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Dude Wipes are flushable wet wipes designed by men, created for men. Each oversized wipe—a generous 44 square inches—brings the clean to the face, armpits, everywhere. They have a neutral scent, so no smelling like flowers or talc. In fact, no smelling at all. They are also the first wipes specifically made for (and marketed to) men. Two dudes from Chicago, Sean Riley and Brian Wilkin, were college classmates turned roommates. Soon each realized the other was incorporating baby wipes into his, er, bathroom routine. But when they looked for wipes geared toward men, and not babies or women, they realized that no such product existed. Each wipe is infused with Vitamin E and aloe, for a serious soothing sensation to sensitive skin. Dude Wipes are biodegradable and septic-system safe, so disposal is a no-brainer. Stay stocked with the “crib edition” 48-wipe dispenser, or pick up the singles pack to bring individually-wrapped freshness to any occasion.

Dude Wipes

Flushable Wipes

Swipe to Refresh

Dude Wipes are flushable wet wipes designed by men, created for men. Each oversized wipe—a generous 44 square inches—brings the clean to the face, armpits, everywhere. They have a neutral scent, so no smelling like flowers or talc. In fact, no smelling at all. They are also the first wipes specifically made for (and marketed to) men. Two dudes from Chicago, Sean Riley and Brian Wilkin, were college classmates turned roommates. Soon each realized the other was incorporating baby wipes into his, er, bathroom routine. But when they looked for wipes geared toward men, and not babies or women, they realized that no such product existed. Each wipe is infused with Vitamin E and aloe, for a serious soothing sensation to sensitive skin. Dude Wipes are biodegradable and septic-system safe, so disposal is a no-brainer. Stay stocked with the “crib edition” 48-wipe dispenser, or pick up the singles pack to bring individually-wrapped freshness to any occasion.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sean
    Sean

    Hi everyone! My name is Sean, the co-founder of Dude Products. On behalf of all Dudekind, we created the award winning Dude Wipes to combat stank and put you back on your game wherever or whenever nature calls. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    2/4/2015 12:21 PM

    So, I'm a fan of the grommet, but I have to say that I find myself disappointed when products that are unnecessarily gendered are launched. In general, I find the site to be one that doesn't rely on marketing gimmicks which is something that I appreciate.

    It's 2015, and I'm just wondering at one point we can stop pretending that 1. being clean and smelling good are inherently feminine things, and 2. that men doing/being feminine is a problem.

    Wanting bigger wipes? That makes sense, but the idea of making the packaging more "manly" and adding the word dude to it is just not needed.

    The product itself seems fine, larger, unscented wipes, with some smaller packages for travel. I'm just hoping that one day, such unnecessarily gendered marketing is not needed. Just some things to consider.

  • Burt
    Burt
    2/4/2015 12:35 PM

    @Ivy I think it's a very smart gimmick that you could just choose to have fun with, and I'm buying a pack to hand out to friends and family for that fun. I think there are items that cross the line, but am saddened this you feel this is one of them. Many men don't like the scents, is that really a problem? Have fun with it, or not! You know, now I'm buying two boxes! I see a lot of opportunities for a lot of laughs with it!

  • Zachary
    Zachary
    2/4/2015 12:43 PM

    @Ivy I'm all for smelling nice and clean, but it seems what you are saying here is that men should just accept the products that are already out that are geared toward women or babies. At least the product doesn't say "Men's wipes". If a woman wants to use them too, then go ahead. According to your thinking, maybe men and women should just start wearing the same perfume and acting the same, and then we can all just neuter ourselves while we're at it since no one will be able to tell the difference anyways.

  • Mike
    Mike
    2/4/2015 12:36 PM

    I see nothing wrong with gendered marketing.

    Only Obama supporters and Democrats fine problems with gendered marketing.

    Please wake up and smell the roses.

    Mike Ryan

    San Diego

  • Barbie
    Barbie
    2/4/2015 12:40 PM

    @Ivy

    Ivy, simmer down. Seriously...Is it such a crime for people to just have fun anymore?

    Barbie

  • Kay
    Kay
    2/4/2015 12:42 PM

    @Mike and @Ivy and @Burt, I personally had to laugh, just chill out. I'm going to buy also, because my husband can't stand the smell of the other wipes out there and won't use them and quite frankly, I can't stand the smell of the other ones either. So, I'm going to buy because of that and because the price is really reasonable. Thanks dudes!

