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Guru Huntress: ‘Vanish’ the stink with the help of Tink

With the 2010 bowhunting season opening October 15, you can imagine the hype that has been buzzing around all week. My week started off with time spent in the gear room pulling stuff together for my backpack and gathering the clothes I plan to wear.  Even though we hunt practically all year, every hunt requires specific gear. For instance, hunting bear in Minnesota and gator in Florida last month required completely different gear and clothing, as does bowhunting in Alabama this month versus bowhunting in Kansas next month. So every hunt requires particular preparation.

I gathered my warm weather bowhunting clothes and a set of designated “season” towels and headed to the washroom. I filled the washer with water, added the items and Tink’s Vanish concentrated laundry detergent. Last month, I tried Vanish for the first time. I have used the same brand scent-destroying washing detergent for the last three years and Richard has used it for as long as I can remember. Tink’s Vanish was going to have to prove to be quite impressive for me to consider changing brands.

Tink's Vanish concentrated laundry detergent

Tink’s Vanish concentrated laundry detergent is formulated with Byotrol technology. Dual working Byotrol eliminates odor by neutralizing the odor on contact and creates a residual microscopic barrier that inhibits and prevents odors for an extended time. Tink’s Vanish concentrated laundry detergent with Byotrol does not use harsh chemicals or metal salts resulting in mild, yet powerful odor control that lasts.

When the clothes came out of the dryer I didn’t notice the slight musky smell that I normally do — fabric with a hint of leftover earth scent cover spray. Actually there was no scent at all on the fabric; it had completely washed out the earth scent spray. I also noticed that the clothes were not stiff or rough feeling. Certain fabrics seem to be rough with my laundry detergent I had previously used. Another thing that I noticed is that the two pieces of new camo that I washed did not looked washed out. With my usual detergent, colors seemed to fade quickly. The towels came out of the dryer soft and fluffy.

Tink’s Vanish concentrated laundry detergent out performed my previous brand in the washer and dryer. The fact that Vanish does not have harsh chemicals and metal salts in the formula puts my mind at ease that not only will it be gentle on my hunting clothes; it will also be gentle on my skin. I was really impressed that Vanish removed all of the scent of the earth cover spray since my other brand never accomplished that.

Tink's Vanish Odor Elimination Products

The Tink’s Vanish line with Byotrol has several items available for the hunter from laundry detergent, body/hair shampoo, to scent elimination spray. The items are priced reasonably and are available at your local sporting goods store, WalMart or online at Tink’s 69.

Using TInk’s Vanish concentrated laundry detergent along with the Tink’s Vanish odor elimination products, I feel confident that I can go into the woods undetected by whitetail deer or any other game.

To follow along with the Guru Huntress’ adventures and see how these products work for her in the field, see her blog: http://njadams1.wordpress.com/

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, this product review is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

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The Conversation

  • Nancy Jo Adams says: October 28, 2010 at 7:29 am

    The Byotrol in the new Vanish line is hospital grade and is used on odors in nursing homes and hospitals so it is definitely powerful. There is another product that you may want to look into if you are specifically fighting fish smells. It is not a Tink’s product, but definitely a product I stand behind and have field tested in the past…Dead Down Winds eLive Down Stream. This product is made specifically for fishing and is very effective for that purpose. I also spray this in my boot bag when storing my hunting boots for trips or between hunts. Awesome product too.

    Thank you for stopping by the WON and reading my review. Good luck this season.

    Nancy Jo

  • Gretchen Steele says: October 28, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Thanks for the great review! I always find myself trusting your opinion..sounds like I’m going to have to give this a try and thanks to to Tracy for mentioning the crummy river funk clothes.. I had never thought about washing smelly fish clothes in something like this – hmmm wonder if it will cut carp slime? We’ll just have to see!
    Thanks again for the great product reviews!

  • Traci Schauf says: October 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you Nancy Jo! I’ve been looking for something to take out the stink when the boys return from fishing trips. For some reason they think it’s a good idea to cram all the river sodden clothes into a plastic bag and bake it in the bed of the truck…

  • Nancy Jo Adams says: October 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Thank you Cindy! I was really impressed with this product. I am using the scent elimination field spray this weekend and can’t wait to see the results. The body wash is pretty good too and lathers well. I think I may have to retire all the products in my old stand by… 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by the WON and for reading my review. Good luck to you this season.

    Nancy Jo

  • Cindy Lavender says: October 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Nancy Jo! Great review! I just bought a bottle of this and can’t wait to check it out. I love all of Tink’s products! Heck, Tink is a great guy anyway!

    • Women's Outdoor News says: October 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

      Hey Cindy, We like that Nancy Jo, aka Guru Huntress, is always keeping her eye out for a great product that does what it says it’s supposed to do! I understand you’re quite the hunter, yourself?