Remove sweat smell from your sports jacket: Here's how!

The smell of sweat in your sports jacket is unpleasant and can be persistent. But don't worry, with a few simple tricks you can get rid of the annoying smell and make your jacket fresh again.


  • Laundry detergent: Use a sports detergent with odor-neutralizing properties.
  • Washing temperature: Wash your sports jacket at least 30 degrees Celsius.
  • Stronger sweat odor: If the smell of sweat is strong, it may be necessary to have the jacket professionally cleaned.

Home remedies for sweat odor:

  • Vinegar: Soak your sports jacket in a mixture of water and vinegar (ratio 1:4) for about 30 minutes. Then wash as usual.
  • Citric acid: Dissolve 2-3 tablespoons of citric acid in water and soak your jacket overnight. Then wash as normal.
  • Baking soda: Sprinkle baking soda on the sweaty areas of your jacket and leave it overnight. Brush the baking soda out the next morning and wash the jacket as usual.
  • Coffee grounds: Place your sports jacket in a bag of coffee grounds overnight. The coffee grounds effectively neutralize odors. Then wash the jacket as normal.

Also discover our washing guide .