In this article you’ll learn how to care for your Rehband products to keep them in top shape throughout their lifetime.
A key function is warmth
Rehband supports are comprised of an extremely durable and heat-generating rubber material. The key function of warmth in Rehband supports is to protect muscles, joints and soft tissue from injury. The insulation properties of the material retain body heat gained from physical activity, but simply wearing the supports will offer the warming benefits. The increased blood circulation and muscle function generated by the muscle and joint warmth enable a higher performance.
Work out. Wash. Repeat.
Physical activity increases body temperature and generates sweat. Nothing new there. All athletes that have used a knee sleeve are familiar with the warming sensation, and the sweat dripping sleeves when the workout is completed. But don’t you worry, sweaty knee sleeves are not equal smelly knee sleeves. Taking care of your Rehband product and getting them back to their pre-workout condition can be done in a few simple steps.
Let them dry inside out when you take them off after the workout (don’t leave them for hours in your gym bag).
Throw them in the washing machine with your regular laundry, preferably similar colours. Wash them in the 40°C/warm program.
Gently stretch and simply flat dry at room temperature.
In extreme cases, when the smell won’t disappear (and you’ve followed the regular washing instructions already), try placing the sleeves in the freezer in a Ziploc bag overnight. This will help to kill accumulated bacteria which is often the source of persistent odour.
We’ve heard a lot of stories of creative solutions to get rid of the smell throughout the years. To put an end to this we’ve gathered some tips of what not to do:
- Your Rehbands are not to be put in the dryer. High heat will destroy the integrity of the material and stitching. This will also melt the logos on the product.
- Do not boil your knee sleeves for the same reasons as above. Machine wash is enough to get the smell away.