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ProView – Gnarly Nutrition Outdoor Stack

Not all workouts are created equally, and the nutrition that fuels our workouts shouldn’t be either. Whether you’re a power climber going for a burn on your newest proj’, a long distance runner chasing a PR, or a weightlifter maxing out on reps, Gnarly has custom supplemental ‘Stacks’ to fuel the specific needs of your workout.

Gnarly Nutrition Outdoor Stack

Product Description: A company that inspires individuals to reach their true potential. Building sports nutrition that is natural, clean, and great-tasting is only one portion of how we help our people reach their potential. Our athletes and staff focus on building a culture that inspires consumers to “want more, do more and be more.”

Price: $130 MSRP

  • Quality
    (5)
  • Taste
    (5)
  • Effectiveness
    (5)
  • Cost
    (4)

Summary

Gnarly Nutrition’s ‘Outdoor Stack’ that I tested provided enough product to fuel my workouts for several weeks. The supplements that come bundled in the ‘Stack’ are perfectly suited to aid you through your exercise day-after-day. While each category of product has countless competitors on the market, Gnarly has taken the guesswork out of the equation and delivered tailor-made supplements for every type of athlete. When you are focused on your training, Gnarly’s products give you the peace of mind in knowing that their products will give you everything that you need to elevate your fitness to the next level.

Overall
4.8

Pros

  • Customized stack options
  • Delicious
  • Clear website + descriptions

Cons

  • A bit expensive (though high quality for the price)

As an ice climber and mountaineer, my workouts are as varied as the terrain that I explore. I trail run, I hike mountains carrying a heavy load on my back, I climb laps at the crag, and when I’m not able to get at it outdoors, I’ll be in the gym lifting weights. I tested Gnarly Nutrition’s Outdoor Stack consisting of a concentrated BCAA mix, a hydration electrolyte drink, and a protein powder, which was the perfect combination for my diverse outdoor pursuits.

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Versatility

Before every tough workout, you can find me with a Gnarly Berry Lemonade BCAA (branched chain amino acid) drink in hand. The BCAA comes in multiple flavors, both caffeinated and decaffeinated. It works to prevent excessive muscle damage while aiding in muscle growth and recovery. I immediately noticed a decrease in post-workout soreness when I began using the BCAAs.  Also, out of all the Gnarly products I’ve tried, this one is my favorite taste-wise. It is SO. GOOD. I sometimes find myself mixing a glass even when I’m not working out!

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The hydrate mix has become a staple on my packing list for long runs or big days in the mountains when I need an electrolyte boost to avoid bonking. I can easily drink a liter of the hydration mix without the gut rot that I experience from many other sugary electrolyte drinks. I used to get headaches due to dehydration and low blood sugar on longer hikes and climbs, but since I’ve started swapping out other hydration powders for Gnarly, that hasn’t been an issue and I am stoked.

Flavor

I’m going to be honest for a minute here — I’ve never liked the taste of protein anything. Bars, shakes, powders, you name it – I don’t like the chalky texture. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Gnarly’s whey powder doesn’t have the chalky taste at all. In fact, I would even describe it as smooth. My go-to is the vanilla whey with a glass of milk and a squirt of chocolate syrup, although it can be mixed with water or made into a smoothie as well.

Not only does the Gnarly lineup taste amazing, but all of their products are also sustainably sourced – with most products being vegan (or from grass-fed cows), gluten-free, hormone-free, and void of GMOs.

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The Final Word

Gnarly Nutrition’s ‘Outdoor Stack’ that I tested provided enough product to fuel my workouts for several weeks. The supplements that come bundled in the ‘Stack’ are perfectly suited to aid you through your exercise day-after-day. While each category of product has countless competitors on the market, Gnarly has taken the guesswork out of the equation and delivered tailor-made supplements for every type of athlete. When you are focused on your training, Gnarly’s products give you the peace of mind in knowing that their products will give you everything that you need to elevate your fitness to the next level.

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Lindsay Hastings has worked as a hydrologic technician for the United States Geological Survey for five years. As a field scientist, she has logged countless hours working in a wide range of conditions — from sub-zero temperatures in the high-altitude regions of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to record-breaking heat in the deserts of New Mexico. When she’s not working in the field, you can find her chasing her next thrill through ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, camping, trail running, or practicing photography in the mountains. Lindsay is a member of the USA Ice Climbing Team and competed in the World Cup tour both nationally and internationally this winter.

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