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/4/2015 12:50 PM

    @Mike

    Well Obama's been in office for some time now so I'm surprised you're not used to us supporters by now. In any case, this isn't for people to debate politics, this is for folks to comment on the product.

    @Barbie @ Kay

    I think what Ivy is getting at is that it's silly that men would feel insecure buying something like a baby wipe. What this marketing is suggesting is that if you smell good, you are not manly, and that if you are a man and you're not traditionally manly then that's bad.

    Telling men that it's bad not to be manly is extremely unhealthy and can really mess a person up if they don't identify with the common messages.

    Of course, having large, unscented wipes IS a great idea, and I'm sure that there are a lot of people who would get a lot of use out of them. I just don't understand why it needs to be a MAN's wipe is all.

    @Zachary

    In case you didn't notice there are men who wear perfume and act feminine, and those men are routinely put down by other men for not being manly. And by "put down", I mean anything from being made fun of to literally being beaten to death. Maybe just think about that before condemning a man for smelling like flowers.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/4/2015 12:48 PM

    Hi Ivy, thanks for the comment. We are not implying being clean and smelling good are inherently feminine things or that men being feminine is a problem. Rather, we recognize that a large portion of men are hesitant to purchase baby wipes or other freshening options because the scent is not one they want. Dude Wipes "combats the stank" with a scent many men will find more in line with their regular freshening products.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 12:55 PM

    @ivy Dude Wipes are for everybody, we just like the word Dude, Dude.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/4/2015 1:01 PM

    Hi all, Charlie is correct, the comment board is designed to comment on the product and not debate personal opinions. But to reiterate, we are not suggesting that smelling good is not manly and there is certainly nothing wrong with men being feminine.

    We understand that not every Grommet will appeal to everyone. What a boring reality that would be. The nature of Dude Products is to appeal to the large portion of men who might not purchase baby wipes or similar existing products to clean and freshen themselves.

  • Clint
    Clint
    2/4/2015 1:24 PM

    I don't think this product is "unnecessarily gendered" at all. The reality is, somebody somewhere is stocking shelves. By "gendering" this product towards guys, that means it's going to end up some place on a shelf next to other guy hygiene products.

    It's the same reason why there are gendered razors, gendered hair products, and tons of other stuff that in reality could appeal to either sex. It's not always about the man trying to keep you down- it's about the man trying to sell you a product effectively.

  • Suzi
    Suzi
    2/4/2015 1:52 PM

    Seriously!? THE PRESIDENT!? (is simple respect for a leader taught any more?) I suppose if you can't justify your opinion any other way... Do some people not have better things to do than think up ANOTHER socially correct issue? COME ON! My husband came home with another brand over a year ago--this from a man too embarrassed to buy TP.

    -What a great idea--especially the larger size--& are you even supposed to flush baby wipes? And so they don't have a scent--we have to read something into that! It's this silly mentality that teaches DIFFERENCES.

    Good for you guys--you realized a need/want & filled it-- just the larger size is enough for me to buy.

    sfTX PS: The President deserves a free sample after this stupidity!

  • Mike
    Mike
    2/4/2015 12:25 PM

    Hi Sean

    What are the ingredients ?

    Why are your wipes better than all the others ?

    Thanks,

    Mike Ryan

    San Diego

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 12:53 PM

    @Mike

    Paraben Free as well! and truly flushable tech.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    2/4/2015 12:37 PM

    Fragrance-free and biodegradable and portable. Thank you.

  • Mary
    Mary
    2/4/2015 12:42 PM

    @Patricia I agree with Patricia. I have a sensitivity to scented products and would love these.

    Mary

  • Michael
    Michael
    2/4/2015 12:49 PM

    Ivy, then you need to start with the feminine marketed product industry first. They market directly to the female consumer so why are you finding issues with the male marketed product? Seems like there are bigger fish to fry here.

    I love this product and plan on purchasing several packages.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 1:58 PM

    @Michael LEGIT DUDE.

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    2/4/2015 3:47 PM

    @Michael

    I'm actually not a fan of the way products are marketed towards women either, but the point I am making is that men should be not afraid to buy feminine marketed product for fear of appearing feminine.

    In general, I'm not a fan of products that are marketed in a heavily gendered way. That's all I'm saying.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 12:58 PM

    Hey Grommet! Thanks for checking us out.

