Is my tech running shirt too smelly to save?
September 13, 2010 10:02 AM Subscribe
My usual method of de-stinking my tech running shirt isn't working. What have you found works?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using Penguin tech wash on my tech shirts and have been happy with the results until recently. I'm not sure if it's because I've been going on longer runs, but my shirts still smell after my usual washing routine, which is:
- place shirt in sink (inside out) with 1/2 bottle cap or so of tech wash and cold water;
- agitate two or three times during a 30 minutes period;
- rinse twice and dry on clothes rack outside.
The running shirt is New Balance, bought about 3 or 4 months ago. (I have other tech shirts that I wear in rotation.)
Is there some other tech wash or method I can try to remove the odor from my running shirts? What have you found works well at removing the b.o. on your tech shirts? Or is the life of a running shirt limited and once they get The Stink, it's time to get another one? I would like to hear from runners who wear tech shirts.
Bonus points if the tech wash is inexpensive.
(If it's relevant: I usually run three times a week and I hang up my running clothes to air out immediately after I get home, washing them later that day or the next day.)