Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

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Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by Jesus Malverde » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:41 pm

Hi folks,
I was researching anti-chafing products as an alternative to Bodyglide. Yikes! There's a lot of products out there. I thought a comprehensive list of anti-chafing products (by no means complete) might be useful and a research time-saver. Hopefully this list will be a little helpful. Note: I've included some of the better-known chamois creams as well (a specific bicycling category of anti-chafing). I have tried to include the company website as well as an outside review link (usually Amazon) where possible. If you have experience or recommendations on these or any other anti-chafing products missed (bad or good), please add your comments.

BodyGlide
http://www.bodyglide.com/
http://www.amazon.com/BodyGlide-BGCB-Bo ... B005L8YVRO

2Toms SportsShield Roll On:
https://www.2toms.com/products-page/spo ... d-roll-on/
http://www.amazon.com/Toms-Sport-Shield ... B001CJX1UY

Akileïne Sports NOK Anti-chafing Cream
http://www.amazon.com/Akile%C3%AFne-Spo ... B0070X231Y

Anti-Monkey Butt Anti-Friction Powder
http://www.antimonkeybutt.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Anti-Monkey-Powde ... B0006B08O6

Aquaphor Healing Ointment
http://www.aquaphorhealing.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Aquaphor-Healing- ... B000HGUAW0

Assos Chamois Cream
http://www.assos.com/en/19/singleProduct.aspx?prod=175
http://www.amazon.com/Assos-Chamois-Cre ... _sim_sg_15

Bag Balm
http://www.bagbalm.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Bag-Balm-Vermonts ... B0014CI4X8

Beach-Gladiator-Anti-Chafe-Roll
http://www.beachgladiator.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Beach-Gladiator-S ... B00RPOQMEC

Betwixt Athletic Skin Lubricant
http://www.zealiosskincare.com/betwixt- ... icant.html

BlisterBomber
http://www.blisterbomber.com/

Blue Steel Sports Anti Chafing Cream
http://www.bluesteelsports.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Steel-Sports ... B001JK6N3I

Brave Soldier Friction Zone
http://www.bravesoldier.com/friction-zone.php
http://www.amazon.com/Brave-Soldier-Fri ... d_sim_sg_4

Chafex
http://www.chafex.com/

Doc's All Natural Chafe Stick
http://docsskincare.com/products/chafe-stick/
http://www.amazon.com/Docs-Skin-Care-Ch ... B00PIU6IGM

DZ Nuts
http://www.dz-nuts.com/
http://www.amazon.com/DZ-Nuts-Viscosity ... d_sim_sg_5

Everstride
http://www.everstride.com/
http://www.amazon.com/health-personal-c ... B00CDQWFYS

FootKinetics RunGoo
https://www.footkinetics.com/

Gold Bond Friction Defense:
http://www.goldbond.com/friction-defense.html
http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Bond-Frictio ... roduct_top

GurnyGoo
https://www.gurneygears.com/gurneygoo

Hammer Nutrition Seat Saver
http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... r.ssv.html
http://www.amazon.com/Hammer-Nutrition- ... B002K69HSI

Hydropel Sports Ointment
http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Hydropel- ... 60-1058744

Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel
http://www.lanacane.com/anti-chafing.php
http://www.amazon.com/Lanacane-chafing- ... B003593ELK

MedZone ChafeZone
http://www.medzonecorp.com/products/chafezone
http://www.amazon.com/Chafe-Anti-Chafe- ... B00K33MILI

Miracle of Aloe Chafe Guard
http://www.miracleofaloe.com/personal-c ... -1-oz.html

Mission 5-Hour Anti-Chafe Stick
http://www.missionathletecare.com/colle ... anti-chafe
http://www.amazon.com/Mission-Athleteca ... B005HE8394

Monistat Soothing Care CTafing Relief Powder-Gel
http://www.amazon.com/Monistat-SootTing ... B0012ZNSWE

Mueller Lubestick
http://www.muellersportsmed.com/Abrasio ... adding.htm
http://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Lube-Stic ... _sim_sg_16

Paceline Products Chamois Butt'r Creme
http://www.pacelineproducts.com/Categor ... utt_r.aspx
http://www.amazon.com/Paceline-Products ... d_sim_sg_6

Red 11 Sport (clever name!)
http://red11sport.com/

Reflect Sports Hoo Ha Ride Glide
https://www.reflectsports.com/products/ ... ide-glide/
http://www.amazon.com/Reflect-Sports-Ri ... B009NN2O86

R-Gear Safe from Chafe
http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/pro ... -15-ounce/

Rocket Pure Anti-Chafe
https://www.rocketpure.com/product/fric ... alm-stick/
http://www.amazon.com/Anti-chafe-Protec ... B00RKHRUFY

July 2015 Update:
Used Rocket Pure on the run and swim, haven't taken it up to IM/Ultra yet.
It's not bad. A little more "wetter" feel on the skin and (perhaps) less tenacious than BodyGlide or RunGuard.
The tea tree oil ingredient has a bit of a scent. Bottom line: I prefer RunGuard for the money.