    Holler with any questions. Dude Wipes For All!

  • Juli
    Juli
    2/4/2015 1:03 PM

    This is an awesome concept. Larger, unscented wipes marketed to the group most likely to want such a thing? Good planning.

    And unlike some things, the marketing doesn't exclude the feminine people who don't like flowers & baby powder either. ;) Dudeness isn't a bad thing. I'm excited to get these, myself. I've hated baby powder and florals for years, and with a newly active perfume allergy...super stoked.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/4/2015 1:04 PM

    Glad to hear it, Juli!

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 1:16 PM

    @JULI Rock on JULI!

  • Walter
    Walter
    2/4/2015 1:26 PM

    The ingredients list says it includes perfume/fragrance. Just FYI for anyone with a serious sensitivity.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 1:31 PM

    @Walter our crib soft pack is fragrance free, while our singles for travel have a light "fresh" scent, still paraben free

    Good clarification Walter.

  • John
    John
    2/4/2015 1:37 PM

    @SeanThis is a great idea! During the Spring/Summer I'm constantly on the run with community activities, and just personal activities. These will really come in handy when I'm on the run. Thanks for this product - looking forward to trying them out!

  • Eric
    Eric
    2/4/2015 1:41 PM

    Thanks Ivy and company for turning a practical, fun and unique (Grommetized) ad into an intolerant, political, PC-charged debate. Every man and woman is different, at varying degrees and as long as those differences exist, each will be marketed to. Social evolution is NOT synonymous with cloning. Sean and Brian, as anyone else in this country, have the right to pursue their market.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 2:00 PM

    @Eric haha thanks. Gender is a hot topic these days. We just look at everyone as DUDES (assuming they are legit of course)

  • Michele
    Michele
    2/4/2015 2:04 PM

    I think these a re a great idea. My ex-husband is an OTR trucker. For years, he's used baby wipes to refresh when he can't find a stop with a shower. These Dude Wipes would be great for him.

    And seriously, who the heck is getting hung up on gender marketing? Women have SCADS of freshen up items that are marketed FOR women, so what's wrong with the reverse? I mean really, lighten up!

  • mzbrazell
    mzbrazell
    2/4/2015 4:27 PM

    I signed up to Grommet just to comment. I think Dude Wipes are a GREAT idea. I'm all for ANYTHING that helps ANYONE get that 'nice clean feeling ' !

    Great job and VERY cool concept! ??

  • Pat
    Pat
    2/4/2015 5:34 PM

    @mzbrazell I'm with you. And, please, no politics on grommet. Don't we have enough if that elsewhere?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Dude Wipes

Flushable Wipes

Swipe to Refresh

Dude Wipes are flushable wet wipes designed by men, created for men. Each oversized wipe—a generous 44 square inches—brings the clean to the face, armpits, everywhere. They have a neutral scent, so no smelling like flowers or talc. In fact, no smelling at all.

They are also the first wipes specifically made for (and marketed to)
men. Two dudes from Chicago, Sean Riley and Brian Wilkin, were college classmates turned roommates. Soon each realized the other was incorporating baby wipes into his, er, bathroom routine. But when they looked for wipes geared toward men, and not babies or women, they realized that no such product existed.

Each wipe is infused with Vitamin E and aloe, for a serious soothing sensation to sensitive skin. Dude Wipes are biodegradable and septic-system safe, so disposal is a no-brainer. Stay stocked with the “crib edition” 48-wipe dispenser, or pick up the singles pack to bring individually-wrapped freshness to any occasion.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sean
    Sean

    Hi everyone! My name is Sean, the co-founder of Dude Products. On behalf of all Dudekind, we created the award winning Dude Wipes to combat stank and put you back on your game wherever or whenever nature calls. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    2/4/2015 12:21 PM

    So, I'm a fan of the grommet, but I have to say that I find myself disappointed when products that are unnecessarily gendered are launched. In general, I find the site to be one that doesn't rely on marketing gimmicks which is something that I appreciate.

    It's 2015, and I'm just wondering at one point we can stop pretending that 1. being clean and smelling good are inherently feminine things, and 2. that men doing/being feminine is a problem.

    Wanting bigger wipes? That makes sense, but the idea of making the packaging more "manly" and adding the word dude to it is just not needed.

    The product itself seems fine, larger, unscented wipes, with some smaller packages for travel. I'm just hoping that one day, such unnecessarily gendered marketing is not needed. Just some things to consider.

