Sports & Winter Must Have
This product is great! We bought ours from EMS this time last year and are still loving it! No more damp stinky gloves or sneakers. We have 3 boys. So, soaking wet mittens, puddle soaked sneakers and sweaty lacrosse gloves are a year round occurrence! But with this dryer, they don't get smelly and they're dry in a flash. It usually only takes 30 min. to completely dry kids gloves with every finger area totally dried. Prior to this dryer, it would take 1-2 days on the floor near the baseboard heat. More importantly, they don't get that disgusting musty smell. The other nice feature is the timer that shuts the unit off after the selected amount of time. We'd used a radiant heat boot dryer before, but it took HOURS for items to dry and the unit took up a lot of space. Right now we have 2 pairs of gloves on this DRYGUY dryer, and the total space it takes up is a mere 13 in. tall x 12in. wide x 10in. deep. Ours is set up next to the stools under the kitchen counter. No more mitten covered floor! We also gave one as a gift to another family, and they love it too! This is one of the very few items that lives up to its expectations and is well worth the investment!
Best choice of all the dryers I've used!
I've tried a number of boot dryers and this is the only one that's really effective. The forced air dries down to the toes of ski boots *AND* gets the upper "cuff" area as well. Really does a thorough job on wet ski boots in about an hour. After about 3 years the heating element went out in my first unit, but REI replaced it without question. Oddly enough, in both units, the vents on the right (while facing the dial) seem to blow a little cooler air than those on the left.
My only real gripe is that this unit is a bit bulky - as others have said, the towers seem flimsy so I always transport it in the original box. It would be nice for my family of 4 to have 2 of these - and if they didn't take up so much room in my trunk I would get a 2nd unit in a heartbeat!
Balance can be a bit tricky - as adding a single adult ski boot will tip the unit on its side, so I have to start out with a boot on each side then add the other two. Not a big deal, just a gotcha to watch for on first use.
Works well though not worth MSRP
This dryer works relatively well, I picked mine up on clearence years ago and use it after every day of skiing for my boots and gloves. I'd like to see a timer of more then 90 minutes on it as usually takes 2 or 3 cycles for me to get my gear dry - then again a sweat quite a bit. Also works best if you use all 4 dryer ports at once as if you leave any open most the air will head that way.
The materials work but if dropped feels like the plastic would shatter - overall there isn't a lot too it and its pretty light so at retail I say its overpriced and not a good value but if you can get it on clearence its a good deal. 3 stars for value 4.5 for the product.
This thing is pretty awesome. I got one for [$] during a sale and even though I think it's expensive at [$] it's still a great thing to have. I dry everything with this dryer. From my snowboard boots to my gloves to my regular tennis shoes. It keeps things smelling fresh. No more stinky gear. I really like that it only heats up to normal body temperature, so it doesn't damage gear like putting it into a clothes dryer does. The only thing that could be better about it would be if the dry towers were a little bit taller. They don't reach all the way into my snowboard boots.
Nearly perfect boot & glove dryer.
A perfect device for getting warm, dry air into your gloves and boots after a day of skiing. Gets the gloves and boots dry from the inside out, and seems to work very quickly. Has an electric fan and electric heating element to force the air into your gloves and boots (unlike some others). The only potential issue is that the four vent posts are plastic, and I could see them perhaps breaking, as they don't seem very sturdy. On the whole, however, this is a great device for a family of skiers (we use this to dry boots & gloves for four people after a day of wet skiing).
The Finest Dyer I ever have
The best I ever have in all my skiing, hiking & snowshoeing years. I have heavy sweating feet that this unit does the job nicely and fast and is ready to wear on next day... Noise does not bother me as the air circulation & heat flow are important to naturally dry out the sweat soaked boot liner. Merino socks are important items to wick out and reduces blisters. On 2nd day wear other clean pair pair of merino make feet feeling abit dryer & less blistering.
I got this as a christmas gift from my parents and it works great. It is perfect for any person who skis consecutive days. I can dry all the gloves and ski boots for my family between dinner and bed time. It is a great way to keep your gear from getting too funky. One of the best gifts ever.
It works great
We use this every time we are done skiing/snowboarding for both boots and gloves. It is very handy, and works well, especially for the gloves (the fingers area).
Love this thing!
We like it. Dries all our stuff when we get them wet...rain, snow, slush, etc....gets the kids back out sooner after they are finished taking a break!
everyone should have one
It absolutely beats stuffing with newspapers!