Dry Gear Day In and Day Out—GearDryer for Outdoor Professionals
Some folks choose to make a living sitting at a desk in a climate controlled office building. Others earn their pay outdoors; day in and day out, regardless of what the weather is doing they are out there getting it done. I’m thinking of builders, landscapers, ski school teachers, snow removal pros, search and rescue teams, ranch hands, and even package drivers who are trudging in slush from porch to truck all day long. For these folks, having dry gear day in and day out goes a long way. For them, a GearDryer isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity.
Snow, Rain, & Sweat—Gear Get’s Wet from the Inside and Out
If you’re an outdoor professional, you know a thing or two about staying dry and warm during a long day in the field. You invest in high quality gear built with waterproof/breathable materials and advanced insulation. Unlike kids on a snow day, you’re good at keeping snow and rain from getting inside your boots and gloves. For you, the main cause of wet gear comes from the inside—that problem is sweat. And not only does sweat leave boots and gloves damp and cold, it makes them stink too.
Your Feet Sweat Over Two Cups per Day
Imagine a frosty pint of beer. That’s the average amount of liquid that your feet sweat out each day. In fact, your feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body. For someone who is working hard, the amount of sweat exiting the feet is substantially more than that. Just imagine that, a full cup of water straight into your boots or shoes, everyday. Without a forced-air drying solution like GearDryer, footwear and gloves will remain damp for days, and the problem is further compounded if you’re wearing the same pair regularly. Aside from being cold and uncomfortable, all that dampness is a haven for bacteria growth, and that’s where the stink comes from. Come on, nobody wants to be the stinky kid out there. GearDryer gets the moisture out fast, helping you stay dry, warm, and stopping bacteria growth before it starts.
Use GearDryer to Dry Hip and Chest Waders
Whether you’ve been wading your favorite stretch of river casting for trout or spent the entire day working in a muddy ditch, the inside of waders get sweaty and wet. A forced air-drying solution like a GearDryer goes a long way towards getting those waders dry and ready for another day of use. There’s a couple different ways to adapt GearDryer for waders, but both require the same port set-up. Using two ports on the bottom row, first attach a 90-degree fitting pointing upwards, and then attach 4 straight tubes up in a straight line. Use the included port caps to close off the open port holes located behind the straight tubes. This set-up leaves an additional 4 ports free for drying wading boots and gloves. Slide the waders over the straight tubes, select a dry cycle, and your good to go. You will notice a fair amount of play in the straight tubes but don’t worry; they are sufficiently strong to support a pair of waders. For an even better wader set-up, use the same port configuration, but on the wall or ceiling above where the dryer is located, attach cleats that will hold the feet of the waders. This set-up allows the waders to hang directly over the GearDryer ports without resting on the ports themselves. This set-up promotes more airflow and circulation, and ultimately more effective drying performance.
Tips for using GearDryer to Dry Work Boots & Gloves
- Use the twist and lock ports to customize the dryer for specific gear drying needs. From helmets to jackets to extra tall boots, GearDryer’s ports can be configured to provide an effective drying.
- Remove insulated boot liners when possible to speed up dry times.
- Hold the 2-hour button for 3-seconds to initiate a 24-hour dry cycle. This is ideal for ambient air, overnight drying. Simply place your gear on the ports, start the cycle, and enjoy dry gear before heading out the next morning.
- The temperature of GearDryer’s heated air is approximately 25 degrees above the ambient air temperature where the dryer is operating. If a warmer air temperature is desired, increasing the ambient air temperature is the only way to increase GearDryer’s heated air temperature.