We all spend a small fortune on our running and exercise clothes. It's a whole other wardrobe we spend time and money on. You have to look good working out, right? But I was finding that my traditional Tide liquid detergent just wasn't getting out the "stink" every wash. I have read reviews for other specialty sports clothes detergents, like Win, and even spoke to a few of you that have used them. The reviews were mixed, and with a hefty price tag I wasn't thrilled to spend upwards of $15 on a single bottle of detergent that produced maybe 20-30 loads.
I take extra care of my running clothes. I buy good quality clothing that I want to last a really long time. I don't know if some of you know this, but fabric softeners lessen the effectiveness of the wicking material in sports clothes. I do not add my usual fabric softener to my running/exercise clothes wash and I also hang them to dry. It's a huge hassle but I know that it really does extend the life of my clothing. So with that being said, my clothes were still not coming out smelling all that great. I would be running just a few miles in a new shirt or shorts and could smell the old "stank" right away. So annoying! And if I could smell it, I bet those around me could, too! Oh the horror!
Tide has come up with a new detergent especially for running/exercise clothes called Tide plus Febreze Sport Liquid Laundry Detergent. I am already a faithful user of the liquid Tide and I thought that maybe this would help me eliminate the dreaded stink. I had a hard time finding it after I first saw the ad on TV. Oh yes, all my marketing friends, I am your best customer. I am that person who responds well to all the marketing on TV and print ads. I searched the grocery stores, I even searched Target for a few weeks but couldn't find it. Finally I was in Sac visiting my family and decided to try their Target. They had it and it had a $2 coupon! Sold!
The very first load came out of the washer smelling awesome. As I was hanging our clothes up the whole room smelled better. But the real test would come when I went out for my first run. On that first run I couldn't smell a thing! Actually, I smelled pretty darn good! It also allowed the fabric to keep on wicking away the sweat! I've been using the new detergent now for about a month and I am more than thrilled with it. My clothes smell great, not overly perfumey, but definitely smelling better. So, if you are looking for an affordable and effective way to keep your running clothes smelling good and lasting longer, I would totally recommend trying out the new Tide. Target sells the 60 load bottle for $11.99 and all of the ones I have seen have a $2 coupon attached to it. It may seem like a hefty price tag for detergent, but it really is worth the money if it can extend the life of our running clothes and you don't smell like a sweaty, gross mess!
**I was not compensated at all by Tide or Procter & Gambel for my review of Tide Plus Febreze. I bought the product with my own money and wanted to share my own experience with all of you.
Hope this review is helpful for all of you!
Happy Running and Happy Tuesday peeps!