How much should I wash my wool thermals?
January 5, 2013 9:44 AM Subscribe
How can I minimize the number of wool thermals I need for everyday use in the cold, and for exercise out in the cold?
posted by garlic to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So I know that wool or synthetics (never cotton) is what I want for any sort of exercise where I might get wet and want to stay warm and not get killed. But it's pricey to get some of this stuff, so I don't want to buy more than I need. Some of the labelling or packaging on the clothes I've been getting say things about odor resistant or not being stinky or something similar. What is this really trying to say -- is it talking about wool smelling like wool when it's wet, or is it talking about potentially wearing it multiple times between washes because sweat isn't going to smell in it?
Also in general, how many times do you wear thermals between washes if you have underclothes under them? When does it make sense to throw them in the not too dirty to rewear pile instead of the dirty laundry pile?