My gloves also have suede patches. I make sure the velcro is attached and throw them in the washing machine. Then I clip them to a hanger and let them air dry. I also throw a dryer sheet in my cycling bag so they take a little longer to get stinky!
Another vote for the washing machine and dryer - all of my gloves including the ones with leather or suede palms. I don't use a lingerie bag but I make sure the Velcro parts are well matched before pitching them in.
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I've never had an issue with washing gloves. Drying them is another story... Typically I throw them in a lingerie bag so the velcro doesn't harm other items then let them air dry. Typically only takes overnight to dry.
You can wash them with detergent in the sink, hang to dry. I do it when they get that 'stinky' smell. They are suede and they come out fine. I also wash my helmet and dry it. I may do this every other week in the summer, or as needed.
My bike gloves (which I couldn't live without) have acquired the natural stinky smell that comes with riding almost 20 miles a day, three days a week, in the Florida sun. They are made with suede, so I can't throw them in the laundry, and I'm too cheap to buy another pair every 3 months. Any ideas on how to get them clean and stink free?
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