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My Kyle Straights are pretty funky...but I don't see them lasting another season. Do you guys wash your pads?

Do softshells build up more funk than hardshells?

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No.....nor do I wash my gloves.....I have a pair of gloves with 15 months on them with ~5days/week riding....they smell funky, stand up by themselves.....but they're keepin' it reals.....
 

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No.....nor do I wash my gloves.....I have a pair of gloves with 15 months on them with ~5days/week riding....they smell funky, stand up by themselves.....but they're keepin' it reals.....
Wow, 5 days a week for 15 months....must be nice.
 

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I guess I don't like putting on funky gear. I throw my gloves and pads in the wash with my shorts and jersey after each ride. I stick the pads and gloves in a mesh bag before putting them in the wash though to try to make them last a little longer. I even hose down my helmet and wash the straps and back (the part that touches my back) on my backpack. My wife is more likely to overlook my riding crap lying around the house (strategically placed for my convenience, of course) when it doesn't smell like a dirty gymnasium. :)
 

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Maadjurguer said:
No.....nor do I wash my gloves.....I have a pair of gloves with 15 months on them with ~5days/week riding....they smell funky, stand up by themselves.....but they're keepin' it reals.....
i thought they stood up cause you ran out of jerk socks.
 

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Wash in the washing machine, air dry and then febreze the crap out of them. Still lasting after two years. Plus they feel so good after a good wash and fit nice and tight again.
 

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I have always washed pads, helmet, gloves etc in the shower with some dish soap. This is also a good place to hang them to dry out.
 

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I would watch out with not washing your pads guys. When I used to downhill I had a real cool pair of leg guards that wrapped around my legs. Well about mid summer I got a nasty infection in the hair follicles on my legs and it was brutally painful. Doc said it was from grime on my pads forced into the follicles.
 

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i wash my gloves from time to time becuase i use them to wipe snot off my face and thats no fun when the stink horribly.
 

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AZnewbie said:
...about mid summer I got a nasty infection in the hair follicles on my legs and it was brutally painful...
another good reason to shave your legs! :D :D
 

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661 Evo knees - every ride (washing machine with riding clothes)
Gloves - every ride (washing machine with riding clothes)

Dianese 3x elbow - every other use (hand wash w/ detergent)
Fox Launch knee/shin - every other use (hand wash w/ detergent)

Helmet - every couple of weeks (hand wash w/ detergent)

Dakine pack - every month or so (washing machine)

desert states are hot and I sweat. I am funky enough as it is, I don't need to smell those funky pads.
 

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No, but my girlfried does.

I would probably wash them once every year or so if left to me, but my girlfriend washes them often.

Our Dainese 3X pads have held up awesomely!! We use them on every ride, even XC, and wash them a lot, and not a strap or stitch has come loose in 2 years.:thumbsup:
 

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I left from my house for a ride a few weeks back and when I got home I was so hot I just jumped in the pool, pads and all! My pool hasn't recovered since!!!!..........Drew
 
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