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Old 04-01-10, 12:16 AM   #1
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How do I wash my jersey ?

Should I hand wash or something special. I looked at the tag but they did not say .
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Old 04-01-10, 01:14 AM   #2
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If it's straight cotton wash it like a T-shirt. If it has a print on it wash it inside out. If it's moisture-wicking do not use fabric softener and just let it air-dry.
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Should I hand wash or something special. I looked at the tag but they did not say .
Did you look for a tag sewn into the left side near the waist? By law, all garments sold in the U.S. have to have care instructions attached. They use symbols sometimes instead of spelling it out, but they're easy to decipher.
FWIW, I just throw mine in the washer, usually cool water and mild agitation for a short period, with other delicate clothes (don't wash them with jeans, for instance). Hang to dry or use low setting on the dryer. life is too short to worry much about laundry. That's one reason I usually ride in T shirts...
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machine wash, hang dry. (heck... mine are practically dry straight out the washer). I MIGHT use low heat for a SHORT time if I need to wear it really soon.

Same with any clothes... if theres screen print, inside out.
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I found the tag. that shows you how much I think about washing lol. I normally just put everything in the same cycle. But I love this thing so I don't want to mess it up lol.
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I just machine wash on a gentle cycle in cold water. Then I hang it up if I remember. Otherwise it is dried on the low setting.
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I have to use very little detergent, else the detergent smell stays with it during the next time I wear it. I even tried the new Tide made for atheletic clothing, but it was way too strong fragrance.
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hardly any of my clothes go in the dryer. no wonder my current spouse hates me
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I don't remember if I saw this on the tag or elsewhere, but I'm careful to use "Free" products which don't contain any scents whatsoever; it's apparently is better for the fabric. Also, run your stuff on cold only to keep the colors looking sharp.
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I wash my cycling clothes in cold water and Woolite on the hand wash cycle. I hang them on a drying rack and let them air dry.
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I wash all of my cycling clothes in cold/cold and dry them on low heat. I can still wear the first jersey I bought 25+ years ago. Shorts don't last as long; but if they avoid holes from the road, they'll last 7-8 years. So I don't think my laundering habits are particularly hard on them.
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machine wash cold or lukewarm, hang dry, no fabric softener.
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I have a magic hamper in the laundry. I just throw all my dirty clothes in there and they magically appear clean in my wardrobe a couple of days later.
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Machine wash normal cycle, regular detergent, dry on medium heat. No fabric softener or dryer sheets. Simple.
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I have a magic hamper in the laundry. I just throw all my dirty clothes in there and they magically appear clean in my wardrobe a couple of days later.
Are those magic hampers common on the southern half of the globe? Haven't seen those around where I am.
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I think the most important thing is to wash the jerseys often. I don't want the sweat build-up to stay in the fabric. Therefore, I do not use the washer or dryer. While the jersey is still moist with sweat, I use cold water with some laundry detergent in a 2 gal bucket after a ride. Some agitation and hang dry inside-out.

On jerseys with a fleece like material, like some of the Under Armour, it works better to hang dry inside-out. That kind of material is what soaks up that sweat.

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