Chamois Butt'r Kit Wash review

Washing technical cycling kit requires specialist cleaning products: we've tested the Kit Wash from Chamois Butt'r

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Quality cleaning for sports kit which won’t damage technical fabrics, but won’t leave them smelling of perfume

Reasons to buy
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    Doesn't damage technical fabrics

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    Works for machine as well as hand wash

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    Effective at cleaning dirty or smelly kit

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    Fragrance free

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not cheap

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Alongside its chamois cream, US company Chamois Butt’r makes a range of other fabric and rider care products, including this kit wash.

Standard laundry products can damage the technical fabrics used in sports clothing and impair their function. Lightweight cycle clothing is made from highly technical fabric which is designed to wick sweat away from the skin efficiently, to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates to effect cooling.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.