Washing Tech Gear

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14/01/2014 at 14:29

Right oh wise ones. Heres a strange question for you.

I usually bung my running gear in with the usual washing loads, 30 degress. After all, there's little mud, just a bit sweaty. But I've noticed that even right after washing and hanging to dry, they still have a bit of an odour.

What I want to do is try washing the running kit separately, on a Synthetic cycle. But Equally I don't want to ruin all my gear by experimenting too much.

Anyone have an opinion on what settings are most effective whilst not shrinking or ruining the gear?

14/01/2014 at 14:37

Don't leave your gear for days on end before you wash it. I try to wash mine within 24 hours. Give them a spray with a pre wash if you are not washing straight away. 30c doesn't clean that well  and 40c won't harm your gear. Use a bio wash(effective for washes up to 40c)

14/01/2014 at 14:55

soaking in Miltons before washing is supposed to be useful

14/01/2014 at 15:01

Apparently softener leaves a deposit on the fabric, which then tends to accumulate odour.

cougie    pirate
14/01/2014 at 15:09
I always wash mine in Persil Colour - no softener - never had any problems.
14/01/2014 at 15:11

I put my stuff through on the acrylics cycle, 40 degrees. No prewash or fabric softener or anything like that. Never had a problem. It goes in absolutely minging after up to a week in the snake basket and comes out fine.

14/01/2014 at 15:16

Admit it. You've already checked to see if there's an app for this problem.

14/01/2014 at 15:21

I tend to wash mine separately, but at 30 degrees. A scoop of Vanish powder seems to help to prevent smells coming back too.

14/01/2014 at 15:30
RicF wrote (see)

Admit it. You've already checked to see if there's an app for this problem.

 

Ha! Not yet. 

Grinchy - That would be my preferred solution but isn't practical.

Not using softener seems to be a common trend. That makes some sense to me. So I'll try the acrylics cycle at 40 degrees, without softener.

Will report back and hunt you all down for compensation if it all goes horribly wrong.

14/01/2014 at 15:35

my solution was to give her it back until she washed it properly.

14/01/2014 at 15:37
skotty wrote (see)

my solution was to give her it back until she washed it properly.

Was her solution to get the locks changed?

Pudge    pirate
14/01/2014 at 15:40
Screamapillar wrote (see)
skotty wrote (see)

my solution was to give her it back until she washed it properly.

Was her solution to get the locks changed?

Ha - quite funny that Skotty!

Think you touched a nerve with Screama though...

14/01/2014 at 15:41
Screamapillar wrote (see)
skotty wrote (see)

my solution was to give her it back until she washed it properly.

Was her solution to get the locks changed?

not at all. she does a good job now.

and I think she appreciated the new washing machine for christmas.

 

14/01/2014 at 15:53

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/halo-proactive-sports-wash-laundry-detergent-1-litre/

 

Husband reckons it helps - I use gear that never really smells (lululemon tops)

14/01/2014 at 16:15
skotty wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)
skotty wrote (see)

my solution was to give her it back until she washed it properly.

Was her solution to get the locks changed?

not at all. she does a good job now.

and I think she appreciated the new washing machine for christmas.

 

nice of you to give your Mum a washing machine

Edited: 14/01/2014 at 16:15
14/01/2014 at 16:16

Excellent riposte 

 

PS: Come on Ben, can we get rid of these annoying Christmas smileys now? 

14/01/2014 at 16:17

Just 40 deg bunged in with everything else - but then again, I don't smell.

Cake    pirate
14/01/2014 at 17:20

I do smell and do the same never noticed a issue but this might explain why I can always find a seat on the tram.

14/01/2014 at 20:16

Matty

i had the same questions a while back and got some good replies...

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/gear/sportswear-detergent-halo-or-penguin/164940.html

hope this helps.

 

 

15/01/2014 at 00:09
Cheers jellybelly, good thread! Thanks for pointing it out
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