Have you ever noticed that even after washing your workout gear in hot water, after a few sweaty workouts, a musty odor can inevitably develop. This odor is caused by bacteria attracted to sweat soaked fabric. A new sport detergent, Win ($13.99 for two 21 oz. bottles), which claims to take care of smelly gym clothes, works like this:
This powerful oxy cleaning technology eliminates the embedded sweat molecules and odors that overwhelm the fabric. Simultaneously, these same ingredients also react with soil and organic materials causing them to either decolorize or disintegrate. Once in a soluble form after oxidization, dirt and odors easily wash away.
Interesting, right? I tried it out recently so to see what I thought, just read more.
Win does have a nice fragrance and it left my not so fresh gym clothes feeling fresh, especially when I was wearing them the next day at the gym, which is when I usually start to think it's time to replace the old tank top. My only issue with it is that I typically wash my gym clothes with the rest of my laundry. To do a separate load on top of my whites, mediums and colors was a bit cumbersome and not something I realistically see happening all that frequently. However if you simply can't get the funk out of your old gym clothes, then it's definitely worth the extra load — I threw in some old rags and questionable socks to knock some more things out. If you're interested then buy it here.