The Best Time to De-Scent Your Clothing (And the Best Way to Do It)

The Best Time to De-Scent Your Clothing (And the Best Way to Do It)

Here’s a simple fact: if deer smell you, you won’t be able to keep them in your sights long enough to get your target. Here’s another simple fact: your clothes smell like you.

Put those two facts together and you’re left with stinky clothes that drive the deer away. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By de-scenting your clothing at the right time and with the right method, you can prevent the deer from smelling your gear.

They Can Smell You Even If They Can’t See You

You’ve picked out the right camo pattern to blend into your environment, but the deer keep busting you anyway. How do they do it when they can’t see you? It’s simple. They smell you. The scent on your clothes, the stench of your sweat, and the reek of your breath are all seeping into the woods and telling the deer you’re there. With their powerful noses, they don’t ever need to see you. Even if you’re using scent control clothing, your odor will eventually overpower the technology built into your gear.

So how do you keep your scent away from those noses? You have to eliminate it. Let’s start with your gear.

When to De-Scent Your Clothing

The best time to de-scent your clothing is as close as possible to your hunt. If you deodorize your gear on Sunday night and don’t hunt again until Saturday morning, your gear is likely to pick up some scent. De-scenting your clothing the night before or the morning of your hunt better positions you for a scent-free hunt.

Of course, with everything else you need to do to get ready for your hunt, you probably think you won’t have enough time to get it done. You probably also think that fast and effective can’t work together. As a hunter with a busy life, you may not always have time to de-scent your clothing the morning of. However, you always need to de-scent your clothing between hunts. Fortunately, there is a way you can get it done no matter where you are and how little time you have.

How to De-Scent Your Clothing

Scent control laundry detergents are fine, but there are a few problems with this method. First, you don’t always have time to do laundry right before a hunt. Second, washing your clothes too often can have a negative impact on the fit and lifespan of your gear. Third, these detergents might leave behind other unwanted scents. Fourth, there isn’t always a washing machine available, especially when you are traveling or moving from hunt to hunt. There has to be a better way.

The Ozonics DRiWASH Bag and O.N.E. Gear Locker lets you eliminate odor from your gear and clothing. Simply put your gear in the bag and use the one-touch DRiWASH cycle on your Ozonics unit. Ozone will be directed through a baffled airflow system, across the contents in the bag, and out through a vent. You’ll get exactly the right concentration of ozone to eliminate the odor from your gear. This care-free method of deodorizing your gear is so simple and quick that you can do it anywhere.

Naturally, you have to wash your gear at some point. Depending on your style of hunting, your clothes might get pretty stinky, and it’s important to get those sweat stains off at some point. However, relying solely on your washing machine to de-scent your clothes can cost you opportunities in the field. Using the Ozonics DRiWASH Bag or O.N.E. Gear Locker is the perfect finishing touch to get all the human and other foreign odors off your clothes before your hunt.

Managing Your Other Odors

Even if you get rid of all the scent from your clothes, you’re still going to be in trouble if you don’t use an active form of scent management. Your body is constantly producing odor through your sweat and breath. These odors will overpower your freshly de-scented clothing even if you’ve sprayed them down and done everything else right. With the active scent-destroying power of Ozonics, you can continuously eliminate your odor in the field and get more opportunities on every hunt.

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