Greatest Gear For 2015: ‘Best In Show’ At Outdoor Retailer

Savory Energy Gel — If you’ve ever hiked a long day or raced an ultra event, you know the stomach can quickly tire of sweet sustenance and crave salt. Clif Bar’s newest product line — Organic Energy Food — answers the call with two savory flavors.

We love the gel of tomato, carrot and quinoa pureed with spices — Pizza Margherita — and Sweet Potato With Sea Salt. And knowing it was made in consultation with ultra-runner Scott Jurek doesn’t hurt. It tastes pretty darned good to us. ($2.29 to $2.99 for a 120-gram pouch; available in Feb. 2015)

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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