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How to Wash an XVest?


#1

I just noticed mine smells like something died in it and simply dont want it to fall apart in the washer....is it fine to just toss it in?


#2

You might want to take the weights out of it first. Otherwise, yeah just toss it in.


#3

For a quick de-stinking short of a full wash throw it in the trunk of your car and spray the f*ck out of it with Fabreze. Shut the trunk and let it be overnight. It is not the same as cleaning it, but it's a good temporary fix.

The odor is caused by microbes. Another trick, and this applies to sneakers as well, is to put them in the freezer for a few days. The water in the microbes freezes and the cells explode. Once back to room temp the smell should be gone.


#4

I would take it to the self-service car wash, and hose it down, like I do my boots. Works like a champ.

Take the weights out first.