Quick Review: Dry Goods Anti-Chafing Athletic Spray Powder
When 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.