How to Wash Ski Gloves

How to Wash Ski Gloves
Ski gloves are notorious for getting wet, sweaty and pungent. After a couple of days on the mountain, you'll likely find that your ski gloves are in desperate need of cleaning. While you may be fearful of messing with the waterproofing, dirty gloves can actually impede the waterproofing, so washing your gloves regularly is a good idea.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Warm water Mild detergent Washing machine Clothes pins
  • Warm water
  • Mild detergent
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes pins
Step 1
Check the insides of your gloves for care instructions. No washing instructions are one-size-fits-all. While these instructions are based on those of several different ski gloves, your gloves may differ a bit. Look inside for the tag and follow your instructions when available.
Step 2
Pull your inner liner out. The inner liner will be the first thing to get wet and dirty from sweat, so wash those regularly. Liners are usually just fleece or basic material, so machine wash them in warm water on a gentle cycle.
Step 3
Check the gloves for leather. Like your leather bomber jacket, you don't want to toss that soft leather in the washing machine. Use a leather cleaner and follow manufacturer's instructions or you'll risk damage.
Step 4
Machine or hand wash the gloves with warm water. Use a gentle cycle when machine washing. Use a mild detergent designed for delicate fabrics.
Step 5
To dry, squeeze the water beginning at the fingertips and working down to the wrist. Hang dry from the fingertips. Do not machine dry.

Tips & Warnings

Use a waterproof treatment if your gloves show any loss of waterproofing.

Article Written By Joe Fletcher

Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.

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