Ride H2O lubricant by Sliquid, LLC - review by Rawhide

If Jesse James had a lube of choice...

This lube has it all- a formula that is effective and safe, plus a distinct style that can't be ignored.
Versatile, long lasting, great package, no parabens, no glycerin, vegan friendly, easily washed off
Would like to see a pump top
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
... this would be it. Packaging for lube rarely appeals to me, or really stands out at all. So when I first saw Ride, I had to have it. The name and the imagery on the bottle make it that much more fun to use. If they ever stop making it, I'll probably just start washing and refilling the empties.

What's inside is top notch. Sliquid makes great stuff (they're based in Dallas!) and this is no exception. It's water based, uses plant cellulose (from cotton), is free of parabens and glycerin (sugar derivative), and has great consistency, so it can be used with a wide variety of toys (silicone, elastomer, rubber, plastic, etc) and a wide variety of people (vegans, sensitive skin, cowboys, etc).

I wouldn't call it a gel (it won't hold it's own shape or anything) but it's thick and has staying power. It has no detectable flavor and is non-sticky. It washes off easily and won't stain fabric, so no clean up is necessary but it's not ideal for playing in the shower (like any of it's water based brethren).

Ride is 100% condom friendly and won't break down latex. I've seen it used to lube and shine latex garments as well, and while it worked, it wasn't quite as effective as silicone lube for that purpose. Ride does come in a silicone version, and apparently a body shave cream as well.

I must admit, while I loved the bottle, I wasn't crazy about the "Dude Lube" banner up top on the label. Easily solved with some sharpies and white out- now it reads "Dyke Lube". I might also add a pump top, the bottle neck seems like it would easily fit a different top.

Essentially it's one of the best and most versatile lubes I've used.
Follow-up commentary
I didn't specify vaginal or anal use with Ride when I wrote this review. Why? Because I use silicone lube for anal, as it's generally thicker and longer lasting than water based, in general. So everything I wrote on Ride applies to vaginal penetration. But I got curious, so I decided to test out how Ride would perform through the backdoor. The results? Better than I expected. I still had to re-apply, which is usually the case with anal, even with silicone or oil-based lube. There is really no such thing as too much lube back there. I have noticed that dry skin will suck up Ride like a thirsty mermaid, so if your partner isn't keeping up with a full body moisturizing routine, your first coat might mysteriously disappear. But if you are using a silicone anal toy and you don't want to melt it, I would totally recommend Ride, because it is still longer lasting than the other water-based lubes I've tried for that purpose (the ones that inspired me to switch to something else altogether).
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My Ride H2O lubricant tags
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Cowboys
    • Sex
    • Strap-on sex
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Play party
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • G-spot
    • Genitals
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  • Antipova
    I've been looking forward to trying this out---it looks like a blessing for sensitive skin, and I'm a fan of the bucking bottle too. Thanks for knowing (and sharing) that it's cotton cellulose. I hadn't known that but it's fascinating.
  • wetone123
    I really enjoyed reading your review. You did a great job on it. I love the looks of the bottle as well and will be trying it out soon based on your review of it. Thanks for all the information, especially on the safe ingredients.
  • Jimbo Jones
    Great review. A pump bottle sure would seal the deal with this stuff.
  • PassionQT
    Good job! I wonder how well it would work for anal. Ya'll know how some lubes that are great for vaginal sex just don't perform well anally because they don't stay moist and slippery long enough.
  • P'Gell
    Our favorite lube. Thank you for the review, I'm glad you enjoy it also.

    Passion QT, it works amazingly well for anal sex and anal play!

    Funny, we bought our last 8.5 oz bottle right before they changed the graphics, and ours doesn't have the cowboy nor the word "Dude Lube" on it.

  • Rawhide
    @P'Gell: wow, that's exactly what I was afraid of, especially since I saw Sliquid also sells a Ride with a lizard on the label. I really hope they don't stop making this design, but it was that concern that lead me to buy it up fast in the first place.

    @PassionQT: yeah, just as with any water based lube I'd use a TON of it with anal sex to keep things staying slippery, and that would probably include some re-applies. Something with silicone would be my lube of choice for anal.
  • butterflygirlxo
    Great review! I also love the bottle, but dislike the dude lube on the top ;/
  • Tbanda
    Good review!
  • lzee
    Thanks, great review!
  • Cat E.
    Great review.
  • WildeKnight
    Yeah I like the label too. Thanks for the review.
  • Peres2013
    Thank you
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