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Old 11-08-06, 10:34 AM
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Gym Clothes/Smell/Backpacks

Hey guys -

I bike to work almost every day and i have noticed that my backpack isnt the most pleasant smelling thing since i started abotu 3 weeks ago. How do you guys keep your clothes from stinking up your workstation or locker? Is there somethign i cna put in my backpack or in the plastic bag (from the market) that i use to hold them to keep counteract that smell .. like baking soda for the backpack?

I hope this makes sense..

THANKS!!!
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Old 11-08-06, 10:56 AM
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Arm & hammer has a baking soda box for the fridge. All you do is pull open a flap on the side of the box & it should work fine. Also try spraying Febreeze into your backpack.
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A company called Bad Dogs makes a gym bag deoderizer. It works pretty good in my locker at work.
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Old 11-08-06, 12:20 PM
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Fabreeze or wash with vinegar
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Old 11-08-06, 12:49 PM
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is there a link for bad dog? i am not having a successful google search ....
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oops
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I meant "Bag Dogs"
http://www.ten-o.com/xq/asp/deptId.2...qx/product.htm
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Old 11-08-06, 01:52 PM
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About once a week, a man posts in this forum that something of his stinks and he doesn't know what to do about it. This is the answer for this post and all other stinky posts.

Wash it.
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
About once a week, a man posts in this forum that something of his stinks and he doesn't know what to do about it. This is the answer for this post and all other stinky posts.

Wash it.
That takes place naturally after the fact. I was wondering mroe if there was something i could do DURING the day w/sweaty clothes in my backpack.. if there was a way to minimize the odor in the backpack ....

Thanks SLOWANDSTEADY! Your input is much appreciated
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Be careful with Fabreze if you have pets - it can be poisonous to a lot of them.
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Are you getting clean before you ride?

You can use plastic zip lock baggies to hold smellies during the day I guess.
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yea. i was thinking something along the lines of a space saver. I am getting clean before/after ..

I right now just use plastic bags but i guess zip lock bags is a good idea.... try that and see right!
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Originally Posted by Air
Be careful with Fabreze if you have pets - it can be poisonous to a lot of them.
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
About once a week, a man posts in this forum that something of his stinks and he doesn't know what to do about it. This is the answer for this post and all other stinky posts.

Wash it.
Way too obvious...
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Originally Posted by slowandsteady
About once a week, a man posts in this forum that something of his stinks and he doesn't know what to do about it. This is the answer for this post and all other stinky posts.

Wash it.

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odors are caused by bacteria.

if washing wont work, put the olfactory-offensive items in water in a pressure cooker for one hour at 15 psi.
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Old 11-11-06, 06:31 PM
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dirty smelly cloths in zip lock baggies. Then double bagged.
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Originally Posted by mikeini
That takes place naturally after the fact. I was wondering mroe if there was something i could do DURING the day w/sweaty clothes in my backpack.. if there was a way to minimize the odor in the backpack ....

Thanks SLOWANDSTEADY! Your input is much appreciated

Wash it is still valid, potentially. Do you have any facilities at your work? If so utilize fast drying cycling clothes and do a quick hand wash in the sink. hang to dry. I once had just enough space under my desk to put a small hook and hang my clothes under there to dry. Out of site. And offices are pretty dry places to begin with (usually not humidified)

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Originally Posted by mikeini
That takes place naturally after the fact. I was wondering mroe if there was something i could do DURING the day w/sweaty clothes in my backpack.. if there was a way to minimize the odor in the backpack ....
Don't leave sweaty clothes in your backpack. Hang them up until dry.
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Old 11-12-06, 03:10 PM
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i just went to REI and bout the compressor/space saver... that shoudl do the trick! We shall see..
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Is it possible that the odor is coming from the backpack itself and not just the clothes. If you put dirty clothes into the same backpack every day for months, the backpack will get quite gross. Perhaps if you WASH the backpack it won't smell.
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Old 11-29-06, 11:51 PM
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Old 11-30-06, 12:31 AM
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well the space saver did the trick! Good to go my friends.. now if only the LBS would give me my bike back so i can start riding again! its been 3 days alreadY!!!!
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Many bags/backpacks etc are made of polyester packcloth, nailcloth or poly oxford twill. It's tough & cheap, but polyester retains funk something awful. You'll have better luck with a nylon bag, beyond that as everyone else has suggested, the occasional wash will help.
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