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Old 2008-11-12, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning Hockey Equipment in the wash?

My son plays a LOT of hockey and so his equipment gets worn a lot.

Our coach says you can through all of this hockey equipment (shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards, gloves and pants) in the wash and they will be okay.

I have washed the shoulder, elbow and shin guards in the wash but I am hesitant with gloves and hockey pants.

Any cleaning tips?
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Old 2008-11-12, 09:51 PM   #2
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I have had good luck with just spraying the equipment with Febreeze Anti-Bacteria and hanging it all up to dry properly. I've done that for two years (playing twice a week), without washing the equipment (I still wash the socks, shorts and jerseys regularly), and there is no 'funk'. I can definitely tell who does the same on my team by aroma alone...
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Old 2008-11-12, 10:04 PM   #3
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I don't know if he does this, but when he gets home, taking the equipment out of the bag to "air" it out will help minimize the funk...
I do this, with some febreeze as rpr does, and it keeps the smell down
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Old 2008-11-12, 10:05 PM   #4
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The pants should be OK. Just take out the pads out of the pockets.

I would not wash the gloves. If they are leather it will get all funky.
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Old 2008-11-12, 11:04 PM   #5
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Dont wash the gloves (the stinkier - the better for face-washing your opponents ! - sorry just kidding - kids hockey ) Wipe everything down with a mild solution of Mr Clean and dry out. BTW my 16 year - old plays midget - his equipment isnt allowed past the garage .I always make sure he hangs everything up. Just plain nasty when left in the bag !!
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Old 2008-11-13, 12:40 AM   #6
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Front or top loading machine? We got the LG Tromm front loader a few years ago and it works a lot better for hockey gear and soccer shinpads than top loaders since the gear does not float and there is more capacity.

I wash my sons equipment about 3 times a year. Lots of Shout or Spray N Wash, and Borax in feeder to supplement the detergent, and put on all the prewash, extra rinse and heaviest duty cycle available. Borax is good for the smell and extra cleaning. The gear comes out pretty good after that.

I've done the gloves if there is a lot of time to let them dry out, though it may not be the best for the leather.
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Old 2008-11-13, 02:04 AM   #7
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There is a local company that builds machines that wash hockey equipment. Doesnt look like they have any in toronto.
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Old 2008-11-13, 09:46 AM   #8
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I used to take mine to the dry cleaners, they would do all the equipment except the skates for $60. It never hurt the equipment and it came out smelling fresh. They even did the helmet.
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Old 2008-11-17, 10:16 PM   #9
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Many rink pro shops have the machines. Chesswood in N. York does.
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