Hoo Ha Ride Glide by Reflect Sports
The Original Skin and Chamois Cream Formulated for Women
By Jenn K.
Finally, a skin and chamois cream made specifically for women! Gosh, I have been waiting years for this. The name of the product really takes the cake, as it seems lately the new chamois creams have creative names. You men out there know which one I am talking about!
So, I got a few samples of Hoo Ha Ride Glide at a biking event in my goodie bag and I thought, “Heck, I will give these a try”. Well, I loved them so much I tossed my previous skin cream and purchased a bottle of Hoo Ha Ride Glide on the Internet.
Very simple: Hoo Ha is a white cream that I put any place where chaffing can occur or where my body comes in contact with my bike saddle. The main ingredients are barley extract, lavender (antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties), eucalyptus leaf, tea tree (antiseptic/antifungal and antibacterial properties), and peppermint (cooling properties) oils. The other ingredients on the bottle have names which I can not pronounce, and have no idea what most of them are. This product is marketed as being “mostly natural”, so I guess they are good for my skin. The scent is mostly minty from the peppermint, and there is a lavender scent as well. Not only am I protecting my Hoo Ha and everything else, but I smell good too.
What is great about this product is that it absorbs into the skin enough so that it is not creamy on my skin. It forms a barrier that does not seem to rub off, leaving my skin soft to the touch, even after hours in the saddle. I have yet to get a saddle sore while using this product and I believe it helped heal the one I had prior. I used Hoo Ha in temperatures ranging from 50F to 75F and I could not tell a difference in the barrier on my skin. It is not greasy at all and it has a pleasant scent. After I put it on I feel tingly in the area for about 20-30 minutes, then there is more of a cooling sensation. It took me a few applications to get used to the tingly feeling and now I actually like it.
Now the bad parts: Hoo Ha is kind of on the spendy side, like some of the newer creams. Also, my hands tingle after application, so I have to wash them and be cautious not to get this stuff into my eyes. On the trail I use the sample sizes for reapplication and I just rinse my hands off with water from my hydration pack. Soap would be better, but this works.
Overall, I think Hoo Ha is great! Much better than the cakey and greasy stuff I used in the past. Plus it feels natural, stays on longer, I don’t get sores, and it smells good. What more could I ask for?
Hoo Ha Ride Glide can be purchased for slightly over $20.00 for 8 fl.oz. at http://www.reflectsports.com.