Preserving your Boxing Equipment | Care instructions for Boxing Gear

Every boxer needs their own set of boxing gear, and maintaining it will maximize the training lifetime it offers. In this post, we'll go over some general guidelines for extending the lifespan of your boxing equipment, how to clean it both inside and out, how to get rid of odors, and some original strategies.

"Select" Boxing Gloves Being Laced Up

Boxing Equipment Longevity Guidelines

Following these broad guidelines can help your boxing equipment last a long time:

  • Avoid leaving your equipment near heat sources or in the sun.
  • Keep your gear in a dry, cool location.
  • Clean your equipment after each use on a regular basis.
  • Do not subject your equipment to strong chemicals or detergents.
  • Air-dry your gear before use. 

How to Clean Your Boxing Gear Externally?

Use these procedures to clean your boxing equipment's exterior:

  • After each use, use a moist cloth to wipe down your gloves, groin guard, and headgear to eliminate sweat or grime.
  • For leather equipment, use a leather cleaner and conditioner.
  • Avoid using abrasive products on leather, such as cleaning brushes or rough cloths.
  • Use a moderate detergent and cold water to hand wash cloth gear.
  • Before storing your equipment, let it thoroughly air dry.

How to Clean Your Boxing Gear's Interior?

It's just as vital to clean the interior of your boxing gear as the outside. Here is how you do it:

  • Invert your gloves as best you can, then clean them with a moist cloth, be careful not to use too wet of a fabric that will introduce too much water into the padding.
  • Use a glove deodorizer or a dryer sheet inside each glove to remove odors.
  • For headwear, clean the interior with a moist cloth and let it entirely air dry.
  • Hand wash the interior of cloth items in cold water and a light detergent. (couple drops in water as an example)

MK1 "Select" Sparring Set Drying on a Boxing Ring.

How to Remove Odor from Boxing Equipment

Try these popular home remedies if the smell from your boxing gear persists:

  • Put a dryer sheet inside each glove or a glove deodorizer.
  • Spray the interior of your equipment with a mixture of water and vinegar in a spray bottle.
  • Use an item that absorbs odors, like baking soda or activated charcoal, in a sock and stuff it into each glove overnight.
  • To eliminate odor and bacteria, use a UV sanitizer or freeze the equipment for a few hours. (wrap in a trash bag or something similar and place inside for 4-6 hours, the temperature removes odor-causing bacteria.)

Innovative Solutions to Increase the Durability of Your Boxing Gear

Try these suggestions to make your boxing equipment last longer:

  • Spritz it down with a gear deodorizer to keep the equipment smelling fresh after each use.
  • Use a towel or hand cloth to assist equipment drying more quickly and thoroughly.
  • Rotate your equipment so that it can fully dry between usage.
  • Put your boxing equipment in a gear bag or backpack to keep it safe when traveling.
  • Invest in long-lasting, high-quality equipment.

Our “Select” Boxing Collection is a great example of top-quality leather boxing equipment.

Jake Bostwick punching the heavy bag with MK1 "Select" Lace Ups


The bottom line for equipment care

Maintaining your boxing equipment properly is crucial for ensuring its longevity and effectiveness in the ring. You may preserve the top condition of your gloves, bags, headgear, shoes, and wraps by adhering to these general guidelines, cleaning procedures, and odor-elimination strategies. Additionally, you may significantly increase the lifespan of your equipment by using your making the monetary and time investments required to be outfitted with the best. 

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