A naughty word in boating is chafe. We carry New England DCS cover to prevent chafe on halyards. We carry shorts with Cordura seats to prevent the shorts from chafing out. A recent “hot new item” was the stainless wear pads by YEW designed to stylishly prevent chafe on gel coat caused by highly loaded lines.
A new way to stop chafe on board has now arrived!
Ice Bear sailing powder is specifically made to alleviate chafe on the undercarriages of male racing sailors. The powder incorporates 100% organic ingredients all formulated for the extreme conditions that sailors subject their valuables to. The powder includes cornstarch and arrowroot to control moisture, kaolin clay to give the powder a dry feel, and the secret ingredient zinc to add some lubricity and reduce chafe.
At the Charleston race week, I was able to try this product, and I must say I’m a fan. This powder does not clump like Gold BondTM or baby powder, and does not have the strong medicine or “old guy” smell like some other undercarriage maintenance products.
Another nice thing about the Ice bear is the convenient 3oz container. It can easily fit in your sailing bag and allow you to “freshen up” after racing before hitting the club for your rum drink. While I haven’t had the opportunity to try the powder offshore, you better believe this is going to be in my bag for the Annapolis-Newport race.
At $7.50 for the jar, this is the least expensive must have maintenance product that you can have on board.
I think gold medalist Martin Kirketap put it best with his review of the product, “Ahhh… Instant Relief.”
Hope this great new product helps get you through another great season of sailing in comfort.
-Aaron, Customer Service