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Time to Get Outside With New Items From Babble Boxx

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.


I am so happy that hot summer weather has arrived. It means that I can get outside running on the trails more than ever. This is also our first year with our popup camper, and we have been taking it to races where camping is available.  I also have some new items to put to use on the trails and in the camper. These were all in my Get Outside theme Babble Boxx.  

AfterShokz Trekz Air Open-Ear Headphones

These are really amazing headphones, and they are super useful for running because they allow ambient sounds to be heard. I normally won’t run trails with headphones for safety reasons because I need to be able to also hear what is gong on around me, such as the sounds of approaching bikes or wildlife.  Regular headphones block out ambient sound.  The AfterShokz Trekz Air, however, are bone conduction headphones that allow you to listen to music while keeping your ears open, so you can enjoy your music without shutting out the world around you. If you are somewhere where you would like to cancel out ambient sounds, simply put in earplugs (the headphones come with a pair). 

AfterShokz open-ear headphones use the next generation of bone conduction technology.  The company cut the bulk and used titanium where possible to ensure that they fit securely and sound better. The headphones were inspired by the demands of elite and aspiring athletes. They are super lightweight and comfortable, and they can handle sweat, dirt, and weather. Simply put, they are perfect for outdoor exercise and especially perfect for me when I am trail running. I am completely in love with them.

AfterShokz Trekz Air Open-Ear Headphones are available in multiple colors.Learn more here!

Brew Dr. Kombucha

My husband got all excited when he saw the Brew Dr. Kombucha in the refrigerator.  He is a tea drinker who loves Kombucha.  

Kombucha is a fermented tea.  The tea from Brew Dr. Kombucha is live and active, and 100% raw and unpasteurized. It is also non-alcoholic, as the company uses a form of non-heat distillation to
gently extract the alcohol but keep the goodness. The products are tasty, low sugar, and low calorie.

We tried two flavors: (1) Clear Mind, which is Brew Dr. Kombucha’s most popular flavor, with a botanical flavor with notes of rosemary and sage. The product is aimed at assisting with mental clarity and
focus. I think it would pair nicely with some outdoor yoga sessions. (2) Strawberry Basil, which is a nicely refreshing summer seasonal that combines high-quality green tea with strawberries and two types of basil. This light and fizzy drink is great for after exercise.

We liked both flavors, but I think my favorite was the Strawberry Basil.  I loved its light and refreshing taste. You can learn more about Brew Dr. Kombucha at their Instagram page.

Heliocare® Daily Use Antioxidant Formula

Heliocare is an interesting antioxidant supplement aimed at skin care.  The supplement contains Fernblock® PLE Technology, a powerful antioxidant extract that is naturally derived from the extract of a tropical fern native to Central and South America that aids in eliminating free radicals to maintain younger-looking and more resilient skin. It is a clinically proven, dermatologist-recommended product for over 25 years.* The capsules are vegan, gluten-free, and free of artificial dyes. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

As someone who gets a lot of sun when running, I am always interested in supplements that can help improve my skin. Learn More about Heliocare.

Skratch Labs Drink Mixes, Energy Chews & Energy Bar

I was excited to get a bunch of Skratch Labs products in my box.  I use all sort of sports nutrition supplements and had been wanting to try Skratch Labs. I was provided with these products:

Anytime Hydration Drink Mix: Skratch describes this as a sports drink for people who hate sports drinks. This hydration drink is great for sports or for general outdoor activities. It is made with natural cane sugar, real
fruit and nothing artificial. The electrolyte level is similar to that of national sports drinks like Gatorade. It is non-GMO, vegan, and dairy free.  I was given a passion fruit flavor, and I love passion fruit!

Sport Hydration Drink Mix: This is a useful product for when you don’t want the sugar found in a sports drink. For example, I don’t normally fuel my ultra running much with sugar, focusing instead more on things like pretzels, nut bars, and fruit, but I like to use hydration mixes in the heat to replace electrolytes.  Doing so is a necessity in order to replace the sodium lost from sweat and to feel good and perform well. This sports drink is formulated with 800 mg of electrolytes per liter (twice the level of Gatorade) which is the average amount of salt active people lose when they sweat. It is made with real fruit for flavor and nothing artificial, is non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. 

Sport Recovery Drink Mix: Recovery drinks are great to have around. Right after exercise it is good to replenish with the right amount of amino acids, calories and fat. This recovery mix is perfect right after a workout or race to help you recover faster. The chocolate flavor was perfect after a long run!

Sport Energy Chews: These were one of my favorites. For fueling and energy during exercise, these chews are made with real fruit and covered in powdered sugar instead of wax or oil. They provide a slow drip of energy
that won’t make you crash. They are tasty and easy to carry in my running vest.

Anytime Energy Bar: This was my favorite product of the bunch. This plant-based protein and energy bar is powerful enough for fueling long races and is also super tasty. The bar is made with quinoa, brown rice crisps and nut butter. Lots of real food for good fueling. This is my preferred method of fueling, and I like it better than trying to fuel long efforts with a lot of sugar-based products. The bars are gluten free, dairy free, vegan and non-GMO. I am going to order more of these.

Right now, you can get 20% off your entire order with code: TRYSKRATCH 

T-Rex® Tape

I love this huge roll of duct tape! I plan to immediately put it to use taping up a pair of blown out shoes for use in the mud and then I am putting the roll in the camper, where I am sure it will come in handy.  Unlike ordinary duct tapes, this is a ferociously strong duct tape that is built for intense holding power.  It has a double-thick adhesive that holds up in about any climate and environmental condition. It is also strong enough to adhere to rough or dirty surfaces without sacrificing sticking power. That is why it is perfect for taping shoes and for camping!  Learn more about T-Rex Tape.


All and all, this is a great set of products!