  • Burt
    Burt
    2/4/2015 12:35 PM

    @Ivy I think it's a very smart gimmick that you could just choose to have fun with, and I'm buying a pack to hand out to friends and family for that fun. I think there are items that cross the line, but am saddened this you feel this is one of them. Many men don't like the scents, is that really a problem? Have fun with it, or not! You know, now I'm buying two boxes! I see a lot of opportunities for a lot of laughs with it!

  • Zachary
    Zachary
    2/4/2015 12:43 PM

    @Ivy I'm all for smelling nice and clean, but it seems what you are saying here is that men should just accept the products that are already out that are geared toward women or babies. At least the product doesn't say "Men's wipes". If a woman wants to use them too, then go ahead. According to your thinking, maybe men and women should just start wearing the same perfume and acting the same, and then we can all just neuter ourselves while we're at it since no one will be able to tell the difference anyways.

  • Mike
    Mike
    2/4/2015 12:36 PM

    I see nothing wrong with gendered marketing.

    Only Obama supporters and Democrats fine problems with gendered marketing.

    Please wake up and smell the roses.

    Mike Ryan

    San Diego

  • Barbie
    Barbie
    2/4/2015 12:40 PM

    @Ivy

    Ivy, simmer down. Seriously...Is it such a crime for people to just have fun anymore?

    Barbie

  • Kay
    Kay
    2/4/2015 12:42 PM

    @Mike and @Ivy and @Burt, I personally had to laugh, just chill out. I'm going to buy also, because my husband can't stand the smell of the other wipes out there and won't use them and quite frankly, I can't stand the smell of the other ones either. So, I'm going to buy because of that and because the price is really reasonable. Thanks dudes!

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/4/2015 12:50 PM

    @Mike

    Well Obama's been in office for some time now so I'm surprised you're not used to us supporters by now. In any case, this isn't for people to debate politics, this is for folks to comment on the product.

    @Barbie @ Kay

    I think what Ivy is getting at is that it's silly that men would feel insecure buying something like a baby wipe. What this marketing is suggesting is that if you smell good, you are not manly, and that if you are a man and you're not traditionally manly then that's bad.

    Telling men that it's bad not to be manly is extremely unhealthy and can really mess a person up if they don't identify with the common messages.

    Of course, having large, unscented wipes IS a great idea, and I'm sure that there are a lot of people who would get a lot of use out of them. I just don't understand why it needs to be a MAN's wipe is all.

    @Zachary

    In case you didn't notice there are men who wear perfume and act feminine, and those men are routinely put down by other men for not being manly. And by "put down", I mean anything from being made fun of to literally being beaten to death. Maybe just think about that before condemning a man for smelling like flowers.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/4/2015 12:48 PM

    Hi Ivy, thanks for the comment. We are not implying being clean and smelling good are inherently feminine things or that men being feminine is a problem. Rather, we recognize that a large portion of men are hesitant to purchase baby wipes or other freshening options because the scent is not one they want. Dude Wipes "combats the stank" with a scent many men will find more in line with their regular freshening products.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 12:55 PM

    @ivy Dude Wipes are for everybody, we just like the word Dude, Dude.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/4/2015 1:01 PM

    Hi all, Charlie is correct, the comment board is designed to comment on the product and not debate personal opinions. But to reiterate, we are not suggesting that smelling good is not manly and there is certainly nothing wrong with men being feminine.

    We understand that not every Grommet will appeal to everyone. What a boring reality that would be. The nature of Dude Products is to appeal to the large portion of men who might not purchase baby wipes or similar existing products to clean and freshen themselves.

  • Clint
    Clint
    2/4/2015 1:24 PM

    I don't think this product is "unnecessarily gendered" at all. The reality is, somebody somewhere is stocking shelves. By "gendering" this product towards guys, that means it's going to end up some place on a shelf next to other guy hygiene products.

    It's the same reason why there are gendered razors, gendered hair products, and tons of other stuff that in reality could appeal to either sex. It's not always about the man trying to keep you down- it's about the man trying to sell you a product effectively.

  • Suzi
    Suzi
    2/4/2015 1:52 PM

    Seriously!? THE PRESIDENT!? (is simple respect for a leader taught any more?) I suppose if you can't justify your opinion any other way... Do some people not have better things to do than think up ANOTHER socially correct issue? COME ON! My husband came home with another brand over a year ago--this from a man too embarrassed to buy TP.

