One of the challenges of bike commuting is dealing with getting hot and sweaty on the way to work. Some people have access to showers at work and others don't. I don't. I take a "commuter shower" which I have been meaning to detail on the site for a while and will do so soon. Two products that I use daily for my commuter shower are baby powder and antiperspirant.
Riding can also cause redness and irritation in your eyes. I have contacts but I rarely use them. I suffer from astigmatism and contacts for this symptom are typically weighted and have to sit in your eye a perfect way to see clearly. If wind causes the contact to shift, I have to furiously blink to try to get it back to the right position. Just so happens I deal with a lot of wind while cycling. I thus wear glasses most of the time but whether wearing glasses or contacts, riding can really put the hurt on your eyes.
We recently received three different active lifestyle products to review and I am happy to say that the manufactures have also agreed to let BikeHacks run a contest to give away free product packs.
The first product is called Anti Monkey Butt Powder. When choosing a name for a product it is wise to link the name to the purpose, and the name Anti Monkey Butt pretty much says it all.
The product rep who contacted us wrote the following:
It’s 85 degrees out, but with the humidity it probably feels like
right? You’re halfway through your ride, your shorts are drenched and
the chamois butter you caked on earlier is history. Monkey butt is in
full swing and there’s no stopping the chafing and irritation that’s
about to ruin your ride! As an avid mountain biker and roadie, I too,
have had run-ins with the dreaded “monkey”…. which is why I wanted to
let you know about a really great product called Anti Monkey Butt Powder
The great thing about Anti Monkey Butt Powder is that it’s like a two in one product. There’s talc to help reduce excess sweat and calamine soothes the chafing. Good luck finding a chamois butter that does both! Plus, you can also put AMBP in your shoes, leg pads, helmet, etc.
Anti Monkey Butt Powder also has a special bottle for the ladies, which I use. Lightly-scented Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder still delivers the same great results as regular AMBP, but the calamine is combined with cornstarch (vs. talc) for a silkier, feminine texture.
Both products are available in mass market retail nationwide, as well as via online retailers and at www.antimonkeybutt.com. Suggested retail price is Anti Monkey Butt Powder is $5.95 for a 6-ounce bottle.
The second product is Certain Dry antiperspirant. We got two sticks in the mail, one is to help fight sweat and the other is focused on scent. The product description follows:
Monkey butt and sopping wet jerseys (from high intensity sweating) usually go hand in hand. One way to fix that is with Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant, the number one over-the-counter antiperspirant recommended by doctors for treating excessive perspiration While other over-the-counter antiperspirants claim to be “clinical strength” and “waterproof”, the Certain Dri formulations – 12% aluminum chloride –Roll-On and 25% aluminum sesquichlorohydrate – New Solid - are the strongest available without a prescription, providing 72-hours of protection with each application.
And the third products is a set of Rhoto eye drops. There are four kinds and the description is as follows:
Eye Irritation: Sun, dirt, leaves and bugs are just a few of the things that irritate my eyes after a long ride on the trail or road. ROHTO Cooling Eye Drops, a favorite among endurance athletes, are a great way to relieve irritation and redness, and restore moisture. More than just “eye drops,” they provide a cooling “kick” that helps refresh and rejuvenate your eyes, helping you stay focused.
Rhoto is also running an Endurance Sweepstakes and the details are as follows:
Your readers may also be interested in entering the ROHTO Endurance Sweepstakes through September 30, 2010, where two grand-prize winners (one male and one female) will receive a men’s and women’s Ceepo® bike, respectively. The sweepstakes also includes weekly prizes of ROHTO Training Kits that will include a valuable assortment of training gear and nutritional items. Go to www.winrohto.com to enter or print a $1.00 coupon.
BikeHacks will be reviewing these products and we will be running contests to give away free product packs to readers. The BikeHacks brain trust will be working on ideas so stay tuned for your chance to win.