Assos Chamois Créme
Assos chamois Creme comes in a 140ml tub so is relatively small. This was the first pot of chamois cream I have ever tried so I have had no previous benchmark to compare it to. But it did very well and I thought the thickness of the cream was just dense enough to be very effective - not absorbing quickly by the chamois pad during a ride. I used it fairly generously on my training rides, perhaps 4 times a week in addition to using it on my morning commutes, bearing in mind I did not use as much for these shorter distances. This one pot lasted me four months. This all depends on how much you use of course. Costing £12.31 via Wiggle or £12.00 via Chain Reaction Cycles it is one of the more expensive chamois creams out there however you are paying for a high quality anti-bacterial cream which has a good thick consistency.
You get considerably more than the Assos Chamois Cream and it’s cheaper too at £8.79 a pot via Wiggle. Compared to the Assos chamois cream however it certainly lacks in the same kind of thickness which I was accustomed to. This tends to mean that I am using this cream even more generously. This chamois cream does not claim to have the same antibacterial properties of the Assos chamois cream, so bear in mind it may be a good idea to wash your shorts more frequently.
If you are wondering as to why this product is called ‘Udderly Smooth’ you may be interested to know this cream was originally developed for use on dairy cows but has since been adapted for use as a chamois cream. It does not include milk as the name might suggest.