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

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.



  • You may machine wash your support, but hand washing may help extend the life of your product
  • Ensure any velcro tabs are secured to their straps, not hanging loose or attached to the knit, which can snag and cause runs in the fabric
  • Machine wash in cold/cool water (~ 86°F), using the gentle or delicate cycle setting
  • Wash with similar colors using any regular laundry detergent with no additives (no fabric softener or Woolite®)
  • We recommend using a mesh washing bag


  • Lay your support flat to air dry, do not hang it to dry as it may stretch out
  • Do not dry it your Bauerfeind support in a dryer, this can compromise the knitted fabric

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

Bauerfeind Mesh Washing Bag

  • Wash regularly to ensure the strength of the knit and the seams
  • Regular washing will help to counteract stretching
  • Help extend the life of your product
  • Designed to hold one Bauerfeind product at a time, washing bag is 9 1/2” x 15”

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.

Bauerfeind braces and supports provide the flexibility and support to allow you to play your favorite sports. For sports where the brace will have multiple high-impact encounters with the court or other hard surfaces, remember the brace is not a substitute for a knee pad. Failure to use a knee pad could result in excessive wear and tear that is not covered by product warranty.