After your purchase, you will need to ensure that you look after your snowboarding gloves well to get the most out of your purchase.  All types of snowboarding gloves should not be washed frequently as more washes will ruin their effectiveness.

However, with more use, you may find that you do need to somehow wash your gloves 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 snowboarding gloves.

Washing the Outer Layer (the Shells)

  • The outer layer of the snowboarding glove is known as ‘the shells.’ To begin to wash the shells, begin by wiping your winter gloves with a dry cloth to take away any remaining dirt
  • Using water alone, spot clean with a wet cloth
  • Make a mixture of water with Woolite or another mild soap and once again spot clean with a wet cloth if additional cleaning is required
  • For even tougher cleaning, submerge the snowboarding gloves into the Woolite/soap and water mixture. This will clean the inside of the gloves too.  Rub the gloves thoroughly and then rinse
  • To remove excess water, gently squeeze the gloves but ensure not to be too rough
  • Make sure that you allow the gloves to air dry; do not place the snowboarding gloves around heat as the heat may damage the gloves.
  • For snowboarding gloves which contains leather features, you could treat the leather with a specialized leather cleaner, once the gloves have thoroughly 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 areas1 pair of black snowboarding gloves

Washing Snowboarding Gloves with Removable Liners

It is important to remember that once again it is not advisable to wash any type of snowboarding gloves often.  Although, if you do choose to wash your gloves then follow these steps:

Machine Wash Your Liners

  • It is possible that the liners may be machine washable. This enables you to keep your gloves hygienic and efficient at all times
  • Using a gentle, cold water setting on your washing machine along with gentle detergent ensures that the fibers are not damaged and that the breathability of the 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 Snowboarding Gloves with Fixed Liners

It is only possible to hand wash snowboarding gloves with fixed liners.  Follow our instructions on how to wash them effectively:

  • 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 more robust cleaning, you can submerge the gloves into the Woolite/soap and water mixture which will also clean the inside of the 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 snowboarding gloves around heat as the heat may damage the gloves.
  • For gloves which contain 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 the Outer Layer (the Shells)

  • If you choose to wash the outer layer of your snowboarding 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 snowboarding gloves into the Woolite/soap and water mixture which will also clean the inside of the 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 snowboarding gloves around heat as the heat may damage the gloves.
  • For snowboarding 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 Snowboarding Gloves

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

  • You don’t have to wash your snowboarding gloves for them to be wet so ensure that you dry them fully 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
  • You could try a reliable method to dry your snowboarding gloves by standing them up. Warm air rises and so standing your wet 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 snowboarding gloves which take a long time to dry, perhaps you should try a more breathable type of glove. The more breathable the gloves are then they will dry much quicker, providing excellent efficiency for you
  • For snowboarding gloves with removable liners, try to remove the liner entirely and hang them separately on a clothes-line
  • Most importantly, when drying your snowboarding gloves, never use heat of any sort

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