Washing & Cleaning Ski Gloves

 

Gloves with SEWN-IN liners:

Don't wash ski gloves very often. But if you must, hand wash them and follow these directions:

1) Start by using a dry rag and remove excess dirt.

2) Spot clean with water only. If that doesn't do the trick...

3) Use a mixture of water and very mild soap or Woolite. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Spot clean with the rag. If that doesn't do the trick...

4) Submerge in the water/soap mixture. This will also clean the inside of the glove/liner. Very gently rub the gloves together to distribute cleaning mixture. You can also use a mild spray deodorizer / air freshner inside.

5) Rinse thoroughly and squeeze water out. Don't wring or be too rough.

6) Air dry them slowly. NO HEAT. More information on drying

7) Consider treating the leather, once dry, with a leather cleaner/conditioner. More on leather treatments . Treating leather is not necessary if it is natural chemical-free leather. (Most ski gloves are not made this way, but Free the Powder Gloves are!)

8) If you need to restore the water-proofing you can use a leather water-proofer for the leather and a spray DWR on the non-leather material. There are also numerous sport washes that do all the above as well.

Gloves with REMOVABLE liners:

Don't wash ski gloves very often. But if you must clean the LINERS, follow these directions:

Washing Machine-

Step 1
Set the washing machine to the gentle cycle with cold water. Machine washing at normal speeds could damage the material or stretch it out.

Step 2
Pour in the proper amount of mild detergent based on the size of the load. Make sure that the detergent is gentle, such as infant detergent or a fine fabric wash. Harsh detergents could hurt the fibers and compromise the breathing of the fabric.

Step 4
Wash with like material and color. Avoid washing with rough materials.

Step 5
Air dry or use low heat in dryer for short period of time. Hang them up to finish. 

Hand Washing

Step 1
Fill a sink with water.

Step 2
Use either mild detergent or vinegar. Hand scrub. The detergent or vinegar will remove other odors and kill germs.

Step 3
Air dry or use low heat in dryer for short period of time. Hang them up to finish. 

 

If you must clean the SHELLS, follow these directions:

1) Start by using a dry rag and remove excess dirt.

2) Spot clean with water only. If that doesn't do the trick...

3) Use a mixture of water and very mild soap or Woolite. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Spot clean with the rag. If that doesn't do the trick...

4) Submerge in the water/soap mixture. Very gently rub the gloves together to distribute cleaning mixture. You can also use a mild spray deodorizer / air freshner inside.

5) Rinse thoroughly and squeeze water out. Don't wring or be too rough.

6) Air dry them slowly. NO HEAT.

-Consider treating the leather, once dry, with a leather cleaner/conditioner. More on leather treatments . Treating leather is not necessary if it is natural chemical-free leather. (Most ski gloves are not made this way, but Free the Powder Gloves are!)

-If you need to restore the water-proofing you can use a leather water-proofer for the leather and a spray DWR on the non-leather material. There are also numerous sport washes that do all the above as well.