This is a sponsored post. I was compensated and provided with products by HEX Performance, but all opinions are my own.
I was thrilled when I was asked to try out HEX Performance products and tell you all about them! A couple weeks ago I was at Target and saw these products on an end cap and almost bought them. No matter how I much I wash my running gear I never feel like my items completely clean.
The biggest items I struggle with are my arm band and my hats. I wear them nearly every day that I train which means that they don’t always get thrown in the washer the way my pants, tops and undergarments do. I usually wash my arm band in the sink and hang dry after every run because it gets so gross especially now that its heating up in Atlanta.
What are HEX Performance products? HEX Performance has developed the first and only system designed specifically to clean and protect today’s performance gear and apparel. Products include: Ultra+Dual Action Gear Wash, Power+ Laundry Detergent, and On Demand+ Spray and Go. Where can I find HEX? ALL Target stores in Colorado and Georgia.You can also purchase online here.. Why HEX Performance products? There’s a smell that can build up in gear and athletic apparel that doesn’t come out, no matter how many times it’s cleaned. In fact gear is just outright disgusting – the constant sweat creates an odor that won’t go away. The car, house, and environment become a smelly locker room and forces a quarantine of gear in cold garages or anywhere to be free of that smell. HEX scientists created a new formula designed specifically for performance gear and apparel. What makes it different than the rest of the detergents at the grocery store? 24/7 protection. HEX scientists didn’t stop at clean. They also developed a system of protection to ensure gear and apparel continues to work at peak performance. HEX Tech creates a unique, bonded barrier that protects gear and apparel with odor-fighting technology, giving them long lasting protection from odors typically associated with bacteria. Want to know something really cool? It’s a product developed by a professional athlete who knows first-hand how tough it can be to get those odors out of apparel and gear. You may know him – he’s major league lacrosse player, Drew Westervelt.
My clothes from the Colfax Marathon were pretty nasty. That’s what happens when you go on a racecation and have to wad your clothes up in a plastic bag so your suitcase isn’t contaminated. I used the Power + Laundry Detergent on my clothes from the race and will definitely be using it regularly on my workout wear. I also like that there aren’t added dyes and perfumes in the laundry detergent. I buy free detergent anyways so this was an added bonus to me and you don’t have to use fabric softener with the Power + Laundry Detergent. I can’t wait to wash some of the Mr.’s smelly karate gear with this stuff.
I used the On Demand + Spray and Go on my yoga mat and I’m happy with the result. Between barre, yoga and other floor exercises my yoga mat gets stinky and germy. I like this stuff because you can tell that it works, but isn’t as harsh as regular cleaning chemicals. I also sprayed and wiped down my spin bike handles. I decided to wash my hats, bottle belt and armband using the Ultra + Dual Action Gear Wash so I could hang dry them after. I think this is great because I just filled up my bathroom sink with warm water and put everything right in. The back of the bottles recommend using the washing machine, but I opted to hand wash so I could be gentle on my items. Since I need to wash these items almost daily I think this is a great way to get them clean without having to throw them in with other laundry or put together enough for a small load in the washer.
All in all I was really pleased with the way everything came out and look forward to using these products regularly. Odor is gross but the bacteria that can cause it is even nastier. I don’t want that near my skin, especially considering these items will be worn for long periods of time as my training schedule and the temps ramp up. If you are looking for a cleaning system for your sports equipment and gear, you should really try HEX. I think the price point is pretty similar to standard cleaning products, because you will use less of this because you can only use it on sports stuff if you choose.