Sportswear Detergent Halo or Penguin?

How do I clean my smelly running clothes

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11/03/2011 at 13:04
Another vote for Napisan- so good and so cheap.  First started using it on nappies figured if it worked for them then sports kit should not be a problem.  I have been fragrant ever since ( I hope)!
11/03/2011 at 13:18
I've always found a decent dose of bicarbonate of soda des the trick without bleaching the colours of my kit.  About a desertspooful for a wash (not the whole tub unless you want a foam party!).  Bicarb is great for killing the bacteria that creates the foosty smell of sweaty bods.
14/03/2011 at 12:57

I think I found that napisan seems to degrade elastic quite well Hopefully it doesn't, t just seems to.

 I've been using Milton

http://www.milton-tm.com/antibacterial_fabric_solution.html

with lots of success...

14/03/2011 at 17:56

I did find that milton stuff online but can't find anywhere near me that actually stocks it, and I live just north of Glasgow with most major supermarkets within easy reach, but none of my local ones stock it.

TT ;0)

15/03/2011 at 16:52
Its in our local Tesco Extra in the Baby section...
15/03/2011 at 17:07

Is it a similar price (£5.60 ish) in Tesco?

If it is 20mls per wash, it's a fair bit cheaper than Halo.

15/03/2011 at 17:08
Soda Crystals
15/03/2011 at 18:37

DB2-Have a tesco extra here but they don't sell the milton fabric stuff, everything else milton but not that .

NickL-I have bought a bag of soda crystals but couldn't find any info online that says they actually kill bacteria, just that good for stain removal.How much do you put in?

TT ;0)

16/03/2011 at 11:52

Yes, about £5-£6 per bottle...

Shame more places don't do it, its great!

16/03/2011 at 19:12
Ariel liquid smells great. I always get complemented how nice and fresh I smell. Its smells like fresh air.
16/03/2011 at 21:23
Hubby allergic to Ariel
21/04/2011 at 10:29
Finally bought some Halo last month in Wilkinsons at £6.10 per litre.

Have to say t really works on my running gear, hoping for a pong free summer of runnning now.
23/04/2011 at 15:49
Use soda crystals instead of fabric softener to get rid of any lingering smell http://www.axelsegebrecht.com/life/washing-machine-help/
04/08/2011 at 19:38

Woohoo my local Tesco have Halo now, £3.99 for a Litre. Just bought it today so haven't tried it yet.

TT ;0)

28/09/2012 at 11:45

Hello guys!

  In my locality also no one stock very rare

28/09/2012 at 16:05

Its stocked in Sainsburys @£3.99

30/09/2012 at 22:30

We always take our tops into the shower with us after training, we give them a quick wash there. Once they are dry we put them in the washing machine. The problem with stinky tops begin when you use them and then it takes you a few days before you put a washing machine with them in it.

Now, when we still get tops with awful whiffy arms which actually seams to be the black ones most of the time, I have my nan's easy and cheap trick ...all you need to do is buy the cheapest white vinegar and put the top in water with it overnight. The vinegar kills all the bacteria and other little animals that cause the smell...so you won't need hot washing machines that actually are not that good for the quality of your tops anyway

I hope it helps

Edited: 30/09/2012 at 22:41
04/10/2012 at 10:52

I tend to take my kit into the shower before I put it in the washer, although when it really hums I tend to use a bit of Dettol (I would suggest the fragranced stuff as the original isn't my favourite smell, Orange and Lavender or something is alright!) and you can use that in the wash. That seems to do the trick and kill the germs. I think my wife washed it once in my son's Napisan and that seemed to come up lovely!


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