RunGuard
http://www.runguards.com/
http://www.amazon.com/RunGuard-Anti-Cha ... m_sbs_bt_4

Shea Butter Market SPLAX Anti-Chaf
http://sheabuttermarket.com/product-cat ... i-chaffing

SkinStrong Slather
http://skinstrong.com/slather-anti-chafing-cream/

SkinStrong Slik
http://skinstrong.com/skin-equipment/
http://www.amazon.com/SLIK-Official-Pro ... m_sbs_sg_1

Sportwax anti-chafe
http://www.sportwax.com/

Sportslick
http://www.sportslick.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Sportslick-3-8-oz/dp/B0007OC0A2

Sportique Century Riding Cream
http://www.amazon.com/Sportique-Century ... B00285RHLA
http://sportiquebodycare.com/products/c ... eam-detail

That Butt Stuff Anti-Chafing Cream
http://www.amazon.com/That-Butt-Stuff-A ... _sbs_hpc_4

Jan 2015 update:
Trail Toes
http://www.trailtoes.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Trail-Toes-Phenom ... B00GW70JW4
Used Trail Toes on nipples and feet (whoa) on a recent 50 miler. Good company, Great product. This stuff rocks.

TriSlide
http://www.sbrsportsinc.com/trislide.html
http://www.amazon.com/TRISLIDE-Anti-Cha ... d_sim_sg_5

The obivious:
Vaseline
Baby Powder

Homemade anti-chafing cream recipes:
http://bathbodysupply.blogspot.com/2009 ... glide.html
http://blog.walkjogrun.net/2014/07/30/p ... nd-creams/
http://unnecessarilycomplex.blogspot.co ... cream.html
https://lifeisbumpy.wordpress.com/2013/ ... afe-stick/

Also: John Vonhof's book Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes has at least two DIY anti-chafe recipes (below).
http://www.amazon.com/Fixing-Your-Feet- ... 0899976387
http://fixingyourfeet.com/

Chris Koch's Secret Formula (page 121, Fixing Your Feet, 5th Edition)
Andrew Lovy's Formula (page 120, Fixing Your Feet, 5th Edition)
Andrew Lovy's formula is also available here about halfway down the page:
http://www.aravaiparunning.com/acrossth ... ys-wisdom/
Note: you should be able to view Chris' and Andrew's formulas online for free using Google Books

Also:
Other discussions:
http://walking.about.com/od/chafing/tp/chafing.htm
http://forum.slowtwitch.com/cgi-bin/gfo ... st=2864006
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discu ... ?tid=20188
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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by Grampahawk » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:21 pm

That's quite a list. I've found that Vaseline and tight underwear (spandex) or bike pants to reduce things moving around works fine

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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by JHH60 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:55 pm

I've used Band Aids or other adhesive bandages on my nipples when doing long runs, ever since a girlfriend freaked out about the pair of blood streaks on my shirt after a marathon training run (weird since she was a medical resident and I assumed would be used to the sight of blood). Tried Vaseline and Body Glide there on long runs and it rubbed off, though Body Glide works well for me in the crotch area. And no, I don't run in cotton shirts. For some reason I haven't had the bloody nipple problem on long hikes/climbs.
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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by MoapaPk » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:18 pm

I use body glide. If you have big enough pectoral muscles, nipple probably won't chafe. Some tight clothes (notably underarmor) cling in bad places.

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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by JHH60 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:45 pm

Damn! I knew I should have gotten those pectoral implants!



One of the most abrasive shirts I've used was a Nike syntheic sleeveless running shirt. It breathed well but salt crystals on the fibers from dried sweat made it feel like you were wearning chainmail after 10 +/- miles of running.

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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by WyomingSummits » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:05 pm

Never had nipple chaffing issues, but my between my butt cheeks tend to get raw. Regular Vaseline fixed that issue. Yes, I realize the doors that could open by me saying this. :)

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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by DukeJH » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:49 pm

I use Body Glide on my chest/nipples and soles of my feet. I've only had chafed/bloddy nipples from running, not hiking. For that nether region I've had success with Boudreaux's Butt Cream (basically zinc oxide diaper rash treatment). I've found Under Armor compression shorts fit oddly and cause some chafing in the crotch when hiking and climbing. I have not had this problem with my 2XU compression shorts.

