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Nobody likes to smell… Or at least I hope not.
There have been a few times I have finished a long run in the middle of summer and kind of scared myself. I only do laundry once a week so I always tried to plan my long runs around laundry day but sometimes life happens. As I only have space for one laundry hamper everything goes into the same one which then makes me wonder what kind of cross contamination is going on with my laundry.
Plus I have a tendency to only wear the clothes that are on the top of drawers so that means the same shirts, shorts and pants. Over and over and over again. Anyone else do that?
So yeah, sometimes I was concerned about how clean my clothes were. I always follow all the directions- wash on cool or cold, inside out, gentle cycle, line dry, etc. but still I wondered.
Enter WIN Detergent.
WIN is specifically designed for the materials found in active wear. Most laundry detergents are designed to be multipurpose. Which is great but sometimes our running gear could use a little help.
From the website-
- The very properties that allow fabrics to wick moisture away cause them to attract oils.
- As bacteria from your skin consume those oils, they create gases which give synthetics that telltale sweaty smell.
- WIN has ingredients not found in most supermarket detergents that are optimized to remove oils from synthetics.
- Not only do those oils cause odor, they impede performance. By removing them, WIN makes your apparel wick better and last longer.
I’ve been using WIN, the scented version, for about a month now. It has a very light scent- in fact I can barely smell it. But then my nose doesn’t always work so well. But I can say that my clothes have no lingering running funk smell on them! Woo hoo!
I really gave WIN a test when I left my race clothes from Holiday Half in a plastic bag for the next few days because I was still traveling. Oh boy. It passed the test!
Now the directions say to use half a cap for regular loads and a full cap for large loads. I tend to use more than directions call for. That’s more due to my brand new piece of crap washing machine than anything about WIN.
And WIN is available on Amazon and you can ship it with Amazon Prime! Sorry, joined the Prime crowd this past month and may love it a little too much. 😛
Use discount code RAVE4WIN to save 20% off any WIN purchase through January 15, 2019.
Do you wash your gear right away or let it wait?
3 thoughts on “How to WIN Laundry Day”
I do two “stinky” loads a week. In addition to my running gear I’ll toss in other stinky items such as towels.
I use regular detergent and a quarter cup of white vinegar. It works pretty well.
I’ve used vinegar to clean kitchen equipment- used to work in a restaurant- but never my clothes. That’s a good idea!
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