Hurricane XS Review - The Best All-In-One On The Market?

Hurricane XS Review

Review of: Hurricane XS

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Rating:
4
On 2013-05-02
Last modified:2018-04-21

Summary:

A very effective - if not very enjoyable - all-in-one supplement to support lean muscle growth. What really sets Hurricane XS apart though is its fantastic value-for-money; it's half the price of Maxinutrition Cyclone with essentially the same ingredients.

Summer means one thing for bodybuilders up and down the country:

Getting topless at every possible opportunity.

Grocery shopping – topless.

Lunch break at work – topless.

Nightclub dancefloor – topless.

Funeral of a beloved relative – topless.

And with “suns out guns out” weather just around the corner (although I live in the UK so I’m not holding my breath), I wanted a protein supplement that would help me pile on some serious brassiere-snapping, pant-wetting muscle.

After some dutiful research on what protein I should get, I decided to try Hurricane XS from Myprotein.

Product overview

Hurricane XS is a muscle-building supplement combining protein, carbs, creatine and glutamine.

The “all-in-one” nature of Hurricane makes it the perfect sell for people like me who just can’t be arsed to buy and take everything separately.

Aside from maybe a good multi-vitamin and some Omega-3s, this is the only supplement you’ll ever need in your quest to build muscle.

It is available in a range of flavours (including “unflavoured”) and comes in 2.5kg and 5kg bags, priced £34.99 and £64.99 respectively.

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Ingredients

The exact ingredients comprise a combination of whey protein concentrate and isolate (fast-digesting protein – great for muscle recovery/repair), creatine (for size and strength gains), glutamine (for minimising the breakdown of muscle), and dextrose/ultra-fine Scottish oats (a mixture of quick and slow-digesting carbs).

If you haven’t noticed already, it’s basically the Myprotein equivalent of Maxinutrition’s bestselling, ever-present Cyclone supplement.

So much so, they barely made an effort to differentiate it (Cyclone/Hurricane).

On an unrelated note, anyone else notice that the names of supplement products are becoming increasingly ominous?

Hurricane, Cylone, Tremor, Grenade Thermo Detonator

I’m looking forward to the release of “Optimum Nutrition Genocide” sometime soon…

The nutritionals, per 70g serving (2 ¼ scoops), are as follows:

Calories 236kcal
Protein 30g
Carbs (of which sugar) 22g (15g)
Fat (of which saturates) 2.6g (1.3g)
Salt 0.18g

While the sugar content might look a little high (sugar – boo! hiss!), bear in mind that this is chiefly derived from the dextrose.

As a supplement designed for those undergoing vigorous training, the dextrose in Hurricane XS is there to optimise post-workout muscle recovery.

In scientific terms, dextrose has a high glycemic index which provides a high-insulin spike and helps to refill depleted muscle glycogen stores.

Taste and texture

The majority of Hurricane XS reviews on the web seem to be having a pop at its taste.

Just take these wining little boffins here for example.

Now, let’s get one thing straight, taste and texture is certainly not a strong point of Hurricane XS.

It has a powdery texture and is very sweet and sickly.

But does that honestly matter with a product this good?

Personally, I don’t buy supplements because they taste like a plate of duck foie gras and caramelised quail.

It honestly baffles me the sheer amount of bodybuilders who buy supplements and then grumble about the taste.

It’s like taking to TripAdvisor to complain that your “Club 18-30 Fantasy Apartment Complex” in Kavos was a little bit on the manky side.

The most important consideration with any supplement should be its ability to help you achieve your goals effectively – if it tastes great then that’s just a bonus.

Effectiveness

I used Hurricane XS for around two months, taking it two to three times a day, usually in the morning, post-workout and before bed.

I experienced noticeable size and strength gains within the first few weeks, plus I also noticed much better recovery times.

And the end results were even more impressive, as I put on 5kg of pure lean muscle and was able to add 12.5kg to my 5×5 squat PR (was working through Stronglifts at the time).

Cashback!

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Value for money

The main USP of Hurricane XS is that it is basically Cyclone – but much cheaper.

At £34.99 for 2.5kg it is more than half the price of Cyclone (£77 for 2.7kg) and boasts practically the same ingredients.

What’s more, it’s often on sale at Myprotein.com, so be sure to stockpile whenever this happens.

Verdict

Hurricane XS is a supremely effective if not very enjoyable all-in-one supplement to aid lean muscle growth.

What really sets this product apart, however, is its excellent value-for-money.

At half the price of Cyclone it’s an absolute steal!

Ultimately, Hurricane XS is one of the best supplements I’ve ever reviewed and without doubt my favourite product from MyProtein.

