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07-11-2010, 05:42 PM
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Drying gloves

What's the best way to dry gloves? I just got a new pair and it comes with loops so you can hang them but the gloves hang fingers down. Does it matter which way they're positioned or would it be best to have it cuff down for any moisture to drain out (much like skates)?

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07-11-2010, 09:29 PM
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Just let them sit palms up with a fan on or outside in the breeze.

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I just lay mine palms up in the center of my room under the fan

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I toss mine on my drying tree along iwth all my other gear.

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I always dry mine with the gloves in the upright position (fingers up - cuffs down). It allows the fingers to dry out better. You can also use a fan on them in this position to help with the humidity in the glove.

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I made a "hockey man" drying rack that holds all of my gear. I used 1.5 inch PVC pipe. I can post a pic of it if you want.

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Am I the only one who can't stand dry gloves? I always have to wet mine if they are not already before games.

I just leave them in my bag.

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i like my gloves wet, makes for dirtier dangles and harder shots

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I just let mine sit out in the sun for a few hours, and they always work just fine for me, no matter how I put them out there.

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Am I the only one who can't stand dry gloves? I always have to wet mine if they are not already before games.

I just leave them in my bag.
Yes you are, and that's quite the excellent way to breed all sorts of interesting bacteria.

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Sitting in the sun is awesome for killing the hockey smell.

You guys like wet gloves? Ugh. I like them dry but soft and supple

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I would certainly NOT recommend drying your gloves with a hair dryer. During the winter I usually play on Sunday and Monday and had to use the dryer so I can have my gear dry by the AM to bring to work.

It dried the gloves fine, but made the palms really stiff (and probably more brittle as well).

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I just bought the Winnwell G-lite gloves they are awesome and don't hold a smell.

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Am I the only one who can't stand dry gloves? I always have to wet mine if they are not already before games.

I just leave them in my bag.
I'm with cptjeff on not just leaving them in your bag. There's so much crap you can breed that way and all it takes is a break in the skin to transmit it. Let your gloves dry properly and then wet them before the game. It won't get rid of all the nasties but it will not be incubating more.

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Unless my stuff gets soaked, I just usually leave them in my bag with it open and unzipped.

I've never really had a problem with my equipment smelling, but some of my buddies stuff smells so bad it makes you gag, so maybe it's just me.

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Everyone's different. A friend of mine has no smell on any gear at all, mine is going to reek no matter what I do.

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I put a fan facing my pair after i washed them. Took about a day to completely dry.

What you guys suggest for the palms of the gloves post drying to soften em up a bit? Baby oil? Vaseline?

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Definitely not vaseline!

Cheapest is shaving cream with lanolin, that will keep it soft. I'm sure baseball glove oil would work too, or anything for saddles or most leather cleaners/moisturizers. But I can attest to the shaving cream with lanolin (Barbasol yellow can and Skintimate ladies cream).

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I made a "hockey man" drying rack that holds all of my gear. I used 1.5 inch PVC pipe. I can post a pic of it if you want.
Sure, I wouldn't mind seeing what you built. Been thinking of doing the same.

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I hang my stuff on the little rack I have for my gear and put a fan on it over night, gloves go palms up and cuffs down. I don't like my gloves stiff and dried out so I usually squirt a little water from my bottle on my hands, wipe them together so they're damp and then put my gloves on. The moisture soaks into the gloves and they loosen up.

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Am I the only one who can't stand dry gloves? I always have to wet mine if they are not already before games.

I just leave them in my bag.
I never wet them before games, but I do leave them in my bag (only thing I leave in, minus some odds and ends. Tape, wax, laces, n what have you.) This way they are a perfect softness for me. If they are too wet my hand will slide on the stick. Too dry is annoying.= and uncomfortable.

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i like my gloves wet, makes for dirtier dangles and harder shots
+3 for wet-ish gloves.

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Definitely not vaseline!

Cheapest is shaving cream with lanolin, that will keep it soft. I'm sure baseball glove oil would work too, or anything for saddles or most leather cleaners/moisturizers. But I can attest to the shaving cream with lanolin (Barbasol yellow can and Skintimate ladies cream).
I am using the Vapor XII. The palms are not completely leather. More like a cotton and leather mix. I will try the shaving cream. Thanks

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Am I the only one who can't stand dry gloves? I always have to wet mine if they are not already before games.

I just leave them in my bag.
Cptjeff, I'm with this guy here. I can't stand dry gloves and wet my gloves before each game.

Maybe that's why I have such soft hands haha

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I found that my gloves would not dry overnight so if i was playing on consecutive days, i would have to splurge on a second pair- which i did.

I bough the exact same pair so i can mix and match in case one of the 4 gloves gets destroyed, i can still make use of the remaining one.

As for the topic, buy this:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...p?SKU=14361499

and hang everything on it by the window...

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I just dry them out in the bathroom while Im out or upstairs.

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