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Old 11-30-2011, 04:32 AM   #1
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Carrying Deodorant

Since we're going through a cold snap, I have a question about warm-weather travel.

What, if any, deodorant do y'all carry on your bike during a long trip? I've tried the various sample-sized deodorant packages you find at the pharmacy, but have had problems with them melting when the temps are in the 80s and 90s.

I've looked for small cans of spray-on deodorant without luck.

I like my gear to be small and light, but I can't find a good alternative to the big stick of deodorant in my bathroom.

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Old 11-30-2011, 11:32 AM   #2
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I use a mineral-salt "rock" at home and take a year-old "rock" when I travel. The one I carry is about the size and shape of half a golf ball.

I find these rocks (some call them crystals) work for me. They irritate some people's skin and for other people they are not strong enough. By wetting the thing I can get enough salt on my skin to keep the odor-causing bacteria at bay.

EDIT: A new "rock" is a bit bigger than a golf ball. It's easier to hold, since it's used wet. For me a new one lasts just over a year for about $10 or $12.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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I use a mineral-salt "rock" at home and take a year-old "rock" when I travel. The one I carry is about the size and shape of half a golf ball.

I find these rocks (some call them crystals) work for me. They irritate some people's skin and for other people they are not strong enough. By wetting the thing I can get enough salt on my skin to keep the odor-causing bacteria at bay.

EDIT: A new "rock" is a bit bigger than a golf ball. It's easier to hold, since it's used wet. For me a new one lasts just over a year for about $10 or $12.
This is what I took to Mexico, only the small pump can version. I bought it at Walgreens.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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gel sticks seem to hold up to heat for me...even he sample sizes. don;t last as long, but don;t melt either.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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rocks/crystals

Plus one on the rocks and crystals. All I use. They do not melt, I purchased a small travel size 2 years ago, its still in my kit, only about half used up.

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Old 12-01-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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Jamie,
I'msouth of you on the coast. I've never had any problems with gel sticks melting. Maybe it's a brand specific problem.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:14 PM   #7
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Jamie,
I'msouth of you on the coast. I've never had any problems with gel sticks melting. Maybe it's a brand specific problem.
If put on the dash of a vehicle, left in the sunlight for a long time...yeah.

Stick it down in your bag/clothing/whatever. I've experienced deo melting in the past. Just stick it inside a sock, or use some other type of insutaltion. The cheap Speed Stick (original boring green) deo, not the anti pers, has always worked best for me.

Big, regular sticks of the above, no sample sizes...
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:17 AM   #8
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I use a mineral-salt "rock" at home and take a year-old "rock" when I travel. The one I carry is about the size and shape of half a golf ball.

I find these rocks (some call them crystals) work for me. They irritate some people's skin and for other people they are not strong enough. By wetting the thing I can get enough salt on my skin to keep the odor-causing bacteria at bay.
I don't have a clue what this is, but thanks for the heads up. I might look into it.

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gel sticks seem to hold up to heat for me...even he sample sizes. don;t last as long, but don;t melt either.
I differentiate between "stick" deodorant and "gel" deodorant. I generally use the stick variety at home. That's what I've tried to carry on the road, but they tend to melt. I never thought about using gel, as I'm not a fan of that cold gooey feeling when I put it on, but it probably solves the issue with melting.
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Jamie,
I'msouth of you on the coast. I've never had any problems with gel sticks melting. Maybe it's a brand specific problem.
As above, perhaps gel is the way to go. This past summer I took a couple of trips with 100F temps and found my deodorant stick had melted inside the packagine, rendering it pretty useless. It might be related to brand, as I only tried one brand, though I can't remember brand that was now.

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Old 12-07-2011, 01:27 PM   #9
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I don't have a clue what this is, but thanks for the heads up. I might look into it.
You'll probably have to look in your local natural food store or food co-op. snohobo uses one in a plastic case. I get the ones in blue or gray drawstring bags.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #10
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Why hasn't anyone suggested deo creams in a can?Any drug store will have it in multiple brands.


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Old 12-20-2011, 02:02 AM   #11
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Shell Rotella will do just perfect
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:49 AM   #12
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Chain Lube works great...and it's good for 1,000 miles or so depending on your sweat glands and the temperatures.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:25 AM   #13
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Embrace the funk. Subvert the dominant paradigm. Go deodorant free. Just don't ride near me, Really folks, motorcycle specific deodorant? Really?
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
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i use the tea tree with aloe roll on and it worx great small and easy plus its alluminum free
most of your house hold deoderents have all sorts of shity chemicles in them and have been
related to cause cancer
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #15
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Axe spray deodorant comes in small travel sizes and can be used to spray down the inside of your jacket too.

I have seen these at my local pharmacy but I would have to agree that smelling like a hells angel on any given bike trip has never been an issue. How close are you getting to your ride buddies anyway?
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