Gear Of The Week: Vapor Fresh Sports Laundry Detergent

Vapor Fresh Sports Laundry Detergent will take the stink out of your stinkiest running clothes.

This laundry detergent and spray will help reduce the lingering stink of your running clothes.

Ever notice how some of your running clothes stink worse than others—even after you wash them? (Let’s not even talk about those runners who run in the same pair of shorts several days in a row without washing them.) Believe it or not, most common detergents aren’t necessarily aimed at removing those odors. Plus, chemically enhanced fabric softeners, optical brighteners and fragrances can leave a fine film on technical fabrics that can trap odor-causing elements and diminish moisture-wicking properties.

Vapor Fresh has been designed specifically to attack those lingering awkward smells created from sweat, bacteria, bodily oils and other organic matter produced during exercise. That’s sounds disgusting, but that’s the reason your running clothes stink. But perhaps the best aspect is that it is environmentally friendly. It’s made with biodegradable surfactants, formulated for cold-water washing and it is free of fragrances, colorants, chlorine brighteners and the toxic nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), as well as 1,4-Dioxane, a solvent known to be an irritant to the eyes.

Each 80-ounce container has enough powdered detergent for 64 full wash loads. (The spray-on Vapor Fresh Sports Cleaning Spray is also environmentally friendly and contains an organic fragrance.)

Price: $22 (A 16-oz. bottle of Vapor Fresh Sports Cleaning Spray: $12.)

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