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WIN Green High Performance Sport Laundry Detergent - Laundry Guide Review

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WIN Green High Performance Sport Laundry Detergent - Laundry Guide Review

WIN Green High Performance Sports Detergent

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The Bottom Line

WIN Green High Performance Sport Detergent performs well on high-performance athletic wear but is more expensive than regular detergents.
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  • 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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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Win Works, Member luke513

I have been using this product for a couple of months now on all of my workout clothes and I've found that it really is effective at getting out those lingering sweat odors. I first used the regular Win but when I found out they had a green product I switched to that and it is equally as effective. It doesnt have any fragrance to it, but I dont mind that at all. I would recommend it.

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