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How to Wash Mirity Sports Bras

May 11, 2022

Mirity is a small brand that’s available on Amazon. From the looks of it, they only sell two products—sports bras and reusable face masks, the latter of which was added during the pandemic.

More About Mirity

Not much is known about Mirity, other than the fact that they started selling in 2019. Despite that, they’ve become quite popular, with tens of thousands of positive reviews on the site. Not only that, but their sports bras have gained the ‘Amazon’s Choice’ title, which reflects their popularity. 

And as expected from an Amazon brand, their products are exclusive to the site; they’re not available anywhere else (as far as we know).

What Kind of Sports Bras Do they Sell?

Mirity is known for their racerback sports bras, which are available in various different colors from black to pink. Not only are the pads removable for easy washing, but the fabric itself is also compressive for maximum support. That way, you won’t have to worry about hurting yourself while you’re at the gym.

Size-wise, there are six to choose from—S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL. And as far as pricing goes, you’re looking at around $15 to $38 each (the exact price will depend on the style). Shipping is also free, assuming that you’re an Amazon Prime member. 

Taking Care of Your Mirity Sports Bras

Their sports bras should last you a while given that you care for them properly. This means handwashing or machine washing them on a delicate setting. Also, you don’t want to procrastinate when it comes to doing the laundry. The longer you let them soak in your sweat, the greater the chance that they’ll get damaged (sweat can wear out the fibers).

For more tips, read the rest of the post. We’ll be going over how to wash them in detail below.

What Are Their Sports Bras Made Of?

Their workout bras are made of nylon and spandex, a blend that gives them their flexibility and support. Here’s a breakdown of the two materials.

Nylon

Nylon is a strong, resilient fabric that resists abrasion. Depending on the finishing process, it can also be very stretchy. For this reason, it’s often used as a material in swimwear, shorts, dancewear, and bras. Unlike natural fibers such as cotton, however, it’s prone to static buildup. It can also pill, especially with regular use. On top of that, it can degrade in the sun. With proper care, however, it can last a long time.

Spandex

Spandex is a soft, stretchable fabric that’s made of polyurethane. Not only is it great for sports bras, but it’s also perfect for costumes, swimsuits, and other sports apparel. It’s worth mentioning, however, that it’s never used alone; it’s always combined with other fibers, either man-made or natural. For example, it can be blended with nylon, polyester, or cotton.

Washing Mirity Sports Bras: Doing It the Right Way

As with most activewear, there are two ways to wash their bras. You can either throw them in the washer with the rest of your gym clothes or wash them by hand, the latter of which will be gentler on the item. We’ll be going over both ways below.

How to Machine Wash Your Mirity Sports Bras So that They’ll Last

Start by taking out the removable pads. We highly recommend that you wash them in the sink, however, if you want, you can put them in the washer with the bra. Just make sure to use a laundry bag. Turn the sports bra inside out, and place it inside along with the pads. The bag will act as a physical barrier so that your bra won’t get ruined during the wash cycle. Not only that, but it’ll keep the pads together and prevent them from losing their shape. 

Tip: You can wash your Mirity sports bra with other gym clothes such as t-shirts, yoga pants, leggings, and tank tops. Just remember to sort out the colors (lights with lights, darks with darks). The only exception is jeans and other coarse items with zippers or hardware; they can easily get caught on your bra while washing.

Make sure that you’ve zipped up the bag and place it in the washer. Add the rest of your clothes (use more laundry bags if necessary). Once everything’s been thrown in, pour in the detergent. We recommend using one scoop of ACTIVE detergent (unless you’re washing a L or XL load, in which case, you’ll have to add more powder).

And that’s all you’ll need. Don’t use any fabric softener on your bras or clothes—it’ll coat the fabric with a wax-like coating, which will trap both dirt and sweat in the fibers. In other words, your bra will be harder to clean. Not to mention that it can develop an odor!  

Next, choose your wash settings. Use a gentle/delicate cold water cycle with minimal spin. Avoid hot water as the heat can compromise the shape of your sports bras. For example, it can end up damaging the elastic.

Press start once you’ve chosen all of your settings. Wait for the washing machine to finish running before retrieving your laundry. For sports bras, we highly recommend that you let them air dry on a laundry rack. While you can use a clothesline, you want to be careful not to hang them by the straps as they can stretch out from the weight of the water. 

Never tumble dry a sports bra; the extreme temperature will deteriorate the fibers and that will affect its ability to provide proper support. 

Washing Your Mirity Sports Bra By Hand

Prepare a sink (make sure that it’s big enough for your sports bra to fit comfortably); fill it with cold water and add 1/2 a scoop of ACTIVE detergent powder. Allow the detergent to dissolve. You can speed things up by agitating the water with your hand—you should eventually end up with a sudsy solution.

Take the removable pads out of the sports bra and place them in the sink. Do the same thing with the sports bra (remember to turn it inside out first). Give it a few swirls in the water to work in the detergent and let it sit in the sink for up to 30 minutes. That’ll give the soap suds time to work their magic.

Gently massage the bra with your hand; that’ll help get rid of any remaining dirt or oils. Once you’ve done that, rinse the item under the faucet. Make sure to use cold water as hot water and compromise the fibers, especially the elastic. Or if you want, you can rinse it clean in the sink—you just have to drain and refill it beforehand.

Continue to rinse the workout bra; the water should run clear once all of the detergent has been washed off. This can take a couple of minutes depending on the amount of soap that’s on the item. 

Don’t put the sports bra in the clothes dryer. Transfer it onto a clean towel instead and use it to absorb some of the excess water. Once you’ve done that, place it on a laundry rack so that it can air dry. You can also use a hanger, just make sure not to hang the item by its straps as they can stretch out. Also, try not to leave it in the sun—the UV rays can cause the colors to fade. 

Other Things To Consider

Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Bra

As a general rule, you want to replace your sports bra every 6 to 12 months (that’s assuming that you wear it on a regular basis). You can tell it’s time if the band is stretched out or if the tags are faded. Depending on the fabric, there might also be obvious pilling in some areas.

Have More Than One Sports Bra

It’s highly recommended that you have more than one workout bra. That’ll allow you to to rotate them between activities, which will prolong their lifespan. For instance, if you have three, you’ll have one to wear to the gym, one in the laundry, and one in the drawer.

Don’t Keep Your Sports Bra On After Your Workout

Take off your workout bra as soon as you’re done exercising. You don’t want to leave it on with your sweat on the fabric. Not only will it be bad for your skin, but it can also wear out the fabric prematurely. Try to let it air out, if you can, if you can’t wash it right away.

The Best Laundry Detergent For Mirity Sports Bras

To clean the gunk that builds up, it’s best to use a laundry detergent that’s geared toward synthetic fabrics—something like ACTIVE detergent. Made for athletic clothing, its formula is different from traditional detergents in that it contains a concentrated enzyme blend. Put it simply, there are proteins that are capable of physically removing body oils, sweat, bacteria, and dirt.

The best part is that everything is plant-based. The detergent is organic and does not contain any SLS or phosphates. There are no fragrances either, which is a good thing since they often cause skin irritation. Another benefit from that is that there won’t be anything to “cover up” smells so you’ll be able to tell right away when your clothes are clean.

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