7 Chamois Creams To Soothe Your Butt
While there’s absolutely nothing glamorous about chamois cream, its soothing significance should never be underestimated. We’ve selected seven products that will help save your derrière from infection, friction, and the dreaded saddle sores.
THE BUCK STOPS HERE 1. Zam-Buk
The legendary do- itall ointment will protect your skin from friction and infection, allowing you to ride in comfort. (Also very effective for nipple chafe, runners.) price R37 / 60g tub Available from your nearest chemist
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO! 2. Mark II Shammy Cream
Containing chlorhexidine, a medically-approved antibacterial, Mark II Shammy Cream will help to kill any looming bacteria, while added Vitamin E will heal painful lesions. price R38 / 150g tub mark2.co.za
BEST FOR HYGIENE 3. Blue Steel Sports Anti-Chafe Cream
For long-lasting protection, Blue Steel can be applied not just on your gooch, but also on your feet, inner thighs, groin and upper body if need be (especially for tri- and duathletes). The tube design also makes applying more hygienic. price R100 / 100ml squeeze bottle sportsmanswarehouse.co.za
ABRACADABRA 4. Ass Magic
Ass Magic is a locallyproduced chamois cream that now includes beeswax. The new formula has made the cream thicker, ensuring longer-lasting protection. price R150 / 200g tub ass- magic.co. za
MOO-TASTIC 5. Madaji Milking Cream
Udderly effective where you need it most! Best for those living in dairy farming communities, who can just pop down to their local Agri co- op or vet shop and pick up a tub.
price R48 / 500g tub Available from Dischem (or your vet)
BALMY BIKING 6. Squirt Barrier Balm
Best known for their lube, Squirt also produces a thick, jelly-like chamois cream that forms a long-lasting protective barrier between you and your saddle.
price R51 / 20g tub R160 / 100g tub squirtlube.com
CRÈME DE LA CRÈME 7. Assos Chamois Crème
Assos Chamois Crème’s unique formula makes long rides more enjoyable and comfortable, by helping to reduce friction and prevent bacterial and fungal infections on your skin. price R316 / 140g tub asgworld.co. za