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CLEANING-UP & PROTECTING GEAR

As amazing as the beach and the oceans and the yachts are, we all get a little grimy, but can't have the long hot shower on the boat that we all are used to!   

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TRAVELING SMARTER = HAPPIER

Below is an array of great products that we either have or have enviously eyed friends who do!   They would be great for you on the Gay Armada trip, or really for any travel for work, fun, family, friends or adventure!

What are your go-to travel gear lifesavers?
Let us know and we can add them in along with your advice!

 

WIPE IT UP:

Truth:  It's the beach. You're gross by mid-day.  These can help us all!

 

ROBUST, STRONG CAMPING BODY-WIPES 

When sunscreen and salt make you wish you could shower 5x / day, these are perfect for a cute freshen up before you go chat with that guy!  Love them on beach & boat days.

Anytime that showers are tough or you're extra gross, these are great.  (In intimate circumstances,
as well... ugh... so they say...)

FACE WIPES: GREAT FOR BOATS & TRAVEL

Shower Pill's face wipes are great!   On side exfoliates and cleans, then flip it over and the other side soothes and nourishes.  

For those of us with greasy skin, the Neutrogena can be just enough to save your pores from sunscreen clogging on the trip

CELL PHONE, CAMERA, SUNGLASSES, LAPTOP, & MORE WIPES

A These are great, cheap easy throw-away wipes for sunglasses, phones, and everything else.

 

We love these when sunscreen leaves our phones disgusting and hard to use and they are a lifesaver for sunglasses onboard the boat!

CAN'T RINSE OFF THAT GREASY FEELING?

Whether you're in a bike shop, or have some other reason to be covered in industrial lubrication that is impervious to water, this stuff can be a lifesaver (we hear!) ...since Wet used to sell their own version of it.

Note the extra warning in the packing list on greasy challenges!

A LITTLE BIT FOR US BOYS

Some great items for taking care of (and cleaning up) ourselves, too...

 

MISS THE CLARISONIC SONICARE BRUSH? 

When beauty company Clarisonic cancelled its facial cleaning Sonicare products, so many of the boys sadly moaned across social media and others stocked up big. 

(Including many Armada guys!)

Well... We have it on the highest of authorities that Clarisonic DOES STILL makes white label products for other brands... Suffice it to say,
if you miss Clarisonic, your problems will are officially solved solved with the above scrub brush line!  

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ANDREW CHRISTIAN HAS WHAT?  GOOD SKIN CARE AT 70% OFF?

YEP.   If you're looking to save on some pretty good products (whoever white-labels for them!) they now have a 50% off deal on all of it, and you can layer on another coupon, making it 55-75% off!  Check it out!

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FORT TROFF'S EPIC BRILLIANCE IN GAY CLEANING INNOVATION

These guys are geniuses.  

You know their products FAR better than you will ever admit to, but did this one catch your eye?

Yep.  It is just what you think it is.  And it hides right there in plain sight.  Best part:  The "fake cover" is totally real, and works much better than a "normal" one from Lowes!

Don't pretend you don't love it!

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...OR ON A SMALLER, PORTABLE SCALE?

is that one too much?

...or just not home often enough to make use of extra plumbing?

What about a portable mini one?

Thanks to this extra innovation (with an adjustable cap that attach to almost ANY standard water (or repurposed plastic) cup.

...Yeah, the $25 price is stupid, but think of it as "value provided," not "piece of molded plastic..."
Seems like a good deal now!

THE SECRET TO MAKING SUITS LAST:

Gay boys spend a big fortune on tiny spandex...  Invest a couple of bucks and a nudge of effort to clean/store it right, and notice how it lasts twice as long!

 

BEST WAY TO CLEAN YOUR GYM GEAR / SPANDEX & SWIMSUITS

This laundry detergent is fantastic!

Designed for use on performance fabrics (like spandex blends) and to get out sweat and bacteria, it will keep your gym clothes, swimsuits, costumes, etc. like new for waayyyy longer than any of us deserve!

Laundry only needs a very small amount, so don't waste it on towels on one bottle will last a LONG time

CHLORINE IS A SILENT SWIMSUIT KILLER! 

Disregard if you aren't in an actual pool, but listen up if it's a heavily chlorinated one:  After exposing your pricey little swimsuits to a lot of chlorine, rinse them out ASAP with water, then wash not too long after or it WILL (literally) eat them up.  Better idea:  Protect the $150 Charlie's from too much chlorine ad wash them with stuff like above when you do. ...or just sacrifice a cheap one HERE and lose worries!

USE PROTECTION!
SAVE SWIMSUITS FROM WASHER ASSAULT

JUST IN CASE YOU DON'T
USE DELICATES BAGS...

If it's small, expensive, delicate, and has big holes to catch on machinery, or accents to get ripped off by it, wash your good swimsuits in a delicates bag and NEVER put in the dryer.   These two things alone just tripled that swimsuit's lifespan!  The set linked is great.

COLOR CATCHER IS A GAY GEAR LIFESAVER

Our people often love new clothes, and frequently cobble together costumes for various reasons, both of which leave you with risks of accidentally having something bleed all over your laundry (beach gear and all).   The Shout "Color Catcher" sheets are cheap and can save all your clothes.  It always happens at the worst time, too!

ALWAYS AIR DRY
(OBVIOUSLY)

If you don't air dry swimsuits and beach gear, there's probably very little hope for you... haha... but change to a cheap stand rack, or a hanging one, to make your stuff last 10x as long as otherwise 

CLOTHESPINS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED ON THE YACHTS!

It is hot and humid in the islands, and the waterproof boat doesn't have great ventilation, so you'll hang lots of wet stuff to dry and MUST lock in in with some clothespins.

Bring some decent ones... Two good ones hold a towel better than five cheap junk ones! 

TREAT SWIMSUITS LIKE TIES:  A TINY EXTRA EFFORT KEEPS IT NICE


Leaving that overpriced favorite swimsuit balled up in the bottom of a drawer all winter won't help it last as long as you want it to.   Think of it like a tie, and find some kind of solution to keep it nice (but not hanging for stretch risk), even in the tiny apartments of SF or NY.

HOW DO DRYER BALLS RELATE TO THIS?

Uhhh... they don't.

But they surprisingly work GREAT with towels, blankets and sheets... and Amazon is pushing them on me as I copy/paste links for you... and there's an extra box here...

 

So just FYI ...in case you are still just a "dryer ball virgin" ...ha!

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