having been prone to dry skin and saddle sores for years, I've finally found something cool and soothing that may actually be good for me. Started using this year and great so far. I prefer riding in warmer weather on rides lasting 2 to 4 hours. Stuff holds up well through the entire ride. Glad I found it!
All natural ingredients, soothing and cooling. Ingredients that protect and heal. This stuff works! I used to get pimples that chafed into saddle sores, keeping me off the bike for about a week. Since using this have not had that happen. Right now I alternate to use up other products and still feel protected.
I have been applying DOCS directly to my skin rather than the chamois. The texture seems "lighter' and easier to apply this way than other products I have used. I find that I have as good as or better than post ride reduction of the sensation of having sat on hot sandpaper for hours. I will definitely order this product again. As of now I would rate it a shade better than Button Hole which is my go to creme.
Doc's is my favorite chamois cream...by a considerable amount. I'm sure I haven't tried them all, but I've tried many. When you first dig into it, seems like maybe it's not going to be all that great, like it's almost too thin, but then it ends up working longer and better than anything else I've used. The only downside...the stuff can be hard to get sometimes. I try to have a back-up on hand because I've run out before and couldn't find any at all, even direct from Doc's.
This chamois creme is very similar to Assos one as far as consistency and seem to work as well. Was cheaper than Assos cream so if it will prove to work as well will definitely keep using it.
Last about the same - so far tested on few 3-4hr rides and medium 50-65F temperatures.
Like it little better than the Euro chamois cream.
Not sure yet how it works under rainy or really hothumid conditions.
Scent is also very pleasant.
Doc's chamois cream has been my Go To for years now. It has a soft, non-oily texture like whipped cream cheese but even a little lighter than that. It is not over-powering with Tea Tree Oil or menthol (like some others). This chamois cream does it's job without gooping up your shorts. In fact, after a ride there is little "evidence" that as much cream was ever there. And because you get 8 oz. for less money than most products give you 4 oz., you can apply liberally for best results.
This isn't my favorite chamois cream, but it's less expensive than others and works well for rides up to about 40 miles. It's thinner than most other creams so you may end up using more than some other brands, but even so it still works out cheaper than Assos, DZ Nuts, and Chamois Butt'r.
After trying a number of creams I bought some of this on sale on day. I found I liked how this reduced the discomfort I had been experiencing so much I soon reordered. Doc's seems easier to apply evenly than other creams and is definitely effective in reducing those hot spots on three hour rides.
This is the first real chamois cream I ever tried and don't feel the need to try anything else.
It just works for me, doesn't smell weird, doesn't have some of the major ingredients reputed as bad for your skin (e.g. petrolatum, mineral oil), doesn't stain my cycling clothes.
Even after a 3 to 4 hour super sweaty ride, when I come home and shower, I can feel the chamois cream hasn't been washed away by sweat or degraded into nothingness by the heat and movement.
This chamois creme has a great consistency- not as thickhard as Betwixt and not as thin as Paceline. It also has a pleasant tea tree oil scent without the unpleasant numbing property of some Euro style blends. I probably marginally prefer Assos, but definitely don't find it worth the much higher cost.
I really like this stuff. Great antibacterial properties, feels good and does what it's supposed to. Has just about the same consistency (although slightly less stiff) than the Assos stuff. However, for the same price, you get twice as much.