Disclaimer: I received Sweat X Sport Xtreme Sportswear Detergent (45 fl. oz.) and Sweat X Xtreme Odor Eliminator spray (8 fl. oz.) 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!
Have you ever had running clothes that still kind of stunk even after you washed them? I’m someone who has a very difficult time parting with race shirts, so I have A LOT of old shirts.
Unfortunately, getting stinky and sweaty comes with the territory when it comes to running — particularly in the summer, when even just walking outside can get sweating started, let alone running. But even in the winter, my clothes don’t smell good post-run.
I got to test two Sweat X Sport products as a BibRave Pro — the Xtreme Sportswear Detergent and the Xtreme Odor Eliminator.
Sweat X Sport Xtreme Sportswear Detergent
I have been using Sweat X Sport Xtreme Sportswear Detergent on my running loads of clothes. Yep, I have entire loads of clothes that I basically dedicate to running stuff. I also throw in T-shirts, hoodies and things like that.
Because I run so often — when I received the Sweat X Sport at the end of December, I was about to finish a run streak — these running loads of laundry are also my most common.
“Sweat X is a specially formulated, high performance laundry cleaning system that is uniquely designed to lift and remove embedded foul odors and the toughest stains from all fabrics,” the Sweat X website states.
It’s non-toxic and biodegradable (as is the odor spray I discuss below) and can be used on any fabric. I’ve been using it for all my running-related loads, which I would say is max two per week. I received it in late December, and I still have a lot remaining.
I was impressed that a small capful is all that’s needed. There were times I used two because that’s an option — “for large or heavily soiled loads,” according to the bottle — but I didn’t notice my clothes being any less clean with the one capful.
The bottle I received can be used for 45 loads, which I estimate will last me about four months. However, I actually already ordered another bottle because I wanted to use the BibRave discount code (keep reading!).
It seemed to keep my clothes fresh, and I’m thinking if my clothes from now on were only washed with Sweat X, that would really help prevent odors from sticking in the fabrics.
To add to one of my recent loads, I went through the place where I store my running short-sleeve shirts and tanks — yep, I have a running-related dresser, too — and picked out some of the oldest shirts and the tanks I wore during sweaty summer days. I tried to smell deeply before and after, and it was difficult to do a precise comparison, but it definitely didn’t smell bad after using Sweat X. I’m excited to continue using it on my clothing, and I might even expand to using it on other types of clothing, as well.
I think the price of $19.99 is very reasonable. Head to https://sweatxsport.com/shop/ and use code “BibRave15” to save 15 percent and bring the price down to $16.99.
Sweat X Sport Xtreme Odor Eliminator
I had fun finding new things to freshen with the Sweat X Xtreme Odor Eliminator spray. I didn’t order more of this only because I think it will last me a while — it doesn’t take much.
One item I thought of early on for the spray was my Noxgear Tracer360 light-up vest. I’ve had this for over a year, but I hadn’t washed it prior to receiving the spray because it has batteries and lights. Although I never really noticed a stink, I did notice the fresh smell it had after I sprayed it with Sweat X Sport Xtreme Odor Eliminator.
I also used the spray on two pairs of running shoes, both older shoes and newer shoes — in the case of the newer shoes, I hope to proactively prevent stench.
Later, I used the spray on stinky running clothes when I traveled for a weekend. I didn’t use enough spray to completely get the stink out of the clothes, but it made the smell more bearable. Of course, the clothes needed to be washed once I returned home.
On a run with a friend this week, I was talking about Sweat X and from talking with her, I got the idea to try it on a bike helmet. That’s something else I’ve never washed — and had never thought to wash! I hadn’t cycled in a while, but I still gave it a spray — along with the seat of the bike and the handles, because why not?
I also used the spray on the driver’s seat of my car. There are probably so many germs that have made their way onto that seat because I always end up sitting on it after running, unless I run from my house, and it’s fabric — not leather. I should bring a towel or get a seat cover or something, but I haven’t, and I appreciated the impact of the Sweat X Sport spray there.
The spray is $12.99, which I also think is a reasonable price. Head to https://sweatxsport.com/shop/ and use code “BibRave15” to save 15 percent and bring the price down to $11.04.
Along with another bottle of detergent, I also decided to buy the Sweat X Sport Xtreme Stain Remover Spray. I really got this not because of running but because I tend to spill somewhat often. Since the Sweat X products I tested were high-quality, I assume that will be as well. That retails for $9.99 — $8.49 with the BibRave discount.
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