- My riding tops are stinking – what to wash them with?
Halo Sports Wash has worked for me, though I’m sure there’s something cheaper 😀Posted 4 years agodiscoduckMember
You can mask the smell with some Gaylord softener but as soon as they get on the skin and warm up then your nostrils will be full of the smell again,
I’m guessing you have worn them for more than 1 ride before washing, and they are man made fibre ones ?Posted 4 years ago
There isn’t a lot you can do for them I’m afraid its a problem with the fibre being man made.cbmotorsportMember
+1 for Nappysan.
However, Hydrogen peroxide put in the drum in one of those plastic balls works even better. It’s a natural bleach and kills the bacteria that causes the stink.
Available on ebay in a 5L drum for about £10, it only takes about 50ml per wash if you use the strong stuff.Posted 4 years ago
For some reason my riding tops,(mainly road ones)are stinking this year, even after washing.
Do they get to a point where they will always stink after washing?
They are washed in normal detergent stuff like, daz etc.
Any recommendations for a way of getting them back to a flowery/sunshine/fresh smell?
davePosted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscribergonetothehillsSubscriber
The two suggestions for white vinegar are spot on – just put your kit in the washing machine, 30deg (as the labels say) wash and put a regular dose of your coloured washing liquid in the ball with a splash of white vinegar. Works an absolute treat and it’s cheap / natural too.
I do this after every ride, having binned manmade fibre jerseys because of the pong. Try it – it’s basically the clear stuff from the supermarket, or you can get huge, cheap bottles of it from Chinese supermarkets. It’s also called distilled vinegar. Don’t do it was Sarsons pickling vinegar though… 😯Posted 4 years agowittonweaversMember
Bought some of the Halo Sports Wash which was on offer at Sainsbury’s. It worked a treat so thanks for the suggestion.
Before giving it a try, I emailed Intrepid Apparel who I had bought the jersey from (it was the only one that really stunk). I asked them if they had any suggestions of their own and this is what i got back…
Unfortunately I’ve never come across this problem before.
I have been riding in my jersey for 2 years and yes its not new fresh but there is no offending smell.
I suggest no onions and garlic the night before a ride.
Top service!Posted 4 years ago
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