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OdorKlenz Sport Laundry Additive and Sport Powder Review

OdorKlenz makes products for all aspects of your life. Whether an athlete, pet owner or just a homeowner who likes to keep odors at bay, they have a product to fit whatever you need. They recently reached out to Trail And Ultra Running to have their Sport line of products put to the test. Knowing that we know how to stink up some clothes and our shoes, what better group to have test their products.

Below you will find two reviews – one for a detergent additive and one for a shoe powder. (Be sure to read to the end for a discount code that you can use on your next purchase of OdorKlenz products.)

Sport Laundry Additive 

$14.99 (15 load)

The OdorKlenz Sport Laundry Additive was specifically optimized “to neutralize and remove sweat & body odors from workout clothes that normal detergents leave behind.” This is a direct quote from their site. We all know what they are talking about. How many times have you had your dirty running clothes sitting in a gym bag or laundry basket, only to throw them in the laundry and know for certain that even if you wash them twice the stink that has set in will come right back the second you’ve put them back on and started running?

The OdorKlenz team knows athletes and they’ve spent a vast amount of time dedicated to creating a laundry additive that neutralizes orders at the source. Regardless of what fabrics you love to run in, even if they say they are “odor free”, we all know that there are some of us who can make anything stink. The Sport Laundry Additive is designed without using harsh chemicals, bleach or fragrances.

Our Experience

As the primary tester, I can honestly say that I was skeptical. When it comes to anything with the tag “additive” I question it. My biggest concern with this product going in was that, like so many others, the success of it was based around using fragrances that would bind to that of your regular detergent and overpower any lingering orders that remained on the clothes. What immediately impressed me with Sport Laundry Additive was there was no odor, certainly nothing that remained on my clothes after they had gone through a cycle with my normal detergent.

Now, I don’t consider myself a stinky guy. I can assure you, however, that after a solid workout my wife will be the first person to disagree. There have been enough times to remember when she has not only questioned my own personal post-workout odor, but the lingering smell of previous workouts still on my clothes. As part of this product test I specifically asked her if she could recognize the previous smell after a few different workouts and not once did she say she could. She simply said, “nope, it’s just you honey . . . you stink.” Now that’s true love. And I would go on to say that OdorKlenz lives up to their claims, the stuff really works.

OdorKlenz Sport Powder 

$9.99

The OdorKlenz Sport Powder has been uniquely designed to attack odors at their source. In the case of your running shoes, that’s the insole and upper material. Packaged in an easy squeeze container with a flip-top dispenser, the powder sprays easily into the shoe without making a mess or leaving you coughing in a cloud of white mist.

Created without the use of “toxic chemicals or perfumes”, the Sport Powder is virtually odorless and because of the way it is designed it is intended to help sweaty shoes dry quickly. Note, this does not apply to shoes that are wet and moldy. The only thing that will really cure that stink is an incinerator. That said, once your wet and moldy shoes have dried out a little, this powder could help. Ultimately, it’s designed to help dry out the sweat created from your feet and then eliminate the odor where it attaches.

Our Experience

I’ve been a multi-sport athlete since high school. For as long as I can remember I have had multiple pairs of shoes in my closet that left a less-than-pleasant smell lingering. Over the last 30 years of my life, I can honestly say I’ve tried a dozen different shoe powders and gizmos designed to help reduce sweaty residue and odor left behind after a tough workout. In every single one of those cases I was left disappointed and with the continuous lingering smell. So when I tried OdorKlenz Sport Powder I didn’t have very high expectations.

In this test, I squirted one application of powder into each shoe and then shook the shoe around to disperse the powder as evenly as possible. I feel like I coated the inside of the shoe pretty well. The next step was to smell my shoes hours later, sometimes even the next day. The final step was to wear the shoes and see how they smelled afterward. Below are my results.

It works. It’s that simple. The thing that immediately impressed me was that there is no smell to it. None. The powder itself is odorless, which is unique from every other brand I’ve tried. They truly don’t use any fragrances. It’s not about masking your shoe stink, it’s about curing it.

That said, it didn’t completely get rid of the stink. But in my mind, that’s not about the product itself, but about the application. To truly get every micro-chemical of the stink out you’d have to coat the entire inside of the shoe with powder, something that is simply impossible if you want the bottle to last more than a few applications. But it did reduce the smell to the point that unless I actually put my nose in the shoe, I couldn’t smell anything. Nothing escaped and the remaining smell was minimal.

Here’s an additional interesting find; following an application, the next time I wore the shoes not only was the smell reduced, but my feet didn’t sweat nearly as much (once or twice, not at all). The powder that was in the shoe had worked its way into my socks and onto my feet, which then reduced sweating. That’s pretty cool. It also felt really comfortable. So my overall takeaway is that this product is awesome. Simple as that.

Final Thoughts

Skeptics be warned. This isn’t an advertisement and it’s not marketing fluff based on a previous agreement from the manufacturer. This was a legitimate product test that impressed the hell out of us. We are happy to share it with you. OdorKlenz wants you to test it out and try it for yourself. Because of that, they are offering a 15% discount on you order, for TAUR members only. Just use discount code “Ultra15” when checking out and save yourself some money. You won’t be disappointed.

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