Do your gloves stink?

Do your gloves stink after a hard days work? We get it, it’s easy to just throw your gloves in your tool box or the back of your truck without airing them out. We have a couple of solutions for you to keep your gloves lasting longer which will help you save money.


Washing your gloves is a great way to keep your gloves lasting longer. Here are some tips on how to wash leather and coated styles.

Leather gloves: We recommend hand washing using saddle soap or dry clean, as it cleans and rehydrate the gloves at the same time. Air dry only, do not tumble dry.

a) Saddle soap: Saddle soap is a type of leather conditioning product that’s used to clean, condition and protect leather from damage.

Take a clean cloth, add just enough water to make it damp but not soaked, and rub it across the surface of the leather glove. Remove any lingering dust or debris, which could otherwise affect the outcome of your saddle soap application.

Once clean, apply a small amount of saddle soap to a second cleaning cloth, and then gently rub the cloth across the surface of your leather product. You can then back over it one last time, only with a clean cloth to remove any excess saddle soap.

**Do not use regular soap as using soap for leather gloves removes the leathers natural oils causing them to stiffen and become brittle.

b) Dry Clean: Using a dry cleaner for your leather gloves keeps the oils and gloves dry soft not stiff.

Coated gloves: We recommend washing coated gloves with cold water: 85°F/30°C or less using a mild detergent. Tumble dry on low or air dry.


Actifresh® is a odor resistant treatment that is applied to the gloves.

It protects against:

  • Mildew and mold
  • Bacteria
  • Odors
  • Algae

to keep your gloves smelling fresh.

We have a variety of gloves that are sanitized with Actifresh®.

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