Healthy For Men reader Peter (Herts) tried these great health buys – here’s how they fared. Now win them all for yourself!
Active Edge products are made from 100% natural ingredients, with no artificial flavourings, sweeteners or preservatives. Proven to naturally boost your health and sports performance. Peter says: ‘Finally, a range of 100% concentrates with a great taste. My favourite was the CherryActive – I found it helped with my post workout recovery
Grenade Carb Killa, the UK’s best-selling Protein Bar brand*, is available in a range of flavours. Each bar is made with delicious triple layers, all coated in chocolate. With low sugar and low calories, this bar really is the perfect high-protein snack. Peter says: ‘I loved these bars – they achieve that diff icult combination of quality and great taste that’s so difficult to find in similar protein products.
Purition natural meal replacement is made with a blend of seven seeds and nuts – and no additives, preservatives, refined powders, oils, or gums. Purition is lower in protein than other sports nutrition brands (around 30% compared to 65%) but higher in fibre and healthy fats that help you feel fuller for longer. Peter says: ‘I liked that this product focuses on a balance of nutritional ingredients rather than just protein. A genuinely tasty and filling natural meal replacement.’
Lightweight and fully waterproof, the Tribe Sports Running Jacket in Pewter Blue sports a stylish, clean aesthetic. Stretch fabrication gives freedom of movement, while the storm cuff s, storm hem and hood feature adjustable fit. The Tribe Sports Engineered T-shirt in Fresh Aqua is lightweight, sweat-wicking and breathable to ensure moisture and body heat can escape. Chafe-resistant construction guarantees superb comfort and antibacterial technology delivers ever-present freshness. A wardrobe staple, Tribe Running Tights will keep you cool, dry and focused as you power through the miles. These supportive tights with zip and gel pockets at the back are crafted with luxury performance fabric that’s sweat-wicking and breathable. Peter says: ‘The running jacket was more than up to the job of keeping me dry on a wet and windy day! It’s ultra-light and looks super stylish to boot. I found the short-sleeve tee really breathable with a relaxed, comfortable fit, while the tights are of excellent quality – a much-needed upgrade on my old kit. The flexible fit makes such a diff erence on a long run and the pockets are a really smart addition.’
Inspired by athletes, the MQM Flex Mid GTX walking boots are designed to combine hiking, trail running, scrambling and climbing into one shoe. Flex grooves built into the midsole allow the shoe to flex with your foot, giving great connection to the terrain, reducing weight and creating more protection. Peter says: ‘These were my first “hybrid” hiking/running shoes. I tested them on a challenging hike in Norway, followed by a short cross country run back in the UK and was very impressed at their light weight and flexibility. A great addition to my kit bag.’