What Run Oregon is Trying: DUDE Shower and DUDE Wipes

As someone who is constantly running when I’m on the go, I have come to appreciate the significance that a clean body can have on motivation. When I am travelling, my runs are generally interspersed in the middle of long car rides, or I am exploring new areas that aren’t close to where I will be staying for the night. What that usually means is a smelly, sweaty, and unhygienic drive that essentially leaves me feeling gross the entire time. Now with DUDE Wipes, I am keeping myself fresher and happier when I’m out and about.

You may think you have heard of DUDE Wipes before. They have gained significant traction since their beginning in 2011, with features by Maxim, MTV, and Men’s Health. They were also recently on Shark Tank (with Mark Cuban investing in them). and created a button in the Amazon Dash store. They are on the move up, and seem deserve the praise. We received samples of their two main products to try out.

First, the DUDE Shower. These come in a couple of varieties – an 8 x 9 inch individually wrapped cloth or a dispenser (looking similar to baby wipes) with 8 cloths that measure 10 x 8 inches. They feel more like a washcloth than a paper towel, which is a definite positive. The directions? I’ll let them describe it:

Grab a wipe, scrub down your body, face, pits, and DUDE regions until you don’t smell.

Simple enough. The are “fragrance free”, but I think they have a hint of “fresh scent” that you would get with any cleaning cloth. I tossed a few individual ones in my running bag and put the dispenser pack in my car and both locations have come in handy already. It was awesome to be able to clean myself off in the middle of nowhere and complete my trip in relative cleanliness for once.

Now, Dude Wipes. I think that their YouTube video does a great (and hilarious) job at explaining what they are all about:

It’s tough to do DUDE Wipes any more justice than what that video just provided. I will say that these are perfect to pack pre-race. I mean, I know we have all been in those port-a-potties and just looked at what they are passing off as “toilet paper” in there. It’s brutal (I know you agree with me)! We runners get enough chafage on long runs, we might as well not contribute to another that we don’t have to.

The individual travel wipes are 5.7 x 7.8 inches and the pack dispenser wipes are 7 x 7 inches. They are 100% flushable and biodegradable, making it an easy way to clean up and stay clean there. It’s also so much easier (and environmentally-friendlier) to toss these in your pocket or pack when out away from society on a trail run. When nature calls, you can be ready.

Both of these products are perfect in a variety of settings. Add them to your gym, racing, or hiking bags and are an absolute MUST as you start thinking about relay race season. You will feel better and your vanmates will thank you as well!

Mark Cuban invests in Dude Wipes on ABC's Shark Tank

Mark Cuban invests in Dude Wipes on ABC’s Shark Tank

Item Information:

You can get your first month free of the DUDE Squad subscription (pay shipping only) with promo code: 1MOFREE. In February, these will start to appear on shelves in local stores like Walgreens.

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More about DudeWipes:

We’re just four long time friends who launched DUDE Wipes out of our apartment in Chicago. Our origins aren’t like most companies. We started all this to have fun, make shit jokes and kick ass. Since then it has been one crazy ride and we have all of you loyal DUDE family members to thank. It’s our mission to have fun, keep building great things and support you all anyway we can.

“More About” information taken from the company’s website. We like to let their own stories speak for themselves, because we review companies that have real personality and passion about what they do.

Thank you to DUDE Wipes for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Matt Rasmussen (1576 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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