Since 1742, the English term, “dry goods,” has referred to products such as textiles and ready-to-wear apparel. In recent years, thanks to the folks at Joyce Labs, the term has also come to refer to the formerly private dangly bits of the male homo sapien which, by the way, means “wise man” or “knowing man,” an entirely appropriate tie-in, as you’ll soon see. This is where Dry Goods Athletic Spray Powder, whether in Original or Menthol formula, comes in.
Unlike every other product in this test, the Dry Goods powder is not in a loose, pourable form. This stuff is a spray, and a darned good one at that. First, lets look at the package (no, not that one, the can of spray powder). This American-made, CFC-free product comes in a recyclable aluminum can that is both handsome and effective at letting you, the consumer, know not only what the container contains, but also what those contents are going to do for you if you buy the stuff. Smart, attractive, and concise packaging is pretty important when establishing a brand, and ultimately a brand image. Dry Goods have done this in spades.
Like the other products in this head-to-head powder product showdown, Dry Goods does exactly what it promises, which has made judging these powders a bit of a challenge, but hardly an insurmountable one. Unlike the other products in this test, Dry Goods is also a breeze to apply, albeit, a VERY cool breeze. Using a butane propellant to get this powder out of the can and onto your taint means that the first shot of this stuff may make you jump a little. Think of it as a refreshing arctic blast. The few seconds of chilled huevos is totally worth it. This powder is light and silky, with a delicate but manly scent to it, with the Menthol formula adding an herbaceous, almost woodsy note.
Thanks to a well designed spray can that can spray at any angle, including upside down, it is no problem applying this cool powder mist to any area of your body, including those that can only be seen by using two mirrors and a bright flashlight. The powder goes where you aim the spray and stays where you aimed it. No flurries. No swirling storm of powdery goodness. Just lift the goods, give a quick spray or two and you are good to go. Simple, really.
As with all the products in this test but one, Dry Goods isn’t available in any Bay Area stores even though it should be. Whether you suffer from bat wings, swamp crotch, or a sticky wicket, Dry Goods is a wise choice.
As with the product in my last article, if you feel the need to buy this fine product, you can do so by going to http://www.groominglounge.com/ .
Full disclosure: These products were provided at no cost for the purpose of testing/reviewing. To think otherwise would be unrealistic.