Professional athletes are particularly vulnerable to bacteria, as sweaty gear can spawn supermicrobes possessing enough business savvy to negotiate competing corporate sponsorships. Protect endorsement deals with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of athletic cleansing products for body, clothing, and gear from Shutout Solutions.
Blending patented nano-silver technology and natural botanicals, Shutout Solutions protects athletes’ skin and synthetic performance fabrics from overly eager bacteria. Endorsed by professional athletes including UFC fighters and extreme thumb wrestlers, the product line embeds silver particles into clothing and gear, which can naturally neutralize bacteria for up to 30 days without the need for skin-irritating chemicals or fragrances. Shutout’s online shop dispenses an athletic spray that quickly coats clothes and gear in residue-free mist ($22.99/300 ml), as well as a detergent that washes athletic garbs from hockey uniforms to soccer smoking jackets without the waxes, brighteners, and other agents in conventional detergents that can clog the pores of breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics ($27.99/1 litre, good for up to 60 loads). The detergent can also increase the longevity of clothing and decrease laundry costs over time because of silver’s power to kill bacteria when submerged in cold water.
For an extra level of defense, the hair-and-body wash cleanses epidermises left vulnerable from the chafing of sports gear and hands of overzealous fans, leaving a pleasing aroma from botanicals such as natural tea and citrus-oil extracts ($21.99/300 ml). Formulated to combat the waxy residue created when athletic shoes swaddle sweaty feet, the footwear spray ($22.99/300 ml) douses hooves in odor-obliterating comfort.