Epic Wipes Clean Up!
I’ve tried several brands of wipes over the years. Recently Epic Wipes sent four packets of their wipes to try.
As a parent I’m familiar with the baby wipes many of you have probably also used. When my kids were little we bought wipes in dispenser boxes which looked like large Lego blocks. Some of those boxes are still around full of Crayons and markers.
We also bought them in little packages we could throw in a diaper bag or backpack.
They were handy for cleaning babies, young children and messes in the car.
As the kids got older the wipes disappeared from our house and cars.
As a runner, I often find my self wet and stinky. I run about three times a week and hit the gym a few days a week also. As a result, I take a lot of showers!
When I run 10K or longer during the day at work I don’t have time to take a shower. I always do, but when I run long my time away from my desk runs long also.
An Epic Solution to an Epic Problem
When I first heard of Epic Wipes I thought, well here’s another wipe like others I’ve used. But I like to try new things so I gladly accepted the offer to try a few wipes.
I received two large and two XL wipe packets.
The first time I tried a wipe was after one of those work day runs.
I decided to start with a large wipe which is 25.6 x 11.8 inches. An odd size but sized to work.
I’ve used athletic wipes before and there are a few rules you should follow.
First of all, don’t unfold the wipe completely. I usually unfold the wipe to the size of a wash cloth. That way I have a handy size for my face and neck area and I can use both sides before further unfolding.
Rule number two is to start at the top. You want to wipe your face, neck and torso before heading for the pits and points further south.
Your face may be sweaty and a little dirty but it doesn’t stink or harbor vast amounts of bacteria.
By strategically unfolding and folding over a wipe you can clean your entire body with a large Epic Wipe.
Epic Wipe XL
The next time I tried an Epic Wipe was at home after a Tuesday Night Club Run.
The XL wipe is 31.5 x 19.7 inches.
With the larger wipe I wanted to try it on my hair. If my hair smelled funny or I looked like a punk rocker, home was the place to find out.
Following wipe rule number one I started with my face and then unfolded the wipe by one more fold. This gave me more of a hand towel sized wipe to work with.
I rubbed the wipe all over my head and hair then used the flip side for another pass.
Epic Wipes are extremely moisture rich and I was able to get my hair wet with the wipe. By using both sides, the first pass got the sweat and smell and the second pass got anything left behind.
With additional “strategic folds” I had plenty of towel to completely clean my body.
Durable and Reusable Epic Wipes
Initially I had concerns with the durability of the wipes.
The first time I used one I was careful not to apply pressure with a single finger. As I went along it became apparent that Epic Wipes were almost as durable as a wash cloth.
At home I gave the wipe a more rigorous test. If I ran into problems I could just jump into the shower.
Both times I used an Epic Wipe there was plenty of life left in the wipes when I was finished. In fact it seemed like a shame to throw them away even though they had a body’s worth of sweat and BO in them.
Later while reading the Epic Wipe web site I found out that they can be re-used. Some people rinse them out and one person even has a mix that they use to re-infuse the wipes with cleaning moisture.
How cool is that?
I don’t think you can get a wipe back into the packet after you unfold and use it. If you want to re-use your wipes I would advise bringing a plastic bag to store them in.
I hate to use more plastic to re-use something. Seems to defeat the purpose. I might try wrapping the wipe in a towel.
The wipes have enough moisture in them that you should have some sort of towel with you to dry your skin.
My one issue is that perhaps there is too much moisture in each towel. I’d hate to wring any of it out before using it and risk ending up with not enough to finish the job. Maybe after a few more uses I’ll have this figured out.
Good for you and the Environment
Re-using Epic Wipes keeps them out of the waste stream and allows you to get multiple uses out of a durable product.
If you do throw your Epic Wipe away after each use, not to worry. They are biodegradable and made from a re-new able resource – bamboo!
I have some t-shirts made from bamboo and they are incredibly soft. So don’t worry about a scratchy towel chafing your tender spots.
Use omnirunner15 discount code when ordering for a 15% discount. You also get free shipping on orders over $40. Not bad.
Check out this video with a “how-to” section and information on how earth friendly the wipes are.
Run well my Friends and keep it clean!