Gold Bond Friction Defense ONLY $4 Shipped on Amazon (Best Anti-Chafing Stick!)

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If you shy away from wearing dresses and shorts due to skin irritation, Gold Bond Friction Defense anti-chafing stick is a must for your thighs!

hands holding Gold Bond Friction Defense

Keep things smooth with this Amazon deal!

For a limited time, run over to Amazon where you can score this travel-sized Gold Bond Friction Defense anti-chafing stick for only $4.09 or less when you opt to Subscribe & Save (regularly $5.99)!

If you suffer from uncomfortable and sometimes painful “chub rub” thigh chafing, there is an easy and inexpensive solution! I use this Gold Bond Friction Defense anti-chafing stick to get some relief, and it’s been such a lifesaver, especially since I live in a warm climate.

There is no need to shy away from wearing dresses, skirts, and shorts due to the uncomfortable irritation. This $4 investment in comfort is well worth it!

Grab this deal now…

stick of gold bond friction defense on the counter

Gold Bond Friction Defense Stick 1.75oz $4.30 (regularly $5.99)
Opt to Subscribe & Save (5-15% off + free Prime shipping)
Final cost $4.09 shipped (5% off) or $3.65 shipped (15% off)!

Thigh chafe is honestly a super common issue for both men and women. This will take care of it, I promise. This product is typically marketed for runners, but it’s so great for anyone to use with skin irritation from rubbing!

I started using the anti-chafing stick years ago, and it’s been the BEST stuff ever to keep on hand! No more annoying thigh chafe thanks to this soft and satin-like balm that comes in a deodorant-type container to smooth on your skin wherever you may need it. The texture is smoother and longer-lasting than using actual deodorant! 

touching a stick of friction defense gold bond

I love that you can apply it, go on with your day, and forget about it because of its long-lasting coverage! It feels so comfortable. 

Important Note: Gold Bond is NOT paying me to write this post, but they totally should because I truly love this stuff! 😍 Also, the packaging has been slightly changed since I last purchased it, so note there is an updated label!

woman holding a stick of gold bond friction defense outside

This miracle stick can do it all!

  • It reduces friction.
  • It soothes and moisturizes skin.
  • It’s non-irritating—gentle enough for even sensitive skin.
  • It’s long-lasting and non-greasy.
  • It has a dry satin texture.
  • It doesn’t discolor or affect clothing.
  • It works at the pool or beach.

And it’s not just for thighs!

My daughter and I happen to have super sensitive skin everywhere. I tend to get irritation and hives easily from clothes or shoes rubbing on my skin. I love that I can apply this anti-chafing stick underneath my bra area or on top of my feet if I’m wearing boots or shoes that rub or cause friction. 🙌

gold bond friction defense in a bag

Gold Bond is a must-try solution for everyone in the family!

Even my husband and son have their own bottle and use Gold Bond regularly, especially when participating in sports and anything involving walking/running for longer durations in warm weather.

It’s a must-have to use for waterparks, Disney trips, and we definitely use it for hiking with the family too!

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 106

  1. runnergirl838

    Try deodorant – works the same!

    • Lo

      Yes! I just use deodorant

  2. Rachael

    This is the greatest product ever. I’ve used it in water parks. It helped me survive two Disney trips, camping, and hiking. I use it all Summer! It is honestly as easy to use as deodorant and truly life changing! If you are on the fence, buy it. You will not regret it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I agree with all those too! Thanks for sharing 💕

  3. acgold

    Monistat makes an anti-chafing “gel”. It is great for chafing and also to stop blisters. It is in the feminine hygiene aisle.

    • Lori

      Love Monistat anti-chafing gel. Will be giving this one a try too.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip!

    • Dimple

      I’ve been using this Monistat product too and it works great! However, I like the fact that the Gold Bond is a ‘stick’ so no need to rub in with your hand!
      Thanks for the recommendation Lina!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Yes, it’s great! Sure 👍

    • Sarah

      Oooh, thanks for that info. Wearing a swim suit for very long has given me blisters ever since I was small. I didn’t know they made something for it! I’m excited to find it.

  4. lexie21lexie

    How quick does it wear off? I tried the Monistat chafing gel and it wears off within an hour.

    • Rachael

      I don’t have to reapply all day!

      • lexie21lexie

        Thanks! I will definitely give this a try.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Mine lasts all day.

  5. Meg

    Ive used the monistat one but I’ve never seen this. My husband will thank you. As always Hip2save is the best!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks Meg! My hubby has his own bottle too and uses it most days too.

