By: Jason Giacchino
Taking Citrawipes out for a
Much like the hordes of chicken wing
aficionados around the world, ATV riders are not
strangers to greasy hands. Only unlike the
chicken wing eaters, we are no longer forced to
carry those overly-folded wet-wipes that shred
apart long before they manage to clean anything.
What’s worse is finishing a repair and heading
into the house to wash up only to leave a grease
slick on all of the doorknobs, faucets, and even
in the sink’s basin once the grease leaves your
hands. Thanks to Zogics latest development, the
Citrawipe, we need worry about greasing up our
mitts no longer both in the workshop and out on
the most remote of trail sides.
What’s a Citrawipe?
Think an individually packaged 9x7"
baby-wipe made of low-linting non-woven fabric
that comes pre-saturated with a cleaning
solution made from oils extracted from citrus
rind. Remove that alcohol-inspired odor and
replace it with a soothing blast of orange, and
you pretty well have the concept.
Does it Work?
They absolutely do! There is a reason most
household cleaners include orange-oil: It cuts
through grease but isn’t overly harsh on the
skin. Zogics includes a layer of aloe vera and
lanolin into the formula for added moisture
protection. The grease quickly wipes away rather
than smears against the material. One wipe was
plenty enough to get the job done even after the
messiest of all ATV repairs: Replacing the
chain. While removing grease may be the main
appeal for many, these wipes also make light
work of mud, grass stain, crusty dirt, mucus, or
just about any other material commonly
encountered out on the trails.
The wipes come packaged in twin individual
foil packs that are plenty thin enough to store
under your seat. The best idea is pick up a few
packs next time you’re at the dealership and
slip them into position under your saddle and to
forget about them. Rest assured, you’ll remember
they’re there when you need them and trust us
when we tell you that you’ll be glad you have
them when that day comes.
How Much Are They?
Our local dealer sells them individually for
$3 per twin pack or $59.99 for a case of 60 (30
twin packs). They’re also available directly
from Zogics at the following link:
Best of all, you can feel good about
purchasing Zogics products as the company
donates at least one percent of their annual
sales to environmental organizations worldwide.
The product is cheap, easy to store, and
works effectively. Citrawipes under your seat
are like having a role of TP in your backpack
when nature calls a hundred miles from
civilization; some products are easy to overlook
when you’re out shopping; but when the moment
arrives where you need them, they instantly
become the best investment you’ve ever made.