5.17.2012

Smelly Runner

I run a lot. I don't sweat a lot. I am one of those people who's face gets bright red, so even when I am barely exerting myself, it looks like I am working hard. However, even though I don't sweat very much, I sure don't smell like roses! Also, I travel a lot, and when I travel, I run.

So when I was asked to try out a few products that would help me to not stink, I gladly agreed. The fact that two of them are bags, and I am the ultimate bag lady, was only a plus. (You know what I mean. You have a bag for each of the smaller items, each of those bags goes into a larger bag, which may or may not go into an even larger bag...am I the only one that does this?)

The first, the Febreeze Laundry Odor Eliminator, is a product you put in your laundry. Just a cap full is what they recommend. I think it smells good, but did not notice that it was particularly better (or worse) than my regular detergent. It did remove the smell from my running clothes, so I guess all in all, it did the job. However, I would not necessarily say that it was above and beyond what I am currently using.

Next was the Tide Odor-Absorbing Sports Bag, "so you won’t leave a trail of odors as you leave the gym or the track!" This bag is a nice size and has a drawstring top. It does keep the smell from the rest of your items and is easy to carry and is very lightweight. I actually just fold it up really tiny and then pull it out when I need it. Or it is a great place to put all your running stuff so everything is all together.

Last, but not least, in fact, this is my favorite of all three, was the Tide Odor-Absorbing Travel bag. I used it on my trip to DC and was happy about a few things. First of all, it folds up to nothing and takes up no space whatsoever when it is empty. It is also a pleasing color combination (blue with light blue dots), so that is always fun. Lastly, it does keep the odors from my dirty clothes away from the clean! I often travel with just a carry on backpack, so the size was also perfect.



These products were given to me for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Have you tried any of these? Do you use a laundry bag when you travel? What is your favorite smelling detergent?

9 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any of these but I think the sports bag might be one I need to look into for my husband...his shirts stink!

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  2. Really could have used these in Boston! My shoes got soaked on the course and wet shoes+sweaty clothes pretty much ruined my luggage. Blech.

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  3. I haven't tried any of these things! I have a plastic zipper compartment in my suitcase where I put my dirty laundry when traveling and it seems to contain the smell. ;) But I would try that final bag for trips when I travel with a different suitcase!

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  4. All of those things are new to me, too! I used to travel with a pillowcase for dirty clothes. Now, I just put them in a separate mesh compartment in my travel bag, but that does nothing for keeping the stink away from clean clothes! We've been using "free and clear" laundry products for the past few years, so my favorite smell is nothing! =)

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  5. This is good information. I might have to get one of these before my next relay race and maybe get one for all my van mates!

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  6. Haven't used these but I DEFINITELY need that Tide bag!! It blows my ziplock bag strategy out of the water!

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  7. WE need to take some of these on the Hood To Coast trip with us for all of our smelly clothes!!

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  8. That odor eliminator bag would be amazing! What a great idea!

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  9. I'm a smelly runner, too. I add some white vinegar to the rinse cycle when I wash my running clothes and it seems to get rid of any odors.

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Thanks for commenting! Any suggestions, tips or praise you have is always welcome!