Thursday, April 27, 2017

DryGuy Force Dry Review

It has been more wet than normal this Winter and Spring here in Northern California.  That along with my increased trail running has resulted in some very wet shoes.  Shoes are typically held together, at least in part, with glue.  If exposed to heat from a laundry dryer, the shoes can start to come apart.  In the past, I stuffed my shoes with newspaper and let them dry naturally, which would take days.  There is a much better solution though, and the price is great as well.

The DryGuy Force Dry is a shoe and glove dryer that is compact enough to take with you on trips thanks to its fold flat design.  The DryGuy Force Dry can dry a pair of shoes in 1-2 hours according to the packaging and after several tests, it rarely took me more than 90 minutes, even with the most thoroughly soaked shoes. 

There is a timer that you can set for up to 3 hours so you can turn on the DryGuy Force Dry before you go to bed or head out to run errands and not have to worry about the dryer running too long.

Another thing that I like about the DryGuy Force Dry is that it’s fairly quiet.  Unlike a pair of snowboard boot dryers that I got 10 years ago, the DryGuy Force Dry can be in the same room as you while watching television without having to crank up the volume.

This last year has been a year where I started running trail ultras and I have been traversing creeks as well as running in very muddy conditions.  The last thing I want to do is let my shoes remain wet for days on end.  Shoes are too expensive and drying them quickly with the DryGuy Force Dry will help keep them in your shoe rotation longer.   Also, wet shoes can grow bacteria, fungus, and mold, which are health hazards and cause your gear to smell really bad.

The DryGuy Force Dry uses a gently heated air to dry your gear without getting it too hot and causing damage.  All I can really say is that it works like a charm.  At $50 on the DryGuy website, you can’t go wrong either. 

Dries most shoes/gloves in 1-2 hours
Fairly quiet
Gentle warm air won’t damage gear
Fold flat design
3 hour timer (you can set and forget)
Great price at $50

There are a few products that I try and they blow my expectations away.  The DryGuy Force Dry is one of those products.  I try to take really good care of my gear, mainly because it’s so expensive so I want it to last.  The DryGuy Force Dry can extend the life of your shoes while getting you back on the road or trail sooner.  Pick it up and please let me know what you think.  I hope you are as impressed as I am.

Note:  I received this product in exchange for a review.  The review is my personal opinion of the product and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it.  I am not a doctor, so please use all of the products that I review at your own risk.

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