Buy Hurricane XS

Be sure to order you Hurricane XS by visiting the Myprotein website – you won’t regret it.

And don’t forget to check out our Myprotein discount code page while you’re at it, as you’ll be able to snag a bargain on your shop.

Until then, lift smart and lift strong!

Over to you

Have you tried Hurricane XS?

Thinking of giving it a go?

Hit me up with your thoughts in the comments section below!

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  1. I’m with you on the whole ‘taste factor’.

    Bodybuilding by its very nature is a sacrifice in order to obtain something positive.

    You sacrifice ‘nice taste’ for building muscle.

    If good taste was a deal breaker, it’d be like saying:

    “I don’t want to lift these 40kg dumbells, I’d rather do something that makes me feel completely good without any negative effects please. Maybe rolling around in bed like some sort of vast slug… Oh, and I still want arms like Markus Ruhl.”

    1. Nail on the head!

  2. Holiday in five weeks, just ordered myself a 2.5kg bag; chocolate mint.

    1. Spicy. Getting in shape for beach season?

  3. Started using this after finishing my Mutant Mass.

    I’m enjoying it, but what I will say that the creatine doesn’t entirely dissolve, so at the end of the shake there’s a bit of a ‘sediment’.

    Still not enough to put me off though – chin up!

    1. Yeah, agree there, but I’m yet to find an ‘all in one’ supplement where the creatine dissolves cleanly.

  4. Almost every thread and comment is focused on the taste before anything else.

    Man the fuck up, slam it down and stop wingeing!

    No-one said it was gonna be easy!

    Now go eat that shit you don’t like an slam some iron bitches, I think I’m raging arrgh!!!

    1. Haha, couldn’t agree more Bob!

  5. You lot are going to love me, I have been wondering around the internet trying to find out what others think about the taste of Hurricane XS.

    Only been lifting a year, local gym shake tastes OK, big black tub from local health food store tastes OK, last purchase was some PHD All In One Iso 7, tasted sweet but also decent.

    Anything over the last 12 months I have drank tasted OK.

    I mean no shake actually tastes great but you just knock it back and deal with it, it’s the results you want.

    But last week I bought Hurricane XS Strawberry – simply based on the price which was better – and it is BY FAR the most disgusting supplement I have ever tasted.

    This morning was my 5th morning drinking it and it really is 5 minutes of hell forcing the worst tasting thing ever down my throat before hitting the gym.

    The aftertaste is even worse.

    All I can say is getting to the end of the bag before my next purchase is going to be an ordeal and I know that no matter what I buy next will taste better.

    1. Hi James, thanks for stopping by.

      You’re right, the strawberry flavour of Hurricane XS definitely leaves a lot to be desired.

      It’s sweeter than an explosion at a sugarplum factory!

      I’m actually taking the cookies & cream flavour at the moment, and while it’s not great, it’s definitely drinkable.

      But despite the taste, I find myself coming back to Hurricane XS again and again.

      It’s great, great value for money and it always delivers superbly on the results front.

      Which, as you say, is what really matters.

      Good luck with your training buddy and let us know which supplement you decide to go for next!

  6. Great review this!

    I’m currently using Hurricane XS – used it a few times for obstacle course races.

    I’m at the moment having the vanilla flavour and I must say I might as well have bought the non-taste XS as it’s the exact same!

    But like everyone is saying, there is no point in complaining when you are getting the results!

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Jonathan!

      What kind of races have you been competing in?

      Tough Mudder and the like?

  7. It’s been a wee while since the last update here but, I gotta say, since that time there have evidently been a few tweaks to the formula… because the strawberry flavour now tastes pretty awesome!

    All in all it ticks the boxes – taste, cost and results!

    1. Hi Jamie, thanks for the update.

      Haven’t ordered Hurricane XS for a while now – but will definitely check it out to see if there’s any difference!

  8. I’ve used Hurricane XS before and got top results.

    Now starting to get back into training and hoping to get cut.

    Body fat is currently at 15 and half percent.

    Was just wondering if it will work well if I’m trying to strip down?

    1. Hi Danny, thanks for your comment.

      If your principle goal is to ‘get cut’, I wouldn’t recommend an all in one, as they tend to comprise a lot of carbs/sugar.

      Just reduce the amount of starchy, high glycemic foods you’re consuming and introduce more HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) into your training regimen.

      If you’re dead set on using supplements, a simple whey protein isolate and some creatine will suffice.

      Hope that helps – let me know if you have any more queries 🙂

  9. Hi!

    I have been recommended Hurricane XS by a friend as I have just started training the last 12 days – going 5 times a week!

    What I would like to know is will this go to my gut?

    As I am wanting to carve out some abs?

