I’ve been having an issue with smelly laundry after washing it, and I’ve been looking for something to remove the smell from workout clothes. It’s mostly the “Dri-FIT” type of athletic shirts that seem to hold in every odor that’s attached to them no matter how long I wash them or how much soap I put in the washer.
Needing to find something to remove odor workout clothes tend to retain, I decided to try the product shown above called OdorKlenz Sport Laundry Additive, and write a review of my findings.
First off, here's what the company lists as the main benefits of the product and some details about how it works:
Optimized to neutralize and remove sweat & body odors from workout clothes that normal detergent leave behind
Fragrance-Free & Nontoxic
Safe to use on Dri-Fit clothing
REMOVES Odors AT THE SOURCE
OdorKlenz Sports Laundry Additive
The Sports Laundry Additive is your first defense against odors. Sports apparel is notorious for retaining pungent sweat-inducing bacteria. The fibers that are most commonly found in sports jerseys, DRI fit, and polyester yoga pants (yes, even when you wear yoga pants, but may not actually “yoga” in them. They still collect the stink. The sports laundry additive is formulated with the revolutionary OdorKlenz technology to remove and neutralize odors from their source. The laundry additive is gentle enough for all sporting fabric. The laundry additive does not contain harsh chemicals, bleach, or overpowering fragrances.
How to remove smell from workout clothes
There were several items of clothing in my dirty laundry that were sports-type clothes including shirts my sons wore to football and baseball practice. There were also workout clothes from all of us in there.
I filled the washing machine about half way to the top with clothes and then allowed the washer to partially fill with cold water. I then put in two Tide Pods and added 1/2 cup of the OdorKlenz. Then the rest of the clothes went in and the washer was 3/4 full, which is the size load that I normally do.
The instructions say to put water and detergent in first if you’re using a top load washer, but I decided to put some of the clothes in before the water and detergent. I also let the clothes go through a soak cycle, which on my machine allows them to soak for a while before the wash cycle starts. At this point, I was ready to get rid of the mildew smell clothes hold in them.
When the load was finished, I put the clothes in the dryer for about 10 minutes and then took out the items that I like to hang to avoid shrinkage. I then restarted the dryer for the remaining clothes.
Three hours later when everything was dry on the racks I checked on all of the clothes. I was pleasantly surprised that all of the clothes had no sweat smell or sour odor at all. They just smelled clean. There was no perfumy smell of the detergent, as the OdorKlenz neutralized the Tide scent as well, which I have learned is a normal feature of the product. I’m very pleased with the outcome because at times I’ve had to wash things twice to get the smell out, and these clothes came out smelling very fresh.
Overall, I would give OdorKlenz a 5-star rating based on the price and the results. Their main sales pitch is that their product is able to get the odor out of workout clothes and it lived up to the claim. The bottle I have is $14.99 for 15 loads which is about average for this type of product. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who has stinky kid athletes whose clothes are hard to get clean. It is the best thing I have found so far to get smells out of laundry.