How To Wash Reebok Gym Clothes

Posted by Stephen Steinberg on Aug 24, 2016

How To Wash Reebok Gym Clothes

Stephen Steinberg, Founder of Raw Athletics and Vapor Fresh Stephen Steinberg | May 2, 2020


For a general guideline on how to wash sports apparel, please see Vapor Fresh's General Guidelines for Washing Sports Apparel.

Working out is not only necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but also perfect for showing off how wonderfully you rock your gym clothes! With Reebok being a popular gym clothes brand, especially in the crossfit community, it’s important to learn how to wash them so you can ensure they look and feel their best for as long as possible!

Why Not Just Wash Them Like Normal Apparel?

Your gym clothes take much more of a beating than your everyday clothes do, so it makes sense to wash them differently. You don’t sweat nonstop into your favorite jeans. Your cotton shirt isn’t designed to wick moisture away from your body and regulate your body temperature.

You pay a lot of money for your Reebok clothes. If you want them to perform as you expect for a long time, then you need to take proper care of them!

How To Wash Reebok Gym Clothes

All of Reebok’s clothes vary in washing instructions. Each piece will come with instructions on how to clean that specific piece properly.

According to a Reebok representative, anything with polyester or elastane, such as shorts or bottoms, need more attention and have more specific instructions to avoid shrinking. Beyond that, Reebok gym clothes should be washed and cared for just how you’d care for other gym clothes:

YES - Cold water wash. It’s always recommended to wash gym clothes in cold water. Ensure that the detergent you purchase is meant for cold water washes. This will help prevent you from needing to use warm or hot water to get a true clean, which wears down your gym clothes unnaturally faster than usual.

NO - Leaving clothes in sweaty gym bag. The longer your gym clothes stay sweaty, especially in an enclosed environment, the harder it will be to remove those embedded odors and bacteria within the fibers of the clothes. Don’t let your gym clothes in a gym bag! Air them out as soon as possible. Better yet, wash them as soon as possible!

NO - Fragrances or dyes. Keep it "au naturale" when washing your favorite gym clothes. Fragrances and dyes are designed to remain on the surface of your clothes even after the wash is complete. This clogs up the pores of the gym clothes, which diminishes their wicking capabilities and lodges all the bad odors and bacteria deeper into the fabric. Free & clear hypoallergenic detergents such as our Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent Powder as well as our Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent Pods are perfect for this!

NO - Dryer Sheets (or drying at all, for that matter). Dryer sheets can clog the gym apparel fibers as well by depositing softening agents on top of the gym clothes, which in turn prevents the clothes from absorbing sweat properly. So definitely skip the dryer and dryer sheets. Better yet, simply put your washed gym clothes on hangers to air dry. Your gym clothes will last longer, not shrink or be destroyed, and save you on your energy bill!

For Guaranteed Freshness, Use Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent

We designed Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent to meet all of these requirements to keep your gym clothes fresh and new. Despite being perfect for gym apparel, it’s also the perfect for everyday clothes as well. Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent is the one and only laundry detergent you need in your home if you lead an active lifestyle. It can clean everything!

In addition, Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent Powder as well as Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent Pods are also great because they are:

Hypoallergenic and Free & Clear. Because it’s free of dyes, fragrances, and artificial additives, it’s perfect for a truly clean wash that won’t irritate your skin or damage your favorite workout clothes.

Green & Eco-Friendly. Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent is also free of phosphates and other damaging ingredients for the environment. And because it’s meant for cold-water washes, it saves a lot of energy as well.

Best Bang For Your Buck. On top of its convenience and safety, it’ll save you money because it extends your gym clothes’ lifespan. Plus you get 100 highly concentrated loads of detergent per container.

Safer. Without NPEs and Dioxanes, you have less chance of inducing bodily harm, as NPEs are connected to endocrine damage and dioxanes can cause breast cancer. Being free of these two chemicals means an overall healthier lifestyle.

There you have it! Train hard, finish fresh.