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Protective Gear Care Guides - Top 5

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

As much as we'd love to sell you more gear, you can make your current stuff last longer if you take care of it properly. Browse through our articles to learn how to best care for safety equipment, and to know when it's time replace it. 

Gear Care and Cleaning

This article covers the basics of how to clean your protective gear, but also covers:

  • How to clean your helmet
  • How to clean your knee pads and elbow pads
  • How to clean your body armor

How to Clean Your Protective Gear

Similar to the above article, but more basic without links or video.

How to Inspect Your Helmet

Will last year's helmet protect your head this year? Is this helmet okay to pass on to a younger sibling?

How to Inspect Your Knee Pads and Elbow Pads

Are your comfy worn-in pads worn out? Don't assume older pads are still protective!

When to Replace Your Helmet

Sometimes you'll just need to buy new gear. Read this article to know if that time is now. Or, to know when to replace sport-specific helmets...

 

 

Learn More About: Care & Cleaning Learn More About: Elbow Pads Learn More About: Helmets Learn More About: Knee Pads




Jim Bartlett
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Founder of XSportsProtective, snowboarder, mountain biker, father of four young kids who love action sports.


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