removing your gloves
glove preparation, washing and what to look out for
On receiving your new Behält gloves please make sure you give them a pre-wash or two before using in a game. The reason for pre-washing new gloves is to remove any powders or preservatives used in the manufacturing process. The initial wash starts to bring the latex to life and starts to activate the grip.
1. To make the most out of your goalkeeper gloves, wash immediately when new and after each use in warm water (a maximum of 30º C).
2. Rinse and soak the gloves in the sink and make sure that you rinse off all of the glove cleaner if you have decided to wash with a solution, as leaving a glove cleaner on gloves can potentially cause damage.
3. The gloves should be washed by hand - applying too much pressure can tear pieces of the latex. A great tip is to wash in the shower after the game or training which prevents any dirt becoming ingrained in the latex. Getting your gloves as clean as possible ensures the best grip.
5. Leave your gloves to dry naturally which should take around a day. Remember never have the palms together or they will stick! If using continuously you can leave the gloves damp for next use. Never let your gloves fully dry out as this will shorten the life of the latex and it can become dry and cause wear and tear to occur sooner.
The soft latexes that we use on our gloves can start to wear even during the first use (like all gloves on the market) however, the gloves will continue to provide a high standard of grip until the latex is nearly worn away.
Palm and backhand deterioration can be more apparent when the ground is hard or when playing on artificial surfaces. Also, young and inexperienced goalkeepers may notice faster deterioration due to technique but this should lessen as their goalkeeping skills develop. Behält gloves have been tested at the highest level on various surfaces. Generally, the softer the latex the better the grip. We consider the latexes chosen by Behält to have excellent grip properties and high levels of durability.
The gloves in the picture above have been worn on various surfaces and show typical wear and tear, this is normal for gloves. Latex is a very soft material and any of the wear shown can happen after the first use. It can on occasions develop discoloration such as yellowish patches or full palm colour changes. If you are unsure of any of the above, or need help or information regarding Behält Goalkeeping and our products, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We have given advice to young and experienced keepers, Mums and Dads and we are always glad to help!
Goalkeeping is a specialised position and gloves are a very important tool in a goalkeepers world.
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