How to get the sweat smell out of workout clothes - the ultimate guide
We've all been there: that dreaded moment when you reach for your favorite workout clothes, only to find they still smell funky from your last gym session–even after washing and drying. Sometimes it feels like no matter how many times you wash those gym clothes, or how much fabric softener you use, that funky smell just won't go away. You're not alone, and we're here to help!
Sweat and stinky workout clothes are a common problem and traditional cleaning methods might not be enough. That’s why VERZUS ALL is here with tips on cleaning your gym clothes to remove existing B.O., and prevent it in the future. Plus, see how VERZUS ALL tackles the problem of stinky workout clothes with our innovative PROTX2® technology: the ultimate anti-stink, anti-B.O., and anti-B.S. workout gear at the next level of comfort and confidence.
Why Traditional Cleaning Methods Might Not Be Enough
When we exercise, we sweat. And sweat, combined with the normal bacteria present on our skin, can create a potent funk in our workout clothes. Unfortunately, these smells can be challenging to remove because workout clothes are often made from synthetic materials that are perfect environments for odor-causing bacteria. Typically, washing with detergent doesn't kill these bacteria, leaving your gym clothes smelly even after a thorough wash.
Why do my workout clothes smell worse after I get home from the gym?
It’s normal to smell a little funky after a workout, however - after a hard workout, we often toss our sweaty workout clothes into a cool, dark place (gym bags, lockers, laundry baskets) while they’re still wet with sweat. This creates a perfect breeding ground for B.O. bacteria and amplifies the funk to epic proportions. You can slow this bacterial growth process down by letting your gym clothes dry completely before packing them away.
Tips on Cleaning Gym Clothes Effectively
If you’ve ever thrown a load of freshly-washed workout clothes into the dryer, only to take them out and find that they still smell like last week’s sweat session, then you know just how hard it can be to get rid of unwanted odors in workout clothes. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but we don’t always have the luxury of stopping stank before it starts. So here are some things you can try at home to remove the sweat smell from your workout gear.
Wash your gym clothes in cold water with mild detergents. Hot water can further set in smells and damage the fabric, so always use cold water when washing your workout clothes. Mild detergents are also less harsh on the fabric and can help preserve the clothes' integrity.
Add baking soda or vinegar while washing. Adding a cup of white distilled vinegar (in place of fabric softener) or half a cup of baking soda can help neutralize sweat odors and remove any lingering bacteria.
Air-dry your workout clothes. One of the best ways to get rid of sweat smell is by allowing your clothes to dry out thoroughly before throwing them in a hamper. Hang up your gym clothes on a rack or hang them outside and let the fresh air naturally deodorize them, especially if you have an outdoor clothesline with access to direct sunlight. They say sunlight is the best disinfectant, and it’s true! Sunlight contains a spectrum of UV rays called UV-C, which neutralizes viruses & bacteria by breaking down their genetic material, making it impossible to replicate themselves. To remove stubborn stink from gym clothes, hang them in direct sunlight for a few hours.
Avoid the dryer. Contrary to what you might think, a hot dryer doesn’t always reduce odors in gym clothes. High heat breaks down the fabric and makes it less effective at wicking away sweat. And the heat from tumble dryers can also drive bacteria deeper into the fibers, making them even harder to eliminate. Instead, hang your gym clothes to dry in a well-ventilated area
Store workout clothes properly. Avoid stuffing your gym clothes in a damp gym bag between workouts. Instead, let them breathe in a well-ventilated space or hang them up to dry before storing them.
Stop stink before it starts with VERZUS ALL & PROTX2®
If you want to take odor protection to the next level, consider investing in gym apparel with VERZUS ALL's PROTX2® technology. This cutting-edge innovation stops odor-causing microbes in their tracks, so you can work out more and wash less.
But what sets VERZUS ALL apart from other anti-odor gym clothes is its environmentally friendly approach. PROTX2® technology doesn't rely on silver or copper fibers, which can harm the environment. Instead, it uses a unique and eco-friendly approach to keep your gym clothes smelling fresh and clean.
Benefits of Using VERZUS PROTX2® Anti-Odor Gym Clothes
Switching to VERZUS ALL's innovative gym apparel can benefit you in several ways:
Save time and money. With odor-fighting technology built into the fabric, you'll need to wash your gym clothes less often, saving you time, effort, and money. By eliminating the need for daily wash cycles, we help you save precious resources, which preserves the environment (and your wallet). Washing less makes your workout clothes last longer, which reduces waste and contributes to a low-carbon footprint.
Make your gym clothes last longer. The eco-friendly PROTX2® technology helps preserve your gym clothes' integrity, so they'll last longer and look better for years to come. By reducing the number of washes between workouts, you’ll save time, money, and headaches from the very first wear.
Show your commitment to the environment. VERZUS ALL PROTX2® fights odors, without the environment-harming silver or copper threads found in other anti-odor tech. Our anti-odor gym clothes are designed for a wash-less lifestyle, which reduces the use of electricity, water, and other resources. When you choose VERZUS ALL's anti-odor gym apparel, you're sending a message that you care about the environment and are willing to make small changes in your lifestyle to help protect it.
Look great, smell better. VERZUS ALL anti-odor workout shirts are a stylish, trendy addition to any wardrobe, but especially for people who sweat for a living. Whether you break a sweat on your morning commute, or you work in construction, restaurants, or outdoor trades, no one wants to smell like sweat. Our anti-odor technology will have you looking great and smelling better, even after an all-day sweat-a-thon. With anti-odor technology built into the fabric, you'll look great and feel even better knowing your clothes smell fresh all day.
Say goodbye to smelly workout clothes and hello to VERZUS ALL
So, why wait? Say goodbye to smelly work-outs and hello to freshness with VERZUS ALL's PROTX2® technology. With its helpful odor-fighting features and eco-friendly approach, you'll be able to enjoy sweat-free workouts knowing that you're also helping the environment. So what are you waiting for? Check out VERZUS ALL today