Get the Stink Out Challenge

by - Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm the kind of person who puts off washing my running clothes for as long as possible. In part it's because I'm lazy, in part because I have to lug my laundry to the BF's to use his washer/dryer because I'm too cheap to pay for my laundry and in part because I have my favorite/most comfortable running outfit and I want to wear it all the time and if my tights are hanging out to dry, I can't wear them.

So needless to say, when Penguin Sport Wash sent me their detergent to test, I waited until I really couldn't stand the stench of my Under Armour or the salt that was starting to get caked to it (True life how nasty is that?) before I washed it.

In my normal laundry habits, I usually use whatever the boys have in their house detergent wise. That could be Tide, Oxyclean, generic drug store stuff, whatever. It all seems to work fine and I've never noticed any negatives, but I was excited to try the new stuff.

So I dumped my Under Armour in the wash along with all my other clothes (everything in one load on cold...I told you...lazy at laundry) dumped in the Sport Wash, which had no scent. I sniffed really hard to see if I could smell anything but couldn't -- a good sign.

When the load finished the first thing I did was smell my Under Armour, which before going in the wash reeked. Seriously, it was gross. But when it came out I smelled nothing. No lingering B.O., no funky detergent scent, just a lot of nothing.

So this stuff definitely works, but it is pricier than my normal detergent (yes, sometimes I buy the boys stuff so I have it to use). When I strike it rich or win millions in the lottery and it fits better in my budget, I'd definitely consider using it again.

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14 comments

  1. Thanks for the review!

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  2. I may go a run or two with the same shirt, longer with shorts, but regular ole clothes detergent has always worked for me! Good think I haven't much of a sense of smell ;-)

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  3. Good review. I too let my running stuff go waaaay too long between washes. So long as it's not still wet, it'll get worn again.

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  4. I love Penguin Sport Wash! That stuff works wonders. Although I did find that if I threw jeans in with the load it wasn't as effective on the stinky clothes. Enjoy the freshness again! :)

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  5. Sports detergent.. whoever came up with that. Like you said.. only buy it if you win the lottery

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  6. i'm right there with you on laundry-laziness. 1 load, cold wash, separating the colors is just too much effort. besides, how much longer will it extend the life of the clothes anyway? i re-wear running clothes too but i'm not so sure about the salt cake action. i don't want to get stuck without any clothes to run in!

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  7. Nice review, did you wash only running clothes? That's my biggest thing with these detergents, so $$ and then you have to separate your clothes. Hmm.

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  8. I'm the same way, I totally rewear my running clothes! :)

    Great review and I agree, these specialty detergents are nice but pricey.

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  9. ROFLMAO salt caked on there?!? Oohhh girl you are nasty! LOL KIDDING!! Pfffttt as long as you don't have any poop on any of it, you're good to go LOL

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  10. Nice review. I always wash my stuff right away after I use it. I sweat really bad when I workout and I can't stand to let that stuff sit around. Not that I'm judging or anything. LOL!!

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  11. Yeah, you don't smell your dirty Under Armour. You're nasty. I like it. ;)

    Glad you liked it!!

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  13. You need to try For Every Home's OAM products. We have a spray that is only $10 and a bottle lasts a long time. You can spray it on your clothes after a workout and the next time have fresh clothes. Works on shoes, dogs, cat boxes, skunk spray, diaper pails - we haven't found anything yet it won't work on! It's natural, biodegradable, safe on skin, hair, fabric, leather, wood, you name it! Comes in tons of fragrances. foreveryhome.net/bruce

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