Sport Deodorant

While men do sweat more than women, we can still get really drenched and a good deodorant is a necessity for most people. Thankfully there’s now stronger strength “sport” deodorants that come in longer-lasting waterproof varieties. But them women’s versions typically cost $1-$2 more than the men’s for the same size.

Worth it? Scent is a huge factor for me when it comes to deodorant and while men’s and women’s formulations probably work the same, I’m willing to pay the extra cash to smell like flowers instead of cologne. (Sidenote: I’m also willing to pay all the men around me to never, ever wear Axe.) Plus, some deodorants have ingredients to help pit hair grow back slower and thanks to women’s workout tops showing way more skin than men’s this is a definite plus in my book.

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  1. Pink is a hustle. Susan G komen proved that to us all earlier this year. Companies love that women will pay extra to look good in the gym.

  2. While I enjoyed reading the article, and I believe to some extent it is true that women are willing to pay more and companies can take advantage of this, as the article notes, the yellow gloves were also more expensive. You often pay more for a product that is colored rather than standard black. I recently bought an espresso machine and paid $50 more for a red one. Plenty of guys I know pay more for color.

  3. Sigh… I actually bought the pink boxing gloves!!! And I love them. However, it does irk me that women are charged more for products in general. Maybe someone will start an online petition to send to the companies and stop the madness!!!

  4. The Mighty Quinn

    I have to admit I LLLOVE the pink!!!! I have had my pink boxing gloves for about 8 years now (imagine how much they cost back then). I have always been a tomboy and was a jockette growing up. When I came into my girliness, I wanted something feminine, I already have a big foot so could not get the cute girlie anything, so when equipment started coming out in pink , I snapped it up. As a SCUBA diver, I started off with pink accessories but could not find a good pair of pink fins in my size. Sure I could get them if I wanted to order about 200 pairs in an XL size. One thing I do find with pink accessories is as a diver, it makes other women comfortable trying the sport that is dominated by men.

  5. I too hate pink and find it insulting that for it to be for a women, it has to be pink. I also think it is a racket. But if pink makes you move, more power to you.

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