How do I wash and care for my gloves?
Please treat your Gelometrics like you would any other article of workout clothing and clean them after every workout to keep them looking brand new and to avoid smelly bacteria buildup.
We cannot stress the importance of regularly washing them enough. We made our gloves out of neoprene (wetsuit material), which is easy to wash. We recommend hand washing your gloves in dish soap (Dawn, Cascade, Palmolive, etc) and cold water or wash in a lingerie bag with other like colors.
Lay flat to dry after wash. They will dry in a few hours.
If you clean your gloves after each use, they will remain odor free, bacteria free, and stay looking newer longer. Sweat attacks materials and breaks them down. They will get stinky is you don't wash them. Just think of it like cleaning your socks. You wouldn't leave your socks in your gym bag and reuse them the next day without giving them a proper wash, would you?
If you have neglected to wash them until now, in order to remove odor, please soak the gloves for 20-40 minutes in a solution of 1/2 cup of Febreeze or baking soda in 2 quarts of water. The Febreeze will neutralize the odor.
If you are looking for a holistic/non-chemical cleaning method, please try this method that has been tested and proven to work: Mix 1/2 tablespoon of castile soap with 3-4 drops each of lavender and tea tree (melaleuca) essential oils. The natural antiseptic properties of the oils work great and the gloves smell really good after. With no chemicals to absorb into your skin for the next wearing.
How do I clean my wrist wraps?
The wrist wraps should be cleaned with soap and cold water in the sink. Lay flat to dry.
If you decide to put them in the washing machine, please make sure to fold the velcro on itself so that it doesn't snag anything that goes in there with them. Be sure to use cold water and lay flat to air dry.