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    Washing Gear: OK to wash chamois in hot water

    Seems like the easiest and cheapest way to keep the the stink at bay is to wash my gear in hot water. Is it ok to wash chamois shorts in hot water?

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    Just get some SnoSeal Sport Wash and wash them in warm or cold.
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    I toss my shorts in a linen bag, so they don't get all stretched out of shape in the spin cycle, then wash on gentle cycle with warm water and Woolite. Hang to dry. They last a LONG time with this care, and I wash my shorts after every use. No stink problems.

    I also shower before and after riding, if I can. Cleanliness is key to a happy bottom, for biking at least.
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    I just follow the care instructions on the tag which usually means machine wash and hang dry. I don't think the dryer will hurt the chamois but I don't use the dryer because I worry about the heat damaging the elastic.
    Last edited by jlmuncie; 06-03-2011 at 06:59 AM.

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    I just toss bike shorts in the wash with everything else. I usually run the warm cycle on the washer for pretty much everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlmuncie View Post
    I just follow the care instructions on the tag which usually means machine wash and hang dry. I don't think the dryer will hurt the chamois but I don't use the dryer because I worry about the heat damaging the elastic.
    My shorts have made it to the dryer more than a few times by accident and I notice the elastic at the bottom around my quads is either getting stretched, or my quads are shrinking.............

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    Cold wash, dry on medium heat. The fabric will deteriorate before the elastic does. I hope you are not wearing "real" shamwah... yuk, I remember those days.
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    These appear to be synthetic. I don't dry my riding clothes since they don't need it, but I have been washing them in hot.

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