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Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by crispybits » 14 Feb 2014, 18:59

OK so there's a gym at my new job (awesome!) and a coupla times this week I've gone in early and had a workout and a shower before work.

Trouble is, when I put the wet towel and the sweaty clothes in the car (even in the boot) for the rest of the day my car whiffs a bit by the time I go home, and the towel particularly is a bit too much on the nose and needs washing again right away.

Anyone have any tips for storing sweaty clothes and wet towels some way that doesnt lead to a stinky car and stinky towel?

(Nowhere inside the building I can hang them to dry, already checked out that option...)

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by blahblah » 14 Feb 2014, 19:06

In a couple of carrier bags, and tied very tightly to keep the air from circulating?

Bicarb of Soda has de-odourising properties.

Or just go after work instead :wink:

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Surprised » 14 Feb 2014, 19:06

Can you lean front seat back and hang towel over that so its dries during the day?
Or use a microfibre towel

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by sted » 14 Feb 2014, 20:14

Never put your sweaties and a towel together.

Your kit is full of bugs and the moist towel in a warm car is a nice environment for them to grow on. Staphlococcus can double in number in less than an hour...so say you had a few hundred million on your kit....do the maths. They break down products in your sweat to make smellies.

So your kit is gonna stink after a day in your car......the towel, if wrapped separately, won't be as bad.

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by lurker » 14 Feb 2014, 20:16

get a nice air tight plastic box with a lid in your boot

you can release the stink when you get home

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by bluenosey » 14 Feb 2014, 20:18

Go the gym after work ?

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by barry » 14 Feb 2014, 21:33

skip the gym and have a lie in.

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by stevejtr » 14 Feb 2014, 21:35

Good advice from Sted

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Achiles74 » 14 Feb 2014, 21:38

I have a boot bag which I put my boots in after a day walking.
Maybe you could utilize one for your gym gear.

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by bigsheff » 14 Feb 2014, 21:39

Put them in someone else's car.
Or get a couple of sealable vacuum bags (minus the vacuum)

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Doogal » 14 Feb 2014, 21:39

Some ideas:

1. Don't have a shower - keep a distance from colleagues at work.
2. Get a roof-rack on the car and carry the towel and gear there.
3. Bring some soap flakes and wash the towel at the gym.
4. Ask the gym if they will store your stuff during the day, and pick it up in the evening.
5. Bring the towel into work and hide it in the toilets till you go home.
6. Dry yourself with paper towels.

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Shaggy365 » 14 Feb 2014, 21:42

Leave the car windows open a little bit?

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Alchemist » 14 Feb 2014, 22:16

Buy a Motorbike?

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Jonathan » 14 Feb 2014, 22:34

blahblah wrote:In a couple of carrier bags, and tied very tightly to keep the air from circulating?

Bicarb of Soda has de-odourising properties.

Or just go after work instead :wink:
Bicarb of Skoda :lol: :lol:

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Achiles74 » 14 Feb 2014, 22:35

Or just wear a pair of swimming trunks while you are in the gym.
No difference to going swimming and just wearing your trunks 8-)

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Latic » 15 Feb 2014, 07:26

You could try a cool bag/box

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by unc.si. » 15 Feb 2014, 08:23

Wash the kit out in the shower and dry it on the parcel shelf?

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by blahblah » 15 Feb 2014, 08:25

Jonathan wrote:
blahblah wrote:In a couple of carrier bags, and tied very tightly to keep the air from circulating?

Bicarb of Soda has de-odourising properties.

Or just go after work instead :wink:
Bicarb of Skoda :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol:

After reading Sted's post it is clear that the gym is a death trap: so I suggest that we all avoid them like an almost literal plague :lol:

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Re: Wet towel and sweaty gym kit

Post by Surprised » 15 Feb 2014, 08:45

I went to a gym once

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