I stink. Yep, after I run, I stink pretty bad. I’ve tried several sports detergents to get the smell out of my running clothes, but nothing has worked as good as 2Toms Stink Free Sports Detergent.
First, something you should know: I blog for 2Toms, and I also freelance write for them. They gave me Stink Free Sports Detergent to try for free.
But if I didn’t believe in it, I wouldn’t be writing about it. Their liquid Stink Free Sports Detergent comes in a 30-ounce bottle and costs $12.99 on their website HERE.
Trust me, I had my doubts. I’d been washing my running clothes with a sports detergent made by a well-known brand. I thought, for sure, this particular company had to know what it was doing. But all their sports detergent did was cover up the stink with a strong perfume. I could still smell the stink through the STRONG perfume scent. So I was actually really excited to try 2Toms’ Stink Free Sports Detergent. (I know a runner who uses the 2Toms Stink Free spray in her shoes. She swears by it. So I had high hopes for their sports detergent.)
2Toms sent me a box of 2-load samples of their sports detergent. I distributed some of them among my friends. (I like to share the love!) Here’s what 2Toms says about the Stink Free Sports Detergent:
• Safe on all high-performance fabrics and colors
• Won’t irritate skin
• Reinstates fabric performance
• Leaves clothes naturally soft and static-free
• Safe for high-efficiency washing machines
• Washes 30 loads (contains 30 loads as measured to 1/2 cap)
• Recyclable bottle
I was particularly interested in how it reinstates fabric performance. Some of my running clothes cost a lot of money — I want them to last as long as possible!
I washed my stinky running clothes in my front-load high-efficiency washer on cold, delicates (as I always do). When they were done, I smelled them while they were still wet. I could smell a very faint soap smell, but NO STINK. I was amazed. I dried my clothes fully with an unscented dryer sheet, as I always do. Afterward, I smelled them again. They smelled like…clothes? Nothing? How is it possible for clothes to smell like nothing? But I seriously could not identify any smell!
I have to say, I’m hooked on this product. That’s why I put a little picture of 2Toms Stink Free Sports Detergent on the sidebar of my blog — they are not paying me to do that. I just really believe in this product. So, next time you need sports detergent, log on to www.2toms.com and get something that really works instead of wasting your money on whatever perfumey product is on the shelf at the store. You can also go HERE to find out what locations carry 2Toms’ products — there may be some at a store near you!On a scale of roses to dog poop, how bad do you smell after you run? (I’d say I’m somewhere between catalytic converter and our kitchen garbage can.)
I might need to try some of this. I actually just noticed yesterday how some of my favorite (aka well worn) workout shirts smell disgusting in the armpits even when clean. TMI??!!!
Hmmm… I might have to try it! I am not super duper stinky (as far as I can tell…I may be immune to the stench), but my husband’s hockey stuff is NASTY. If 2Toms can get rid of THAT smell, I would be a customer for life. I tried the penguin stuff and it works better than regular detergent, but is pretty expensive. Do you think their stink-free spray works on hockey gear?? THAT stuff is bad enough to take down an elephant. I don’t even like to walk into our garage.
Lisa, the spray and the detergent are supposed to work on hockey gear!
My Nike & Under Armor stuff stinks to high heaven the minute I stop moving. I have one favorite UA shirt that I can’t wear anymore because the stink is permanent. 🙁
My lulu stuff, even if it’s sopping and I leave it in my gym bag for a week (ahem) never stinks. Don’t know why, but it never does. #fangirl #butitstrue
I bet 2Toms detergent could get the stink out. Seriuosly.