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Washing some Boxing Gloves is very simple, but avoiding that they smell worse every day requires some care.
If you have tried everything and do not get the desired results do not miss our tricks.
We tell you to step by step what you should do and what you should avoid if you do not want to spoil them.
Table of Contents
- 1 How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean And Without Bad Smell?
- 2 Important Recommendations:
How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean And Without Bad Smell?
So that your gloves do not catch bad smells and remain as clean as possible for a long time, you must follow these simple step-by-step tips:
1. Wash your hands
This sure you had not thought about, but just before putting on your gloves, wash your hands with soap and water and dry them well.
2. Use Wrap for Sweat
Always place Wrap on your hands to avoid direct contact with the inside of the glove. In this way, much of the sweat will be absorbed by the Wrap themselves and the inside of the gloves will be kept cleaner. It is important that you keep the Wrap clean and do not let them get a bad smell.
3. Enter Newspapers
Every time you have a training or combat it is advisable to insert newspaper sheets inside the gloves. With this we get them to absorb sweat and eliminate it before it dries inside, causing a bad smell. Do not use the same paper for several days, always use a new one.
4. Pass them a Wet Cloth
As soon as you get home, take a damp cloth and wash the gloves both inside and outside . Especially in the internal part try to do it with the well-drained cloth, so that it is not too wet.
5. Let them dry and air
Once you have washed the gloves do not store them, loosen the closure as much as you can and let them dry in an airy area, like a window. It is important not to let them dry under the rays of the SUN, as it eventually deteriorates the materials.
6. Use Powders or Spray Anti-Odor
This should not be necessary, but if you can not completely eliminate the smell you can use some of the products on the market for footwear. Some people use talcum powder or similar or spray like this one from Sanytol:
With all that we have told you, you will have bad odor-free gloves and in good condition for much longer, but we do not want you to leave without giving you some important recommendations:
1. Do not wash them in the washing machine
Yes, they will surely be very clean and will stop smelling, but it is more than likely that you will spoil them, especially the filling.
2. Do not put the gloves in the freezer
Although some say that the freezer disinfects them, which we doubt, the materials are not intended to be subjected to that temperature and eventually deteriorate.
3. Don’t keep them dirty
Try not to save them after using them for several hours or days because it is the easiest way to catch bad odors. Do not leave them in a backpack with other clothes that are dirty. One of the most important parts is to keep it airy after using them.
4. Take care of the Outside of the Glove
If you have some leatherette or leather gloves it is advisable to use a cream to moisturize it, such as level, horse fat or petroleum jelly.