how to wash hockey gear


7 tips on Washing Your Hockey Gear

A clean hockey jersey is a must if you want to stay healthy and perform your best on the ice. Here are 7 tips for washing and caring for your hockey gear:

1. Soak Jerseys and Liners

Soak your jerseys and liners in a bucket of cold water for about 15 minutes to remove dirt and sweat before laundering.

2. Use Detergent Designed for Sports Gear

Use a detergent designed specifically for washing sports gear. Normal detergents can be harsh on the fabric of your jersey and wear out its water-resistant capabilities.

3. Air Dry Your Jersey

It’s best to air dry your jersey to avoid shrinkage in the fabric. Lay the jersey on a flat surface, or hang with a garment hanger.

4. Keep Your Gear Away From Heat Sources

Be mindful of where you leave your gear. Keep it away from heat sources like radiators and heating vents when air drying.

5. Hand Wash

Hand washing is the most effective way to wash hockey gear, but it is also extremely time consuming. Use a mild detergent and a soft brush or sponge to lather the fabric. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and allow to air dry.

6. Machine Wash

You can machine wash hockey gear on a delicate cycle in warm or cold water with a mild detergent. Use a mesh or lingerie bag to help prevent pilling.

7. Regularly Clean Your Gear

We recommend cleaning your hockey gear after every few uses. It’s also a good idea to let your gear air out between uses to get rid of odors and bacteria.

Following these steps will help keep your hockey gear clean and in great shape.