Disclaimer: I received the 2Toms Stink Free Laundry Detergent and Stink Free Shoe and Gear Spray to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve probably spent a small fortune on quality running gear. (Shhhh….don’t tell my husband!) From the leggings and shorts to the socks and sports bras, the costs can certainly add up quickly. And if I have spent good money on nice gear, you better believe that I really like it! There is no bigger disappointment than when your favorite sports bra that doesn’t chafe and fits you really well starts smelling so badly that you don’t want to use it anymore. (That...or tripping on a curb wearing your favorite Oiselle leggings and tearing a hole in the knee. THAT’S really disappointing, too!) Therefore, it’s a big priority to protect the life of my gear to keep it working for me as long as possible.
As a Bibrave Pro, I had the opportunity to test 2Toms Stink Free Sport Detergent and Stink Free Shoe and Gear Spray. This is the perfect product to test in my family because not only do I produce a ton of sweaty, stinky laundry, but my entire family of athletes does, too!
STINK FREE DETERGENT
I’m sure you must be asking yourself, “How does this detergent differ from any other detergent out there on the market?” Great question. 2Toms is different because it doesn’t have any added perfumes or odors. At first, I wasn’t sure if I liked that because I don’t mind a little “fresh scent” with my clean laundry. But the truth is, that “fresh scent” is actually just masking the odor. How do I know? Because as soon as I start sweating in a shirt or sports bra that has been infected with "THE STINK", I can smell it straight away!
Here’s what the package says about the product:
“The Stink Free Sport Detergent removes odors and stains in high performance athletic apparel and gear using a proprietary residue lifter and odor neutralizer. Stink Free Sports Detergent restores clothing performance and breathability while eliminating not masking odor.”
Now, maybe you have a detergent that already does this for you and you totally love. Ah, sure, that’s grand! But does your current sport detergent work on its own, without using a washing machine?
With 2Toms Stink Free Sport Detergent, you can treat more than just your clothes. You can wash hats, headbands, calf sleeves, arm warmers, visors, hydration packs, shoes, bags and anything else that has "THE STINK" by simply pouring a little bit into a sink or bathtub and letting your gear soak in it for a bit. I have some beloved Orange Mud Hydration packs that I love and don’t like to put into the washing machine out of sheer fear that they will be destroyed. 2Toms lets me wash out the stink without having to worry about damaging the product. LOVE IT!
STINK FREE SHOE AND GEAR SPRAY
This little bottle of magic is a game changer for anyone out there who deals with sweaty, stinky clothes and shoes post-workout. Similar to the detergent, it does not have a masking perfume smell. It simply eliminates the odors associated with "THE STINK". We have a glass entry into our house that is home to a number of shoes and sports gear that is not allowed inside the house. On a warm day, the cloud of stench that emanates from that small space might knock you off your feet! By simply giving each shoe a little spritz, I have seen an enormous difference in the smell that room used to have.
I also use this spray in my locker at college. Since retiring as a school teacher, I have decided to go back to school to become a personal trainer. I am there for long hours a few days a week, often leaving sweaty clothes in my locker until it’s time to go home. By spraying my shoes and clothes with 2Toms Stink Free Shoe and Gear Spray, I can open my locker without passing out from the smell. I have also started using it my car as my sons’ sports gear can leave it smelling spicy.
The one caveat with the spray is not to use it in any hats, helmets or head gear. It’s a different product than the detergent and there is concern about the spray causing eye irritation when you sweat.
Bottom Line - I highly recommend giving either product a try. Stink Free Sports Detergent and Stink Free Spray is safe for neoprene, cotton, Gor-Tex, and other high-perfomance materials.
Full disclosure - While the detergent eliminated the stink on my clothes in my experience, I really only had enough detergent to sample for 1 medium load of laundry and for washing my hydration pack once. I plan to purchase more of the product to continue . On the other hand, I used the spray extensively and I definitely plan on keeping that product in stock for my family!
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