ISM PN 3.0
Sometime last year, I wrote to ISM and outlined my perfect saddle. I really liked the narrow PN 1.0 but the shape and support of the PS 1.0. If the two saddles could somehow merge, it would be glorious. Fast forward to this year and the PN 3.0 does almost exactly that, but actually improves on the features of the other two saddles. I'm absolutely sure the saddle was in development for quite some time, but I'm going to choose to take credit for the incredible final product.
Getting back on the bike after abdominal and groin surgery was daunting and doing it on a new saddle may have been a bit crazy. I started training slowly due to discomfort, but none of that discomfort came from the saddle. The narrow front profile with the larger cut out eliminated any pressure or chafing. Of course there was a break in period where my undercarriage had to get used to sitting on anything for 10+ hours/week, but the PN 3.0 made life as easy as possible.
FIRST ENDURANCE Evo1
First Endurance is always looking for new products, but tends to be very cautious about releasing new stuff just for the sake of having something new. Over the years, they have refined their products to create their PRO line but they have been iterative (though substantial) improvements on their existing products. A long time ago, I was sent a few prototypes for a meal replacement that really seemed to be good but after the feedback period there wasn't any product announcement. The time and care that went into making Evo1 perfect and certified vegan took longer than they had anticipated but the final product is worth the wait. As a quick meal between workout sessions or as an on-the-go alternative to eating crappy fast food, this stuff is pretty great.
Generally, First Endurance is solely focused on performance nutrition. With Evo1, they put that aside slightly and focused on healthy everyday nutrition. You don't have to be a pro athlete to benefit from the formulation and you can be sure that the research behind their stuff is thorough. I've been so impressed with Evo1 that I sent two boxes to my surgeon as a thank you for my procedure. It's perfect for anyone who is under stress and short on time.