Docs All Natural Chamois Cream: It’s so Goooooood!
What all this stuff about the Chamois?
Granted if you’ve been reading our blog, you’ve heard plenty about the chamois, what it does and why it’s so important. The chamois is a major component found in bicycling shorts, but it has a very long and unique story. Actually, chamois is quite a versatile material with a multitude of uses.
For historical purposes, is actually a species of animal relative to the goat and antelope. Originally pronounced ‘sham-wah’ in Europe, the animal’s leather is usually pronounced as ‘shammy’ primarily in English speaking countries. While the chamois is popular game animal, known for its incredibly tasty meat, its leather has been popular as a cleaning and polishing tool as it doesn’t scratch surfaces.
Chamois leather is porous and is considered incredibly gentle and has been used in a variety of applications such as Gloves, Leather jackets, sporting gear and a variety of Orthopedic uses. Because of its soft texture it is often used to clean and dry cars, since it doesn’t scratch.
Like any kind of leather, if not treated properly it can become worn and cracked. Think of a baseball glove and how it always has to be treated with neatsfoot oil to retain some elasticity. The same goes for chamois leather, especially the type used in cycling shorts.
Chamois and Your Cycling Shorts
However, most cycling shorts use a synthetic alternative that doesn’t need conditioning. However, while most modern chamois leather may be made from chamois hides, you’re also likely to find the hides of deer, goats or sheep being used in its place. Cotton flannel is sometimes used as a chamois type fabric, since it’s equally soft.
The softness is really at the core of this issue. When riding a bike you experience friction and that’s where the chamois comes in…it greatly reduces friction and makes for a more comfortable ride (compare these to back in the day when bicycling shorts were made out of wool!).
Shimmying with Your Chamois: Doc’s Natural Chamois Cream
In terms of real chamois leather, it has been used in athletic wear over the years, primarily in bicycling shorts. Over time the leather would become worn and cracked and the stitching in the shorts would cause great discomfort, leading it to harden over time. While most bicycle shorts feature a chamois pad, you sometimes need a little help during a long ride with a chamois cream to avoid any kind of saddle soreness while cycling, which is where Doc’s Natural Chamois Cream comes in.
Doc’s is the best cycling chamois cream available. A naturally formulated cycling chamois cream, it’s longer lasting, and provides natural protection against chafing. Doc’s Natural Chamois Cream contains no toxic chemicals that will penetrate your skin, as well as no petroleum-products that will clog your pores and eat up your chamois. Doc’s Natural Chamois Cream is safe and natural with proven ingredients to protect your butt, your performance and overall cycling pleasure.
In the end it’s all about your tush and maximum comfort. Which is why Doc’s Natural Chamois Cream is definitely an added plus for any long bike ride.