Dri Fit clothes

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by EricW, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. EricW

    EricW Professional

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    I just bought a dri-fit shirt, and it says on it not to use fabric softener, but I always use fabric softener on all my other clothes, so I'd have to wash it seperately.. which I don't want to do..

    What would happen if I used fabric softener on it?
     
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  2. Chauvalito

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    Certain fabrics are suceptable to being broken down (fabric softening), so over time the integrity of your performance clothing will begin to lessen
     
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  3. vinnier6

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    i wash all my drifit crap with the rest of the laundry, with softner and its not been a problem...
     
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  4. robkat

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    I have always washed my "drifit" type tennis clothes separate from other wash. I never use fabric softner and only use detergent and then hang dry. Most of my shirts still look brand new even after a few years.
     
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  5. vinnier6

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    most of my stuff looks new and going strong after years of use as well....polyester lasts a long time...and it doesnt really care how you wash it....
     
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  6. PBODY99

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    If you search the web you'll find that while they may not harm the Poly, the residue from some softeners can reduce the effectiveness of the wicking material.
     
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  7. Ronaldo

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    Fabric softener is sorta like wax so it not only reduces the wicking effect but the water absorption of a cotton towel.
     
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  8. counterpunchingrules

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    i wash all my drifit stuff with everything else, but i let them hang outside to dry.
     
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  9. Ronaldo

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    Any trouble with that lingering Odear?
     
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  10. vinnier6

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    some of you guys need to get a job....
     
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  11. El Guapo

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    Not at all true. Ronoldo is correct about the "waxes" in the fabric softener defeating the wicking properties of the fabric. Another wash without softener and it will be back to normal.
     
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  12. Zets147

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    their job is keeping us up to date on the latest news in Drifit clothing
     
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  13. koopa_troopa

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    Is fabric softener a necessity? I just throw in my clothes (whites + colours) and add a cup of tide. Haven't really bothered to do anything more.
     
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