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Product Review: Win Sports Detergent

Review: Get the Funk Out With Win Sport Detergent

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


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.

Spectra Spectra 9 years
I usually just use Borax with my regular detergent and it helps to boost the cleaning action of the soap. It works great!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 9 years
This stuff works great! We got a sample at an expo for a marathon last year and tried it out. Worked so well we bought a bottle from our local running store.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
for those yellow stains I have a tip. Well I use it only on whites, so I'm not sure how it'll work on everything else, but worth a try. Put an aspirin in the wash with your regular detergent and clothes. My boyfriends undershirts are all Yellow pitted and NOTHING could get it out. Putting an aspirin (just the powdery kind, nothing fancy) has helped them out a lot.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
Well, you will find it's easier to do a load of work-out clothing by itself if a lot of your workout clothes are similar in color (mine are mostly black, gray, blue and purple), and you work out frequently. I run most days of the week and teach a dance class as well (and change clothes between my 2 night classes), so by the time Sunday rolls around, I have nearly a full load of laundry from my gym stuff (including a couple towels that have been relegated to being gym ones), and throw it all together!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Oh wow, good to know there is this!
SvenskAbs SvenskAbs 9 years
My favorite trick for getting my gym clothes (and my boyfriend's rancid t-shirts) smelling fresh is just to add a tablespoon or so of baking soda to the wash at the start of the cycle. It doesn't harm clothes, you likely have it at home already, and you don't have to separate out gym clothes from everything else. As for the yellow pit stains, I've read that you can make a paste with crushed aspirin and let it sit to dissolve the stain (on white tees), but I've never tried it.
LeLeBabii5 LeLeBabii5 9 years
yeaaaaaaaaaa me tooo like weird yellowness in random places on my shirts n stuff.... annoying AND mysterious
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I want to try this on my bf's nasty smelly work out clothes! I washed them the other day with my gym clothes using normal detergent and mine smelled great, while his still smelled funky! Ugh.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
that's a cool concept. the one thing that frustrates me about my gym gear is that even though i wash it regularly - i still get the sweat type marks on it - the discoloration, and it's not for lack of being clean or wearing deoderant. they need to invent something to fix that now too.
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