If you are on the bike often or for a long time, your body can sometimes use some extra attention. Révvi wants athletes to take the best possible care of their bodies so that they can exercise without injury and pain. We have tried some of their products.
Although Révvi is a young company, they already have quite a collection of products for athletes to take care of their bodies. The products range from muscle gels and massage oil to sports tape. We received the following products:
- Anti Friction Cream – € 9.99
- Intense Hot Muscle Gel – € 19,99
- Ice Cold Muscle Gel – € 19,99
- Fast Recovery Muscle Gel – € 19,99
- Fresh Feet Muscle Gel – € 19,99
All products are available at Omni Bikeparts, among others
A few of the above products may quickly capture the imagination. For example, the Anti Friction Cream is what cyclists know as Chamois Cream that you use to minimize friction between your body and saddle. I think the Intense Hot Muscle Gel also says what it is. You use this, for example, for stiff muscles and aches and the like. We also encounter the other three gels less often. The gels each have their own color and scent.
Révvi Anti Friction Cream: als chamois creme en meer
Broekenvet, I always think that is a beautiful name and everyone knows immediately what you are talking about. However, this cream is something different. First, it’s not a grease, but really a cream or lotion, if you will. As the name says, you use it to reduce friction. Friction between clothing and body. That is why cyclists often use this for the seat, the place where irritation can quickly arise. But it is of course also suitable for other places where it literally pinches, as well as for use in other sports. Reducing friction is good, but where irritation occurs, there is also a high risk of inflammation due to dirt and sweat. This cream is therefore anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic.
The jar is small and handy. The cream smells nice and fresh, it reminds me of sunscreen. Yummy! It’s just not very important, but still. I am not a regular user of chamois cream, but on long trips I do use it as a precaution. You apply it to your body or clothing, or both. It is easy, it spreads easily and is not too thick or too thin. Then it’s sit and forget. You actually don’t notice it and that is of course the intention. A fine cream that prevents irritation.
Révvi Intense Hot Muscle Gel: soort massage
Heat gels (many people then think of Tiger Balm) have long been a widely used means to make stiff and stiff muscles or joints more flexible. It promotes blood circulation and has a pleasantly warm feeling in painful areas. When and how you use it depends on the situation. You can apply it before, during or after exercise.
The gel absorbs quickly and you immediately feel the heat on your skin. When it is withdrawn it feels nice and it can really relax in that place. Think of it as a kind of massage. Make sure to wash your hands well afterwards.
Révvi Ice Cold Muscle Gel: pijnstiller
Made for sensitive, bruised and inflamed muscles, Révvi states on the packaging. The blue gel has a nice fresh mint scent and spreads easily. I used when I had muscle pain in my calves after a night of basketball. As a cyclist I don’t (anymore) participate in sports where you have to run, so I expected that muscle pain. I noticed the muscle gel works very quickly and it clearly reduces the (muscle) pain. I applied several times a day (which was also necessary) and so was happy with the effect.
It is really made for sore muscles, to be used both before and after the effort. If it is really cold outside, you may prefer to use the warm effect of the Hot Gel if you have such muscle pain, otherwise use it.
Révvi Fast Recovery Muscle Gel: recover faster
After a heavy workout or ride, you can take extra care of your muscles with this green gel. It also has a fresh mint scent. It really serves to help your muscles relax and recover from strenuous exercise. Especially if you have to go back to work one or two days after, this can help you to recover better. I have used it but find it difficult to determine how much the gel did the job. Your recovery depends on so many different things. Think form, rest, nutrition. I do think that as with the other gels that also pull you in your muscles, it can make a contribution.
Révvi Fresh Feet Muscle Gel
We were also a bit surprised with the addition of this gel to the whole thing. It is also not typical for cyclists. It is more suitable for runners and walkers. Those feet have to endure a bit harder than the feet of a cyclist, in general. It can be used before, during and after an activity or effort. It is fresh and should promote blood circulation. I used it myself once after a long day outside with a lot of standing and walking. My feet were warm and quite tired. Then you notice the effect of the gel. Not that your feet are immediately ‘as new’, but it feels very nice if you sit with your feet up for a while.
The Fresh Feet Muscle Gel is therefore a bit of an odd one out. However, Revvi does have a special package for cyclists, the Revvi Cycling Pack. It does not contain the foot gel, but they have added Alpine Massage oil. That also seems to us a better addition to the other gels for cyclists.
The question with this type of production is often: “do I need that?”. Only you know the answer. If you do a lot of heavy rides and/or workouts before you do it, it can’t hurt to give your body a helping hand. That is why they are also care products. You can’t see what’s going on inside those legs, but you often feel it. That can be a good indication to use one of the gels, for example. When applied correctly, I have found that they also do what they ‘say’. As for the Anti-Friction Cream I would like to say, prevention is better than cure. Long drive of several hours ahead? Do your bum a favor and use a cream like this one.