Rated 3 out of 5 by SA1NTRIDER solves the ''what to do with the empy gel sachets'' problem
You can fill the flask with a few gels before you start your ride and give yourself a break from having to try to open the sachets with your teeth and fingers at 40km/h, trying to avoid spilling the gel on you, creating a sticky mess!!!! Moreover, you do not have to either litter the side of the road with the empty sachets or stuff them into your backpockets until you finish the ride.
The only problem I discovered is that the bottle cap is a bit tricky to open and close with one hand (and/or teeth), but I guess it is something you can get used to.
Also I think that the flask is a bit expensive, compared to the high5 water bottles, they even could have included one in their Race Packs, just like the bottles.
28 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GazN Great little product
Great little product that saves messing with taffy gel wrappers whilst still riding, if everyone used them trails and roads might not be so littered after events. Fits about 5 gels in one.
13 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ricardo66 High 5 gel flask
Much easier to use than gel sachets holds four gels. No messing trying to open gels or disposing of used gel wrappers, would recommend this product.
03 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TheBigFella Handy for gels
Does what it's meant to do, saves the hassle of fumbling with gel packs and what-not.
13 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by archaeopteryx why has no-one else thought of this?
Here's a solution that until last week I didn't know existed. Gel packets are convenient to carry but difficult to open on the move, and when empty you're left with the option of either littering the countryside or putting the empty sachet in a pocket, where the slightest leak will cause much stickiness. On a recent ride I managed to spill some on my tights, where it dried into a gloopy white paste, sticking to my legs. It was most uncomfortable, and later I discovered splashes over the frame of the bike, which were surprisingly hard to remove. That evening, I was reading some reviews of various gels, someone mentioned this product, and after a brief search I located it here and instantly bought 4. They arrived yesterday and look like being the perfect solution.
The capacity is 200ml, not 120ml as stated, which means you can get between 3 and 6 gels in, depending on the brand. The flask is 130mm high, by 35mm deep and 50mm wide at the broadest point, and is flattened on two sides so it will sit comfortably against your back in a rear pocket. The nozzle is the same as on a standard drink bottle, and does not leak even when upside down, though you should make sure there is no residue left on the outside before returning to your pocket. There is also a holder available for clipping the flask to your bike, which you can find by googling "gel flask bike mount".
11 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by v1sionmaster Simple to use.
The High5 Gel Flask does what it says on the flask! It is easy to fill and easy to drink from. When in your back pocket the gels keep warm enough to run easily through the mouth piece even when it's a cold day. (Just make sure you push the mouthpiece closed properly otherwise you'll end up with a very sticky pocket!) I put mine in the fridge after use, when it's still part full - that way it's ready to go for my next ride too!
My only wish is that they would graduate the bottle with BIG lines equal to one gel's worth.
I can't fault this in any way.
17 January 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by gnarls a little difficult to open one handed
i wanted to slip this in and out of my back pocket as required .
this worked but,the valve was not easy to open .
14 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Does the job
Holds 5 high 5 gels, fits in a pocket, I bought it for running but would fit comfortably in bike rear pocket. Loads better than faffing about trying to rip the tab off a gel, not drop it. I hate racing and seeing gel wrappers scattered about the course. I also have a soft gel holder but I wold say this is a better solution for running.
16 June 2013