Take good care of your boxing gloves and they will keep your hands protected for a long time to come. Boxing gloves maintenance is neglected by many martial artists but proper care for your fightgear can keep them going much longer.
Boxing gloves can emit a bad odor after a period of usage if they are not properly cared for. The odor is caused by bacteria which tends to thrive in moisture. Boxing gloves care is quick and easy, requiring very little effort. The key to boxing gloves care is to keep them dry and air them as much as possible.
Here are some maintenance tips for your boxing gloves:
Clean After Use
An essential step in boxing gloves care is to clean after every training session. Use a microfiber cloth and wipe down both the exteriors and interiors of the boxing gloves. This helps to remove moisture which encourages mold and bacteria growth.
Another important point to take note is to keep the gear dry and airing them as much as possible. Poor circulation promotes dampness which encourages mold and bacteria growth. Proper ventilation and some sun can help in preventing moisture accumulation.
Use Hand Wraps
Using hand wraps when you train can help to minimize excess moisture inside the gloves and prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Hand wraps protect your hands but also absorb perspiration that takes place when you train so they are highly recommended.
Use Glove Deodorizers
Glove deodorizers help to absorb excess moisture, prevent mold and bacteria while leaving a fresh scent in the gloves. They are portable and ideal for everyday use both at home and when going to the gym.
YOKKAO glove deodorizers are made using natural bamboo charcoal which works like a dehumidifier, eliminating bad odors and preventing mold/bacteria. They also leave a long-lasting fresh scent. YOKKAO glove deodorizers are suitable for all types of gloves and shoes. Shop them now at our online store.