We’ve heard this story a thousand times: An outdoor enthusiast dissatisfied with available options for one product or another heads into his workshop, tinkers around and releases something he claims is better than the competition. In this case, though, Tony is actually convinced. Allen Lim, a Boulder-based PhD and professional cycling coach, didn’t like all the energy drinks laden with artificial ingredients, which Tony complains leave him with belly bubbles. Lim experimented in his kitchen to create his own electrolyte drink with less sugar, more sodium and nothing artificial. He calls it Skratch Labs Hydration Mix. Tony calls it legit. Add a small scoop to your water for a clean energy boost, pre-, mid- or post-ride.
Price: $20/1 lb bag (20 servings)