You know that really funky smell your athletic gears acquires – sometimes even after you’ve washed it? In our apartment, we have lots of smelly outdoor and athletic wear that, despite washing with a name brand ‘sport’ detergent, we can’t shake the funk. In particular, I had a pair of putrid synthetic climbing shoes in desperate need of a wash that truly rid the shoes of their smell. (I promise I don’t smell in real life…that much!)
HEX Performance reached out recently to ask if I’d be interested in trying their new suite of cleaners and I readily opted in. Per the brand, HEX Performance has developed the first and only system designed specifically to clean and protect today’s performance gear and apparel. Products include: Ultra+Dual Action Gear Wash, Power+ Laundry Detergent, and On Demand+ Spray and Go. HEX was developed by major league lacrosse player, Drew Westervelt, a professional athlete who knows first-hand how tough it can be to get those odors out of apparel and gear; you know if a major league lacrosse player can get a funky smell out of his gear, the stuff is legit.
I’ve only used the Power+ Laundry Detergent thus far but already I’m impressed with the output. I washed a load of towels Philly sleeps on and bath towels that have that ‘old towel’ smell. One load later and the towels came out smelling…clean! Not like the febreez-y smell of the detergent I use now, there was a noticeably absent scent at all.
Next, I decided to go big or go home; I washed my climbing shoes. Because they are synthetic and not leather, I felt comfortable throwing these in the washing machine with cold water and Power+ detergent. When I pulled the shoes out of the machine, I was so excited to have clean, not smelly climbing shoes! Success!
I’m excited to experiment with the other products too, especially the On Demand Spray. This will be perfect to ‘spot clean’ and treat my climbing shoes after a morning workout or yoga mat after a particularly sweaty class. I’ll provide a more comprehensive review once I’ve used all products a number of times.
Wanna try HEX for yourself? HEX Performance will be at all Targets in Colorado and Georgia this weekend demoing the product and handing out samples and discounts. Swing by your local Target on Saturday, 5/16 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to check out HEX in person!
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post and provided product by HEX Performance. As always, all opinions are my own.