Saturday, May 11, 2019

Stayin' Fresh with Win!

Disclaimer: I received a bottle of Win Detergent to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!


When you think about what it takes to run on any given day, with consistency, there are several things that probably come to mind. For me, that is planning so that I always have a change of clothes and my running shoes after work. Once I get home, it's all over.

I rely on my running clothes, use them heavily and wash them often. I have an interest in keeping them in good shape for as long as possible. Win specifically targets synthetic materials, like the ones we use in running. The oils aren't released from the material in quite the same way as a cotton shirt and the outcome is that your athletic wear doesn't return to its original state.

Does it work? 

Test 1: I saved my running clothes and literally had nothing more to wear so I loaded up my washer and used Win as instructed on the bottle. I was surprised at the size of the cup I was supposed to use to clean my clothes. I was initially skeptical, however, it came out smelling so wonderfully fresh. It looked and smelled ready for action. I hung up one of my sweaty shirts after a run and gave it the smell test the next day. Even after putting a workout in, my shirt still smelled fresh. SOLD!
Test 2: I'm dealing with my kid's laundry what feels like every day and they are outside a lot with the warmer weather. Their clothes are really just as bad, if not worse, than my running attire after a hard workout. They love synthetic shirts and underwear so I automatically thought back to Win. It really did the trick on the kids clothes. There was no rewashing or anything and there have been times I have rewashed their clothing. See my video review here! 

Test 3: By this point, I'm using Win on all my running attire several times a week and had some funky running shoes that needed to be washed. I tried washing my go-to running shoes now and again, I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome they smelled after they were done. They are definitely good for some additional miles now but I didn't want to make people run away from the odor.



Bichat takeaway/tips
  1. Use hot water on your running clothes when you use Win. I always used cold water previously because I worried about everything shrinking. That really isn't an issue. 
  2. Air dry your clothes or dry on very low heat. I never dry my performance wear. In fact, I'd sooner put a damp shirt on than risk the dryer. 
If you'd like to give Win a try this is a perfect opportunity. Visit their site (www.windetergent.com) and click on the link to buy Win through Amazon. Enter "WIN4RAVE" at checkout to get 20% off any WIN Products!

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