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  • Jamie
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    Really? That’s a bit rubbish. I think they were the last supermarket left to sell it. Luckily I have 4 in cupboard, so have backup supplies.

    Wiggle is the next option, but OOS till September.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/halo-proactive-sports-wash-laundry-detergent-1-litre/

    Edit: It’s still on the Sainsbury’s website, you sure they are not just out of stock?

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Soap flakes from Boots?

    Works for me.

    FunkyDunc
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    Eh, Persil works for me, but perhaps I’m not living the washing powder dream

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    What size box?

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Anyone know where else we can get it from?

    Jamie
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    Eh, Persil works for me, but perhaps I’m not living the washing powder dream

    Who let the luddite in here? Shouldn’t you be smashing up some looms, and chasing photographers for stealing your soul?

    dan1980
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    Larger tescos sell dripak liquid soap flakes which work well

    zelak999
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    Seriously???

    thepodge
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    Tesco also do their own brand sports wash. However I must stink as neither seem to make much difference to my wash

    Jamie
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    Seriously???

    Deadly.

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    That’s what the wife was told earlier today by customer service in the store

    FunkyDunc
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    Ok educate me, what does this wonderful ‘sports’ product do that other washing powders can not do?

    Edric 64
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    I have always used soapflakes to wash technical kit before reproofing

    DrP
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    I just rub a handful of Lye powder over and around my nether regions for that sparkling finish the laydeez love…

    DrP

    Jamie
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    Ok educate me, what does this wonderful ‘sports’ product do that other washing powders can not do?

    Personally? It makes me faster.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Basically, kills the bugs that makes it stink. Seems to work and I like the smell of it.

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    Just had a call back from Sainsbury’s customer service team.

    Seems it was discontinued on the 3rd August. If they get enough interest, they may bring it back. So, for those who are interested, give them a bell on 0800 636262 and ask them to put in a product request.

    Bit of a first world problem I know but I like the stuff and I know others do.

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    £2.60 for 500g

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Doesn’t Napisan bleach the colour out? I bought some a while back but haven’t had the guts to use it yet.

    Jamie
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    £2.50 for 800g in Tesco…

    Edit:

    Doesn’t Napisan bleach the colour out? I bought some a while back but haven’t had the guts to use it yet.

    😯

    Anyway, I am ok for this year, as Halo rich at the moment.

    Gary_M
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    Spray smelly tops with white vinegar, leave for about 30 mins then wash with soap flakes/napisan/halo. No more sweaty smell.

    Halo is easier to use as no mixing required.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    £2.50 for 800g in Tesco…

    Barginz. (Mine was the price from Wilko – first hit on Google – no idea where the missus actually buys it from as laundry and shopping is quite clearly woman’s work) 😉

    Doesn’t Napisan bleach the colour out?

    Been fine on all my stuff so far – black endura baggies and bib shorts, various dhb lycra, gore tops, helmet pads, gloves etc all fine.

    montarius
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    Upsetting news. I stocked up when I saw it in Sainsbury’s as the price was much better than Wiggle, only 1/4 of a bottle left. Might have to use the rest of the bottle every other wash.

    Will have to try that Napisan stuff..

    thepodge
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    I’ve read vinegar is a good alternative but only on 100% cotton as it eats plastic so not sure how well it’ll work on sports clothes

    julesf7
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    Would love to use Halo but it claims not to be suitable for houses with septic tanks due to the anti-biological efficiency. Does anyone have a recommendation for an alternative, or has experienced using Halo with a septic tank and found it doesn’t knock it out?

    Gary_M
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    I’ve read vinegar is a good alternative but only on 100% cotton as it eats plastic so not sure how well it’ll work on sports clothes

    Works fine on lycra and merino.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for an alternative

    As above, soap flakes or napisan.

    montarius
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    Just got back from a trip to Sainsburys. They had 4 left on the shelf, now I have 4 left on my shelf 🙂

    Worth checking your local stores and stock up before they sell out.

    FunkyDunc
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    What’s wrong with biological Persil etc?

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    Bio makes me itchy.

    crikey
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    So now we need special washing liquid for our sports clothing, because we sweat in a special way when doing our special activity?

    FFS…

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    crikey – Member

    So now we need special washing liquid for our sports clothing, because we sweat in a special way when doing our special activity?

    FFS…

    No, we just need detergent free soap for breathable stuff. 🙂

    crikey
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    No, we just need detergent free soap for breathable stuff

    .

    So that would be soap then?
    Like the soap flakes my granny used to buy, or the liquid soap that I buy?

    I know it isn’t branded as a ‘sports wash’, but still…

    FFS again.

    Cycling isn’t the new golf anymore, we’re way past that comparison.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    So that would be soap then?
    Like the soap flakes my granny used to buy, or the liquid soap that I buy?

    Napisan is what granny used to buy to get the lingering smells and poo stains out of cloth nappies and baby clothes.

    It works very well at removing sweaty smells from cycling gear by killing all the smell-producing bugs.

    Don’t see what the issue is frankly?

    crikey
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    The issue for me is that you are being sold something which taps into that whole ‘you are a sportsman, different to the every day folk, so buy this special washing liquid for your special clothes’.

    As you and I have said, there are cheaper, as effective yet much less glamorous alternatives available.

    I despair at the way the heavy hand of the marketing department seems to be turning my world into shit.

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    So that would be soap then?
    Like the soap flakes my granny used to buy, or the liquid soap that I buy?

    Yep. 😀

    I use this stuff –

    Just like yer gran.

    It’s exactly the same as all the other stuff, including the liquid soap you buy, but cheaper.

    I despair at the way the heavy hand of the marketing department seems to be turning my world into shit.

    Be careful, you appear to be turning into me. 😀
    You’ll have people accusing your wife of adultery on wheel size threads before you know it. 🙂

    Seriously, this sports wash stuff is money for old rope.
    It’s madness.
    I can’t believe that people actually fall for it.

    crikey
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    The world is changing and not for the better, and this is a good example of why. We are being asked to pay more money for something with no added value, being duped by ‘science’, being marketed at, by people who know that they are selling a basic product at an inflated price and that it will sell because it taps into the zeitgeist, it affirms a difference, it bolsters an ego, it makes a difference where none exists.

    Hate it, hate where we are headed, hate what we will become, hate the way the price of things is so devolved from their actual value.

    Getting old, my sight is less good than it was, but some things become much clearer…

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    Hang on for a bit, someone will be along to call you paranoid and tell you that you’re not contributing to the capitalist dream.
    🙂
    Just throw peanuts from the cheap seats.
    They HATE that. 😀

    neninja
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    Spoken by people who have clearly never used the product.

    My synthetic sports gear gets smelly and some t-shirts develop a smell that seems to arrive when you get sweaty. After using Halo, no more bad smelling kit and you use stuff a couple of times before needing to wash it again.

    So forget the anticapitalist rubbish. It’s a product that works and some of us are happy to pay for. It cost no more than most other wash liquids anyway.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    The world is changing and not for the better, and this is a good example of why. We are being asked to pay more money for something with no added value

    Have you actually tried Halo? I haven’t.

    It may well be better than soap flakes and/or Napisan.
    It seems pretty popular. I like to think I’d give it a try before dismissing everyone that uses it as gullible idiots.

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