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Invest In Wicking Workout Exercise Clothes



The improved materials for sports are great for making your exercise more enjoyable. Look for end of season sales if you have sticker shock and remember you will wear them more often than "regular" clothes so they end up being worth the cost "per wear." Hang dry (especially chamois bike shorts) and avoid dryer sheets that will reduce their ability to wick sweat away and reduce the lifetime of the product.

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Spandex, lycra, and more advanced materials are names you may see when you shop. If you enter a race, often the pre-race expo will include good products at reduced prices - but DO NOT try a new piece of clothing for a long race or it may rub! Look for reflective material if you exercise in dark.

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  • going to dig mine out, they are here somewhere - by PENUMBRA52
  • emoticon - by MRSTAZMAYO
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • Thanks for sharing, but where I live I have very hot sun so I don't have a dryer. - by AMBER461
  • :) - by HYATTI1
  • Dryer sheets, who knew - by DJHUMPHREY
  • OWLVR54
    Thanks for information. - by OWLVR54
  • Thanks for the info - I, too, didn't realize that dryer sheets reduced wicking! - by LSIG14
    WOW! Thanks so much for all the info. Have a great weekend. - by LOVINGKATE
    Didn't know that dryer sheets reduced the wicking - Thanks. - by VAINVT
  • Awesome - by DELLMEL
  • good to keep in mind - by SJKENT1
  • Thanks for the tip about dryer sheets. I didn't know that. - by GWINNER1
  • thanks - by CARRIELYN56
  • I didn't know that about dryer sheets, but I don't dry my work out stuff. Just let them drip dry on the line - by SJKENT1
  • Thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
  • Thanks for sharing. - by AMBER461
  • Eh, didn't know about the dryer sheets. I definitely use them in the winter as my close stick together if I don't. - by GLORIAMAJDI
    Thanks. This is good to know. - by VAINVT
  • great tips! - by DRTOVAH
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • This always works for me! emoticon - by SHELLA02
  • Thanks - by DELLMEL
  • thanks - by CECELW
    great tip thank you - by LCRUMLEY81
  • Great tip about dryer sheets Thanks emoticon - by INGMARIE
    I did not know that dryer sheets reduce the effectiveness of these materials. Thanks. - by VAINVT
  • KATHY2053
    Great tip about dryer sheets. I've noticed that more "care instructions" on workout clothing also recommend skipping liquid softener for the same reasons. It interferes with the wicking qualities. - by KATHY2053
  • Didn't know about the dryer sheets. Thanks for sharing! - by EBONYSOL
  • Great Tip. I do have one. I'll have to find more for the summer fun outdoors. Thanks for sharing about the dryer sheets. I'll pass that on to some friends that use them - by J2740LOU
  • Thanks! - by WATCHINW8
  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
    Thanks for sharing - by BANNERMAN
  • love them! - by CHERYLSBUTT
    Great idea! But when should I look for these "end of season" sales? - by ALESTP
    I have to completely agree. I'm less likely to want to work out in a regular Tshirt that I know will get damp and feel awkward than a moisture wicking alternative. - by PURPLEJESSICA
  • Thanks for the tip about dryer sheets. Good info. - by GWINNER1
  • Great information. Thanks! - by SNIC23
  • Didn't know that about dryer sheets - thanks for sharing! - by LSIG14
    Totally. emoticon - by AEROBISAURUS
  • I had no idea of drier sheets being detrimental. I wonder if liquid fabric softener is not a good idea also. Thanks for your tip! - by JULIACOLLINS62
  • Thanks great suggestions. - by DELLMEL
  • Didn't know about the dryer sheets. Good tip! - by MANDAMYMANDA
    I love the idea! Thank you! - by SHANNONY84

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