How to Clean Your Equipment


Welcome to Anti3 Protect Series.  athletes, health & fitness professionals, doctors, nurses, teachers and more count on Anti3 Protect Series to do just that... protect! Designed to Cleanse,  Defend, and Prevent, Anti3 Protect Series is formulated for today's athletes.  Providing the ultimate protection against skin infections and keeping you safe from potentially harmful environments, our post-training products are developed to keep your body clean and healthy.

Anti3 Protect Series was formulated to give you ultimate protection against skin infections such as staph, ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch and impetigo. Our hospital-grade cleansers are antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial.

How To Clean Your Equipment Nothing is worse than searching your home for the origin of the terrible smell that has been plaguing you and your family for the past few days, only to find the culprit is your child’s sports equipment bag. Your nose wrinkles and you start gagging as you ask to yourself, “how do I even clean sports equipment?” Good question, sports equipment is expensive so you don’t want to use the wrong products or method that will cause the material to deteriorate, but you also want a method that will be quick and efficient.

Odor may be the reason you decided to search for a way to clean the equipment, but it should not be your only reason. Equipment that is not frequently disinfected can harbor dangerous bacteria, fungi, and other germs that can cause serious skin infections or other illnesses.

Prevent Prevention is key when avoiding odorous equipment and harmful bacteria. Here are some steps you can take to avoid the hunt for the smell that’s stinking up your home and keep from contracting dangerous skin infections.

For Gear You Can’t Thrown Into The Washer Machine Make sure you are disinfecting equipment as soon as your child arrives home from a game, match, or practice. The Anti3 Protect Series Equipment Spray is an EPA registered disinfectant that is very easy-to-use. Simply spray the mist over all equipment that cannot be put into the washer machine. The Equipment Spray doesn’t just mask the odor, it kills odors leaving gear smelling fresh and safe to use for the next match, game, or activity.

Helmets: Helmets can easily become smelly from absorbing sweat from the forehead. While wiping down the outside of a helmet is relatively easy, the inside of the helmet is where all the harmful bacteria linger. With Anti3 Protect Series Equipment Spray you can spray the inside of helmets with ease. Simply spray the inside of the helmet thoroughly and let it air dry, it is best to do this the day before a game or practice, giving the formula time to absorb.

Gloves: Depending on the type of gloves you wear, they cannot be simply tossed into a washer machine or else they may be damaged. Gloves such as boxing gloves or hockey gloves need to be properly disinfected in order to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. Anti3 Protect Series Equipment Spray can be easily sprayed on the inside of boxing gloves to deodorize and disinfect. You should do this the night before a match or workout to give the formula time to absorb into the fabrics and dry.

Sneakers/skates or other sports shoes: Technically you can put shoes in the washer machine, but if you do be prepared for loud clunking noises. However, sports shoes can easily become the piece of equipment with the worst stench since our feet expel the worst smelling odors after being cooped up with sweat for hours. Anti3 Protect Series Equipment Spray can be used on shoes to eliminate stench as well as help kill bacteria that can cause athlete’s foot. Simply spray the formula into the shoes being sure to reach the toe area then let the shoes dry for an entire night before wearing them again.

Equipment Bags: Although some equipment bags can be tossed in the washer machine it still is a complicated process that would require it to be the only thing in the washer machine. Using Anti3 Protect Series Equipment Spray makes the process of cleaning equipment bags much simpler. Remove any items inside the equipment bag and Spray the Anti3 Equipment Spray all over including the outside and inside. Let the bag dry completely before putting any items into it.

Goggles: While you can wipe down goggles with soap and water or a wipe, you should be using a product that is formulated for sports equipment, especially, with equipment that is placed directly on your face. Anti3 Protect Series Equipment Spray can be sprayed on goggles to eliminate harmful bacteria that you wouldn’t want anywhere near your eyes, nose, or mouth. Simply spray the equipment spray all over the goggles and wipe down with a paper towel or cloth.

For Gear You Can Put In The Washer Machine

Cloth wraps- If not properly disinfected, wraps and elbow guards can become infested with bacteria, fungi, or other germs that may cause Staph, MRSA, Impetigo, and other dangerous skin infections, which is why the laundry detergent you use makes all the difference. Anti3 Protect Series Sport Laundry Detergent is formulated for sports fabrics, guaranteed to refresh them for the next use. Safe for use in all machines, this concentrated formula only requires a small amount to get ultimate results and will set you up for about 40 loads of laundry.

Uniforms- Any type of uniforms that you wear during high activity, or that you are sweating in, require disinfecting afterwards to avoid contracting skin infections or illnesses. This includes uniforms such as sports uniforms, police uniforms, military uniforms, and workout clothes. All of these articles of clothing should be washed in between workouts or matches using the Anti3 Protect Series Sport Laundry Detergent, but to avoid shrinking try air-drying.

Padding- Certain padding such as kneepads or shin guards can be thrown in the washer machine because they are soft enough to be effectively cleaned using that method. Simply throw the equipment in your washer machine with the recommended amount of Anti3 Protect Series Sport Laundry Detergent. Let the equipment air dry when it is finished because the heat of the dryer can damage certain pieces of equipment.

For Equipment With Large Surface Areas

Mats/turf fields- If you own a gym then you probably have some type of mat surface and mats can harbor dangerous bacteria that can cause Staph, MRSA, and Mat Herpes. This is why it is essential to disinfect mats with a powerful cleanser, Anti3 Protect Series EPA registered Concentrate Formula is ideal for use on large surface areas. The Concentrate Formula works best with the pump sprayer, simply put 2 oz. per gallon of water in the Anti3 Pump Sprayer then spray down the entirety of the surface, let the surface dry completely before using it again. When used properly, the Concentrate Formula will not leave residue on the treated surfaces.

Larger Workout Equipment- It is important to consistently disinfect larger workout equipment such as treadmills, weights, etc. However, these objects may need more than a quick spray down, Anti3 Protect Series Concentrate Formula is great for use on larger equipment. Simple dilute the formula with water by following the rule of 2 oz. to every gallon of water. Place this mixture in the gallon Pump Sprayer to easily administer the formula onto the surface of the large workout equipment. Let the equipment dry entirely before using again.

Protecting Your Skin It’s just as important to cleanse your skin as it is to clean your equipment after a practice, match, or game. However, it can be hard to find time to cleanse your skin between matches or games when you don’t have access to a shower, which is where Anti3 Protect Series Foaming Dry Wash comes in handy. The Foaming Dry Wash is ideal for use directly on skin and can be used on legs, hands, arms, and face. Moisturizing agents in the Foaming Dry Wash ensure your skin doesn’t dry out. When you finally have access to the shower, Anti3 Protect Series Organic Hair & Body Wash is a gentle yet effective way to cleanse your body after a tough game, match, or workout. Naturally derived ingredients are tough on bacteria without drying your hair, scalp, or skin out. For optimal results and efficiency, use the Hair & Body Wash with a loofa, this will help create lather.

Anti3 Protect Series’ full line of products is formulated to give you the ultimate protection against dangerous skin infections. If you have any further questions about using our products please contact us at [email protected]