With ski season now in full swing I thought I would do a quick review on the DryGuy boot dryer which I highly recommend due to price and durability.
As always on Utah Channel 3, we go out and purchase products we are going to review. I purchased the DryGuy DX dryer for about $90 shipped. It is a perfect size: 12″ x 7.5″ x 15″ and comes with a 6 ft. power cord.
I snow ski almost every chance I get (virtually everyday) and one huge problem is drying out my boots. In addition, it is much easier to put on a warm boot as your foot will seat and snug up making the typical future adjustment once warm unnecessary.
One nice feature is the DryGuy DX comes with 2 removable boot extension tubes. This is great if you have some tall snow boots (not ski boots) that you want to warm up and/or dry.
Of all the boot dryers I have owned this is the most cost effective and versatile is it is simple and easy to use. No special attachments are needed for gloves or boots, the tapered design allows all to fit .. mix and match and all is good.
An absolute necessity for any dryer is a timer and this timer works as advertised. A bit hard to turn, but once you get the hang of it and don’t feel like it is going to snap and break it operates as expected.
Using any dryer does involve a few tricks. Make sure NOT to jam them on as you want some circulation in the bottom. Look at twisting as you load them as it can move the tongue out of way which allows for better circulation.
Don’t drape a towel over the setup as some people suggest. BAD IDEA! This could cause all to overheat and will decrease circulation which is what drys the boots. The heat is nice but the air circulation is what moves the moisture away from the boot. The heat is what makes putting the boots on a pleasure.
Check back with me as we do a field test of heated inserts next week.
by, Millinda Johnson, Field Reporter (Intern 2nd year)