For the past few months, we’ve been actively testing a range of products from SBR Sports. We’ve completed a final review for TriSwim Body Wash, a final review for TriSwim Shampoo and Conditioner and an initial review for TriSwim Lotion.
Today, we’ll look at our conclusions for TriGlide, an anti-friction and anti-chafe spray made of silicone and available from SBR Sports for $16.20 for a 4oz. spray bottle.
About SBR Sports:
SBR Sports was established in 2003 by Karen Allard. Karen is a triathlete and USAT Certified Coach. Through her training, she became aware of the damage chlorine and other chemicals cause to athletes’s hair and skin. After using many available products, Karen decided to start her own line of products to assist athletes facing the same issues.
About TriSlide Anti-Chafe/Anti-Friction Spray:
TriSlide is the only spray on version of anti-chafe spray that we’ve tested. We’ve reviewed BodyGlide, a deodorant stick-style product and reviewed 2Toms SportShield, available in a roll on or towelette version. The 4 oz. bottle features a continuous spray that ensures you’re covering all the important areas. You can use TriSlide for running, cycling, and swimming. TriSlide is safe for all fabrics, including neoprene, so you can use this in place of PAM when getting into and out of your wetsuit. SBR claims that it can also be used for blisters and other running problems. TriSlide is water and sweatproof, but comes off with soap and water.
Testing TriSlide Spray:
As we mentioned in the original test, TriSlide is a silicone spray that you apply to any body part or surface that might chafe, rub, or get hot. We generally used this spray on our nipples during runs, but also tested the spray on different body parts. We used TriSlide under our wetsuit where a seam rubs occasionally and also on our arms where a sleeveless run top caused some chafing.
We were surprised that TriSlide didn’t dry after application. During our first use, we waited a few minutes to allow the spray to dry before putting on our top. After about 10 minutes the spray was still damp to the touch, so we put on our shirt and headed out. We were concerned that the spray would rub off or stain our clothing.
Since the initial review, we’ve used TriSlide on runs over 18 miles and rides in excess of 6.5 hours. During our bike testing, we only applied the product to our nipples and occasionally around our chamois as needed. For our run testing, we applied the product to our nipples, upper thighs and arms to prevent seam chafing from a technical top. We also used TriSlide to avoid ass-chafing, a very painful issue on very long runs.
We also used TriSlide as a anti-friction product for our cycling shoes. Although we wear socks with our cycling shoes, many triathletes don’t and we wanted to see if TriSlide would help prevent blisters and hot spots.
Final Thoughts on TriSlide:
First off, we should not have been concerned about the product wiping off. Even when we put on our clothing immediately after applying TriSlide, the product didn’t rub off. Occasionally it would saturate our run top or cycling jersey. Even when this happened, the product worked as designed and prevented chafing and friction. The product doesn’t stain clothing, even when clothing picks up some of the TriSlide.
In all of our testing, TriSlide performed as designed. During our 6.5 hour rides and 18 mile runs, TriSlide protected us from chafing and friction and didn’t wear off. On a few runs we ended up pouring water on ourselves to cool off; even this didn’t diminish the protective power of TriSlide. At the beginning of our testing, we’d frequently carry TriSlide with us to reapply as needed, but we soon found this was unnecessary.
We found TriSlide helpful for preventing blisters and hot spots on our feet when we rode without socks under our cycling shoes. Our ultimate test, using the lubricant under a plain cotton shirt when running, went off without a problem. Although we didn’t run more than 6 miles during this test, we didn’t notice any nipple chafing or pain.
At the end of the day, TriSlide simply works. It goes on easily, although you should be careful because it goes on very cold. TriSlide doesn’t rub off and performs just as well at the end of your ride or run as it does when you first apply it. It is non-staining and washes off easily with soap and water.
We highly recommend TriSlide Lubricant for preventing blisters, chafing, friction, and hot spots associated with running and cycling.