How to Wash Lacrosse Gloves

Every lacrosse player knows the awful “lacrosse smell” that consumes their gloves as the season wears on. Want to make your gloves last longer? Want to kill that stench that is coming from your gloves? Follow these simple steps below.

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Washing and Drying

To safely wash your lacrosse gloves, toss them into the washing machine on the lowest cycle possible. You can use any type of standard detergent, but we recommend staying away from any detergents that contain bleach.

Once your gloves finish in the wash, hang them up to dry. Don’t put them in the drying machine. Make sure your gloves have dried completely before you pack them in your gear bag -- the last thing you want is for them to turn moldy.

Other tips

  • Too afraid to put your gloves in the washing machine? Another method of washing your lacrosse gloves is to soak them in a bathtub. Fill the tub halfway up with warm water. Add a ¼ cup of standard laundry detergent. Let your gloves soak in the soapy water for about ten minutes. Be sure to remove all traces of detergent by rinsing them off once they’re done soaking. Let them dry fully before using them again.
  • After every practice and game, air out all of your equipment to prevent stench. You can lay your equipment out on a covered porch (pending there’s no rain in the forecast), or just on your laundry room floor.

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