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Poly Pro Stink...weird question

Postby fishinxj » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:42 pm

Weird question?

Anyone know what makes some poly pro clothing brands stink and hold odors while other brand don't?
I own a twelve yeard old pair of poly pro thermals made by Eddie Bauer that have been torn, patched, and abused beyond belief. Why keep them, they don't stink after a days use!!

My Terramar itch, my REI thermals reek after ten minutes of sweat. The smell won't wash out of my Fila shirts but my Reebok poly pro shirts dont hold odors. Bought some expensive North Face shirts and took them back and Columbia shirts...forget about it.

There has to be something to the equation. Yeah it"s hot living in the Southern Sierras but stinking and being hot sucks. Hence the weird question!

Oh yeah bring on the jokes :D
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Re: Poly Pro Stink...weird question

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:57 pm

My solution to this is to slowly transition to light merino shirts - no way to deal with ongoing synthetic stench once it sets in. Special soaks or soaps are only a temporary fix...

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Re: Poly Pro Stink...weird question

Postby The Other Tom » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:26 pm

Agreed. Merino wool is the answer. And you've got to slowly transition, as AT says unless you're wealthy.
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Re: Poly Pro Stink...weird question

Postby fishinxj » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:36 pm

Not wealthy, but could be if somehow I could solve this million dollar question and make my own clothing line!

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Re: Poly Pro Stink...weird question

Postby dave54 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:08 pm

I have some luck adding vinegar to the laundry. Reduces the smell but not completely eliminated.
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