Can You Wash Hockey Pants?

If you’ve ever played hockey before, you’ve surely caught a whiff of the “hockey smell.” No one likes the smell of dirty hockey gear. Your Mom hates it, and you hate it (except glove hands; that is one of the most nostalgic scents on the planet). Looking to make your gear a little more tolerable in the “smell” department? Here are our pro’s tips.

What We Cover:
Washing and Drying
Other Tips
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Washing and Drying

The easiest way to get rid of any hockey-related smell, especially on your pants, is to wash your gear (shocker). Here are our tips on how to get your gear properly cleaned at home.

Throw your pants into the wash on the longest cycle possible.
Use your go-to daily detergent. Skip any sort of bleach that isn’t the Oxygen type.

Hang up your pants in front of a fan until dry

Other Tips:

  • Looking for another way of cleaning your pads? Throwing your pants into a bath, halfway filled with warm water and a ¼ of a cup of your average detergent can help. Let your pants sit in the water for ten minutes or so and then drain the tub while thoroughly washing off any excess detergent.

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