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Old 11-16-2008, 11:51 AM
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Smelly riding clothing

Hey,

I have a few jerseys that will not give up the sweat smell. I'm pretty sure that I could wash them in hot hot water and get the smell out but I'd rather not ruin my cloths.

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Old 11-16-2008, 11:57 AM
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Hey,

I have a few jerseys that will not give up the sweat smell. I'm pretty sure that I could wash them in hot hot water and get the smell out but I'd rather not ruin my cloths.

Suggestions?
Chanel #5. Lots of it.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:40 PM
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Blame it on the dog.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:41 PM
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The two ways that worked for me was to soak them in a vinegar/water solution for an hour before washing and adding borax to the laundry.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:42 PM
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Throw them out.

Buy some merino jerseys.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:45 PM
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I am going to buy the Assos fabric cleaner. I don't sweat a whole lot, but being preppy, I like to look and smell good. I have been known to wash my bibs and shorts in the sink with several drops of pure Tea Tree Oil. I can't say enough good things about tea tree oil, before the invention of antibiotics, it along with oil of oregano were the deal. Check out Assos:

http://www.amazon.com/Assos-Cycling-.../dp/B000F49ZMK

I mean who wants phantom odor syndrome (POS), "Assos Active Wear Cleanser is designed specifically for active wear that contains elastic materials like Lycra and Spandex. It has a neutral PH level so it won't corrode the elastic grippers and the stitching. This cleanser also has special anti-bacterial and anti-odor agents that will protect your skin from infections and protect your active wear from phantom odor syndrome. Assos Active Wear Cleanser also has special ingredients that have been added to preserve the color vividness of your active wear and to maintain its elasticity."
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:04 PM
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What BigBill said. You can always add some vinager to the wash too.....just might have to rinse twice to get the vinager out
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:10 PM
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I haven't tried it, but a guy I ride with swears by the stuff they sell to wash hunting clothes. Says it totally removes the funk (and blood stains also!)

And now is the season to buy it.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:23 PM
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Another vote for getting rid of the plastic and buying some merino wool. The stuff is just flat out comfortable, never leaving you feeling clammy, and it doesn't stink. Seriously. I can commute in the same merino wool t-shirt all week long, and at the end of the week the reason I need to clean it is not because it stinks, but because you can see salt on it from all the sweat.
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:36 PM
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Hi,

Been using Win High Performance Sport Liquid Detergent for my cycling and my wife's running clothes. My opinion: It works!
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:51 PM
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One more vote for Merino wool.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:20 PM
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Try adding Pine-Sol to your wash load. I've done it for grease stained clothing and not only is it effective on the stains, it leaves them with a pine-like aroma. The label says it "Deodorizes". I add 1 cup per load. It's found in the cleaners/detergent aisle at your supermarket, near the floor cleaners like Mr. Clean or Spic and Span.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:24 PM
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Opps ..

I though this post was for Smiley's riding clothing .....

Sorry ....
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:57 AM
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Yeah, buy wool, but Bac-Out (available at your friendly Whole Foods) should help with any biological scent.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:09 AM
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Hello All,

I haven't used wool clothing in years and I hadn't heard of Merlino wool until last year. So what kind of special properties does Merlino wool possess that keeps it from smelling? My old wool stuff would smell after a while.

BTW, I felt the same way about "plastic" clothing as some of you but I find that it works better for me than any wool that I've ever owned in the past (and some of it was supposed to be top end).
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