• PRICE
  • PERFORMANCE
  • EASE OF USE
  • QUALITY
  • EFFECTIVENESS

Quite simply if you don’t use a chamois cream when riding for any distance over an hour then you are missing out! Whether riding your road bike or mountain bike the increase in comfort from using our Chapeau! Chamois Creams cannot be overstated.  Whatever reason you had for throwing a leg over the top tube in the first place, your backside will thank you for using Chapeau Chamois Cream if its planted on the saddle for any length of time! 

CHAPEAU CHAMOIS CREAM 

Chamois cream is essential for all levels of weekend to competitive cycling. It not only prevents irritation/chafing, reduces bacterial growth and keeps you on the bike. I was given the opportunity to sample the Original and Menthol Chamois cream called Chapeau from Britain. This was a less than known company for me, but I was humbly given samples to use the Chapeau for last part of the summer/early fall training. With the two versions the Original is more thicker viscosity and the menthol version is less thick with the cooling invigorating experience. Chapeau is water-based with added lanolin, glyceryl vegetable oil and Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax. There are several additional chemical additives and ingredients that are just a tad more than I expected. While my preference is just simple ingredients, Chapeau had a lot of chemicals and alcohols in the formula. The chamois cream was easy to apply to bibs chamois and prevent chafing, bacterial growth and that required menthol awakening feeling as a first put on my bids I gets me on the road. Chapeau was effective for preventing irritation, aided in a comfortable ride that typical for me and was effective in reducing bacterial growth (sores). The chamois cream is very reasonably priced for 200 mL at around $12. Chapeau is a good overall chamois cream, very well priced, effective for preventing chafing and reducing bacteria growth but had a few more chemicals than I would’ve preferred in my chamois screen. 

THE FEATURES

  • Original and Menthol versions
  • Reduces friction and skin irritation
  • Anti-bacterial protection against saddle sores
  • Convenient 200 ml tube

THE PROS  

  • Effective for preventing irritation and reducing skin damage
  • Reasonably priced at 200 ml for $12
  • Thick consistency that lasts for long rides
  • Mildly Fresh fragrance 

THE CONS

  • Several chemical additives and ingredients that are just a tad more than I expected/preferred 

THE BOTTOM LINE

Chapeau is a good overall chamois cream, very well priced, effective for preventing chafing and reducing bacteria growth but had a few more chemicals than I would’ve preferred in my chamois screen.