Working out to maintain or improve your fitness has many great side effects. You feel better, have more energy, and live longer. But working out also has a few less then positive side effects…one of those is a lot of laundry. Making problems worse that laundry does not smell the best. Between my wife Michele and I we go through a lot of clothes. By the end of the workout week, we have a ton of smelly gear. In the past we washed our gear with a normal off the shelf detergent. Although they came out clean and smelling much better I always wondered if they were 100% clean. I mean I’m a sweatopotamus. A few times I would be putting on clean shirts preparing for a run, I thought I smelled the remains of my latest 20 miler.
THEN…I was provided the opportunity to test drive RAW Athletics Vapor Fresh Sports Laundry Detergent.
Just as we had done the week before, Michele and I performed our normal weekly workout cycle and separated our gear for laundry on Saturday. Following the instructions on the container we washed and dried our stuff. Pulling the items out of the dryer everything seemed to be as before then upon separating my shirts I figured I would give them the hard smell test. I was surprise to report that they smelled….like nothing just clothes. No lingering sweat smell, no flowery perfume smell…nothing, JUST neutral clothes smell.
From their web-site: Do your workout clothes have a lingering odor that doesn’t seem to go away even after being washed? Do your jerseys have tough stains that everyday laundry detergent cannot remove? The problem is that you wash them with everyday laundry detergent- but these are not your everyday clothes. You do not break a sweat into your nicest pair of jeans. You don’t run a half-marathon in your nicest shirt. Everyday detergents are not formulated for sports laundry, but Vapor Fresh® Sports Laundry Detergent is.Vapor Fresh® Sports Laundry Detergent is specifically formulated to remove tough sport-specific laundry issues such as dirt, grass, blood and sweat stains and lingering odors out of jerseys, athletic undergarments and performance fabrics, and is easily the best sports laundry detergent on the market.
And I believe them.
As active athletes we pay a lot of money for our work out gear, we put in the hours in the gym or out on the road…might as well look good and smell good at least before our workout and let Vapor Fresh sports laundry detergent take care of the after smell.