June 17, 2015

Get Rid of the Workout Gear Stink {HEX Performance Detergent Review & Giveaway}

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by HEX Performance Products. I was provided complimentary product for review as well as compensation. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

This time of the year when the weather starts to get hot, humid, and sticky is when I particularly lament the fact that I do not have a washer/dryer right in my apartment building. My workout clothes get drenched with sweat so everything is usually worn once and tossed in the hamper. I can fill a hamper of stinky, sweaty clothes in my bedroom in record time. 
Oh yes, it smells fabulous if I let it sit any longer than week. 

While I have lots of workout clothes all in wicking & performance materials, I'm honestly bad about taking care of them. For the price tag of some of the performance clothes and gear I really should be taking better care of them. Everything gets thrown in the washer with my other wash and treated the same with my usual detergents and spin cycles. 

 I've been consciously trying to take better care of things and get rid of older items. I've realized that yes, things do lose some of the wicking and odor control after a while and that product care from brands such as Under Armour and Lululemon should maybe be followed.  

When I was asked to try out HEX Performance products, it seemed to be perfect timing. With marathon training starting next week I'll be constantly washing running shorts, tops,headbands and socks.

 Sometimes I'll wash apparel, especially shirts and armbands, that I've had for a while and notice that kind of funky smell just lingers no matter how well I wash it (spoiler: these products get rid of it, while saying gentle on the fabric and skin!) 


HEX Performance products are the first and only system specifically designed to clean and protect today's performance gear and apparel and was created by major league lacrosse player, Drew Westervelt.  I was sent the Power+ Laundry Detergent (48 oz. for $15.99 retail) and the Enhance+ Performance Booster (48 oz. for $13.99 retail).  


HEX Performance created this new formula of detergent to get rid of that sweaty odor that lingers in gear, no matter how many times you wash it.  Besides just cleaning, their system ensures performance apparel is protected with odor-fighting technology to protect against odors typically associated with bacteria (from all that sweat!) and restore fabric wickability. 

I like that they are free of dyes, perfumes, and optical brighteners. The Power+ Laundry Detergent is fragrance free so they created the Enhance+ Performance Booster in two scents to use with the detergent. It adds a fresh fragrance without compromising the fabric's performance. The smell of fresh laundry makes me happy! 

Drenched, smelly race clothes went immediately into the washer

This past weekend I even did a post-race load of sweaty, smelly running clothes and gear at my parents' house, and it took care of the odor and dirt no problem. It even made my tank top that was drenched in sweat from running for almost two hours in 81 degrees at 60% humidity smell fresh!


I was skeptical about having a separate detergent for my performance gear, but I really like the product and the idea behind it.

Getting more life out of my gear and not dealing with the smelly funk makes the price tag and extra care worth it. 

I hope with continued use on my gear and clothes, I'll get rid of that funkiness that sticks around for good and increase the lifespan of my gear! I'm happy to have found out about this product just in time to combat all that summer sweat. 

You can find HEX products in all Wegmans stores, other retailers near you , and online.  

Grab a coupon for their products here or enter below to win a coupon for a free HEX Performance product.
*Update: The giveaway intially was for coupons but due to some concerns, the 10 winners will now directly be sent a HEX product.

See Rafflecopter below to enter and see details-giveaway ends 6/24/15 at 12:00 AM. 


  1. You have no idea how bad I need this... haha #shameless.

  2. I have a running shirt that i love but just can't get the running stank out of it.

  3. Hex isn't sold in any stores near me. Can the coupons you're giving away be redeemed online?

    1. Hi Sarah! My contact said that was a concern for a few people so the company will be sending each of my winners a HEX product directly. Please enter away!

    2. Thanks! I'd be really excited to win and get to try out the HEX products

  4. One of my favorite tanks can't be saved. I wonder if this would help.

  5. My sports bras are the worst and of course the most expensive to replace. This would be great!

  6. this stuff looks awesome! My clothes always smell disgusting after hot yoga, maybe I'll try this! xx, kenz

    1. Thanks for stopping by! It would probably be perfect for that!

  7. Definitely my sports bras - yuck!

  8. Need this for my husband's sweaties. Like NEED.

  9. My workout tanks are the smelliest.

  10. My husband's socks. They are BAD

  11. My socks are the smelliest piece of gear.
    Sadie B.

  12. All of it? I use a different sports detergent right now...it works great, but the packaging is a hot mess! I would love to give this stuff a try. The packaging looks convenient, and the fragrance free aspect is a huge plus!

  13. My shoes are actually the worst, but that is because I also use them when I mow the lawn.