How To Wash SBD Knee Sleeves

How To Wash SBD Knee Sleeves

Don't know how to wash  your SBD Knee Sleeves? Proper care for your SBD knee sleeves is essential to keeping them functional and lasting.

If you're a weightlifter, then you know the importance of wearing knee sleeves. SBD knee sleeves are one of the most popular options on the market for people looking for support and stability during their workouts. SBD knee sleeves are designed to help protect your knees from impact and provide support during heavy lifting. They are also helpful in preventing and treating knee injuries. In order to keep your SBD knee sleeves in top condition, it is important to care for them; washing and storing them properly.

This handy guide will show you everything you need to know about washing your SBD knee sleeves.

1. Do Not Machine Wash Your Knee Sleeves

Avoid throwing your knee sleeves into the washing machine

The spin cycle of a washing machine can damage the sleeve, as the knee sleeves become quite bulky when wet and can potentially get caught up or damaged by wringing. High heat from a washing machine or a dryer will degrade the rubber in the sleeves (potentially causing shrinkage or brittleness).

2. Instead Hand Wash Your SBD Knee Sleeves

Hand wash in cold water with / or a mild washing solution

We recommend hand washing your knee sleeves with water or a mild detergent (or a specialist neoprene/wetsuit detergent). The water should ideally be cold to mildly warm, excessive heat can damage the neoprene material. A mild washing solution is optional but helps remove any bacteria, and sweat which if built up could cause an unpleasant odour on the brace.

2. Do Not Put Them In The Dryer

Hang them to dry - do not put them in the dryer

After washing your knee sleeves, hang them to dry. Do not put them in the dryer, as this again can damage the material. Another top tip: on days you are using your SBD knee sleeves but you are not washing them – hang them up to dry after use as this will help to prolong their life and ensure all moisture absorbed in the material is gone before your next workout.

3. Make Sure They Are Dry

Make sure they are completely dry before putting them away

When SBD knee sleeves get wet, they can become uncomfortable and may not provide the same level of support. That's why it's important to make sure they are completely dry before putting them away. The best way to do this is to air dry them or use a towel to absorb any moisture, preferably the latter!

 4. Store Them Properly

Store them in a cool, dark place when not in use

When not in use, it's important to store them in a cool, dark place. This will help to extend their lifespan and prevent deterioration. SBD knee sleeves are an investment, and proper storage is essential for preserving their quality.


In summary, hand wash your SBD Knee sleeves in cold water. Firstly, rinse the knee sleeves with cold water to remove any dirt or dust. Then apply a small amount of mild detergent to the sleeves and agitate gently to create a lather. Finally rinse the sleeves thoroughly under cool running water until all of the suds are gone. Dry and store them following the guidance above.

Be sure to check on your SBD knee sleeves regularly, and if you notice any signs of wear or tear, repair or replace them as soon as you can. With proper care, SBD knee sleeves can last for years.

If you’re serious about weightlifting and want to protect your knees, investing in a pair of SBD knee sleeves is a smart decision. They provide compression and support which can improve performance and protect you from injury. Make sure to follow the care instructions so you can get the most out of your SBD Knee Sleeves and achieve your goals.

With that being said here are our suggestions for your next pair of knee sleeves!

SBD Knee Sleeves Pair £59.99

From SBD's official classic product line.

sbd knee sleeves pair



SBD Blue Knee Sleeves £60.00

Limited edition Blue (Navy / red) SBD knee sleeves. From the SBD's summer range!

sbd blue knee sleeves limited edition



Features all the high quality of SBD's classic product line. Limited Blue design from SBD's summer 2019 range.

sbd knee sleeves 2019 summer edition



SBD Endure Knee Sleeves (Standard 7mm) £64.99

7mm Neoprene Knee Sleeves. Limited edition design from SBD's Endure range.

sbd endure knee sleeves
Phoenix is a limited edition collection, offering the same performance as SBD's classic product line.
sbd phoenix knee sleeves

Shop now for your SBD Knee sleeves at SBD Ireland!

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