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Moisture like sweat, water, and humidity deteriorate and stink up hockey equipment, so caring for your gear after any ice time is an important part of being a player. It’s easy to maintain the condition of your equipment with our selection of hockey gear cleaners, drying racks, and deodorizers. Properly drying your pads, skates, gloves, and helmets keeps them in top shape and dramatically cuts down on “rink stink.” We offer several tree-style home hockey gear drying racks, and we also offer the popular Utty Hockey Portable Gear Rack that packs up and goes on the road. Durable hockey gear bags keep your equipment organized, and tossing in a bag odor eliminator pod or hockey bag deodorizer ball is an excellent way to combat bad smell buildup. Hockey gloves emit their own particular stench, so spray them after each use inside and out with specialized hockey gear deodorizer formulated to destroy odor-causing bacteria. This collection also includes body washes, shampoos, and laundry detergents developed to handle the hygiene needs of athletes and their sports equipment.
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Take care of your hockey equipment by keeping it clean and dry when you’re not using it. Transport your equipment in a hockey bag, and store your skates and helmet either in separate bags or compartments. Inspect your hockey equipment after each use to see whether anything needs repairs or your skates need sharpening. Keep deodorizing equipment spray on hand to squirt into and on your pads, skates, helmet, and gloves to kill bacteria. Never leave damp gear in your hockey bag longer than necessary. Not only will sweaty gear create an unholy stench, moisture will compromise the integrity of your gear over time.
Some hockey player equipment, like base layers, shoulder pads, gloves, pants, and jerseys, can go right into the washing machine. But you must use special laundry detergent free of bleach or harsh chemicals. Hang freshly washed gear on a hockey drying rack. Other gear like skates, helmets, and facemasks, needs to be hand washed. Some players prefer soaking all their gear in the tub, and then hanging it on their drying racks. Either way, drying equipment thoroughly is a must. Note that no goaltending equipment should ever be completely submerged in a tub or washing machine because it’s too big to dry completely. Spot clean and wipe down goaltending gear or take it to a professional sports equipment cleaner. For detailed instructions on cleaning goalie equipment and player equipment, refer to our How to Clean Hockey Equipment at Home guidelines.
Wash your cloth gear like socks, jersey, and base layers after each use. Clean your protective equipment about once a month, but make sure you use sports equipment sanitizing spray on all your gear after each use. Allow all equipment to air dry thoroughly after each use. Our guide, How to Clean Hockey Equipment at Home, explains exactly how to wash and dry your hockey gear, what can and can’t go in the washing machine or dryer, and the importance of keeping your gear free of bacteria.