- Don’t leave in your bag
- Put in well-ventilated area
- Use an anti-bacterial spray
- Newspaper to absorb sweat
- Fabric softener sheet
- Smells nice again!!
1. Don’t leave in your bag
Your hot, dark, damp, sweaty training bag is the perfect breeding for bacteria. If you just leave your gloves in your bag after each training or sparring session, you’ll find your gloves smell more and more. If you do nothing else, take them out of your bag when you get home.
2. Put in well-ventilated area
This can be in a utility room, garage, shed or conservatory with decent air circulation. Mesh bags can be great for carrying your gear that can be used to hang your stuff to dry it out. The main thing is that the gloves need to be completely dried out so the bacteria has no moisture in which to breed.
3. Use an anti-bacterial spray
Before hanging your gloves to dry, you can help kill the bacteria by using an anti-bacterial Febreeze spray or something similar.
4. Newspaper to absorb sweat
Add a few sheets of screwed up newspaper into each glove, this will help take out all the sweat and moisture out of the gloves.
5. Fabric softener sheet
Best tip of all… buy some cheap fabric softener sheets! Put them in the gloves around the newspaper to start to get rid of the smells. Then when your going to use the gloves again, rub the sheets around the inside of the gloves for extra freshness.
6. Smells nice again!!
Your boxing gloves are one of those things that tend to start smelling really bad over time, especially if you work hard! They are a massive breeding ground for bacteria and over time it can get really bad, so bad that other students will avoid sparring with you!! So don’t be that Muay Thai Fighter… follow the above and everyone will still love you!!!