If you use gels to fuel your rides or runs you know firsthand how messy those empty packets can be when you stuff them in your pocket. Also, sometimes you don’t want to consume the whole packet at one time, what do you do with the remaining gel? What about the cost? Energy Flask has a solution to all the above.
Now you can create your own energy fuel or pour a purchased gel, like UnTapped, into the flask. The wide mouth makes it easy to fill and clean. I tested the company samples both during outdoor rides and on the trainer with homemade energy fuel like honey and water as well as UnTapped gel. I like the small size, only 4.3” tall and holds 3.5oz, which fits easily in my jersey pocket or frame bag. The shape of the bottle fits nicely into your hand with molded finger holds on one side. The BPA and PVC free plastic flask is semi-rigid but squeezable, but honestly, I’d prefer if it was just a tad more squeezable. Having the gel in a bottle, allowed me to consume the quantity I need and not feel forced to finish it all at once.
As for cleaning, the bottles are top-shelf dishwasher safe, or can easily be washed with soap and water. I did both.
Energy Flasks are available 2 for $12.99 or 4 for $18.99 on the company’s website, BikeExchange or Amazon. The company offers free shipping on any size order.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women's cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri's full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.