Pack these tasty treats for fast energy on the trail.
Yumnuts. "These big, meaty cashews are lightly coated with flavors that my palette craves on long hikes," raves Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter. Best flavors: Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Spicy Cajun. $5 (5 oz. bag); yumnutsnaturals.com
Lenny & Larry's Complete Cookie. "Not only are these massive cookies soft, chewy, and oh so delicious, they're also packed with protein and fiber," says Associate Editor Kim Phillips. $1.99 each; lennylarry.com
Honey Stinger Waffle. This fast fave of our testers is sweetened with cane sugar and honey. "They're a tasty alternative to heavy, dry energy bars," says Web Producer Katie Herrell. "Plus, they're shaped like mini waffles!" $1.39 each; honeystinger.com
Perky Jerky. "Although I didn't get a noticeable energy boost from the secret ingredient (guarana), it tastes just like jerky should—smoky and soft," says Hostetter. $5 (2 oz. bag); perkyjerky.com
Nuun U Natural Hydration. "I'm not a fan of sweet drink mixes, but this added a lovely refreshing undertone to my water that hit the spot—and masked lingering yuck from treated water," says Hostetter. $7.95 (1 tube; 16 tablets); uhydration.com
Journey Bar. "This is a welcome change from overly sweet, chocolatey bars," says Hostetter. "It tastes and feels like a cracker." Flavors: Parmesan Romano and Coconut Curry. $19 (12 pack); journeybar.com
Honey Stinger Energy Chews. "On a recent trip, I had to beg, trade, and steal for these luscious drops of fruity goodness," says Assistant Editor Ted Alvarez. "The quick burst of chewy sweetness always felt like a treat." $2 each; honeystinger.com