Glovestix Antimicrobial Deodorizer Reviewed

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Glovestix are designed to help reduce the bacteria in your gloves and sports gear. This, in turn, helps to eliminate odor. When you are training hard during sparring sessions, bag work, or while training with your coach it is natural that your gloves are going to get sweaty. When sweat sits inside your gloves and they don’t dry completely between uses you will start to notice how bad they smell. On top of this, it will actually start to break down the materials of your gloves. This can lead to you needing to replace them prematurely. It has been noted by consumers that this product does take longer than the twenty-four hours, that the manufacturer claims, to start working. This is especially true for gloves and shoes that have not had deodorizers in them before. Keep in mind that even though they will take a bit longer, they still work exceptionally well. The stick part of this item will last a very long time. You will need to replace the insert once in a while to ensure you are getting great results. Unlike most deodorizers, this one doesn’t mask the smell. It actually absorbs and eliminates it. Whether you are into boxing, MMA, hockey, or Lacross you will find great use for this item. In fact, anyone that is trying to combat stinky gym equipment will be able to benefit from using an item such as this.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Improves Glove Longevity
  • Easy To Use
  • Solid Construction & Design
  • Excellent Reviews
  • Quite Versatile
  • Keeps Moisture Levels Low
  • Scent Not Overpowering
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Not As Fast Acting

Brand

Glovestix is a brand that has not been around for very long. They worked on putting a fantastic idea together and then took it to the show Shark Tank to help it come to fruition. Their exceptional idea was to help athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and fighters combat the nasty smells associated with sweaty equipment. They have found absolute success with this product. They do not offer a huge variety of products but the ones they do are well-thought-out and loved by the people that are using them. Not only can you find deodorizers for items like your boxing, hockey, and Lacrosse gloves you can also find options for your shoes and gear bags. Their products are durable and work very well. We are interested to see how this brand continues to grow as more and more people are using their product. It has been noted from consumers that this brand has an excellent customer service department that will truly help you solve any issues that you may come across while using their products.

Scent

You won't have to worry about an overpowering scent when you choose to go with this item. Many glove deodorizers rely on thick perfumes to cover up the smell of your equipment. This item does not do that. There is actually no scent associated with it. It will absorb the moisture in your gloves and over the course of time, the smell associated with your gear will be eliminated. Not only does it absorb sweat it also helps to fight against harmful bacterias. The fact that this product is not heavily scented as a major bonus for many people. If you are sensitive to smells or if your skin is sensitive then this product may be the perfect choice for you as you won't have to worry about it causing you any sort of irritation. It does take a bit longer for this product to remove the smell from your equipment but, given time, it will do an excellent job without needing to rely on heavy smells to mask and disguise foul odors.

Versatility

These deodorizers are quite versatile. You'll be able to use them in a variety of different gloves. This includes your boxing, mixed martial arts, lacrosse, hockey, and weight lifting gloves. Basically, you will be able to use this product with any of your love varieties. Not only will you be able to use them with your gloves but they also work well for shoes and gym bags. It is important to note that consumers have stated many times that this product does not help with shoes. However, it does. You just have to give it more time then with some others because it does not rely on heavy perfumes to cover up odors. Is actually true of this item for all of its uses. You will have to give it a bit of time to truly work but it will absolutely remove smells and help keep harmful bacterias away from your body. The fact that you can use this product not only in all of your glove options but also in your shoes, gym bags, and even your locker is quite impressive. You'll find that you want to purchase several of these to continue keeping things smelling clean and fresh.

Material

When you decide to go with these glove deodorizers you'll be looking at a slightly different construction then you may be used to. The outside shell is made of plastic that is infused with silver. This is what gives it its antibacterial quality. It will help reduce the amount of bacteria inside of your sporting equipment which in turn helps to keep you healthy. There are small caps at the end of the sticks that are removable. Inside of this there are bags that will remove the moisture for your gloves and help them smell better. Each one of them is replaceable and it's good for quite a long time. The strapping system between the two sticks is made of paracord. There is also an extra piece of paracord attached to the strap that houses a clip for easy hanging. All of the materials used within this product are well-thought-out and of excellent quality.

