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[at-l] Coolmax/Capilene/Synthetics and Odors
- Subject: [at-l] Coolmax/Capilene/Synthetics and Odors
- From: solophile%40juno%2Ecom (Rachel R. DuBois)
- Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 08:57:35 EST
Somebody posted lately asking about odors in the Coolmax shirt. I had a
similar problem with my Capilene lightweight t-shirts during my thru-hike
and the heat of summer. Despite my best efforts at cleaning my shirts,
they would still have a faint odor to them as soon as I put them back on
and they reached body temperature. I tried adding vinegar to the wash,
but that didn't seem to make all that much of a difference.
I finally called Patagonia to see if there was any magic trick that I was
unaware of to cleaning these items and was informed that I should not be
putting my Capilene clothing in the dryer, not even at low heat. Drying
these synthetics causes them to kind of "melt around the odors".