Published on April 13th, 2012 | by James Tennant0
Udderly Smooth chamois creme review
Are you sitting comfortably?
Then I shall begin. Chamois creme – what is it? Well in short it’s a cream that you rub into areas that cause friction when you are cycling. You know, the areas we might not like to go too much into, but it’s generally, although not limited to, the, erm, shorts area.
Udderly Smooth (£7.35) is a product that has found its way over from America, where the family owned business has been running for 30 years. The creme was originally designed for cow’s udders – apparently they chafe when they get milked a lot. I’m no farmer but it sort of makes sense… although that could be some sort of in joke, who knows.
Udderly Smooth chamois creme should be applied to any areas where you find you run against material or anything else. So it will benefit your hands, arms (pits), nipples if you get bad rubbing (no sniggering!), and your in-shorts area.
I have been using Udderly Smooth for the last few weeks on longer mountain bike rides, and I have to say I’m quite surprised by the difference it makes. One thing I noticed is that is allows the material in your short-liners to sit properly on your body and not bunch up, so you feel a lot more comfortable.
The product itself doesn’t smell too bad. I have heard a lot of people saying it smells great but I think that might be compared to some other chamois creme products – you aren’t going to want to start wearing it to the pub any time soon.
Just a moisturiser??
No its’s not. And I have to admit that’s what I thought before I used it! Udderly smooth leaves a barrier-like finish on your skin that almost feels like it’s another layer, preventing the rubbing and chafing you encounter on a bike.
Bottom line (no pun intended)
Udderly Smooth does exactly what it says on the tub – get it on your skin and you’ll instantly feel the benefits of having this extra layer between you and your lycra or short-liners. It will lead to a more comfortable ride whether you are on the road or mountain and is well worth the RRP if you ask me.