of the High 5 gel sachet is perfect. The problem I have with Squeezy gels relates to this - I just couldn't get the contents down my throat without mess. This wouldn't have been a problem if I had a lizard-like tongue - useful in the privacy of your home, but frankly I didn't feel like sticking my tongue into a tiny plastic hole. Enjoy !
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Palatability:
4.0
Performance:
4.0
Value:
4.0

Tic Talk
Reviewed: 26 March 2007

EASY TO DOWN ON THE RUN.

Good range of flavours, favourite banana and orange+
Choice of energy or for that extra boost energy+ with caffiene.
Easy to open on the move.
Can be a bit of an art getting all the gel in your mouth.
Works for me.
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Palatability:
3.0
Performance:
4.0
Value:
3.0

louismaxy
Reviewed: 26 March 2007

DID THE TRICK

Easy to digest and definatly gave me a boost for 3 miles at a time
None
Very good
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Palatability:
4.0
Performance:
4.0
Value:
4.0

Jock Itch
Reviewed: 12 March 2007

FAST ACTING. NICE TASTE. EASY TO DIGEST.

Best that I have tasted.
Score breakdown



Palatability:
5.0
Performance:
5.0
Value:
4.0

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