  6. Mary

    I need this but first let me ask the following…. Does it have a scent? How long does it last on hot summer weather? Thanks H2S

    • jacqueline ferrara

      It has no scent and I put it on in the morning, don’t even realize it’s there and it doesn’t need to be reapplied throughout the day. I also use it under my tummy flap and breasts.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      No scent and all day for me! If swimming I’ll reapply.

  7. Rebecca

    I use Gold Bond Powder under the girls, couldn’t live without it.

  8. Jw206

    Stuff is a lifesaver. A summer must have!

  9. jolene

    Love this stuff! Discovered it a few years ago. We use it when at the beach, water parks and my son uses it for sports (we each have our own)

  10. frugal-fit-sexy

    We use Body Glide, it’s amazing,. A lifesaver a Disney last summer when I wanted to wear short dresses for the heat.

  11. Cherryluva

    I agree with a lot of the commentary, right now I’m using vagisil powder, and just like the others I’ve tried, gold bond baby powder, Monistat anti chafing, and Lanacane anti friction, they ALL wear off fast. Anti monkey butt powder lasted a bit longer than these, excited to try this stick, thanks for sharing!

    • Cherryluva

      Also, deodorant doesn’t last as long either, even the most expensive to the cheapest, I’ve tried it all.

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Yes I agree- the texture is smoother and diff than deodorant – but hard to explain! Ha

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! I think you’ll like this!

  12. Rkickes

    Is anyone else dieing over the phrase “chub run”? 😂😂😂

    • jennifer

      Yes!!!! I’ve been giggling about it all day 😂😂😂😂😂

    • JHO444

      Bahahaha!!! I did get a kick out of it when I very first read it LOL 😂😂😂

  13. Crystal

    Thank you for saying chub rub! ive used this term with other people and they look at me super confused. They dont understand the pain. Chub rub is horrible! Oh and the sweat that comes with it. I actually have been using Gold Bond no mess body powder spray for my rubbing areas. I use that one cause it has aloe in it so it helps me personally sooth already sensitive areas. Only down side is it burns a little when you apply it.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh interesting! Thanks for sharing!

    • ambersteph

      I like the gold bond spray as well! Less messy than the powder & it’s cool feeling. I also use the stick for the rub but the spray is another option to stay dry

      • ambersteph

        Works well under the girls & my guy borrows the spray frequently

  14. s

    I’ve been using this since you recommended last year. Life changing. ❤️❤️❤️

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay!! I’m so glad!

  15. missy

    my sons have terrible chaffing whenever we go to the beach. they get it all in their inner thights. Would this product help them? Does anyone else have any other suggestions?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes!! My son uses it for that too. I would def try this for them 👍

    • AmandaJ

      My son has a horrible problem at the beach too. Vaseline is a lifesaver for him. It works best if he puts it on at the beginning, but sometimes he forgets and it still helps him enjoy the beach even after the rash happens. I bet this gold bond stick would help too

      • redsoxgirl

        I cut those net liners out of my son’s bathing suit and it helped a lot because the sand didn’t get trapped to rub!

    • Lindsay

      Yes! This is how we first used it. Our youngest son was so uncomfortable once some sand caused some friction on his inner thighs. We began rubbing this stuff on before we go to the beach and it seems to prevent it.

  16. Ashley

    I use this for long runs because it is cheaper than body glide. It works great where my arms rub against the seams of my tanks and stays on even when I’m sweaty. I used to use vaseline, but that leaves a greasy stain.

    • Suzanne

      Ashley, I agree. Even if you don’t have any chub to rub, exercise during the heat and humidity causes sores where my tank top rubs against the side of my chest. I used to use a sports brand version but it was expensive, and after repeated use it left a funky smell on my shirts. I just ordered some of this to try. Thank you!

  17. JD827

    A Star Hip2Saver is a recognized member of our Hip2Save community hand selected by our team for demonstrating a long history of engagement with helpful & friendly comments across and our social channels. Our Star Hip2Saver badge acts as a verification for readers who know the ins and outs of all Hip2Save sets out to accomplish — assisting our community to live extraordinary lives on ordinary budgets. Readers cannot pay or provide any sort of exchange in order to earn this badge. Rather, they are invited to participate by a member of the Hip2Save team and opt to have the Star Hip2Saver badge added to their profile & comments.

    This is the best product ever. I agree it is life changing. I will add that if you already have an area of red, sore irritation get out the desitin, esp under the girls. It heals quickly while sealing out the moisture for hours. The drawback is it has a distinct odor but if I’m using it I don’t care because I need it. Than go back to the Gold Bond as preventative.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip!

  18. brb2222

    Thank you, will give it a try. I have lost so much weight but still need something, and my dr. scripted me a powder that costs $100 for 8 oz. I cannot afford to purchase that every month during the summer. Will check out this product.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yes, I think you’ll like this!

