Gotta admit. When the opportunity to test Win Sports Laundry Detergent became available, I wasn’t interested at first because:
- I’m hideously picky with my laundry to the point where Bob isn’t allowed to wash my clothes.
- I have skin allery issues and can only use detergents free of dyes.
- I don’t have a major issue with stinky clothes.
- I didn’t see the point in using a separate laundry detergent for workout clothes.
After further reflection, though, I realized #3 wasn’t true. I do have stinky gear: my absolute favorite pink long-sleeve and Nike pants that are at least eight years old. I’ve worn them hundreds of times plus I’ve accidently left them in my front load washer, adding a mildew stench that never washed out.
(I might be picky with my laundry, but I’m not perfect! And p.s. I miss my top load washer.)
So when you think about it, because of my pickiness, allergy issues, stinky favorites and doubts, I was the perfect candidate to test this product.
And you know what? Dang if it didn’t COMPLETELY remove the stink from my favorite gear in one wash! Plus, I’ve also learned how it works and why it’s important to use on synthetic, wicking fabrics.
Let’s talk about the how first. Here’s the short version from the detergent bottle:
- Synthetic fabrics attract oils.
- Those oils are home to smelly bacteria.
- Win removes oil from synthetics.
- Your apparel smells like new!
For those who like more details, here’s the long version from their website:
The fundamental difference between WIN and other detergents is that WIN contains ingredients that separate the oils from the synthetic fibers. Just like pulling that static electricity balloon off the wall, WIN breaks the bond between the oil and the fibers.
Once the oils have been freed from the fibers, special detergent molecules called Surfactants go to work. Surfactants are common – all soaps contain surfactants. WIN has chosen its surfactants specifically to get the oils out of synthetics while leaving your gear functioning and feeling great. Just like you wouldn’t wash your pots and pans with shampoo or wash your hair with dish soap, we’ve chosen the right surfactants to wash synthetic clothing fibers.
Surfactants are two-sided molecules. One side is hydrophobic (repels water), so it grabs onto the oils. The other side is hydrophilic, so it grabs onto the water in the wash. When the water goes down the drain, so do the oils. And with them, the bacteria.
Because WIN removes the oils from your apparel, the wicking properties of the fabric are restored to almost brand new. Not only does your gear smell better, it works better. And because it works better and smells better, WIN users keep their gear longer.https://www.windetergent.com/pages/how-win-works
As for the why it’s important, quality workout gear is expensive because of the synthetic wicking fabrics that helps a runner stay comfortable. So it makes sense to use a detergent that will keep that technology working at an optimal level!
And about my sensitive skin, something I didn’t talk about in my review video. (Duh.) Because of my allergy issues, I was sent Win Free & Clear that has no dyes or perfumes and meets the U.S. EPA Safer Product Standards. It caused no allergy or itching issues, which was a relief! Whew!
All in all, as I mentioned in my video review, I give this product a huge thumbs up!
You can purchase this product directly from the Win Detergent website or from Amazon! (As of now, you can only get the Free and Clear version from their website. I’ll update this post when it’s available on Amazon.)
Want to get the scoop from some other awesome BibRave Pros? Here’s their blog links!
I hope you enjoyed this review for Win Sports Laundry Detergent! Thanks for reading, take care, and as always, have a joyful day!