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Not sure if this question has already been covered elsewhere, and if it was, sorry for posting on that yet again, but i am wondering if anyone had any suggestions on getting rid of bad smell on the training gear, I have gloves and shinpads that I thought i was taking care of well enough and are still in a very good condition despite me using them for 4 years, but recently they started to smell quiet awful and I am not sure what (if anything) I can do to get rid of that smell. Most of the stuff I found online seems to talk about how to prevent the smell in the first place, but not how to deal with it once it is there.
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I brought my favorite gloves to Thailand, lets just say after 1 month of training intensely I had this nasty stench that would not go away. What I've tried was shoving dryer sheets (changing it every other day) and also, I kid you not, putting baby powder inside the gloves (I've tried the Snake 'Prickly heat' powder that I got from Thailand but I figured it would be the same with baby powder) On top of that, I tried not to use my favorite gloves for about a 2 weeks and ended up using my spare. Lets just say the stench faded away eventually. 

I don't know with shin-pads however, but I would maybe try putting it in a draw string bag with dryer sheets and smear baby powder on it. Leave it for a few days and see how that goes? 

Just make sure that its all dried up before you do the following. Hope this works for you! 


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I always used to use talc or baby powder on my new goatskin rugs to get rid of the smell - if it can shift goat, then I reckon dusting your kit with it ought to work!

Also: I wash my handwraps after every single use...I think that can help a lot too. I always hang my gloves out somewhere to dry in lots of air, and every now and again squirt the insides with febreeze, or similiar product. Could try squirting some perfume into them them instead. I wash my shinguards (they're the cotton variety) in a washing machine every week or two.

Stinky kit - yeurghh!


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Kill it with fire?

I also do dryer sheets and powder (and I wipe with bleach wipes after training, then leave to air dry). Hopefully you can make a dent in the stench.
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