Kit review: Hoo Ha Ride Glide
Super Bendy Laney… you know who you are! … this is the kit review you’ve been waiting for! Not that you imagine for a second that it’ll come in useful for you (so you say, although you just never know when the notion to convert from your super bendy yoga to cycling will come over you!) but because you are totally tickled pink by the name of this product: Hoo Ha Ride Glide!
I tested it this evening. I spent 45 minutes on the turbo trainer (that’s a gadget that converts your road bike into a stationary bike in the house and usefully simulates a tough cycling workout). I sweated and pedalled and sweated and pushed myself and sweated and grunted and gave the Hoo Ha Ride Glide a right good testing!
Hoo Ha Ride Glide is a chamois cream for cycling women. On application the cream for your “bits below” feels very pleasant. It’s due to the peppermint oil ingredient apparently!
The Hoo Ha Ride Glide was developed by women for women. So, unlike products made for men, such as Assos Chamois cream (I had a bad long-term stinging experience with this while cycling in the Pyrenees!), you can liberally apply Hoo Ha to all areas of your, well, Hoo Ha! Lash this stuff on wherever you want and in all “nooks and crannies”! Men, as you’ll be aware, we are different down there and so we need a cycling cream that works for us, not one that works for you and really shouldn’t be used liberally by us.
Here’s what the label on the Hoo Ha Ride Glide says: The original skin and chamois cream formulated for women by women. Protects your most girlie parts from infection, chafing, friction burns, irritation, inflammation and saddle sores. Provides healing and a lasting cool feeling so you enjoy the ride. Do apply to your nooks and crannies. Do apply to your chamois. Do apply to other skin areas where exercise chafing occurs. Enriched with barley extract, lavender, eucalyptus leaf, tea tree and peppermint oils.
- Do apply to your nooks and crannies (for external use only).
- Do apply to thighs and other areas where chafing occurs when running, cycling or exercising.
- Do apply to your chamois.
- Do wash your hands before and after. (Note: Rubbing your eyes with this stuff would not be so pleasant!)
- Don’t settle for nut cream!
- Don’t ignore the needs of your Hoo Ha!
- Don’t cycle, spin or run without it!
The Hoo Ha Ride Glide goes on easily (I’ll not go into details). I was sent a handy throwaway tube of the stuff. This is ideal if you’re out on your bike and just want to pop a small tube of Hoo Ha into your pocket or rucksack. The pleasantly cooling and tingly sensation lasted for the full 45 minute turbo ride… and for sometime afterwards… until I’d had a shower. (Aaargh, there is definitely too much detail going on here!) I can report a total lack of chafing, rubbing or any sort of soreness. I’d like to test the ride glide on a long summer’s bike trip and the first chance I get to do this I will. I’m waiting for some sunshine!
I also have a couple of other women cyclists giving the Hoo Ha a test so I’ll get them to comment about the product.
Currently the Ride Glide is sold on various America websites (could this be where the word Hoo Ha comes from? I’d only ever heard of Hoo-Ha as a “commotion” but I rather like it as a way of describing those lower parts of one’s body!). Now the aim is to have it distributed in shops and on-line in the UK. It’s possible to buy a tube for £16.95 from Minx Girl and Motion Junkies – but it’s likely that other companies will be selling it soon.
Ho Haa can also be used:
* On the inner thighs, nipples, armpits, sports bra contact areas and other skin areas where exercise chafing occurs.
I have reviewed another excellent lube for one’s undercarriage called Crotch Guard. This product is good for both men and women. While I still rate Crotch Guard I now prefer the pleasant feeling offered by Hoo Ha Ride Glide. It depends on what you like really as both do a great job of stopping the chafing when out on your bike.