Washing With WIN High Performance Sport Detergent

September 4, 2008

If you're like me you toss your Patagonia Capiline tee, your bike jersey and your Ibex Ridgeline Tee as well as everything else you wear for outdoor or indoor performance into the wash along with the rest of your stuff. And if you're like me most of your stuff will come out clean from dirt but often times retains a lingering odor. Those days have come to an end since I found WIN High Performance Sport Detergent. Geeze, I sound like a commercial or something. But the fact of the matter is that it really does work. I was skeptical, but anxious to give it a try as TIDE wasn't cutting it. How WIN High Performance Sport Detergent Works While I'm not one to fuss with the ins and outs of how a laundry detergent works, here is a little rundown from the source: "Part of WIN's detergent power is derived from surfactants, or surface active agents, which are organic chemicals that change the properties of water. Surfactants lower the surface tension of water, essentially making the combined suspention "wetter" so that it is less likely to stick to itself and more likely to interact with oil, grease, and dirt. Once the surfactant sticks to the dirt, the churnin in the washer pulls the dirt and surfactant off the fabric..." All of the high tech fabrics are designed to wick moisture away from the skin. Problem is, when they do that they trap dirt, oil and other stuff that then "ferments" in the fabric. (that's the simple, non chemical engineering degree way of saying what happens) WIN's oxygenated system is built with hydrogen peroxide bleach (H2O2) which is a powerful oxidizer. This kills bacteria, viruses and fungi which makes it the prefect match for attacking the embedded sweat molecules that attract bacteria. Does WIN Detergent Work? I tested my bike jersey by wearing it twice without washing before washing with WIN. Both times I put it on the lingering smell was present and the second time I wore it I about passed out. Then I washed with WIN. Putting it on the for my first ride I didn't smell a thing other than the nice spring fresh smell. Even after 40 miles of riding it didn't really smell. The second ride I did a few days later was just as long and at the end the jersey did smell, but not nearly as rank as before washing with WIN. I'm a believer! Each bottle is 21ounces and should last 15-20 small loads of small to normal loads of performance gear. Purchase: Pick up 4 21oz bottles of WIN High Performance Sport Detergent for !8.99 from

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