When it comes to cycling gear, there are not too many differences between what a man vs. a woman needs in order to straddle a bicycle.
Though, now more than ever, the cycling industry has been developing more women’s-specific products that help everyone with a vag get set up properly to ride. No matter if you are a hard core lycra loving road cyclist or an occasional beach cruise rider packing wine coolers in your basket...you may want to think about picking up these things for your ride.
Essential Item #1: Chamois cream for your girly bits.
As the creators of Petal Power say “nothing takes the joy out of your ride faster than sore nether regions”. Ladies, be sure to protect your girly bits with a few drops of natural ingredient female specific cream and your vagina will sing to you rather than scream at you. There are lots of options out there for you to choose from, so just be sure to read the ingredients and decide what is best for your most sensitive body parts.
Essential Item #2: The perfect chamois.
Finding the perfect chamois is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. It is tough to find, but once you do get that best fit, be sure to buy a few pairs. Like jeans, you can find a range of price-points and fit options. Many people think you only wear a chamois for those longer more gnarly rides, but some cute little booty shorts under your skirt on your way to pick up some groceries will save you from those saddle sores. Ouch! My Alibi Bloomers have three colorful options that won’t give you that stuffed sausage look under your clothes. They come in Pomegranate, Tang and Chocolate and run from size zero to sixteen with lots of stretch for your cycling thighs.
Essential Item #3: Skin care for your face.
No matter where you live, if you are out riding your bike, your face needs to be protected from the sun, sand, wind and rain. Slather on the sun screen pre-ride, pack up the skin care wipes for your bike camping trip and get yourself a great cleanser for your post ride cleanup. One of our favorites is Adventuress skin care line that protects and nourishes an active woman’s skin…plus it is super easy to transport and carry on any adventure on or off the bike.
What are your essentials? We’d love to hear from you below!