For the past few weeks, we’ve been testing and reviewing a series of products from SBR Sports. We first reviewed the TriSwim Shampoo and Conditioner and followed that up with the TriSwim Body Wash review. We’re looking forward to completely testing the TriSwim Lotion and Foggle, an anti-fog and cleaning wipe. Today, we’re going to take a look at another product line from SBR Sports, TriSlide. TriSlide is an anti-friction anti-chafe product made from silicone and available from SBR Sports for $16.20 for a 4 oz. 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 Anti-Chafe/Anti-Friction Spray:
TriSlide is a spray silicone lubricant that goes on easily. When you apply it, be careful to hold the container a few inches away from your skin as the spray is pretty cold if you get it too close. When we first applied TriSlide, to protect our nipples running and cycling, we expected the product to go on wet and then dry a bit. We waited about 10 minutes and there was no noticeable drying. At first, we were concerned that this would allow the product to wipe off easily or cause staining to our running tops and cycling jersey. After realizing this product wasn’t going to dry, we tossed on our top and headed out. We were very surprised that the product didn’t wipe off once we put our top on.
We tested this product in some serious heat. It’s been at least 90 degrees everyday we’ve tested TriSlide with humidity making it even more unbearable. Needless to say, we’ve been sweating quite a bit.
We first used the product as nipple protection while cycling and later expanded to using it around our chamois to prevent hot spots on our longer rides. We’ve used TriSlide on rides from 1 to 2.5 hours and distances over 40 miles.
Our running tests have been a bit shorter than the bike rides, but still in the challenging heat and humidity. We’ve used TriSlide under our technical shirts, but have not tested it under a standard cotton shirt as we did with the 2Toms product. On one run, we ended up dumping water on ourselves to control the heat, ending up so soaked that our shoes were damp. We’ve also used the product on one run that ended in summer rain shower that drenched the reviewer.
In all cases, TriSlide performed excellently. Our initial concern about the product wiping off or being absorbed into our clothing was unfounded. Though still wet when we put our clothing on, the product still prevented any nipple friction and chafing around our chamois. When faced with the drenching rain or the reviewer dumping a few bottles of water on themselves, the TriSlide continued to function properly.
In spite of our initial skepticism about the product, it seems to work very well. Though it goes on wet and doesn’t dry, it also doesn’t rub off or stain our technical clothing. Our test conditions, 90+ degree weather and serious humidity, really push the limits of most of our test products. Since TriSlide performs well in this heat and humidity we anticipate that it will work well in just about any conditions you can throw at it.
We generally don’t have issues with blisters, but we’re going to test TriSlide in our cycling shoes without socks to make sure it works on hotspots. We’re also going try the spray under a regular cotton shirt, the true test of an anti-chafe product.
Stay tuned for our final review in the next few weeks.