More Fem Finds – Outdoor Retailer

Post by blogger | August 6, 2010      
Nuun in the bottle = water in the body.

Nuun in the bottle = water in the body.

As everyone knows, proper hydration gives you the performance edge in sports such as backcountry skiing. But drinking plain water gets tiresome, and lots of athletic drinks are too full of sugars and chemicals. Thus, my son Louie and I got into NUUN products a while ago and we have not looked back.

The excellent new product from NUUN is U, a vitamin drink. Just like NUUN, the dissolving drink tablets are easy to carry and turn your water into a low calorie, refreshing drink of balanced electrolytes and vitamins (only in the case of U it’s more of a mix of vitamins than electrolytes). Drinking more water is easy with fresh flavors like tangerine ginger, lemon chai, and goji berry green tea, my favorite. (If you do need a calorie drink for something major, just use NUUN or U with diluted fruit juice, or drink your NUUN with a gel or a bite of bannana.)

IO Bio Sleevless Hoodie

I/O Bio Sleevless Hoodie

Statistics, at least those I read in the latest issue of Vogue, show that working out is so much easier when you have a snazzy little outfit to wear, (and backcountry skiing is easier in the right outfit as well!) Thus, I’m set to go with my new sleeveless hoodie from I/O Bio. Made of the luxurious lightweight merino that is said to be unique to I/O Bio, this is the perfect base layer — with a hood that’s ideal to pull under a hat or helmet when the weather turns. A beautiful shade of deep aqua blue takes this piece over the top.

Top quality shades are a treat to have and it’s the biggest drag when they get scratched. My glasses will be better protected now with Hides Technoskin, a 3 in 1 patented system of cord, case, and cleaner. One version is designed for glasses, another, Goggleskin, for goggles. This handy little system will prolong the life of our sport lenses and is highly recommended.

Now, for a weekend of actually using some of this stuff!


7 Responses to “More Fem Finds – Outdoor Retailer”

  1. ScottN August 6th, 2010 6:33 pm

    Totally agree about the NUUN tablets to get electrolytes for prolonged periods of high output exercise. Last week I did a 100 mile ride up and down and around the Santa Cruz mountains (Santa Cruz, CA), and let me tell you, cycling around the Roaring Fork Valley is challenging, but out there, the climbs are way steeper, emphasis on “way.” I mean, I was shocked to see that we did around 10,250′ of climbing at near sea level. And being that I sweat profusely and am prone to cramping, I feel that the NUUN tabs, which I mixed with cytomax, helped keep my electrolytes somewhat in balance to keep me going. Much respect to those California cyclists, what an awesome place to ride. And a great product from NUUN like you said.

  2. Mark W August 7th, 2010 10:12 pm

    Correct me if I’m mistaken, but doesn’t Nuun use artificial sweeteners exclusively? I agree it works, but would use similar naturally sweetened products if available.

  3. Dave Field August 8th, 2010 11:45 am

    Nuun has Sorbitol as a sweetener.

  4. Lou August 8th, 2010 7:47 pm

    Thanks Dave, we should have mentioned more about the ingredients in the quick look we did. Yeah, If you’re sensitive to Sorbitol or don’t like the idea of consuming it, indeed, you should know that NUUN has Sorbitol in it. My concern would be if I was drinking gallons of the stuff, a few liters now and then doesn’t worry me much.

  5. earle.b August 9th, 2010 2:59 pm

    I/O Bio Merino stuff rocks. My Track Jacket is my year round most used bit of kit. Use it under a shell in the winter skiing, pull it on after a mountain bike ride and head to the pub. Can’t say enough good things about it. Everyone needs one.

  6. Kelly August 11th, 2010 2:26 pm

    Nuun also makes another product call U that is sweetened with Stevia leaf extract – Flavors are pretty interesting!

  7. Kelly August 11th, 2010 2:39 pm

    Should mention that it also contains dextrose, but the amount is not specified on the package contents.

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