The DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer Review

The DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer Review

The DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer is a life-changing product that I wish I’d discovered years ago. When you hike and ski as much as I do in winter (4 to 5 days per week), it’s hard to get your boots dry before you need to use them again. This boot dryer does that job in about 60 minutes and prevents them from stinking to high heaven, which is an added domestic benefit that I know my wife appreciates

This DryGuy is basically a blow dryer for shoes, boots, and gloves. This model has four blowers, for want of a better term, that channel 105F degree air into boots, shoes, or gloves that you place on top of them. This temperature is cool enough that it won’t harm your footwear or gloves. If you want, you can also run the unit without any heat and just blow dry items at room temperature.

Two of the blowers come with extenders that are designed to dry tall boots with a high cuff, like my winter hiking boots.  All of these are 400g insulated boots that soak up a lot of sweat when I hike in winter. The same holds for my XC ski boots.

I use the tall extenders to dry my winter boots and the short ones to dry gloves
I use the tall extenders to dry my winter boots and the short ones to dry gloves

One of the first things I do when I get home after a winter hike or cross-country ski is to take my boots off, put them on the dryer, and initiate the drying process. The DryGuy has a timer that will run the unit for a maximum of 3 hours at a time. I usually set mine for 60 minutes and forget about it. It has a fan that generates about as much noise as a humidifier and we can’t hear it in the room next door.  When I need to use my boots again, they’re ready to go. And that’s all there is to it.


Before I got The DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer, I dried my insulated winter hiking boots in front of my woodstove, which usually took up to two days to dry through. I had a couple of pairs of winter hiking boots that I rotated between so I’d always have a dry pair ready to go if I hiked on back-to-back days. While that was a hassle, the real motivator to invest in a boot dryer was my wife. She was completely appalled by the moldy smell of my winter boots. The DryGuy completely eliminated that area of conflict. My boots don’t smell like anything anymore and she’s quite happy with the end result. Now she bugs me about other stuff. 🙂

So if your winter boots take too long to dry or your boots smell awful, I recommend you invest in a The DryGuy DX Forced Air Boot Dryer. You’ll wonder why you didn’t try one sooner.

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Last updated: 2021-01-15 02:31:06

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