    -What a great idea--especially the larger size--& are you even supposed to flush baby wipes? And so they don't have a scent--we have to read something into that! It's this silly mentality that teaches DIFFERENCES.

    Good for you guys--you realized a need/want & filled it-- just the larger size is enough for me to buy.

    sfTX PS: The President deserves a free sample after this stupidity!

  • Mike
    Mike
    2/4/2015 12:25 PM

    Hi Sean

    What are the ingredients ?

    Why are your wipes better than all the others ?

    Thanks,

    Mike Ryan

    San Diego

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 12:53 PM

    @Mike

    Paraben Free as well! and truly flushable tech.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    2/4/2015 12:37 PM

    Fragrance-free and biodegradable and portable. Thank you.

  • Mary
    Mary
    2/4/2015 12:42 PM

    @Patricia I agree with Patricia. I have a sensitivity to scented products and would love these.

    Mary

  • Michael
    Michael
    2/4/2015 12:49 PM

    Ivy, then you need to start with the feminine marketed product industry first. They market directly to the female consumer so why are you finding issues with the male marketed product? Seems like there are bigger fish to fry here.

    I love this product and plan on purchasing several packages.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 1:58 PM

    @Michael LEGIT DUDE.

  • Ivy
    Ivy
    2/4/2015 3:47 PM

    @Michael

    I'm actually not a fan of the way products are marketed towards women either, but the point I am making is that men should be not afraid to buy feminine marketed product for fear of appearing feminine.

    In general, I'm not a fan of products that are marketed in a heavily gendered way. That's all I'm saying.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 12:58 PM

    Hey Grommet! Thanks for checking us out.

    Holler with any questions. Dude Wipes For All!

  • Juli
    Juli
    2/4/2015 1:03 PM

    This is an awesome concept. Larger, unscented wipes marketed to the group most likely to want such a thing? Good planning.

    And unlike some things, the marketing doesn't exclude the feminine people who don't like flowers & baby powder either. ;) Dudeness isn't a bad thing. I'm excited to get these, myself. I've hated baby powder and florals for years, and with a newly active perfume allergy...super stoked.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/4/2015 1:04 PM

    Glad to hear it, Juli!

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 1:16 PM

    @JULI Rock on JULI!

  • Walter
    Walter
    2/4/2015 1:26 PM

    The ingredients list says it includes perfume/fragrance. Just FYI for anyone with a serious sensitivity.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 1:31 PM

    @Walter our crib soft pack is fragrance free, while our singles for travel have a light "fresh" scent, still paraben free

    Good clarification Walter.

  • John
    John
    2/4/2015 1:37 PM

    @SeanThis is a great idea! During the Spring/Summer I'm constantly on the run with community activities, and just personal activities. These will really come in handy when I'm on the run. Thanks for this product - looking forward to trying them out!

  • Eric
    Eric
    2/4/2015 1:41 PM

    Thanks Ivy and company for turning a practical, fun and unique (Grommetized) ad into an intolerant, political, PC-charged debate. Every man and woman is different, at varying degrees and as long as those differences exist, each will be marketed to. Social evolution is NOT synonymous with cloning. Sean and Brian, as anyone else in this country, have the right to pursue their market.

  • Sean
    Sean – Special Guest
    2/4/2015 2:00 PM

    @Eric haha thanks. Gender is a hot topic these days. We just look at everyone as DUDES (assuming they are legit of course)

  • Michele
    Michele
    2/4/2015 2:04 PM

    I think these a re a great idea. My ex-husband is an OTR trucker. For years, he's used baby wipes to refresh when he can't find a stop with a shower. These Dude Wipes would be great for him.

    And seriously, who the heck is getting hung up on gender marketing? Women have SCADS of freshen up items that are marketed FOR women, so what's wrong with the reverse? I mean really, lighten up!

  • mzbrazell
    mzbrazell
    2/4/2015 4:27 PM

    I signed up to Grommet just to comment. I think Dude Wipes are a GREAT idea. I'm all for ANYTHING that helps ANYONE get that 'nice clean feeling ' !

    Great job and VERY cool concept! ??

  • Pat
    Pat
    2/4/2015 5:34 PM

    @mzbrazell I'm with you. And, please, no politics on grommet. Don't we have enough if that elsewhere?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.