Avoid using fabric softeners and dryer sheets with these fabrics—they leave a coating that may compromise the wicking ability.
And launder your gym bag occasionally. First, though, check the tag. If the bag is machine washable, turn it inside out and remove any metal parts you can.
Then wash it on a delicate cycle, and hang to dry. Leather bag? Stuff it with newspaper to neutralize odors.
This article was first published on Men's Health.