I tried Sweat X detergent-- Here's how it went

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I run and train in Texas. That means it’s hot about 90 percent of the time. Lately, mercifully, it’s been cool, even cold, some days!

But all this means that when you run in Texas, you’re going to sweat.

A lot.

I usually try to do a load of my workout clothes every three or four days for obvious reasons, but I’ve never been really thrilled with how “clean” my workout clothes came out.

I put them all in a separate load. I air-dry everything. It’s a process. My husband knows that laundering my workout clothes requires the utmost care. There may have been some yelling early on in our marriage for DRYING MY BROOKS SHORTS!

That’s why I was pumped to try Sweat X sports detergent. I felt like my careful washing routine for my workout gear needed a specialty detergent— and not just the stuff I was using to wash my towels.

Sweat X Sport isn’t regular detergent. It’s specially formulated to get out both tough stains and awful odors. Its tiny molecules, its own NANOVASIVE™ technology, lift out and remove embedded sweat and odors. Best of all, it is non-toxic and safe to use on all types of fabric and in all types of washing machines, even high-efficiency machines.

So how did it handle my Texas clothes?

Using Sweat X

I had a few days worth of running clothes and then I ran this weekend and my easy 4-miler turned into a torrential downpour. My clothes, my running jacket, my favorite running cap, all soaked. There was no way this could wait, so I popped a load in the washer.

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I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when I read the directions. A single ounce is all that’s needed to tackle a load. That’s it.

When I went to take out the laundry later, I knew something was different about this little grey bottle.

My clothes smelled amazing!

They’ve never smelled amazing. Sometimes I’ve thrown them in the dryer on air dry with a scented dryer sheet just hoping that they come out smelling a little fresher.

No need for that here.


I found myself smelling each piece as I folded it— even my socks. Yes, I was sitting on the couch, watching The Crown and smelling my technical, running socks fresh from the laundry.

Using the Odor Eliminator spray

I do a lot of my training runs at nearby parks and trails, and when I’m finished, I like to swing by Starbucks or the grocery store for a quick treat. I’ve always been wary of how I smell post-run when I walk into these places. I usually carry an extra jacket that I can pull on so I can walk into those places and not feel like Pig-Pen.

This week, I got to try out Sweat X’s Odor Eliminator spray. It is exactly what I’ve been looking for in these situations. It’s geared toward spraying on equipment (so planning on trying it on my shoes and cap), but I found that a light spritz was all I needed to hold me over until I could get home and properly wash my clothes— with Sweat X detergent of course!

Give it a try

Curious to see if Sweat X stacks up to your running gear? Use the discount code “BibRave15” for 15 percent off your order at Sweat X Sport.

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On Tuesday, me and some other BibRave Pros will be taking to Twitter for our weekly #BibChat to talk some more about Sweat X. That starts Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. CT. Join us!

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