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When it comes to choosing a deodorizing spray for your hockey gear, you need it all - serious strength, unparalleled safety, convenience and value. It’s safe to say Vapor Fresh Natural Sports Cleaning Spray does it all. It’s the complete player, the Gretzky of cleaning and deodorizing sprays.
As you may know, the hockey stench is quite the nasty opponent. But with a superstar like Vapor Fresh in your bag, you can fight off those unpleasant odors and leave your gear smelling like an all-star.
Below are some tips on choosing a cleaning spray for your hockey pads, advice on how to use it for maximum performance as well as what to avoid spraying your pads with.
Why Use A Hockey Cleaning Spray?
If you want to truly deep clean your hockey pads and remove every ounce of odor, the only option you have is to toss your hockey pads in the washing machine. But there’s two problems with this.
First, not everything can go in the washing machine, such as your skates, helmet and gloves. How are you supposed to clean your ice hockey skates if they cannot be put in the washing machine? Second, who has time for that anyway? You need something quicker and more convenient!
Nothing is more convenient than a cleaning spray made specifically for hockey pads. Give everything a quick spray after every practice and game while your equipment is airing out and you’ve tackled the majority of the problem.
Best Way To Use A Hockey Equipment Cleaning Spray
For the best results, it is important to be proactive and attack the odor right away. It is important to start the cleaning routine as soon as possible right when you get home after a practice or game.
First, spray all your gear down with the best hockey cleaning spray you can find. Be sure to get the insides of the gloves and skates, as well as both sides of your shoulder pads, shin guards and helmet.
Next, make sure you let your equipment air dry completely. It would be best to remove all your equipment from your bag, but if that’s not possible, at least leave your bag wide open in a room with good air circulation.
Attack early and your nose will thank you later!
For more specific information on best cleaning practices for your hockey gear, check out our article on How To Keep Hockey Equipment Clean and Odor-Free.
What To Look For In A Hockey Cleaning Spray
Again, the best sports cleaning products don’t compromise on anything - they do it all.
We believe you should only be using a cleaning spray on your hockey gear that meets all these requirements in order to keep your equipment safe and your body free from skin irritation:
Does it smell great?
You don't want to be the smelly one in the locker room. But you also don't want to be smelling like flowers either. Find a scent you love.
Will it irritate your skin?
The last thing you want is to be itchy and uncomfortable during a practice or game. The wrong spray full of irritating chemicals will certainly do that to you.
Will it ruin your hockey gear?
Another thing you'll want to avoid is leaving your equipment sticky, slimy or rough after you spray them down.
Is it strong enough? Will it work?
Hockey odors are some of the strongest, nastiest sports odors in the universe. You'll need something strong to not only mask them but eliminate them.
What Makes Vapor Fresh The Best Deodorizing Spray For Hockey Pads?
Vapor Fresh checks the four boxes that every elite sports cleaning spray should have:
Vapor Fresh Smells Incredibly FRESH
This spray smells amazing. Whether you're a youth hockey player, a hockey mom, a men's league player or NCAA college athlete - you'll want your equipment smelling like Vapor Fresh. Trust us.
Vapor Fresh Won't Irritate Your Skin
Our founder Stephen created Vapor Fresh when he realized every cleaning spray on the market was full of irritating chemicals like quats and bleach and would irritate his skin if he used them on his hockey pads. From the beginning, Vapor Fresh was developed with safety in mind. Whatever your clean your hockey gear with will come in direct contact with your skin. Vapor Fresh won't cause you problems, but other sprays will.
Vapor Fresh Is Safe On ALL Sports Pads, Especially Hockey Equipment
Vapor Fresh is designed to be compatible with all sports pads and materials, including lacrosse, football, boxing, soccer and more. It will never leave a sticky, slimy or rough texture on any of your equipment, including your hockey equipment.
Vapor Fresh Is Strong Enough To Eliminate Nasty Hockey Odors
Vapor Fresh is powered by a proprietary blend of four essential oils that not only thoroughly eliminate tough hockey odors, but replace them with an amazingly refreshing scent. If it's tough enough for hockey equipment, it's tough enough for anything.
Trust Vapor Fresh With All Your Hockey Deodorizing Needs
The stories of smelly hockey equipment go back to the beginning of the game. Hockey moms and hockey players have never had a safe, effective, non-irritating and non-toxic solution. Until now.
In the wise words of Wayne Gretzky, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
So, grab the nearest bottle of Vapor Fresh Natural Sports Cleaning Spray, aim it at the nearest piece of hockey equipment and take the shot!