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Bauerfeind Products Care Guide for Braces, Supports and Compression

Congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of a Bauerfeind product!

Now that you’re all geared up and ready to go, you’ll need to know how to take care of it. Bauerfeind’s knit products must be washed regularly to ensure the strength of the knit and the seams. Regular washing will help to counteract stretching. For light use, washing every two to three uses is ideal. For heavy use more frequent washes may be required.

Please follow our washing instructions for best results and longevity


Your support can be:

  • machine washed in cold/cool water (~ 86°F), using the gentle or delicate wash cycle setting
  • wash with similar colors using a laundry detergent with no additives (no fabric softener or Woolite®)
  • we recommend using our Bauerfeind mesh washing bag


  • air dry your support
  • do not dry it in a dryer because this can compromise the knitted fabric

Please wash your Bauerfeind supports regularly to retain the compression of the knitted fabric!

Don't Settle for Cheap, Stinky Neoprene... Bauerfeind Knit is Soft, Breathable and Machine-washable

When it comes to choosing a brace or support there are many factors to consider: Quality, comfort and medical-grade compression to name a few, but often overlooked is a product’s washability. Believe it or not, there are people wearing braces and supports day in and day out without the option to keep them clean!

Many braces on the market are made of neoprene, a synthetic material used to make wetsuits. Neoprene doesn’t “breathe” and traps moisture, especially sweat, which leads to a breeding ground for bacteria.

Bauerfeind products are different because they’re made of a high-quality knitted material. Knitted braces are more durable, moisture-wicking and can be easily washed in a regular washing machine.