24 Oct '15, 1am

Technical fabrics can trap odor, here's how to get them clean.

Technical fabrics can trap odor, here's how to get them clean.

You want your favorite pair of race-day shorts and that broken-in T-shirt that carried you to your marathon PR to last as long as possible. But you don't want to scare people off with the lasting sweaty odor that becomes entrenched in running clothes. So how do you keep them smelling fresh--and lasting longer? Jolie Kerr, an authority on all things clean and the author of My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha , shares her step-by-step approach for laundering technical clothing. Allow items to air-dry after you run in them, rather than tossing damp clothing directly into a hamper. Turn garments inside out for washing and drying. Use cold water in the wash cycle. Dry clothes on low heat to save the elastic. Hotter temperatures will shorten the life of your gear. Use less detergent in the washing machine to prevent it from building up o...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/other-gear/stop-the-stink?cid...

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