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How To Take Care Of Your New Equipment

How To Take Care Of Your New Equipment

All combat sports are rigorous and demanding, requiring top-notch equipment to maximize performance and ensure safety during training. Investing in high-quality gear is essential, but equally important is maintaining that gear to prolong its lifespan. Proper maintenance not only preserves the integrity of your equipment but also saves you money in the long run.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore essential tips and techniques for maintaining your new equipment, ensuring it remains in peak condition for optimal performance and durability.

Cleaning Routine

To keep your gear in excellent condition, establishing a regular cleaning routine is crucial. Most equipment, such as gloves, shin guards, and pads, can accumulate sweat, odour, and bacteria over time.

You can either wipe down your equipment after each use with a damp cloth or better yet, use an equipment care spray such as Combact’s Antibacterial Sports Kit Spray is a plant based disinfectant that is safe for use on all surfaces helping to eliminate 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viruses with long lasting effects.

This will prevent the bacteria from breeding and also prevent mould growth which will help to reduce odours.

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After training sessions, ensure your equipment is thoroughly dried to prevent moisture build-up, which can lead to mould and bacterial growth. Avoid direct sunlight or heat sources that could damage the material.

We recommend using the Hydra Boxing Glove Deodorisers which slot inside your gloves and help to absorb the moisture from the inside of the gloves.

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Hand Wraps

Hand wraps are an import part of any striking practitioner’s gear. They help to prevent injury to the hands and will also help to fill some of the void space inside the glove.

To maintain their integrity, wash hand wraps regularly and allow them to air dry completely. The Hydra Mesh Hand Wraps are ventilated and constructed using rubber and polyester material which doesn’t hold sweat in the same way as traditional cotton hand wraps.

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Shin Guards and Protective Gear

Shin guards protect your shins and lower legs during training and sparring.

Wipe them down after each use with mild soapy water or better yet, Combact’s Antibacterial Sports Kit Spray, to remove sweat.

Mouthguards should be cleaned with a safe-for-consumption mouthguard disinfectant, such as For other protective gear like headgear and groin guards, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning and storage.

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Drying & Storage

Proper storage plays a vital role in preserving your gear. Keep your equipment in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Ideally, use clothes racks or hang your equipment between use to prevent deformation and ensure proper airflow.

Inspection and Repairs

Regularly inspect your gear for signs of wear and tear. Check for loose stitches, tears, or weakened materials. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage. For minor repairs, such as stitching or patching, follow manufacturer guidelines or contact us for assistance.


Proper maintenance of your new equipment is essential for maximising its lifespan and performance. By adopting a consistent cleaning routine, proper drying methods, and adequate storage, you can ensure that your gear remains in top condition for a prolonged period.

Remember, investing time in maintenance not only saves money but also enhances your training experience and safety when training. Follow these maintenance tips diligently to get the most out of your gear.

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