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Old 08-02-2019, 03:39 PM
 
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I have several t-shirts that are of the moisture wicking / dri-fit variety. Is it just me, or does anyone else notice that after you have them on for just a short amount of time, you start to smell of body odor? I put on a new one I purchased today and even brand new, the smell started to show itself within an hour or two.

Is this because they pull your sweat into the fabric, along with the accompanying bacteria?

I like the feel of these shirts (they're quite comfortable), but the resulting BO makes me not want to wear them
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:31 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Yes, and yes
Try a few different deodorants to see what works for you, and don't forget that deodorants have an expiration date, so some (me) have to buy them at nearly every trip to the store, and/or keep applying all day long.
Also, add a scoop of oxyclean to wash when you wash your workout clothes. It won't help the "sudden while worn" smell you are talking about, but at least will take that out at every wash so there is nothing lingering.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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The only way to prevent that from happening with Dri-fit type fabrics is to wash them almost immediately after wearing/sweating in them which is pretty much impossible. I have found that even sitting overnight "ruins" the shirt and it never stays clean smelling after that. I don't really mind it for my work out clothes, but it is a problem for a shirt that I'm wearing for "athleisure"
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:02 AM
 
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I've found that any fabric made of polyester tends to absorb odors quickly, whether it's body odor or odors from outside. Sometimes I have to wash them more than once to get the odor out.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:28 AM
 
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The only way to prevent that from happening with Dri-fit type fabrics is to wash them almost immediately after wearing/sweating in them which is pretty much impossible. I have found that even sitting overnight "ruins" the shirt and it never stays clean smelling after that. I don't really mind it for my work out clothes, but it is a problem for a shirt that I'm wearing for "athleisure"
I haven't found the problem to linger after washing the shirts. I've smelled the up close and a good laundering usually makes the smell go away. It just doesn't take long after starting to wear one that they star smelling again.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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My kids are in the puberty stage and developing BO and yes I've noticed that they smell when they wear dry fit shirts. My husband wears golf shirts all the time but doesn't smell maybe because he takes care of himself and wears deodorant diligently. I'm gonna stop buying dry fit shirts for the kids and just have them wear soft cotton shirts until they learn to be conscious and not forget the deo.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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use a better deodorant and apply in all the torso.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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You need to purchase detergent that is designed for Dri-Fit shirts. Regular detergent will not work as like you said a dri-fit/wicking shirt brings the sweat into the fabric.

https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-f...rkout-clothes/
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:56 AM
 
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^^ Also helps to hang the dry fit clothes at the sun for 1 hour after you arrive at home.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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You need to purchase detergent that is designed for Dri-Fit shirts. Regular detergent will not work as like you said a dri-fit/wicking shirt brings the sweat into the fabric.

https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-f...rkout-clothes/
Gym clothes, don't really care if they smell a bit. But then Esquire probably does because it's Esquire.
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