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How to Wash Hockey Equipment: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Wash Hockey Equipment 

Hockey is a fast-paced and intense sport that demands peak performance from its players. Properly maintaining your hockey equipment has many important benefits. One essential aspect of hockey gear maintenance is washing it regularly. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to effectively clean your hockey equipment, with a special focus on odor control, thanks to the innovative products from Captodor. Whether you're a professional player or a weekend warrior, keeping your gear fresh and clean is crucial. Let's dive in and explore how to wash hockey equipment while introducing the remarkable odor-destroying products from Captodor.

Why Cleaning Your Hockey Equipment is Important

Before we delve into the step-by-step guide on how to wash hockey equipment, it's important to understand why cleaning your gear is crucial:

1. Odor Control : Hockey gear can develop a strong and unpleasant odor over time due to sweat and bacteria buildup. Regular cleaning with Captodor's specialized odor-destroying products helps eliminate these odors, ensuring your hockey equipment smells fresh throughout the season.

2. Hygiene : A clean set of equipment reduces the risk of skin infections and other health issues that can result from bacteria and fungi growth on gear. Captodor's products not only clean but also provide an added layer of hygiene protection.

3. Performance : Clean gear performs better. Dirty equipment can be heavy, less flexible, and less effective at protecting you on the ice. Captodor's cutting-edge technology ensures that your gear maintains peak performance by effectively eliminating odors and bacteria.

4. Durability : Proper cleaning can extend the lifespan of your hockey equipment, saving you money in the long run. Captodor products are designed to provide long-lasting odor.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Deep Clean your Hockey Equipment

Most weeks, simply drying your equipment and using an odor destroyer will suffice. However, for frequent players (multiple times a week), a deep clean every 1-2 months is recommended. Less frequent players might only need one every 2-3 months.

Follow these steps to effectively deep clean your hockey equipment:

1. Gather Your Equipment:

Before you begin, make sure you have all your gear in one place. This typically includes your hockey skates, helmet, gloves, pads, and jersey.

2. Remove the Laces and Insoles:

Start by removing the laces from your skates and the insoles from your skates. This will make it easier to clean every nook and cranny of your gear.

3. Spot Clean as Needed:

Inspect your hockey equipment for any visible dirt or stains. Use a damp cloth and mild detergent to spot clean these areas. Pay special attention to high-contact areas like the palms of your gloves and the inside of your helmet.

4. Prepare a Cleaning Solution:

Fill a bathtub or a large container with warm water. Add Captodor laundry detergent OR make sure to use a product that is safe for the materials your gear is made of.

5. Soak Your Gear (except your skates and helmet):

Place your gear in the water and let it soak for about 30 minutes. This will help loosen dirt and odors. 
We advice players to avoid soaking skates and helmets as the screws could rust and the glue could be affected. Use Captodor Odor destroyer after step #3 instead.

6. Scrub and Rinse:

Use a soft brush or cloth to gently scrub your gear, paying attention to any particularly dirty areas. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove all soap residue.

7. Dry Your Gear:

Allow your hockey equipment to air dry completely. This may take some time, so be patient. Avoid using heat sources like radiators or dryers, as they can damage the materials. You can use a rack dryer to help you with this task.

8. Reassemble Your Equipment:

Once everything is dry, reassemble your gear. Re-lace your skates and insert the insoles.

9. Deodorize:

To keep your gear smelling fresh, consider using the Captodor Odor destroyer. This can help prevent odors from returning.

10. Regular Maintenance:

Make it a habit to clean your gear regularly, especially after intense games or practices. This will help prevent the buildup of odors and bacteria.


Cleaning your hockey equipment is essential for maintaining hygiene, preventing odors, and extending the life of your gear. By following the steps outlined in this guide and incorporating Captodor's revolutionary products, you can keep your equipment fresh, clean, and in top-notch condition. Remember to perform regular maintenance and invest in quality cleaning products, such as Captodor, to ensure your gear performs at its best. With clean and well-maintained hockey equipment, thanks to Captodor, you'll be ready to hit the ice with confidence and without worrying about unpleasant odors.

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