Much of our favorite riding apparel and activewear is made from polyester, a fabric known for developing odor over time.. or even a single-use. If not addressed, these odors can be difficult to remove.
Active Detergent developed their formula to break down the bacterial that causes odor, and best of all does it in with an environmentally friendly formula specifically designed for laundering active wear.
Using an organic, plant-based enzyme formula, Active Detergent is hypoallergenic and doesn’t have any artificial fragrances.
Features (via Active Detergent)
- Size: 48oz bag
- One bag is good for 90 loads of laundry
- Organic, non-toxic hypoallergenic
Active Detergent the enzymes are designed to break down and dissolve trapped oil, sweat, and bacteria.
Washing riding apparel
In order to avoid damaging your gear, machine washing on the delicate setting is recommended, as is using cold water. (The downside is cold water doesn’t do as well with breaking down bacteria) After running the washer, remember to pull it out as quickly as possible; forgetting wet riding gear in the washer can contribute to odor, or in a worst-case scenario a moldy smell that can be difficult to remove.
We hang dry all our riding gear, unless we’re in a run and planning to wear it. In this case we’ll put it in the dryer in the no heat setting.
Even the best detergent needs help at times; if a top is particularly sticky – usually if an item has been worn multiple times – soaking it for a while helps quite a bit in the process. These days, I try to wear a base layer for a single use before tossing it in the laundry basket, otherwise breaking down the bacteria and getting the odor out can be more of a challenge.
With so much of our lifestyle centered around poly-based performance clothing, a detergent specifically for this application is practically a requirement. In use, Active Wear Laundry Detergent performs as promised – gets our gear clean and odor-free. A 40oz bag of detergent runs about $20, and should cover up to 90 loads of laundry.
Learn more at ActiveDetergent.com or help support the site by ordering Active Wear Laundry Detergent at Amazon.com.