Washing Kit

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Churchill123
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Washing Kit

Postby Churchill123 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:06 pm

Am I wrong to presume that I can wash my bibs, jersey etc just with something normal like Ariel?

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JGSI
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Re: Washing Kit

Postby JGSI » Wed Dec 12, 2012 13:04 pm

You also need a handmaiden but no softener in the wash for the bibs.. inserts and lycra dont need it anyways

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby duckson » Wed Dec 12, 2012 13:19 pm

I use liquid non-bio and no softener, dont know if this is the best way but its the way i wash my microfibres that i clean the car/bike with and they need looking after.....
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Re: Washing Kit

Postby nunowoolmez » Wed Dec 12, 2012 13:45 pm

I just normal Tesco/Sainsburys 2in1 liqui capsules that go in the machine. Wash at 30 on delicates wash. Never had any probs & kit comes out great & never suffers any.

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby Churchill123 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 13:51 pm

nunowoolmez wrote:I just normal Tesco/Sainsburys 2in1 liqui capsules that go in the machine. Wash at 30 on delicates wash. Never had any probs & kit comes out great & never suffers any.



Looks like i'll get 'er in doors to get some non bio liqui tabs then! - Thanks guys..

Just spent a few £££ on some nice kit and last thing i wanted to do was ruin it by washing it incorrectly.

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby nferrar » Wed Dec 12, 2012 15:12 pm

Non-bio is the key but I'd also recommend going a step further and using Halo Sports Wash, it works a lot better than normal supermarket non-bio at low temps IME. Tesco sometimes stock it, not sure where else does.

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby Churchill123 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 15:59 pm

nferrar wrote:Non-bio is the key but I'd also recommend going a step further and using Halo Sports Wash, it works a lot better than normal supermarket non-bio at low temps IME. Tesco sometimes stock it, not sure where else does.



Thanks! :)

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby Tiltzey Boy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 18:44 pm

nferrar wrote:Non-bio is the key but I'd also recommend going a step further and using Halo Sports Wash, it works a lot better than normal supermarket non-bio at low temps IME. Tesco sometimes stock it, not sure where else does.


+1 for Halo.

Cos it's anti-bacterial it seems to make kit smell better for longer, especially base layers!

I get mine from Tesco, and it's cheaper than most branded detergents too!!
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Re: Washing Kit

Postby Herbsman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 21:36 pm

I have been using non-bio for ages, as I read that the enzymes in bio liquid cause damage to wool. However I think bio cleans my non-merino clothes better... they certainly smell less after washing!

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby Paul E » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:12 pm

Tesco have their own brand anti bac sports wash too, it's a small clear (ish) bottle and it's green liquid, cheaper than halo (which works really well btw) I only got the own brand because the new huge tesco doesn't stock halo unlike the smaller one that's futher away (beats me)
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Re: Washing Kit

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:14 pm

Tiltzey Boy wrote:
nferrar wrote:Non-bio is the key but I'd also recommend going a step further and using Halo Sports Wash, it works a lot better than normal supermarket non-bio at low temps IME. Tesco sometimes stock it, not sure where else does.


+1 for Halo.

Cos it's anti-bacterial it seems to make kit smell better for longer, especially base layers!

I get mine from Tesco, and it's cheaper than most branded detergents too!!


I'm a Halo man too.. I just find that normal detergents can't get the stubborn odours at the lower temps.

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby pmk » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:48 pm

Halo works - but Tesco don't seem to stock it any more however you can get it from wiggle delivered to your door cheaper than Tesco.

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby seanorawe » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:51 pm

I dont wash mine.... the wife does. 8)

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Dec 13, 2012 13:21 pm

All my kit just gets washed at 30° with non-bio Persil. If odours are a big problem, try some merino or sportwool kit.

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Re: Washing Kit

Postby Velonutter » Thu Dec 13, 2012 19:01 pm

Halo Sportswash, don't use anything else.


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