Wash Care Reminder MK-1 / MK-1 ULTRA Structural Gloves: Though Hand Wash is recommended, if you use the gear extractor DO NOT use turnout gear detergent. Even if detergent says PH Neutral the chemical content will dry out the natural oils in the leather on any brand of gloves which reduces suppleness and longevity. Use Tide liquid or dish wash liquid and a little Barbasol Shave Cream on the leather portion after the glove is dry which will help preserve the leather.