Lucas: "Packing in calories when you’re in the backcountry is one of the most important things you need to do. When you’re scrambling up mountainsides and fording rivers, worrying about having enough energy is not what you want to do. This was especially true for us on the Cinders to Sea trip since we were going to be out for 8 days before our only re-ration. So, after researching a number of different bars and trail foods and talking with the folks at Redd, we were stoked to bring along a heaping pile of Redd Bars to keep our engines running!

Redd Bars pack a wallop in a number of nutritive categories. The key ones to mention here are 220 calories, 35 mg of caffeine, and 9 grams of protein in each bar. While we only had the chocolate brownie flavor on hand (they have since rolled out peanut butter and oatmeal flavors), I can truly say that I did not get tired of eating these throughout the entire trip. The taste is great, the texture is not overly hard, as can be with a number of trail bars leaving your jaw sore after ages of chewing, and you feel energized and ready for more after eating. Even better, these are packed with lots of vitamins and minerals to keep your system balanced and cruising.

With daylight hours extending well close to midnight up in Alaska, it was not uncommon for us to be snacking on these bars all hours of the day. Definitely would recommend these to anyone looking for good trail food, energy snack for high output activities, or straight up snacking!"

Lucas fueling up with a Redd Bar on Naknek Lake. Katmai National Park, Alaska