Quick Review: Dry Goods Anti-Chafing Athletic Spray Powder

dry goods anti-chafing athletic spray powder absorbs moisture to prevent friction blisters and discomfortWhen I first saw this, I was a bit skeptical because a) I’m not a big fan of putting aluminum on my body (which is found in all anti-persperants) and b) because, well, I just usually don’t like aerosol anything.

But, what-to-heck-why-not, I figured, so in came some samples.

Dry Goods is a spray powder designed to absorb moisture and prevent chafing. Unlike baby powder or Anti-Monkey Butt powder, it sprays on neatly and sticks to whatever you’ve aimed at. This means no powder getting all over or floating around to breathe in. Plus One.

It comes in two versions, regular (blue) and menthol (green). We brought the menthol version with us to the BURN 24 Hour and at the end of the race all of us sprayed it on our feet and, bar none, all of us loved it. It felt cool, and even though the rest of our bodies were sweaty, our feet stayed cool and dry while we packed up our pit area. Plus Two.

Since then, I’ve sprayed it on my feet before putting on socks and cycling shoes and it seems to keep my feet dryer, fresher and un-clammy feeling on really hot or wet days. I haven’t sprayed it on my chamois, though, as I prefer creamy chamois creams to powder, but if that’s your bag, it would probably work pretty well for that, too. For triathletes, this might be a good thing to spray into your shoes before leaving them in the transitions.

Dry Goods is CFC-free and the can is recyclable. It can be sprayed with the can upside down or sideways and doesn’t clump up like loose powders. The only weird thing is that your feet (or whatever you spray it on) will appear ghostly white after application. Made in the USA, retails for $12-14 per 5.4oz can. Ingredients after the break…

Ingredients (Original): Butane, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Myristate, SD Alcohol 40- B, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Fragrance.

Comments

Jon r - 06/16/11 - 11:02pm

I have been using dry goods since it came out about a year ago and I love it. I use it on the intended target , the goods, after work outs and on my feet. It performs as promised: absorbs moisture and doesn’t leave a mess. I recommend it to all my friends that use similar products

tom higgins - 06/17/11 - 12:26am

I agree. I’m not a big time cyclist, maybe 50 miles per week in Oakland CA hills, but I found DG gives me added comfort and some better grip feel as I work the steep stuff. And, DG really helps with my other sport (who has just one anyhow?) — rock climbing. DG keeps feet dry for up to 3-4 hours on hot days, giving not just added comfort, but reduced slip of feet in the shoe from moisture – really vital to performance on hard edging and smearing. Bravo DG!

John - 07/14/11 - 1:22pm

Word. This stuff is great for canvas kicks no socks too—life saver!

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