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    Quote Originally Posted by BearHammer View Post
    hmm yeah I encountered a guy with a really mildewy smellin gi last week. Thanks for the insight. I noticed in another thread that air drying the gi is common. Is there any reason not to use a dryer besides standard shrinkage?
    using a dryer wears out the gi faster, and it tends to make the gi softer (if that matters to you.)

    i air dry mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BearHammer View Post
    hmm yeah I encountered a guy with a really mildewy smellin gi last week. Thanks for the insight. I noticed in another thread that air drying the gi is common. Is there any reason not to use a dryer besides standard shrinkage?
    Other than the slight increase in wear and tear that Ming mentioned, no. I dry my gi on the low heat setting. It's still slightly damp when I take it out so I hang it to finish drying.

    Do not dry your gi for the first 3-6 months of use though, unless you want it to shrink.
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