Chamois cream is one of those things, as a cyclist, you either do, or you don't. If you do, this Morgan Blue Soft Chamois Cream is an excellent choice and the large tub lasts for simply ages.
That said, the cream has a low viscosity which means it a little tricky to apply. It's best suited for those who prefer to lather the padded insert of their shorts, rather than applying it directly to the skin. Trying to do that can easily result in spillage.
Once you've got your shorts on though, the cream does what it sets out to do, prevent saddle sores and general chafing from hours in the saddle. It does seem to last longer than other creams I've tested in the past, and doesn't seem to get washed away quite so quickly like some.
The cream contains Saint John's Wort oil, olive oil, sunflower oil and rosemary oil with natural vitamin E and herbal extract. Morgan Blue claims it prevents saddle sores, chafing wounds and skin irritation, and my testing certainly seems to back this up. I'm not a particular fan of chamois cream, but when riding big miles on consecutive days it does boost comfort enough to make it worth using, and this chamois cream has constantly impressed.
Slightly tricky to apply but works well once it's in place and lasts well.
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Make and model: Morgan Blue Soft Chamois Cream
Size tested: 200ml
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Soft Chamois Cream is a soft hygienic protecting cream with the addition of natural vitamin E and herbal extracts. It helps prevent saddle sores, chaffing wounds and skin irritation caused by friction and perspiration during exercise.
Keep out of the reach of children. Keep in a cool place. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not apply to open or damaged skin.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Use Soft Chamois Cream in dry weather conditions. With the addition of Saint John's Wort oil, olive oil, sunflower oil and rosemary oil.
It's a bit cheaper (especially if you shop around) than some other creams we've tested.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Lasts well on longer rides.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Boosts comfort in the saddle.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Bit sloppy to lather on.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
Apart from the fact it could be easier to apply, this is a really good chamois cream for the cyclists piling on the miles.
Age: 31 Height: 180 Weight: 67
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.