- Why Non-Bio Detergent for Cycling Clothes?
thered – Member
non-bio is iirc supposed to irritate sensitive skin less
This. Especially an issue where the material is in contact with sweaty skin.
So far, I’ve found Persil to be OK (so I tend to stick with it), Ariel not OK.
J0N – Member
Non-Bio for laminated waterproof materials. Maybe just carrys over to all purposeful clothing.
Waterproof clothing should be washed in soap, not a detergent. The latter strips the outer of any water repellency, causes the material to load up with water and limits breathability.Posted 7 years agopopartpoemMember
The issue with fabric conditioner is that it interfere’s with the wicking properties of the material.
As for non-bio … Bio detergents shouldn’t be used on garments with taped seams (waterproof stuff) as it can affect the glues that are used to attach the tapes, which then let in water.Posted 7 years agoD0NKSubscriber
sposed to use soap flakes for proofed stuff, buggered if I know where you can buy them tho – I normally ask my mum to procure some for me.
bio was recommended to me by LBS owner for stuff that starts getting a bit whiffy so presumably it’s ok for base layers and that.Posted 7 years agosokSubscriber
As a girl I feel completely comfortable discussing clothes washing products on a mountain bike forum….
I normally use regular non-bio but when stuff gets really stinky this seems to work really well http://www.wiggle.co.uk/assos-active-wear-cleanserPosted 7 years ago
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