I have always ummed and ahhed about taking deodorant with me when I backpack – it seems like such a luxury and I’d rather use the weight for something more luxurious to be quite honest – like a nice Scotch in a little hip flask for example. And let’s face it, if you’re backpacking alone, the spray or roll-on is purely for other people’s benefit, not yours, so why bother?
Well it seems the people at Lynx have solved the problem, with their Bullet. The Lynx Bullet is a tiny, pocket sized spray deodorant that is designed for half-witted morons who decided to go out disco dancing (or whatever it is young people do now) but forgot to deodorise before they left the house – I’m paraphrasing the advertisement here of course 🙂
Whatever the original purpose, the Bullet has now solved my backpacking dilemma – it weighs an almost invisible 11g, but provides no more than a few short sprays – so use them wisely. I wonder if it has any midge repellent side-effects?