Can’t Stand the Stench of Your Gear? Try Vodka

If there exists an odor more foul than a hockey locker room, I have yet to find it. Perhaps the smell is what inspired the Bog of Eternal Stench

The next time your unable to take home your equipment to wash it, try vodka for a quick deodorizer.

Spritz garments with a small amount of vodka (spot-test first). Straight vodka kills bacteria, but it doesn’t leave a scent. Hang clothes to dry in a well-ventilated area.

Throwing your stuff in the washing machine is probably still your best bet, but this little trick might come in handy. Some gear (my shinguards, for example) use removable Velcro inserts that can be easily removed for washing.  Not all equipment has this feature so you might check the tag first to make sure.

You can bet this was the preferred method of hockey great Sergei Fedorov!

Deodorize Your Clothes [Real Simple]

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