Product Review: 2Toms SportShield

Disclaimer: I received 2TOMS SportShield as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

Chaffing. Every runner’s enemy, arch enemy, something they curse when they hop in the shower and have that recognizable sting of broken skin because of something rubbing and water in spots that you didn’t bother to check before hopping in the shower. I’ve tried products in the past, but nothing really ‘stuck’, or I ended up not being a fan of it. If I ever forgot what I was using, I even tried the deodorant trick.

Enter 2TOMs. When the opportunity came up to try it, I jumped at it to see if it would work.

It was a fun treat to get in the mail, and came just in time for the Gasparilla Distance Classic in Tampa (where I did the 5K, 15K and Half Marathon over the course of the weekend). Needless to say, it was part of my luggage come GDC time and I used it the Saturday of the 5K and 15K. I opted for the SportShield wipes for my feet and the roller for the bra area (guys, one less thing you have to worry about). Needless to say, 1 application survived both races without the need to reapply and without any chafing or blisters! Repeat for Sunday’s Half Marathon, and I made it through the weekend without any blisters or chaffing. My body thanked me for that part (not sure about the 25+ miles of the weekend though).

I ran a few local short races leading up to my first marathon in over a year, the One City marathon in Newport News. Needless to say, 2TOMS joined the car ride down to VA. The only thing that kicked my butt that race was the heat and humidity the second half. During the race? No chaffing, no blisters, no broken skin!

The 2TOM Roll Liquid On is a good product for thigh or underarm chaffing for bras. The wipes? Feet, all the way. The best way to use this (in my opinion), is to put on as much gear/clothing as you can and then apply the 2TOMS. The liquid at least, doesn’t get all over you, but the wipes tend to stick to your hands a bit more. Be prepared to wash your hands! I didn’t have any issue with 2TOMS coming out of my clothes or socks (a huge deal) and it really does last.

Not convinced you need some 2TOMS?? Order yourself some with a 20% off discount through the end of April with 2TOMS20. I’ve already stocked up on some more Roll On and towelettes for the rest of the year! They have some other products that might be of interest: butt shield, odor eliminating detergent, stink free SportShield and more

If I haven’t convinced you, head over to see what some of our other Bibrave Pros have to say!

Amy – Ashley – DanielleJenn–  Samantha

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Running Discounts

I’ve run into a few discounts that I thought would be appreciated!

1. It’s never to early to start Christmas shopping.  If you’re looking for a holiday present for a runner, Running Warehouse is having a gift certificate special of 20% off all gift cards. A $25 gift card is now $20, a $50 gift card is now $40, $100 gift card for $80 and a $200 gift card for $160.  You get free 2 day shipping as well! I’ve used these guys before and very reliable in terms of shipping and no tax.  Head on over here to take advantage as this ends on 11/11/11

2. As much as I’m not a Rock n Roll Marathon/ Half Marathon fan, I’ll throw this out there.  On November 11, 2011, they’re doing a $20 off promotion on most of their races in honor of Veteran’s Day from 11 AM- 11 PM PST (2 PM EST- 1 AM EST on Nov. 12).  The discount should come up when you register between those times on Friday!

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