Skratch LabsExercise Hydration Mix

Believe the hype.

Our comrades over at Competitive Cyclist dedicated nearly 1500 words to Skratch Labs’ Exercise Hydration Mix when it first launched. We’ll be a bit more brief —there’s simply nothing else out there that we like more than Skratch for hydration. It’s easy to get down, it doesn’t cause GI distress, and we feel like we can go a bit harder for a bit longer than we can with plain water or other mixes. Engineered by Allen Lim and tested on some of the world’s best cyclists, Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix promises to regulate your body’s electrolyte levels during exercise so that you stay more functional for a longer time. The bulk of this is accomplished via sodium, which Lim found to be the most important ingredient in fighting cramps, headaches, and power loss.

None of that would mean anything, though, if it weren’t easy on the stomach. Fortunately for us, the use of simple, real-food-type ingredients means that our bodies can digest it easily, and the absence of savoring agents (what you’ll see called "natural flavors” on other mixes) means that you won’t experience a weird, lingering aftertaste, just real fruit flavors that dissipate as you’d expect.

  • A hydration mix with the power of nutrition science behind it
  • High sodium content gives your depleted body what it needs
  • No artificial junk or filler makes it easier on the belly
  • Subtle, all-natural flavors go down gently during hard efforts
  • Formulate for exercise specifically—try another hydration mix for daily hydration
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Best Hydro Mix Out There

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love this stuff. Plus, its got the caffein.

Favorite

    Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix (particularly in lemon lime) has become a staple for cyclists around the world. It tastes good, rehydrates, refuels, and provides electrolytes. It's my go-to for training and racing.

    Perfect!

      This stuff doesn't get your mouth as sticky as many other drink mixes. It does just a little so I always chase it with water. I also like the mix ratios. Some other mixes want you to use more scoops per 8 oz of water but this one allows you to maximize your purchase. Skratch will be my go to for hydration mix.

      Natural Energy

        Great subtle taste! Keeps me going, whether I'm exploring the outdoors or studying!

        Best Hydration Mix

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Incredible taste, quality/simple ingredients. Cane sugar, sodium, potassium and magnesium. This stuff will keep you going all day!

        Go to Hydration

          Skratch tastes great and keeps you hydrated. Every ride i do, i take a waterbottle of skratch to get me through to the end. The little bit of sugar is perfect to keep the body energized on nice long climbs.

          YUM!

            Taste great and keeps you hydrated. Even gives you that little caffeine kick.

            Is there a scoop included with the 16 oz pack?

            Yes!

            Best drink mix

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            This is so far the best drink mix I've had which isn't saying much because I'm not the biggest fan of them but I can drink this one and not hate it so that a plus.

            Love It, It Works

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            Use it on all my long rides. Also no more caffeine headaches since I don't drink coffee before I ride.

            No More Cramps

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            Great product. You should definitely get this as a preventive measure. No cramps = better rides!

            Matcha Heaven

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            Stomach issues are a thing of the past for me, thanks to this mix. If you're in the market to try a hydration mix, definitely give this a shot. While the matcha flavor might not be for everyone, it's my go-to for feeling refreshed and fueled on long runs. Cannot recommend this more!

            Fabulous Stuff

              Since I read about the guys behind Skratch Labs, i have tried and used their powdered drinks. They are competitively priced (too expensive but that is kind of the going rate). I have stuck with citrus flavors mostly and I've never had digestion or stomach ache issues. My preferred mix is to blend in a 50-50 ratio of the lemon/lime with the matcha/lemon. Sometimes on long rides the sweetness of citrus gets "sticky" even without sugar. So, the matcha gives it a bitterness that means I can drink it on any ride - short or long.

              Tasty!

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              This is my favorite hydration mix. The lemon lime in particular. I use this on a daily basis now and recommend it to anyone looking for a good hydration formula.

              Go-To Hydration

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              Scratch labs is the only hydration mix that I use, preferably orange on regular days and lemon-lime on hot days.

              Go-To Hydration

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              Scratch labs is the only hydration mix that I use, preferably orange on regular days and lemon-lime on hot days.

              Keeps you hydrated

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              This is the best Hydration mix. The Lemon lime flavor tastes great and works exactly how I want.

              The right fuel the right tool

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              If you're an endurance athlete, look no further. Skratch gives you what your body needs. It won't upset your stomach because there's no junk in it. Very easy on the palette so you drink it like you actually like the taste.. It's a hydration mix that changed the industry. I highly recommend it.

              Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              I'm very active and I haven't ever used a product like this. It really helps me power through long intense periods of exercise and work. Nice lemon flavor that doesn't over power you with sweetness. My go to refueling drink source. Looking forward to trying more flavors.

              Yum!!!

                Love skratch for maintaining electrolytes and hydrating quickly. I’m a big fan of the pineapple flavor and don’t find it overly sweet or sugary, just good flavor.