The Bottom Line
- Performs well in cold water in removing soil.
- Did not eliminate all odors.
- Packaging does not list all ingredients.
- Measuring cap is difficult to read.
- Advertised as eliminating odors and handling stains in active wear and sports wear.
- Available in several sizes and in powder and HE formula
- Did not perform better than other Tide formulas.
Guide Review - Tide Febreze Freshness Sport Laundry Detergent - Laundry Product Review
Procter and Gamble has added another formula to it's leading laundry detergent brand, Tide. This one is 2X Ultra Tide Febreze Freshness Sport. This detergent is presented as a way to eliminate odor and fight tough stains like grass, dirt and blood that appear on athletic wear. It also claims to contain renewing freshness technology so clothes stay fresh during wear.
Tide Sport liquid is available in 50 oz., 75 oz. and 100 oz. bottles and as a powder, in two scents. It is not available in a high-efficiency (he) formula for use in front loading washers. Listed ingredients are biodegradable surfactants (anionic and nonionic) and enzymes. Tide Sport actually contains 30 ingredients. Material safety sheets and product ingredient information can be found online.
I had some sample packs and used them to launder my college-aged son's sports and athletic wear. I followed the instructions and tested Tide Sport on an inside seam to make sure the garments were colorfast and there would be no fading. The instructions also recommend pretreating stains using Tide Sport. I pretreated, added the remaining measured detergent to the washer and then added the clothes. The clothes came out clean but all of the odor was not eliminated. Since the clothes were not new and the odor of exercise had accumulated, I washed them a second time with Tide Sport. The odor was still there. The product might work better if the clothes were new and it was used from the very start.
I could not discern any improvement or benefit to Tide Sport over other Tide formulas.
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