Hoplynn is best known for their waist trainers, which are designed to facilitate sweating during workouts. They also sell sweat vests and body shapers for men.
More About Hoplynn
Hoplynn was founded in 2006. A small company, they do all of their sales on Amazon; they don’t have an official website, as far as we can tell. And over the past couple of years, they’ve made themselves known with tens of thousands of positive reviews on the site.
What Kind of Waist Trainers Do They Sell?
Hoplynn offers a variety of waist trainers for women. They’re available in many sizes—from small to xxxx-large—and feature a hook and loop closure for easy on and offs. Not only will it flatten your stomach, but it’ll also enhance your posture with back support.
They sell ‘sweat vests’ as well, which are basically longer versions of waist trainers. And they also have a collection of ‘compression workout shirts’ for men.
Taking Care of Hoplynn Waist Trainers
Waist trainers, in general, are fairly durable, however, they can wear out if not cared for properly. For one thing, the elastic compression band can easily become damaged if exposed to heat. The garment itself can also lose its shape and effectiveness if it’s not cleaned properly.
That’s why it’s so important to read the instructions on the care tag label before washing. You don’t want to spend a bunch of money just to have the item break down on you after a couple of wears.
Looking for some tips on how to wash yours? That’s why we’re here! Keep reading for an in-depth guide on how to take care of Hoplynn waist trainers.
What Materials Are Their Waist Trainers Made Of?
Their waist trainers and sweat vests are made from synthetic materials, the same ones used to make other activewear such as leggings and tank tops.
Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber that’s produced through a chemical reaction using chloroprene. What sets it apart from natural rubber? It’s much more durable. For one thing, it’s resistant to oxidation.
Not only that, but it has excellent flame and weather resistance. Also, it’s waterproof and provides thermal insulation. This makes it ideal for wet suits, gloves, and other outerwear. The only drawback is that it tends to be quite heavy compared to other materials
Polyester is a synthetic polymer that’s derived from water, air, coal, and petroleum. Unlike natural fibers, it has excellent durability and is resistant to stains, moisture, wrinkles, chemicals, and abrasion. The fabric itself is also lightweight, which makes it suitable for a variety of clothing. Plus, it’s quick-drying and has the ability to pull sweat from the skin. As with neoprene, however, it’s not very breathable. It’s also moderately flammable.
Spandex is a soft, stretchy material that’s often used to make compressive garments such as leggings, tights, and sports bras. It’s also sometimes used in waist trainers. Not only is it strong, but it’s resistant to perspiration. However, it can stick to your skin, which is why it’s usually mixed with other materials.
How Should You Wash Hoplynn Waist Trainers?
As far as waist trainers go, it’s always better to wash them by hand than to use the washing machine. For one thing, it’ll be much gentler on the fabric (neoprene can lose its stretchability if exposed to heat).
With that said, you can use the washer in a pinch. If anything, you just don’t want to make a habit of it. In any case, we’ll be going over both methods below.
Tip: Always check the care tag label before washing any new items; it’ll tell you all the information that you need to wash it properly.
Hand Washing Hoplynn Waist Trainers In the Sink
Prepare a bath for your waist trainer. We recommend using a sink or a large tub. Fill it approx. three-quarter full with cold water (never use hot water as it can damage the neoprene material) and mix in 1/2 a scoop of ACTIVE detergent. Ensure that the powder is completely dissolved by swishing the water with your hands.
Close all hooks and gently place the waist trainer in the sink. Press down on the item if you have to. You don’t want it to float to the top—you want it to be completely immersed in the solution.
Wait 10-15 minutes so that the detergent has time to dissolve the sweat and oils. Remove it from the sink afterward and drain the dirty water. Refill the sink or tub with clean water from the tap and place the waist trainer back in. Gently massage the item with your fingers to remove the soap suds. Continue to rinse until the water becomes clear. You may have to refill the sink more than once.
Run the waist trainer under the faucet for a couple of minutes and place it on a clean, dry towel once all the detergent has been washed off. Place another towel on top and press down to remove some of the excess moisture.
Tip: You can remove fluff and lint from the velcro fasteners with a tooth brush; it’ll loosen anything that’s stuck between the hooks.
Allow it to air dry on a hanger or clothes line. Be careful as the item will be heavy with all the water weight. Never tumble dry and don’t expose it to direct sunlight—that can damage the neoprene fabric.
Machine Washing Hoplynn Waist Trainers
Close all velcro straps and hooks before washing and if you can, place the waist trainer in a mesh laundry bag. That’ll add another layer of protection so that the neoprene won’t get damaged in the wash (remember, it’s a delicate material).
Zip up the mesh bag and place it in the washing machine. For waist trainers, it’s best to wash them separate from your other clothes as they can get caught on the velcro. To prevent the load from becoming unbalanced, add a couple of towels—that’ll allow the machine to run more smoothly.
Once you’ve put everything in, pour in the detergent—one scoop of ACTIVE detergent, to be exact. Be careful not to add too much as that can do more harm than good. Next, select your wash settings. As mentioned earlier, you never want to expose waist trainers to heat, so make sure to select a cold-wash cycle. And be sure to choose a gentle/delicate setting; that’ll keep the agitation to a minimum, which is crucial when you’re washing neoprene.
Tip: Take out your waist trainer as soon as it’s done washing. Don’t leave it in the machine as the moisture can breed bacteria. If that happens, you’ll have to wash it all over again from the beginning.
Wait for the cycle to finish before taking out the waist trainer. Lay it flat on a dry towel and let it dry naturally. You can also drape it across a rack (be careful though, as it’ll be heavy). Never use the dryer and don’t leave it outside in the sun. Remember, you want to keep heat exposure to a minimum.
Removing Stains From Your Waist Trainer
There are a couple of ways to remove stains from your waist trainer, which we’ll be going over below:
Spot Treating With Detergent/Mild Soap
Wet the stained area with water. In a small bowl, dissolve some ACTIVE detergent in warm water. Apply it onto the spot using an old toothbrush and gently scrub the area in a circular motion, moving from the outside of the stain to the inside. Rinse the area with cold water afterward. Repeat the steps again if the stain is still visible after the treatment.
Using White Vinegar and Baking Soda
In a small bowl, mix together equal parts of baking soda and white vinegar (the latter will also help remove odors). Gently rub the paste onto the spot with your fingers. Let it sit on the fabric for at least 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Repeat if necessary.
The Proper Way to Store Your Waist Trainer
The way you store your waist trainer matters. For one thing, you want to make sure that it’s fully dry before putting it away, otherwise, you might end up with mold or mildew on the fabric. We recommend folding it and placing it in a drawer. You can also hang it up with a hanger—just make sure that it’s not exposed to sunlight (it can damage the neoprene).
Choosing the Right Laundry Detergent For Your Hoplynn Waist Trainers
ACTIVE detergent is ideal for Hoplynn waist trainers. Not only is it gentle, but it’s specifically designed for synthetic fabrics, the same kinds used to make the trainers. Unlike regular detergents, it contains enzymes—plant-based enzymes, to be exact—that will physically dissolve any sweat and oils on the trainer. The former itself is also all-natural; it doesn’t contain any artificial fragrances or fillers. In other words, it’ll be gentler on your skin.
And remember, you can use it to wash other items as well—it’s not just for waist trainers!