I want to minimize the time I spend on washing my running gear, and the probelem is always that I have to do a significant amount of laundry because I'm running everyday, and sweating in my gear. Is there a way to minimize the amount spent doing laundry? One possiblility is to get some running fabric that doesn't stink no matter how much one sweats in it. Does any such thing exist?

  • Not sure if such a thing exists, but I wear my running clothes into the shower. Then I rinse them off and wring them out. Takes the stink out and gives you one more use out of them. – LShaver Sep 18 '20 at 12:27
  • I removed the "where can I buy it" part, since this site is specifically NOT for purchase recommendations. But the overall question of what to look for in terms of fabric is a good question. – Alec Sep 18 '20 at 15:27
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    From my personal experience, the biggest factor isn't actually the fabric being used, but rather how you handle it afterwards. Especially with heavy sweating, it actually runs pretty clean, so the smell is as much from tossing it into your gym bag wet as anything else. If you hang it, or lay it out flat to dry, it's generally pretty inoffensive, at least until you get it wet again, and at that point, people expect you to smell like you've been sweating in it, so you can at least use the same gear several days in a row.. – Sean Duggan Sep 18 '20 at 20:36
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    Outside of that, there does exist materials that have anti-microbial coatings or weaves (often involving silver nanoparticles). Since much of the smell from running comes from bacteria, that does create workout clothing that needs less washing. Unfortunately, those coatings eventually wear out. – Sean Duggan Sep 18 '20 at 20:37
  • Buy enough t-shirts and trousers, so you have enough to make a loundry once a week. And literally, any fabric, because it's not the fabrics that smell, but your sweat :) – Danubian Sailor Feb 22 at 21:41

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