Cycling is super dope but does have some complications. One major complication is perspiration. Anti Monkey Butt has sent along two products for us to review and I have been happy with both. The first was their Anti Monkey Butt Powder. I like the powder so much that I don't just use it when I ride, I use it everyday. Let's just say I like "that dry feeling." I cannot tell you scientifically that it is better than Baby Powder, however I can say that it performs well, smells good, and is well worth testing out for yourself.
The second product they sent along are what they call their Safari Towels.
They are not joking when they label them as "extra large" and "heavy duty" on the package. For years I have used baby wipes to towel myself down after commuting to work and check out the size comparison.
I am sure it is not the best for my skin, but my practice has been to put my baby wipes in a Ziploc bag and and dump in some wintergreen rubbing alcohol to increase the cleaning potency.
Again, I am not a dermatologist, however the ingredients of the Safari Towels seem pretty friendly.
As far as a review, the towels work great. They are durable, big enough to really clean your whole body, and are damp enough to get the job done. The only "complaint" I have is that they are so big. I feel like by using them I am killing the earth or something. I know I am killing the earth with baby wipes as well, however I guess I justify it by thinking I am saving water by not dampening a towel and then having to consistently wash it, thus using even more water. Anyway . . .
The moral of the story for me is that this product is not meant for daily use. What it would be great for is camping or long trips where you can't access a shower. In thinking back to a bike camping excursion I took a couple of years ago (summary of entries here), this is a product I wish I had taken with me. If I go on another camping trip or am away from "civilization" the Safari Towel is definitely something I will pack along.
Do you have advice related to cleanliness? Feel free to share in comments.