Product Review: Win Detergent
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Winter running in Wisconsin means a LOT.OF.LAUNDRY. In summer, I'm washing a lot of sports bras, socks and shorts. In winter, I have long sleeves, sports bras, tights, socks, jackets, vests, reflective tops, mittens, hats, gloves, buffs, the list goes on. I also think winter clothes stink more, so I was happy to opt in to test Win detergent.
Win detergent comes in a scented as well as fragrance free variety. I opted to test the fragrance free version because I have sensitive skin and I really don't like my running clothes to smell like soap or fabric softener when I run.
Win detergent is unique in that its ingredients work to trap oils from synthetic fabrics (i.e., those fabrics that much activewear is now made with) to get rid of the bacteria that makes your clothes smell. The website has an informative, clear walk-through of specifics on how the detergent works if you are interested in more details.
I have used WIN for the last 6 weeks on all of my running clothes and love it. I haven't had any skin reactions and my clothes do not smell like anything. No floral, faux cotton smells and no stank either. I also used it to wash my daughter's smelly winter coat (seriously, that thing was RIPE). Smells perfectly clean to this day.
I usually let my clothes dry on the side of our bathtub post-run and do a big load of running clothes once a week. I wash all of my clothes in cold water and hang them dry (thus all of the drying racks in my laundry room in the photo above).
I like that Win rinses clean, isn't super sudsy, has a fragrance free option, and you only need a little bit for a large load. If you would like to try it, check out my Instagram contest to try to win a bottle ( @amyschlott ) by New Year's Eve at noon. Otherwise, you can use code RAVE4WIN to get 20% off any WIN purchase (single, 2-pack, 4-pack). This coupon code is good until 1/15/19 and one use per household.