Activated Charcoal & Cedar Chips
There are also products available on the market containing either activated charcoal or cedar chips. They are designed to work by deodorising boxing gloves. The idea behind these products is to absorb any moisture from the gloves so that there is nothing for the bacteria to feed on. These products can work on new gloves when and on gloves that only have a small amount of sweat after each use. However, they can only absorb so much sweat before they are full and once they are full, they will start to give off the stale sweat smell. These deodorising pouches can only be used on new gloves as they have no effect on stale sweat smells.
- Allow your gloves to dry completely before putting them back in your kit bag. Avoid drying them in direct sunlight or near a radiator. This can cause them to crack.
- Wear hands wraps to reduce the amount of sweat left on your gloves but be sure to wash hand wraps after every use.
- Clean your boxing gloves as soon as possible. Keep some wipes and some Kit Fresh in your gym bag so that you can prevent smells straight away.
- Never put your gloves in the washing machine or tumble dryer as this will destroy them.