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How to Wash Ski Gloves

How to Wash Ski Gloves - Gobi Heat

Have you been going hard on the slopes? When’s the last time you took to maintaining or washing your ski gloves and equipment? It’s completely normal to wait until the end of ski season to do so, but there are times when you may need to wash your ski gloves more frequently.

Sweat, blood, dirt, and excess moisture aren’t the most pleasant substances to let build up, so for pros and amateurs alike, it’s important to get the dirty details on how to wash ski gloves.

Follow along to learn the ins and outs of washing ski gloves of different varieties, why proper care is key to product longevity and the benefits of heated ski gloves.

Can you wash ski gloves?

Yes, you can wash ski gloves. After all, your ski gloves are the piece of clothing and equipment that take on most of the action during a shred session. 

That being said, it’s important to not wash them too frequently. You don’t want to wear them down on the slopes and in a rigorous wash and dry cycle. Once or twice a season should do the trick. Find out how to wash ski gloves of all types, below.

Washing Ski Gloves 

You’ve got the basics down, but now it’s time to find out how to clean your ski gloves.

The most popular types of ski gloves on the market are waterproof, leather, liners, heated, and down. Note care and handling instructions upon purchase of ski gloves, as not all materials are machine washable and not all materials can be washed with regular laundry detergent. Here’s a quick breakdown of the dos and don’ts of ski glove washing:

  • Always remove the liner of your ski gloves first and wash the glove and the liner separately.
  • Hand washing is always safe if you’re afraid your gloves will get ruined in the washing machine.
  • Avoid washing your ski gloves with other items. They can easily get snagged and warped. If you do need to throw them in with other items, place them in a mesh bag tied tightly, then add them to your load of laundry.
  • Use a natural detergent of warm water and vinegar and baking soda, or gear cleaner specially made for ski equipment.
  • Do not immediately throw your gloves in the dryer after a wash cycle. If you can, air dry them flat, or wring them out well before placing them in the dryer.
  • Liner gloves are thinner and therefore absorb more sweat. You’ll want to wash these at least once per month.
  • Always hand wash leather gloves with a special leather cleaner.
  • Throw your Gobi Heat Epic or Vertex Heated Ski Gloves in the wash. It’s easy and no-hassle.

Washing Heated Ski Gloves & Liners 

When it comes to washing Gobi Heat heated ski gloves and ski glove liners that are battery-operated, the process isn’t as complicated as you might think. It’s a common misconception that heated gloves are more of a pain to wash, but we’re here to debunk that myth. It’s as easy as one, two, three.

Step One: Remove the battery pack.

Step Two: Secure the cable connector back into the battery pocket.

Step Three: Wash the heated gloves with a mild detergent on gentle washing and drying cycles.

Here are some important reminders before washing your heated ski gloves:

  • Never dry clean or iron battery-operated, heated technology gloves or liners. The extreme heat can melt the wiring and damage the insulation.
  • Do not use bleach or strong solvents for washing, as they will cause irreversible damage to the heating elements of the gloves.
  • Make sure they are completely dry before turning them back on for the ultimate comfort.

Did you think it would be this simple to wash ski gloves, let alone heated ones? At Gobi Heat, we’re always combining warmth and ease with state-of-the-art technology and passion. Learn even more about how to care for your favorite heated winter wear on our blog.