2014 Gear Of The Year: Nathan Sport Wash
We go out and spend a ton of money on technical clothing, whether the purpose is for camping, hiking or biking. We want our clothes to function as they claim. No one wants to be the smelly kid. We need that gear to stretch, breath, wick away moisture and keep us warm. We buy technical clothing for its claim that it won’t stink, but we’ve found that’s not always case.
These expensive clothes start to smell because we are actually working up a good sweat, just like they intended. So why does that nasty smell not come out with routine washing and drying methods you are used to? Let us drop some knowledge on you. It comes down to the ingredients in the laundry soap you are using. Traditional laundry soap uses fragrances and perfumes that actually leave a film or residue on your clothes. This residue is great way to leave normal clothes smelling nice, but it actually traps bacteria in. Trapping bacteria on your fabrics is what cause the lingering funky smell we all hate.
This is where Nathan’s Sport Wash steps in to succeed where others fall short. How does this sport wash miraculously get the stink out? They simply take out the ingredients that trap odor in and replace them with vegetable base and biodegradable ingredients. We’d love to meet the scientist who figured that out. Nathans Sport Wash is a little more expensive than traditional laundry soap, but you should be using premium laundry soap on your premium technical clothing. The best thing about using this sports wash is bringing back the like-new functionality of your favorite technical pieces of clothing!