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Washing Running Clothes

Bit of a dumb question in one way but those of you who use laundry bags for washing gear do you use Fine or Rough Net??

I purchased some which I think can be classed as rough net which seemed ok but zipps failed after about a month. I am now going to buy some stronger draw string but see they come in fine or rough net. No idea what the difference is really when it comes to the size of holes.Thanks

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Laundry bag..........???

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Sorry, I do not discuss laundry products....It's a matter of principle :)

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No idea what a laundry bag is. All I can say is dont make the mistake I made and accidentally wash running gear on 60 when it should have been washed at 30...

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I found out what a laundry bag is when trying to be "helpful" by throwing some stuff in the washer. Apparently they are designed to stop bra clasps and small metall zips or fasteners getting stuck in the the drum perforations. Cost me an arm and a leg that little "mistake"...

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If I have anything that needs to be washed carefully, I put it in a pillowcase and loosely knot the top! ( Cheapskate me ) :)

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Haha snap. Posted at same time

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I dont use a laundry bag...i use an old pillow case and tie a knot in it, not for running gear though, Just for underwired bras.

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OK OK I asked for that one. And another thing even though I have man boobs I do not wear a bra even though my wife sometimes says I need one (-:(-: Thanks for your help!!!

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Stand up straight and work on your pecs - at least that’s what I told my bloke when he complained of man boobs.

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Maybe you were unlucky with your brand?

I work in a prison. The laundry use "rough" mesh laundry bags - i.e. biggish holes like string vests... They seem pretty indestructible.

Mind you it's a men's jail so they don't, so far as I know, have bras!

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Well... I know what a laundry bag is, but apart from protecting baby socks long ago (which the washing machine guzzled) I have never felt the need to use one. A pillow case does the job too, although you get the odd escape!

... but why bother???😃

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I hand wash then chuck them in the machine for a spin..

coachmag.co.uk/exercises/45...

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I wash running gear alone, no other laundry. Use wash powder and a capful of white vinegar. No softener.....it clogs the wicking fabric and encourages bacteria. The vinegar lifts the sweat based bacteria and smell.

It works 👍🏼

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Why didn't you tell me this 30 years ago??!!

Bye... rushing off to grab vinegar & husband's running gear! 😂

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If they are a bit whiffy due to previous washing pattern, you may need to wash with viniger a couple of times to start with. Try to dry them outside at this point. If you cant no problem but better not directly onto a radiator as it can make them a little stiff... use an airer instead.

I have used this method for years for my PT and Yoga Guru son’s sports wear without problems.

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Haha!! Having visions of my husband setting off in stiff clothes robot style!! - Thanks for the advice. 😀

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Well I never knew that about fab conditioner. I thought it only ruined towels!

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None of that post made any sense to me? Laundry bag? Fine net? Rough net...?!!i am baffled and intrigued.

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Ju-Ju, you are baffled by laundry bags, rough & fine mesh, my you have been living a sheltered life(-: (-: I thought laundry bags were all part and parcel of running??

Laundry bags & running shoes go together(-:

It could well be I have been reading too much on the web and got a bit too involved in how to wash your running gear. From what I have read it is almost cold water (30 degrees) Bio washing powder & no conditioner. I have had to fight tooth & nail with my wife who says rubbish just throw them in with the normal wash, sacrilidge.

Turn the gear inside out, something to do with protecting the wicking whatever it is and here is where the laundry bag/wash bag comes in. The fabric if inside a wash bag is protected from damage from the “ultra smooth never damages anything else “drum.

My wife also points out some running gear costs an arm & leg but mine is at the bottom of the “must have” designer label. My “designer” running gear comes from Sports Direct and only cost about £5 for a running vest. Not only that but it is likely to fall apart in 6 months however you wash it (-: so perhaps I am overeating a bit?

But even AnneDroid pointed out even prisoners have their clothes washed in something like string vests. Now that is an idea, I am sure I got some old man string vests tucked away somewhere. (-: I will not mention to my wife about machine eating socks as that is a sore point with her and washing machines.

That is a good point I will never lose a running sock if it is in a wash bag(-: I got 10 pairs for Xmas from my designer store ,sports direct. Go to admit they are A ok.

FlickM3 .Gone are the days when I used to do 100 press ups & 200 sits ups a day I think my current count is 0!! Funny but running 3 days a week is routine. I cannot for the life of me get into a routine of strength exercise on non running days. I just stopped writing this email to try some “real” press-ups, I managed 3!!!

I do press-ups on the kitchen worktop. I extend my legs as far as they will go without slipping and have worked up to 50 press ups but as I say I just cannot get into habit of doing them every day. I am always telling my wife that underneath the man boobs, pot belly etc is a body of hard muscle that is just disguised under a small layer of fat. Needless to say she does not believe a word I say (-:

Good lot of posts with some good information.

P.S How do some members get Emotions in their post like Elfe5 & Oldfloss. I have as usual absolutely no idea,thanks.

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Add a capful of white vinegar to remove the pong!

I think you only need to worry about laundry bags if you wash with other things, leggings etc tend to get caught up and wrapped around if in a large wash, then add in any bra fastenings etc and yeap, might be a bit of a mess.

Why not just put your own running gear in straight after your run? Short wash, low temp, powder and white vinegar. Job done.

Ps run shoes should never go with laundry bags..... better not to put them in a wash machine. Sponge wash as soon as, stuff with news paper to help wick moisure away, air dry.

Good luck runner!

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Forgot, emojis are part of the keyboard options on ipad, iphone etc.

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Hi All. Got the emojis now!! Thanks. Millsie-j , my wife tells me I pong all the time same as our young male white cat. Something to do with the male species and all male pong,cannot believe that !!1 (-:

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