  19. V

    This is miracle stuff! I have been using it since all of you recommended it last year. It’s hard to find around here. I bought my last stick a few days ago at Walgreens.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  20. tmac

    As a mom of boy scouts, this is a must for summer camps! Clue in the scout master too! This can make the difference between a good week at camp or a miserable week! Then replace for football camp!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes agree! My son is a Boy Scout too and brings it with him! Great idea 👍

  21. Emma

    My husband swears by this when we go to water parks. Boy chafing makes him a grump and I get it, but this was a game changer!!!

  22. ddd0319

    I love the departure into this realm! Thanks for the suggestion! Also makes me feel more “normal” to see chub rub as a common problem many people face!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for the feedback!

  23. Sue

    I wish people did not need this product. I have 6 kids. My youngest 3 made my inner thighs rub together. It is the worst feeling ever!!! I don’t know how any human being can put up with it. I just got my body completely back from the last baby took 5 months. No more rub and I feel great! Please consider spending 10 minutes a day doing exercises to stop the uncomfortable feeling. I promise it is worth every single second you spend on it.

    • rebeccandkiki

      I want to say, chub rub, does not just mean it is from chub. Trust me, my 12 yr old daughter is thin as a rail and her inner thighs rub together so bad her skin gets irritated from it. So, “10 minutes a day of exercise” is not going to help get rid of this. She is already thin, and it is just the shape of her body. Even stick thin people who run/jog alot get rub irritation everywhere, arms rubbing on side of shirt, nipples rubbing on shirt, inner thighs, heel of foot on sock, etc.

    • shop4mybabies

      I’m fat..and I normally don’t get annoyed by anyone or anything..but i’m seriously annoyed by your comment…10 minutes a day is not the cure for everyone. I see a nutritionist, a weight loss doctor, a weight loss therapist, I follow an 1800 calorie high protein eating regime, i walk 5-8 miles daily and it has taken since November to lose 25 pounds with another 100 to go. You might have the body and metabolism that allows you to put 10 mins into something and be successful, but I have to put 24/7 into it and it’s a slow go.

      • Dawn

        Being over weight is about eating not about exercising. Exercising is for your health. It’s actually not a very effective way to lose weight. Trust me, I know.

    • JD827

      A Star Hip2Saver is a recognized member of our Hip2Save community hand selected by our team for demonstrating a long history of engagement with helpful & friendly comments across and our social channels. Our Star Hip2Saver badge acts as a verification for readers who know the ins and outs of all Hip2Save sets out to accomplish — assisting our community to live extraordinary lives on ordinary budgets. Readers cannot pay or provide any sort of exchange in order to earn this badge. Rather, they are invited to participate by a member of the Hip2Save team and opt to have the Star Hip2Saver badge added to their profile & comments.

      Mmmm, I’m in my 70’s. The girls are the size heredity destined me with and 10 minutes a day of exercise isn’t going to change a thing but Gold Bond and Desitin fixes a lot. Here’s the truth most of us come to as we age—it falls down, falls off, or we wish it would. Exercise and great diet are wonderful but are no match for the march of time. Hand me the Gold Bond please!

      • MrsG

        JD827 can we be friends? You are awesome!

        • JD827

          A Star Hip2Saver is a recognized member of our Hip2Save community hand selected by our team for demonstrating a long history of engagement with helpful & friendly comments across and our social channels. Our Star Hip2Saver badge acts as a verification for readers who know the ins and outs of all Hip2Save sets out to accomplish — assisting our community to live extraordinary lives on ordinary budgets. Readers cannot pay or provide any sort of exchange in order to earn this badge. Rather, they are invited to participate by a member of the Hip2Save team and opt to have the Star Hip2Saver badge added to their profile & comments.

          Absolutely! You’ve got a friend.

        • Deb

          I always say the sands of time have shifted. And they always shift down.

      • shop4mybabies

        love it 🙂

    • akajulz

      10 minutes of exercise a day will accomplish very little. Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. That’s why it is so hard for people to lose weight. You can give up drugs or alcohol but you still have to eat food which is the source of your addiction. For a lot of people like me, I would rather exercise more and not have to give up calories but unfortunately that is not how it works. Exercise is great for the cardiovascular system and muscle health so it definitely has benefits.

    • mae

      I work my butt off at the gym. I have 3 kids and look smoking hot. I am a babe, ok? No amount of exercise will ever make my hips be set farther apart. I have to use the chub stick on my thighs during my 13 miles runs. None of what I said above matters, because we are more than bodies. You better find a better source of self esteem cuz girl, you sound awful. I feel sad for you sue.

  24. Carrie

    My boys chaf at the beach. We use baby diaper cream with zinc. We call it surf cream. They are older now but still use it and ask me to add it to my shopping list before a beach trip!

