The Bottom Line
- Hypoallerginic, fragrance and dye-free
- Bottle contains 25% post-consumer recycled plastic
- Safe on all fabrics
- Performs adequately
- Cap measurement lines are impossible to see
- Ingredients are not listed
- Cost per load is high
WIN green is formulated to clean and remove odor from high-performance athletic wear while being environmentally sound.
WIN green is formulated for use in front-loading or top loading washers and for hand washing.
WIN green is available online and in specialty sporting goods stores in the U.S.
WIN green retails around $6.99 for a 21-ounce bottle - about 14 loads of laundry.
WIN green is endorsed by the U.S. Olympic Team.
Guide Review - WIN Green High Performance Sport Laundry Detergent - Laundry Guide Review
When I reviewed WIN green High Performance Detergent I had to admit that we are not a family of athletes. Our high-performance athletic wear is chosen for its perspiration wicking ability in the seats on the sunny side of the stadium. So, just as before I called on a couple of coaches to help me test WIN green High Performance Sport Detergent.
WIN green, which is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and dye-free, contains no phosphates, no brighteners and is completely biodegradable. It was created to remove embedded sweat and odor and neutralize the bacteria that can overwhelm the fabric and cause discoloring stains from microfiber gear. The apparel industry has developed fabric that is great at moisture management and body heat mitigation during physical activity but they still retain body odor caused by bacteria.
Even after washing with traditional detergents, high performance materials can retain a musty odor caused by body bacteria. WIN green uses a formula similar to its original detergent of a super oxygenated system to eliminate embedded molecules and odors. Once in a soluble form, the dirt and odor are washed away. WIN green is formulated for all colors and fabrics and works in both top-loading and front-loading machines, and for hand washing.
The coaches and I found WIN green to be effective at removing normal dirt and odor in athletic training wear. The clothes came out clean and soft; however, not all odor was removed. This especially true on cotton garments and older high-performance gear. And, with no added fragrance the odor is more noticeable.
The detergent worked much better on newer clothes at removing odor. And, for athletes with sensitive skin, it's a plus to prevent allergies.
You can read more about WIN in the online reviews at ConsumerSearch.com.
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