Why your boxing gloves smell?

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The short answer? There are multiple reasons why this could be happening to your gear but the most common is that it’s not dried properly after you’ve worked up a sweat because the bacteria and fungus present in our hands start growing inside the boxing gloves when we sweat inside.

Boxing gloves are an important piece of boxing equipment, and they will inevitably get sweaty. This is not a bad thing – it means you’re working hard! However, some people might notice that their boxing gloves smell unpleasant.

How can we keep our boxing gloves dried?

Even if you don’t notice bad smells, it’s important to allow your boxing gloves to dry properly after each use. Leaving them wet can cause bacterial or fungal growth which will make the smell even worse!

Unfortunately, there isn’t a perfect way of drying our boxing equipment overnight without putting any effort in – but here are some tips that can make it a little more bearable:

Towels and paper

Use an old towel to dry the gloves. This will absorb some of the moisture and also help reduce how much water is left in the padding after you’ve used them. If possible, choose a thick fabric like cotton – they’ll be less likely to leak through onto your floor.

You could also use some paper towels or tissue to cover the insides of your boxing gloves. This will help absorb the moisture from the inside as well as on top, and prevent a damp smell when you go back to wearing them next time.

Boxing Gloves Hanger

Hang up your gloves overnight. You can purchase special bags which attach to any doorframe that allows airflow through while keeping the moisture within. If this isn’t an option, you could always hang up your boxing gloves on a coat hanger by the wrist straps – just make sure it’s somewhere where they won’t get damaged or dirty while drying.

If possible, store your boxing equipment somewhere where it’ll be able to breathe – such as a cupboard with ventilation holes! This will stop humidity from building up and hopefully reduce the bad smells.

Boxing Gloves Dryer

If you’re looking for a more effective way to dry your gloves quickly then it could be worth investing in a separate glove drying machine. This small machine will dry your gloves in a couple of hours. This might not be the best option for your boxing equipment, but it’ll certainly make drying them a lot more convenient and effective – especially if you have old towels or paper in there too.

Just make sure you don’t keep the gloves in there for too long and that you take them out as soon as they feel dry. Leaving your boxing equipment to air-dry naturally is ideal.

If you’re looking for a more affordable way to get your boxing gloves dried, then we recommend using an old hairdryer! This will be less effective than the glove drying machines but it’s still worth trying.

Resting them in front of a fan can speed up the process and reduce how much time is spent trying to dry them. However, you need to make sure that the fan is well away from your boxing gloves so it doesn’t blow any dust or dirt in their direction.

Boxing gloves deodorizer

If you still think that your boxing gloves smell, there are a few solutions available to help reduce the problem.

Boxing glove deodorizer can be added directly into your boxing equipment bag – this will kill any bacteria and hopefully stop smells from building up in the future.

There are many different types available, but most will last for around 30 days before you have to replace them with a new one – so it’s not too expensive if you find there is no improvement in your boxing gloves. Remember that some products might cause discoloration, so it’s best to test the deodorizer on an inconspicuous area first.

You can also use baking soda as a natural deodorizer – just place some inside your gloves and leave them overnight before drying as usual. The good thing about this method is that you’ll be able to keep using any leftover baking soda afterward for day-to-day use in your kitchen.

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