Worst nipple day? A Champion C9 training shirt. It was great for hiking and backpacking but after 6 miles of Texas heat, wind, and sweat it felt like 60 grit sandpaper across my entire chest.

Brooks makes a very lightweight but tight fitting shirt ( I have both the long sleeve and short sleeve) that I love for long runs. Unfortunately I've bought them both on clearance.

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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by seano » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:15 pm

Olive oil -- you can even drink it if you're hungry!

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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by jdenyes » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:12 pm

I have to say as a woman I have had many a rant about sports bras. But, having never experienced the "bloody nipple" phenomenon, I have to say they are looking pretty awesome right now. Maybe that's why she freaked out, nipple chafing never would occur to 90% of women, sports bras are like 8 layers thick.

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Re: Anti-Chafing products (a list and your input)

by Jesus Malverde » Thu May 22, 2014 11:53 pm

Ok, FWIW, after a few months of use I thought I would provide my two cents on five of these anti-chafe products. I would have liked to test more products, but the experiment started to get a little expensive as I was trying to balance short term acquisition cost with longer-term anticipated supply.
I tested all of them (except Bag Balm) for swimming, biking and running. My test was by no means scientific; just getting general impressions on use and effectiveness. I realize this info is pretty subjective, but hopefully this information may be useful to someone, somewhere at sometime.

Here's what I used:

Bodyglide (original)
http://www.amazon.com/BodyGlide-BGCB-Bo ... B005L8YVRO
RunGuard (original)
http://www.runguards.com/products/runguard-original
GoldBond Friction Defense
http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Bond-Frictio ... roduct_top
Bagbalm
http://www.amazon.com/Bag-Balm-Vermonts ... B0014CI4X8
Mission Five Hour Anti-chaf Cream
http://www.missionathletecare.com/colle ... hafe-cream

Initial Impressions:

Mission Five Hour Anti-chaf (MFHACC) seemed to work best as a cycling "chamois cream." It went on a little more oily than stick roll-ons of BG,RG and GBFD. Bodyglide and RunGuard seemed to be the most tenacious in terms of anti-chafing properties. It seemed like RunGuard was just slightly less tenacious than BodyGlide. However, RunGuard is an all natural product without any "chemicals." For those concerned about ingredients, RunGuard may be the better choice. Runguard is also a small company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan for those that like to support small companies. Goldbond Friction was cheaper in price ($1-$2 cheaper on average than BG or RG). For those price sensitive, GBFD may be the best value. It also seems to be carried by the big retail drugstore chains, so this may be a good option for the road trip or last minute pickup. Bagbalm: I'm not going to recommend this as a go-to anti-chaf. I was sensitive to the smell. Others suggested that it had an "autoshop" smell to it (must be due to a petroleum-based ingredient). Folks in the various reviews seemed to rave about it. Me? I'll use it for chapped skin until the supply is used up.
Mission Five Hour felt the most greasy on the skin compared to BG/RG/GBFD. I ended up using MFHAAC mostly as a chamois cream because of the feel. It worked fine. For those that prefer a thicker application residue and don't mind getting the stuff on your hand, then MFHACC is recommended. Oddly, I MFHACC came across my radar as it was the only anti-chaf product I could find in Jackson Hole during a road-trip stop. Maybe I just wasn't looking hard enough?

to summarize:
Brand/ Delivery/ Skin Feel/ Anti Chafing Tenacity/
Bodyglide (original)/ stick/roll-on balm/ smoother/ Very Good/
RunGuard (original)/ stick/roll-on balm/ smoother/ Very Good/
GoldBond Friction Def/stick/roll-on balm/ smoother/ Good+/
Bagbalm/ /ointment/ salve greasy/ OK/
Mission Five Hour/ cream/ greasy/creamy/ Good+/

Brand/ /Ease of Wash Off w/ soap /Best Use/ Pool Use-Lap Swim/ Scent/
Bodyglide (original)/ a little harder/ All Around/ Stays on/ none/
RunGuard (original)/ a little harder/ All Around/ Stays on/ none/
GoldBond Friction Def /Easier/ All Around/ Stays on/ none/
Bagbalm/ Easy-Absorbs into skin/ post chafe-dry skin/ didn't test/ slightly smelly/
Mission Five Hour ACC/ a little harder/ cycle chamois/ Stays on/ none/

Final thoughts:
I'll be using BG/RG and Goldbond going forward.
First preference is RunGuard due to it's all natural ingredients
Second preference is GoldBond FD due to the lower price and apparent wider retail availability
Third preference: Bodyglide

Hey, let's "run gently" out there.. :D
JM


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