Product Review – Science in Sport Hydro Tablets – This summer I’m HYDRO powered.

Disclaimer: I received four tubes of Science in Sport (SiS) Hydro Tablets to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!

In today’s news: Summer is nasty. We all know it. It always is.

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We all are, Mugatu. It’s summertime.

Here in Virginia, I can choose between minimizing the temperature and sun exposure by running at 5:30am but with 99.99% humidity, or I can wait for the humidity to drop while hitting 95 degrees with a burning hot sun (oh, and it’s still humid too). Pick your poison.

I’m what you’d call an efficient sweater. My work juices start flowing sometimes before I even START my run. After a few miles, I’m just about soaked. I sometimes like to run long distances, so hydration is KEY. That goes for before, during and after running. When BibRave gave me the opportunity to test out a hydration related product, I jumped right on it!

No…One….Hydrates like Gaston.

Enter SiS hydro tablets…. These aren’t the first tablets that I’ve tried and I’m sure many of you can name at least one other brand with a similar product. I won’t do any sort of side by side comparison and call out other brands, but I’ll certainly talk about SiS vs. the others.

Here’s what I look for in a hydration product:

  • Contains electrolytes to replenish the ones I’m sweating out.
  • Simplicity is nice. Dropping a tablet in some water is pretty simple. No measuring. Very portable.
  • Comes caffeinated for when I want a little boost.
  • Last but certainly not least, TASTES YUMMY.

For most of these items, SiS is pretty equivalent to “the others”, but the last bullet was quite a difference maker to me. I tried 3 flavors: Cola (caffeinated), Lemon and Pineapple Mango.

  • Lemon – This one had a nice, natural flavor that wasn’t too overwhelming, but also wasn’t weak. I found myself wanting to drink it and not just feeling that I needed to (more on that later). I went through 20 of these really quickly.


  • Cola – I definitely rank this one 3rd of the 3 that I tried, but caffeine is always welcome. There were times I really liked it and there were times I really didn’t, so I started to get all scientific and play around with how much water I used. I found that I liked it stronger, so I stuck with using 8-10oz of water instead of 16oz like I did with the other flavors. I thought about using 4-6oz like an espresso shot.


  • Pineapple Mango – YUM. This one is absolutely delicious. TBH, pineapple mango would have been my last choice and I’d have never bought it, but it’s amazing. I actually already bought 3 more tubes, so if they’re out of them….my bad! I thought about trying it with rum (cause why not), but I didn’t have any rum. Little help, please?

I was really glad to have tried SiS and as I said, I’ve already placed my first order. You get a pretty good value, since they come in tubes of 20. With some of the other hydration options, I haven’t been super excited to drink them. It’s been more like “I need this” than “I want this”. With SiS, I found myself happily dropping one in the glass. Proper hydration shouldn’t be a chore.

Those 80 tabs are just about gone. I’m thirsty!

If you’d also like to give SiS a chance, use code BIBRAVE20 for 20% off of their hydro tablets. Cheers!







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