    • CTRJ

      All the talk about the “girls” then you say my “boys” caught me off guard for a second. LOL, I looked up to see if the poster was male. I do understand about all the rub in all the wrong places.

  25. Elizabeth M.

    I have a kid in marching band. This stuff is a must.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes!! Great tip thanks!

  26. Roro55

    Saved our Disney trip last year. Actually went searching for the monistat, but the worker at CVS recommended this. My son was a happy camper the rest of our trip!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s great to hear!

  27. Taylor A.

    Thank you so much for sharing! It’s great to know that there is a product out there for this issue! I’ve been trying all sorts of things and low and behold there’s a remedy right here! I didn’t have anything else in mind for my CVS Carepass $10 this month, so I’m going to splurge and try this out! Thank you so much!

  28. katilovestoshop

    I ALWAYS use this when running, but have recently started using it when I wear dresses. Such a lifesaver!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s great to hear! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Kb

    Ordered in case we get to do some summer camping with scouts! Excited to try this.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice. I think you’ll like it. 👍

  30. cjtatashe

    Lume Deodorant works wonders too! You can use/put the deodorant anywhere. I got it for my husband at first because it claimed to work 72 hours. He is a Marine so a weekend drill without a shower put the 72 hour claim to the test. His boots and clothes were covered in mud but his body parts did not stink! I was sold. I got some for myself and being a just a bit of a bum during self isolation I admit to a couple of days between showers. No boobs sweat, no chub rub and my pits smell nice and fresh! I am finishing up the last of my other deos now and will only buy the Lume from now on!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for the suggestion!

  31. Lora Kelberg

    I have been using this for years.My favorite solution to prevent blisters and abrasions on my toes and heels all year round.Do so both when wearing socks or going barefoot.Has prevented pain like nothing else including far more expensive anti chafing sticks.Yes works elsewhere quite well but try it on your feet for things like Rhinebeck straps.No more band aids necessary.I do not get compensated either.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing Lora!

  32. Rain Formetono

    I sweat where my underwire is when I go for long walks in the heat then it gets ichy and so uncomfortable and I get a rash. That all went away when I started using Gold Bond Friction Defense. I also put it on my feet inbetween my toes when I wear sandals and my granddaughters do also and they are six years old and not overweight either. I just happen to see this product when I was surfing through Amazon.

  33. JHO444

    I love every Gold Bond product I’ve ever used. I’m excited to try this product. Thank you for the fantastic article and feedback.

  34. Es

    I purchased the last time it was posted and definitely works in very hot and weather I 💕 to wear dresses and shorts. Thanks for sharing tried tips! 👍

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s so great to hear!

  35. Shey

    This sounds like what I’ve been looking for!!! I’ve spent months on crutches and can’t handle the rawness from rubbing into my sides anymore. Cannot wait to try, thanks for the idea!

  36. shop4mybabies

    I ordered this when Lina originally posted. two sticks. less than 10 bucks shipped. I LOVE IT. I use it under the DD size breasts, on my thighs, and under my stomach roll. my dancer daughter uses it by her armpits where leotards rub. it stays on all day, it has zero smell, it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, it’s so much better than powders. THANK YOU LINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re my chub rub hero!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Lol 😂 well I am so glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing 🤗 I agree it’s helpful 👏👍

  37. Donna Quire

    OMGN!! Thank you so much for sharing! What a great product that I didn’t even know existed! 😊

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure! Yes, this stuff rocks 👏💕

  38. jainaellis

    As a runner I use this in all the nooks and crannies. It’s amazing and I never leave home without it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing!!

  39. Rachel

    My boyfriend says coconut oil works even better! He has a very physical hot job. And loves it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice, thanks for sharing Rachel!

  40. Deanna

    This is awesome but does it work for sweating down there?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, to be specific it’s safe on the outer skin only.

  41. klemetson101

    This made our trip to FL so much more pleasant. 😂💜

  42. AngieM

    What if you already have bad chaffing?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      It’s very cooling and soothing.

  43. Kate G.

    This is a freaking lifesaver!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha! Yes, agree!

  44. Sierraseptember

    I’ve tried everything including deodorant, creams , gels etc… this is the only thing that works for me and last relatively long. I recommend to everyone

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Thanks for sharing!

  45. Julia

    Grabbed 2 to have around the backyard pool this summer and an upcoming Disney trip later this summer. Seems as though at least 1 kid always ends up with some chafing by the end of the day after hours upon hours of swimming. Never heard of this stuff before today. Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice. Have fun at Disney Julia!

  46. love2save4sure

    It works great on the breast mine are size O so good is my best friend!!

  47. Becky

    Does this work better than the Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel?

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