how do i keep my workout pants from getting so stinky?
March 15, 2007 10:25 AM Subscribe
What can I do to keep my workout pants from getting so stinky so fast?
posted by nevers to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I train for 3 hours a day, several days a week, with a bunch of other hard-working, sweaty women. Underarm deodorant keeps my tank tops from smelling at all, but my pants -- ugh. There must be some way to avoid having to wash them constantly. More data and ideas:
--I don't have a problem with everyday pants, and I don't have any itchiness or other issues, so I think I'm normal and healthy.
--Underarm deodorant is so effective; is there any kind of "feminine" deodorant that's unscented and not messy and not bad for your body?
--Spraying the enzyme-based Nature's Miracle on my pants works pretty well on cotton pants, but does nothing at all on the synthethic ones (which are the ones that are supposed to be all fancy and wicking and great for working out).
--After a washing the pants are fine. It's not that I can't de-stinkify them, but that I'd love it if I could wear them more than once between washings. Or, at least, if I could wear the same pants for both morning and evening training on days with that kind of schedule.