How To Properly Wash A Sportswear
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How To Properly Wash A Sportswear

Sports and workout activities are very exhilarating and valuable for the body, mind and muscles development. However, the regular workout also brings some challenges. One of which is appropriately cleaning the sportswear clothes and jackets.

I know it is not rocket science, but some details and simple steps to follow to keep the sportswear bright and clean.

Sportswear
Girl Wearing Sportswear

How Do You Wash An Athletic Jacket?

Let’s explore the step by step process of washing a sportswear item. First, see what type of stains you have to deal with on the jacket. Usually, the indoor gym and yoga training jackets have sweat marks and stink to deal with. However, if the sports activity happens outdoors, there can be added mud and soil stains. In both cases, flip the shirt inside out.

How Do You Wash An Athletic Jacket
How Do You Wash An Athletic Jacket

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Soaking  

If your sportswear is stinky and the smell of the sweat does not go away even after washing with detergent. Soak your jacket in white distilled vinegar water. The vinegar has the acidic quality that separates the body oil and bacteria from the fabric.

The water solution should be one part vinegar and four parts of water. Let the sportswear jacket soak for 15-30 minutes. Next, rinse it with plain water. Allow it to dry, preferably in daylight. Now put it in a general laundry bucket to go through the washing process.

Soaking Process
Soaking Process

Turn Jacket Inside Out

Ensure that you always zip up the jacket and turn it inside out before putting it in the washing machine. The inverted jacket enables the detergent to reach the inner corners of the stitch line to the washing process. The sportswear colours last long from outside.

Turn Jacket Inside Out
Turn Jacket Inside Out

Type of Detergent

It is essential to select the correct type of detergent and the composition of chemicals in it.

A good detergent is the one that is recommendable for the mixed, blended types of fabric. Do not raise the amount of detergent if the clothes are stinkier; stick to a nominal quantity. For example, two spoons for one sports jacket is ample.

Type of Detergent
Type of Detergent

Set Up The Washing Machine

Always wash your sportswear jacket at an average temperature of the water with the spin of gentle cycles. Hot water is not recommended as it affects the sportswear fibre material.

Set Up The Washing Machine
Set Up The Washing Machine

Always Air Dry The Sportswear

You must understand that the sportswear should be air dry. The best option for drying the sportswear is in daylight and natural air. Both these elements help the smell of bacteria to minimize. If the weather does not allow the outside drying, use the dryer on the minimum heat setting available. Next, take your sportswear jacket out and hang it in an airy place for an hour.

Always Air Dry The Sportswear
Always Air Dry The Sportswear

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Sportswear Jacket Maintenance

You must have matching sewing threads and needles in the cupboard. It is elementary to stitch the small rips yourself at home. At times we ignore the small holes in the fabric, and they become more extensive and waste a nice piece of garment. It is good to handle the problems when they are small before they get bigger and out of hand.

Final Words

Step by step process of washing a sportswear jacket properly at home. First, we elaborate on stains and extra soaking tips to get rid of the sweat stains and stink. After that, the washing process and its do’s and don’ts until the repairs and the athletic jacket washing process are done.

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