Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WIN Detergent Review and GIVEAWAY

Ok I have a gross Workout Wednesday confession for you today. Sometimes I wait a long time to wash my workout clothes. And this isn't because I'm a dainty flower whose sweat smells like roses. Nope, it's due to pure laziness, and my laundry gets pretty stinky.

Case in point: I somehow "didn't have time" to wash my 5 yoga classes and 3 lifts worth of workout clothes, towels. etc. before I left for Thanksgiving. So you can imagine how great this pile smelled when it welcomed me home last week, especially once I added the workout clothes I wore on my trip and then stuffed into an airtight plastic bag.



Thankfully, I could play this off as an attempt to create the perfect conditions to test out a new product I received for review as a Sweat Pink Ambassador: WIN Detergent.



Disclosure: I was provided this product free of charge for review. I was not compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are all my own. Obvs :)

According to the company's science page, WIN Detergent is "specially formulated to get persistent, sweaty smells out of the synthetic materials used in today’s workout apparel. Apparently, while these materials are really good at wicking away moisture, they are also good at holding on to oils. This means that fancy fitness clothes are actually MORE prone to smelling bad, which is MESSED UP because you get the most sweaty and stinky in them!

Luckily, WIN is supposed to be optimized to break down the bonds that are trapping smelly oils to your clothes. WIN comes in both a blue-capped regular/lightly scented version as well as a dye-free, fragrance free GREEN version.

I tried out the regular version on the above terrible pile of clothes, and I'm happy to report that it really worked! All of my clothes came out sans that slightly suspect "ok I know I washed this but I also know this was really smelly not to long ago smell". If you ever wait more than a couple days to do laundry you probably know what I'm talking about. At least I hope you do. The GREEN version also removed any bad odors from my clothes, although I liked the very light, clean scent of the regular version.

The only thing I didn't like was the cap situation. The WIN bottles come with a small cap for sealing and another cap for measuring, with each regular load taking two cap-fulls. For some reason, I could not keep from getting detergent all over the bottle, although this could be a personal problem.



So what's the final verdict?

I really like WIN Detergent! It made my smelliest workout gear as fresh as new, and I particularly liked the regular scent. I'd also highly recommend the GREEN version to anyone with fragrance/dye allergies or super sensitive skin.




To learn more about WIN Detergent, visit their website and check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ALSO, one lucky reader will win TWO full bottles of WIN detergent, one regular and one green! How awesome is that?? Oh and just in case you don’t win, you can also use the coupon code WINGIVE1 for $1 off a bottle of WIN here through December 15.


To enter the giveaway, please follow the Rafflecoptor instructions below:


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Diatta Harris | Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons | The Frugal Exerciser.

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32 comments:

  1. Nice - I've never used "sports detergent' before. Just my regular ole stuff. So far its been ok!

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    1. Yea I usually use the cheapest regular detergent, but this was a nice upgrade :)

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  2. Clint could use this when he's washing jerseys for his WHOLE TEAM. :) It's 'tinky, as I like to say to Walden. Hehe.

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    1. Haha yes knowing how much those boys sweat you need this!

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  3. This actually sounds like a great product! That's the thing I hate about tech fabric..hard to get the smells out! I will definitely sign up for the giveaway! #wowlinkup

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  4. I've used WIN regular before and would prefer no scent, so I'll have to check out the green version. And all of my detergents look like yours LOL. #wowlinkup

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    1. Oh haha thanks glad to know it's not just me!

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  5. I usually just use regular Tide for my workout clothes, but I'd be interested to see how WIN works!

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    1. Definitely recommend checking it out!

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  6. Right now I use tide sport but I'd love to try this!

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    1. Ooh I've never tried Tide Sport. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  7. so far, Tide has been the best...I would love another option though.

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    1. Hope you get to try it out, fellow Amanda :)

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  8. Oh man, I hope I win this!!! I could really use this on not only my stinky sweaty clothes, but my husbands!!! LOL - his would be the true test - I have yet to find anything that removes his awful odor out of his hockey and soccer clothes =/

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    1. I know, what is it about man sweat? Hehe good luck on the giveaway!

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  9. I've used my regular detergent to get rid of stinky clothes. But this would be nice to try. #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks for stopping by from the linkup :)

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  10. I loved this detergent, and had the same issue with the cap! To fix it, I just rinsed the cap under the water that was running for the load. No more mess! #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks for the tip Alexis! My current laundry situation makes it unlikely that my lazy self will walk over to the sink to put it in practice but good to know lol :)

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  11. The worst clothing we wash twice.

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    1. Oh man! Would be awesome if this detergent would let you only wash them once!

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  12. In the past, I was washing my husband's using fabric softener or washing the clothes twice or sometimes soaking first 10-15 minutes. I now use Tide with bleach and a cup of regular white vinegar. This seems to remove most of the smell. I would be interested in trying WIN and having to use only one product.

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    1. Oh man that's a lot of steps! Good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  13. Dr. Bronner's castile soap. I just add a tiny amount to our laundry detergent. I would love to try WIN as I've heard great things about it! #wowlinkup

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    1. Ooh I've never tried Dr. Bronner's but I've heard lots of good things. Good luck!

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  14. I use WIN Detergent for stinky clothes. I want some more so I am entering your giveaway. #wowlinkup

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    1. Thanks for entering and good luck Diatta!

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  15. I usually use Tide Sport detergent. I'd love to try something new, though!

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