Sweat Free Cycling - Part 3 - Don't Be A Softy!


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?