    Thanks

    1. Welcome to club Andy – a lifelong addiction awaits!

      Regarding your question, provided you are eating sensibly, hitting the gym hard and including a few cardio sessions in your weekly routine, revealing those six pack abs while using an all-in-one such as this shouldn’t be too difficult.

      However, if you’re really looking to lower body fat, check out my reply to Danny above ^^^

  10. I’ve been using weights on and off for 20 years.

    Before using Hurricane XS I was using the Maximuscle Cyclone.

    Taste wise the Hurricane XS is as good as anything else and miles better than anything that was available in the 90s.

    Performance wise it matches the Cyclone although I think it may contain fewer vitamins which is not a problem as I take daily multi vitamins anyway.

    The biggest thing I like about the Hurricane XS is the price, not having to take Creatine and HMB supplements separately, and it doesn’t make me fart all the time like the Cyclone did!

    1. Hi Marcus, thanks for dropping by!

      As Jamie points out in the comments above, Myprotein have clearly worked on the taste element of Hurricane XS in recent years, as “good” is certainly not the four letter word I would have chosen in the past!

      Definitely agree with your other points though!

  11. The first shake taste like soap; after that it tastes beautiful.

    Stop rambling on about how bad it tastes and suck it up.

    Equally, the majority of supplements that are powerful formulas are not supposed to taste nice, the least amount of sugar or sweetener is a bonus thus man the fuck up and lift some heavy weights.

    1. Thanks for your comment Jake – agree entirely!

  12. Hi,

    I’ve recently just started training about 9 weeks ago.

    At the minute I’m taking whey isolate protein from Myprotein and this is the only supplement I’m taking.

    I do feel myself getting stronger but the results just aren’t coming on as fast as I’d like.

    I’m around 10 stone with quite a pudgy belly and lower back.

    I’ve been recommended Hurricane XS, some BCAAs and some Thermopure.

    Can you point me in the right direction if this would be a good combination or not as I’m a complete beginner and there’s so much out there to choose from.

    I’m basically looking to maintain my weight and build some muscle and look a lot leaner than I currently am.

    1. Hi Shaun.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Supplement-wise, Hurricane XS is a good place to start for beginners, as it’s an ‘all-in-one’ that contains all the basics in one hit (whey protein, creatine, glutamine, etc).

      Forget about everything else for now – BCAAs, fat burners, etc – and you won’t require another protein shake, like the one you’re already taking, as Hurricane XS will cover this.

      Regarding results, supplements should really be the last piece of the puzzle, so if you’re seeing slow progress, it’s probably your gym routine and overall diet that need fixing first.

      My typical exercise prescription for a beginner (or anyone for that matter) looking to build lean muscle is the following:

      1) A full-body weightlifting routine 3 x per week comprising the key compound lifts.

      See:

      https://www.gym-talk.com/reg-park-beginner-routine/

      https://www.gym-talk.com/george-eiferman-full-body-workout/

      https://www.gym-talk.com/arnold-schwarzeneggers-golden-six-routine/

      https://www.gym-talk.com/reg-park-5×5-routine/

      https://www.gym-talk.com/stronglifts-5×5/

      2) HIIT Cardio 2-3 x per week

      For example: boxing, sprints, spin classes, etc.

      Diet-wise, just make sure you are getting lots of protein and healthy fats from whole foods (steaks, chicken, fish, egg, milk, etc) and consuming complex carbs (wholegrain rice and pasta, sweet potatoes, veg, etc), while avoiding all processed junk and fast food.

      Hope that helps as somewhere to start – feel free to let me know if you have any more questions 🙂

      Henry

  13. Hi thanks for the review.

    I have been taking 2.5 scoops after each workout.

    Should I be taking 2.5 scoops three x daily?

    Even on non gym days?

    Sorry if this has been covered in an earlier post.

    It does taste rank, but its a short lived pain and apparently one that will see results.

    Lukas.

    1. Yes, you take it 2-3 times per day between meals, every day, even if you’re not working out on that day.

  14. Would it be fine to take this supplement once before breakfast (even though I have protein porridge from Bulk Powders), pre-workout and then after workout or before bed?

    Also, what type of supplements do you take now-a-days?

    1. Yes, that should be fine.

      I’ve recently returned to Hurricane XS after a while off, and it tastes much better than I remember funnily enough.

      Other than that I take vitamin D and omega-3s for general wellbeing and caffeine pre-workout.

  15. Hi all,

    I recently bought Hurricane XS, Whey Perfection, and taurine powder.

    Is it okay to take all 3 together, or maybe only the Hurricane XS and the taurine?

    What are your thoughts?

    1. Hurricane XS has plenty of whey protein already – no need to buy any other shake.

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