Gear Hub: Top Picks for GoPro Mountain Games in Vail

I think most would agree that the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail is our official kickoff to the summer season. It’s exciting, busy and fun, with plenty

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Tailwind Active Hydration

of events for spectators and participants to fill the weekend with smiles, sunshine and plenty of sweat. We’ve tried a lot of hydration and electrolyte products and Tailwind’s Active Hydration is our favorite to date. The Durango-based brand is known by many athletes for its Endurance Fuel, an ideal balance of calories, electrolytes and hydration that keeps you moving for hours without any gut bombs. Active Hydration, however, has just 35 calories per serving and is for the everyday, whether you’re out on the trails, watching your friends race or even just enjoying a summer day in the mountains.

Just add the Active Hydration powder to water to get all the benefits of electrolytes, collagen and vitamin C. The taste is more clean and subtle than all the other hydration mixes we’ve tried, but we do love the strawberry lemonade flavor to make water more interesting and certainly more hydrating! I recommend filling your water bottle with Active Hydration at least once a day as you experience the Mountain Games in all their glory.

There are a few more essentials that we recommend for this big weekend in the mountains — Adidas has been emerging more into the sunglasses scene with product development by eyewear leader Marcolin, and we’re loving the Adidas Sport SP0060 Aviator Sunglasses for their stylish versatility. They’re super lightweight and can serve as a companion for chilling out or working up a sweat. They have a timeless look and feature KOLOR UP lenses that enhance color. Wear them all weekend, from yoga to the trail to your sunny après patio sesh.

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Adidas Sport SP0060 Aviator Sunglasses


Keep every move light and airy with Swift Lite Shorts from Outdoor Research. These are ideal for running the Friday evening 5k or Sunday 10k at Mountain Games, but they’re also great for keeping it cool around town with their breathable Echo brief liner and built-in UPF 30. Stay hands free as you can carry around keys, credit cards or phone in the back zipper pocket.

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Outdoor Research Swift Lite Shorts


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Knog Scout Bike Alarm & Finder

While no one likes dealing with theft, it’s important to acknowledge that bikes are stolen in Vail, especially if they’re not locked and sometimes when they are. A lot of people will be come through town for the GoPro Mountain Games, so keep your steed safe with the Knog Scout Bike Alarm & Finder. This convenient and reliable device has a loud alarm and real-time tracking capabilities, so it deters thieves and helps you locate your bike in case it does get stolen. It also features a long battery life, a waterproof design and a user-friendly app.

Enjoy gearing up to enjoy Mountain Games, and most of all, get out there and have fun!

Featured image courtesy of GoPro Mountain Games.