Dude Wipes are a more macho version of wet wipes, made for men.
I received my shipment from amazon last night, so this morning I had the opportunity to test out my Dude Wipes. The packaging was certainly macho and far less dainty than Huggies wet wipes, but that was nearly the only point scored for the Dude Wipes. I do give the Dude Wipes an additional point for the single travel packaging – you could easily carry a few of them in one pocket and skip the abrasive toilet paper in the public restroom.
Dude Wipes Singles are great for on-the-go wiping.
Now, onto the negatives. Keep in mind, this is based on comparing the Dude Wipes to my favorite wet wipes, Huggies Natural Care Fragrance Free. The first thing I noticed is that the Dude Wipes are thinner than the Huggies. The thickness, or thinness I suppose, reminded me of the wet-naps you get in a restaurant when your face is covered in BBQ sauce. But this was not my face, nor was it BBQ sauce. The Huggies are much thicker, and let’s be honest, thickness counts when wiping your ass. I was also expecting the Dude Wipe to be larger. One of their bullet points on the amazon page is “Huge 44 Square Inch Size.” I can only blame myself for not having any idea how big that actually is, but if you are going to brag that your wipes are “huge,” you might consider making them larger than the competition. The Huggies wipes are larger than the Dude Wipes.
Cost comparison: Dude Wipes vs Huggies Natural Care Wet Wipes.
I buy my hemorrhoid stuff on amazon for 2 reasons: #1 I don’t like walking up to the counter at the drug store with 4-5 items that are obviously hemorrhoid products. #2, I’m cheap. Naturally I want to get the best bang for my wiping buck. Dude Wipes fail once again in this battle. I paid $9.97 for a package of 30 Dude Wipes Flushable Wipes, with Aloe Vera, Singles for Travel. That’s $0.33 cents/wipe. I could save more than 50% by moving from the Dude Wipe Singles over to the dispenser pack, where the wipes cost about $0.15 cents/wipe. But then I would be removing their best attribute of portability.
The Huggies Natural Care Fragrance Free cost as little as $0.04 cents/wipe. That’s less than 1/3rd of the cost of the cheapest Dude Wipes. The packaging is a little daintier, and the dispenser pack is not as portable, but it is a better wipe. For now, I’ll hang on to these Dude Wipes and maybe they will get used eventually, but they won’t be my daily driver. I don’t need to take them to work because I take care of all my business in the morning before I leave the house. Dude Wipes win the battle with macho and portable, but Huggies Natural Care win the war with quality and cost.
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