I have used Chamois Buttr for years and it's a very good anti-chafe product. I got tired of buying the smaller tubes and thought, why not get a volume discount. The problem is that the pump container allows the Buttr to dry and harden in the spout of the pump. If you used it every day this would not be an issue. But who does that? So, then when you go to dispense some into your palm it doesn't come out from the spout, but from the top of the pump. Not cool. The work-around I settled on is to clear the hardened bit from the spout with a toothpick or a paper clip. Sort of a pain at 630am when you're trying to get organized for a ride. so the product would get five stars, and the container would get one. Final: three stars. Stick with the tubes that snap closed and prevent this problem.
This is my second bottle of the Butt'r. On the first bottle the pump stopped working with about half the bottle remaining. To use the Butt'r I had to use my boxcutter to turn the bottle into a cup. I also had to keep on cutting the bottle down as I used more of the Butt'r.
Today I opened a brand new bottle and tried to use it. The pump doesn't work at all, so back to the boxcutter.
First of all, I'm a fan of Paceline Chamois ButtR and have been for many years. I've tried various chamois creams through the years but settled on Chamois ButtR because it just, plain works. And it's made in USA.
However, what DIDN'T work (at least not for me) is the 32 oz. pump bottle. It just doesn't consistently deliver the cream when you push the nozzle down. Sometimes it comes out smoothly and puts the amount you want right on your fingertips. But it seems like most of the time it spits, spats, gives a tiny amount or nothing at all due to air locks in the pump.
Maybe I just got a lemon. And I'll buy Chamois ButtR again because it's a great product . But I will certainly
go back to the squeeze tube.
Although the ButtR is a great product, the pump bottle is not. The pump on mine took a soaking in hot water to begin to work, and then after a few rides the pump began to leak out of the side of the tube under the pump, which is inconvenient as the ButtR now comes out from two places and so does not all go where desired. I like to idea of using the pump to refill a used ButtR tube as I still have one of those around. All in all I'd agree with 5 stars for the product inside but 1 star for the pump bottle and pump delivery mechanism. Cheers!
This is the best deal, since the pump applicator is capable of evacuating 45ths of its volume. By cutting open the container, the remaining 15th of its volume can be relocated to another useful container. Thus, proving a sense of extra value, rather factual or not. You decide.
The pump bottle worked great until about 13 was left. At that time, the pump could not give me anymore. I could tell by the weight of the bottle that it was not empty but it felt that the pump was sucking air. I used a knife and cut the bottle from the top and sure enough, there is plenty left. Now I get to use the rest of the bottle without the pump. This product should be improved.
Have tried numerous products like this over thirty years of riding and racing. Some are cheap but dont hold up. Others hold up but are absurdly expensive. This stuff is good balance between performance and vale, especially if you catch a sale and buy in bulk, which I try to do each winter for the upcoming season.