Hey all...I've heard conflicting reports on washing gear. My son's stuff is starting to stink. (He's only 6 so I'm sure I'm in for a treat later on down the line. ) Anyway...I have a mom that washed her kid's stuff in her regular washing machine....agitator & all. She said everything came out great. We're talking EVERYTHING including gloves. Have you done this and would you advise it? Or do you have other suggestions for de-gunking your stuff? I'm not really financially capable of replacing all of this equipment if I ruin it. Suggestions please?