Design

The design of this item is not standard. We are all used to seeing a variety of different deodorizers that come and sprays, powders, and bags. The stick like design of this product is a bit different. They are not as flexible as many other options which means fitting them into items like shoes may be a bit of a challenge. They are stiff and relatively long so, as you can see, it may be hard to fit them in the bends of different items. Replacing the bags inside of the sticks is simple due to the smart design of this item. You'll simply have to unscrew the cap at the bottom of it, remove the old bag, and insert a new one. As you can see, this is barely an inconvenience. We feel as if the design of this is pretty smart. While it is not flexible in this could cause some trouble over all it is versatile and will hold up to extreme use. When you spend your days working hard at the gym you want to ensure that you are purchasing products that will offer good durability and this starts with a solid design.

Longevity

When discussing the longevity of use that you will get out of this item we have to talk about two different pieces. Starting with the outer shell you will get a phenomenal length of use. The silver infused plastic is claimed to be able to last you up to 10 years without needing to replace them. Due to the fact that this is a relatively new product in new brand This has not been proven, however, we can see how it would be true. The inserts that you put into these sticks won't last quite as long. You can get anywhere from three to six months worth of use out of each pair. The range and time are due to the fact that some people work out much more frequently. This means that the deodorizer is going to have to work harder to dry out your equipment and keep it smelling great. Consumers have noted that they are typically getting closer to the 6-month average than the three-month average for the bags included inside. Overall, this is quite a long time and consumers are more than pleased with the longevity that this product offers.

Effectiveness

While there are reports from consumers that this product is not very effective, we feel that they have not given it enough time. As previously noted, you do need to be patient when using this product is it does not rely on overpowering scent to simply cover up the smell of your gloves, bags, shoes, or other equipment. Some consumers have noticed a drastic difference in the smell of their gear after only 24 hours. Others have noted that it takes several days or even up to a week to notice a true difference. Here again, depending on how much you use your equipment the length of time for it to smell great will vary. Overall, this is a very effective product that will not only remove odors but also keep bacteria in check. You won't have to worry about terrible smells or issues like fungal growth when you decide to go with this item.

Advantages

Play the biggest advantages that come along with this product is the fact that it is going to handle the bacteria inside your equipment. When bacteria are allowed to build up and grow it can lead to a plethora of different issues including things like fungal growth and horrible odors. So, as you can see this is a pretty huge advantage. Another advantage is the fact that this product offers exceptional longevity of use. You won't have to spend a lot of extra money replacing the insert which is exceptional inconvenient and great for the bank account. When you spend long hours in the gym training hard it is, obviously, preferable to use equipment that is dry and smells fantastic. It can make your entire training experience much better. As silly as it may sound, when you're not distracted by the smell of your gear it can improve your overall performance. Whether you are into boxing, MMA, or other sports that require gloves this product can help you have a more pleasant experience and add life to your equipment.

Disadvantages

We would have to say that one of the biggest disadvantages of this product is the length of time it takes to truly work. While many glove deodorizers will have your gloves smelling great quickly, they truly are masking the problem. This product will take awhile to truly remove odors especially from gear that hasn't been cleaned for quite some time. It is really more of an inconvenience that you have to wait so long for this item to work, however, once you have the foul odors in control they will easily keep it that way. There have the notes from consumers that this product does not work as well in shoes as it does in other options. This is partially due to the fact that they have a hard plastic casing on the outside so they don't fit inside of shoes as easily as they do other items. Overall, there are not a ton of complaints about this item and that is appreciated among users.

Value

Glovestix are a bit pricier than other deodorizers that are currently available to you. The cost associated with them is pretty affordable for most budgets. This is especially true when you take into consideration the longevity of use that you will get out of each bag replacement. You will be able to use this product for months on end which means the price then becomes quite reasonable. The true value of a product needs to be determined by looking at a variety of aspects and not just the cost. Yes, you will have to wait a bit longer before your boxing gloves or other equipment are smelling truly fresh, however, once this happens it will be easily maintained. This product is easy to use and it is also very convenient. It won't take up a ton of space regardless of where you are storing it. We, as well as consumers, feel as if this product is an exceptional value. You'll be able to fit it into your routine quite easily and your equipment will last much longer as it will be more dry. Overall, we do not feel that you can go wrong with this product.

Bottom Line

When it comes down to it, this is a solid option if you are looking to remove the smell from a variety of Gym gear. The people using this product are more than pleased with the results that they are getting. There is some frustration around how long it takes, however, given time people can easily see what a difference this is making. Working hard to hone your skills can lead to some exceptionally sweaty situations. This excess sweat can cause major detriment to the quality and life expectancy of the equipment you have invested in. Using a product such as this will help that the breakdown that sweat causes. When you are investing into your physical health it is smart to also invest in keeping your equipment in top working order. Using a product like this one will do exactly that.