Once you have purchased your ski gloves, you will need to ensure that you look after them well in order to get the most out of your purchase.

Ideally, all types of ski gloves should not be washed frequently. However, with more use, you may find that you do need to wash your ski gloves somehow to keep them in their best condition. Do aim to keep washing down to a minimum, and follow our step by step guide on how to wash your ski gloves properly.

Washing Ski Gloves with Fixed Liners

Ski gloves with fixed liners can only be hand washed. Follow our instructions on how to wash them effectively:Black ski glove liner

  • Wipe your gloves with a dry cloth to take away any remaining dirt
  • Using water alone, spot clean with a wet cloth
  • For additional cleaning, compile a mixture of water with Woolite or another mild soap and once again spot clean with a wet cloth
  • For tougher cleaning, you can submerge the ski gloves into the Woolite/soap and water mixture which will also clean the inside of the ski gloves. Rub the gloves thoroughly and then rinse
  • To remove excess water, gently squeeze the gloves but ensure not to be too rough
  • Importantly, allow the gloves to air dry; do not place the ski gloves around heat as the heat may damage the gloves.
  • For ski gloves which contains leather features, you could treat the leather with a specialized leather cleaner, once the gloves have fully dried
  • You also have the option to restore the water-proof features on your gloves, using either a spray DWR for non-leather material or using a leather water-proof solution for leather areas

Washing Ski Gloves with Removable Liners

Once again, do not wash any type of ski gloves often, but follow these steps if you choose to wash your ski gloves with removable liners:

Machine Wash Your Liners

  • The liners may be machine washable, providing you with an efficient and hygienic way of keeping your ski gloves clean
  • Use cold water, gentle setting on your washing machine and ensure to use a gentle detergent to ensure that the fibers are not damaged and that the breathability of the ski gloves is maintained
  • Wash your liners with similar materials of similar colors
  • You may choose to use a low heat in a dryer, or you may choose to air dry your liners

Hand Wash Your Liners

  • Using either a mild detergent or a vinegar solution, wash your liners well
  • You may choose to use a low heat in a dryer, or you may choose to air dry your liners

Washing the Outer Layer (the Shells)

  • If you choose to wash the outer layer of your ski gloves, known as the shells, then begin by wiping your gloves with a dry cloth to take away any remaining dirt
  • Using water alone, spot clean with a wet cloth
  • For additional cleaning, compile a mixture of water with Woolite or another mild soap and once again spot clean with a wet cloth
  • For tougher cleaning, you can submerge the ski gloves into the Woolite/soap and water mixture which will also clean the inside of the ski gloves. Rub the gloves thoroughly and then rinse
  • To remove excess water, gently squeeze the gloves but ensure not to be too rough
  • Importantly, allow the gloves to air dry; do not place the ski gloves around heat as the heat may damage the gloves.
  • For ski gloves which contains leather features, you could treat the leather with a specialized leather cleaner, once the gloves have fully dried
  • You also have the option to restore the water-proof features on your gloves, using either a spray DWR for non-leather material or using a leather water-proof solution for leather areas

Drying Your Ski Gloves

In order to get the best from your ski gloves, you have to treat them properly.  Heat can be damaging to your ski gloves, so follow our drying steps effectively to ensure that your gloves perform well and last a long time:

  • As all good Skiers know, you don’t have to wash your ski gloves in order for them to be wet. So, ensure that you dry them thoroughly after every use, air drying at room temperature.  Be sure not to use any dryers or radiators, which may damage the material and the insulation
  • An excellent method to use when drying your ski gloves is to stand your gloves up. Warm air rises and so standing your wet ski gloves up on a table, supported by objects either side, may enable your gloves to dry faster and retain their shape
  • If you have previously experienced ski gloves which take a long time to dry, perhaps you should try a more breathable type of ski glove. The more breathable the gloves are then they will dry much quicker, providing excellent efficiency for you
  • For ski gloves with removable liners, try to remove the liner entirely and hang them separately on a clothes-line
  • Most importantly, when drying your ski gloves, never use heat of any sort

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