Boxing Glove Clean: Beyond Vinegar & Baking Soda

Sweat, effort, and grit – boxing training leaves its mark, not just on your body, but on your equipment too. And while your gloves may have taken a beating, letting them become a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and fungi isn't part of the game plan. That's where common household remedies like vinegar and baking soda might seem tempting, but before you toss a vinegar bomb inside your gloves, here's why it's not the knockout solution you're looking for.

Vinegar's bite can backfire: While effective on some surfaces, vinegar can damage leather, the main material in most boxing gloves. Its acidity can dry out and crack the lining, shortening your gloves' lifespan and compromising their protective padding.

Baking soda's passive punch: Sure, it absorbs odors, but baking soda doesn't actually kill bacteria or fungi. It simply sits there, creating a damp environment that encourages further microbial growth. Plus, who wants to deal with a cloud of baking soda dust every time you throw a punch?

So, what do we do?

Prevention is key: Air out your gloves after every use, hanging them in a well-ventilated spot to prevent moisture build-up. Wash your hand wraps regularly and let them dry completely before storing.

Invest in clean: Ditch the DIY and opt for a dedicated sports kit cleaning solution like our Antibacterial Sports Kit Spray. This targeted formula packs a powerful punch against bacteria, viruses, and fungi, eliminating 99.99% of unwanted guests without harming your gloves. In turn, this will keep odours at bay.

Spray and go: Unlike messy washes or soaking, a quick spritz on the inside and outside of your gloves is all it takes. It's a post-workout high five for your hygiene, keeping your equipment safe and you focused on training, not fighting off germs.

Remember, your boxing gloves are your trusty teammates in the ring. Treat them right with proper care and cleaning, and they'll keep you protected and performing at your peak. So skip the vinegar volcano and baking soda blizzard, and embrace the clean-fighting power of Combact.

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