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Best Deodorant?


I can already imagine the ridicule that may get hurled my way for this, but what deoderant have people found the best luck with?

I’m a sweaty guy, just always seem to run hot, and while I don’t really get stinky sweat, it’s usually a lot and stains the armpits of shirts. I wouldn’t really care, but it just doesn’t look very appealing in public.

Any good options?

(My original title for the thread was too short, hence the addition at the end)


A 60 degree gym with the windows open :wink:
Sorry! Couldn’t resist
May want to switch to an antiperspirant if you don’t reek.


When I’m really going hard under the bar it doesn’t matter if i wear any or not . Because in the end the result is the same. Now for everyday wear i like axe antiperspirant.


Former shirt armpit stainer here. Try that yellow containered stick deodorant with cornstarch from Arm and Hammer.


apply some cert-n-dri before bed. it’s an OTC antiperspirant, it is not deoderant.

Its really helps to cut down on sweat.

I use Degree for Men, my old lifting buddy used the same stuff.


Thanks guys.

Not really wondering as far as the gym goes. I don’t care if I sweat during lifting, and I lift in my garage anyways, and it’s tough to sweat when it’s negative 20-50 all day, every day, haha.

I just meant in day-to-day life, I sweat from nothing. I don’t have an absurd amount of bodyfat, and I’m in decent shape (I don’t get out of breath from stuff), so I’m just a sweaty dude I guess.

I pretty much only use antiperspirants - usually get the same results as deodorant. Will look into the Arm & Hammer, and Cert-N-Dri though. Haven’t tried them before. Thanks!


You’re just super evolved to be good at cooling yourself off lol.


I have a similar problem. My Indian friend calls me “sweats at rest”. The old spice antipersperant/deodorant mix for $3.50/stick is pretty good. It’s so good normal soap won’t remove it when I shower. It takes lava soap or face wash to get the residue off.


Old Spice classic. The best one I’ve tried, and I sweat like a disgusting pig for no reason.

Certain Dri is surely effective, but be warned - aluminum chloride works by plugging up your pores. It’s straightforward, but I don’t much like the idea of it.


Right guard 96 hr keeps the moisture down as well as keeps the stink away. I work outside on heavy equipment in Arizona and it usually lasts me my 10 hr shift plus the gym afterwards


there you go, that sharp scent too!


Old Spice classis has been my go to for the past year or so, and it’s pretty good, just wondering if there was anything better.

I’ll give some a shot and if no luck, stick with Old Spice. Thanks!

Second part to the question: does anyone have a cologne they like? I don’t often feel the need to wear any, and when I do, it’s also Old Spice classic (or original, whatever it’s called), but what else do people use? Not a huge fan of really strong, chemicaly/perfumey scents, just something subtle that smells, I don’t know, manly.


While the name would suggest a strong smell I find Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf to be great for everyday use.



what did you find out?