Cleaning Hockey Gear
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09-06-2011, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Sort of. Like I said, I periodically wash my gear in the tub, or at least some of it.
Protective gear like elbow pads, shin pads, and shoulders I wash in the tub with a bit of detergent and bleach every few months. The bleach kills the smell.
Helmet, skates, and pants I never wash. Sometimes I spray a little Lysol. I used to wash my pants but my Tacklas don't smell at all so why risk breaking down the foam padding?
Undergarments get washed in the machine after every use. I used to use Under Armour type shirts but now I just use cotton muscle shirts. Cheaper and feels the same to me. Note muscle shirts because T-shirts feel DISGUSTING during games.
Jerseys I only wash when they smell because the washer and dryer can wear them down and remove stitching. My old silk screened jerseys I'd wash after every game but with real jerseys I turn them inside out and wash on gentle and then hang to dry.
Mouthguard I soak in denture cleaner every so often. Minty fresh!
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