My final piece of advice regarding clothing and sweat free
cycling is to ditch the fabric softener.
It is a commonly known fact that fabric softener can block the pores of
breathable fabrics and the washing instructions for waterproof garments
normally state this. But fabric softener
also reduces the absorbency of all types of fabrics and as a consequence it compromises
the ability of a fabric to wick moisture away from the skin. Given also the fact that fabric softener contains
a cocktail of dangerous petro-chemicals it does leave you wondering why we
would ever want to use this stuff?