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  1. #1
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    Will a Boot Dryer Work for booties?

    We all have the same problem, the nicer the booties the longer they take to dry. Well in the Bass Pro Shops ad I happened to look thru on Thanksgiving day there was a hunting apperatus that I thought may just work for wetsuit booties.
    Its the PEET original boot dryer, light thermal convection heat that your boots hang on that forces light warm air thru the boots overnight to dry them. FIgured its made for wet boots so its somewhat drip proof.
    Anyone ever tried it? they also have a glove attachment to put on it which would be great because the fleece inside my cypher 5mm gloves takes forever to dry!

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    I just turn my billabong sg5's inside out, dries no problem. I guess if your boot has a hard sole you cant do that...

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    It should work, as most of dryers are are safe for neoprene/neostretch waders with the exception of the \"Dryguy Circulator\" type dryers as found these way too hot as will damage boots. If it works let us know as burned out/replaced a few of wife's hair dryers.

    http://www.peetshoedryer.com/products.html

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...peqa_b


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    Yeah its a light forced convection heat, not hot to the touch, runs quiet, and from reviews guys that have work boots that are completley soaked they dry overnight and the heat is not hot enough to damage the leather even with reptitive use. In the winter having time (daylight hours afterwork and rare to get waves on weekends) Using this 20 times in the course of a winter to help finish drying booties and gloves might work great.
    Hopefully I will score one of these as an Xmas present and I wll let ya know how it works.

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    I used to use the Peets dryer for my booties, they would be like 90% dry after an overnight. I don't think you're supposed to plop them right on when they are dripping wet though.

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    Great topic.

    I lived in this apt for a few years when I first got married that had no way to dry stuff outdoors.The smell of my booties was so bad becuase I couldn't get the insides to dry. I sprayed them with a very diluted bleach/water solution becuase the bacteria seemed to be eating the booties! i looked into similir products but they all burn so much electricity. the solution i came up with was that although not easy to do, all booties and gloves can be turned inside out just like a wetsuit. put them by a heat source like a radiator until dry then turn them back and dry the outside. its a pain but it does work. I found my booties lasted longer and almost no stink.

    I'm now able to dry stuff in my yard (or garage if its raining/snowing) and use the same process. the air can be so dry in the winter that you do not need heat just a dry wind.

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    I use one it's not Peet's but it uses hot air that you can almost not feel moving. There's no fan.

    As long as you don't leave them on over night it works great.

    Gloves are tougher to dry on it.

    Anybody else finding that gloves don't last like they used to. One season and the seams go. I tried Ripcurl and O'neil.

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    ball up newspaper and stuff it in your booties, works great. DOn't use bleach on neoprene.

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    My girlfriend got me one of thos Peet dryers for Xmas last year. It works really well, I usually let the boots drip dry until they aren't completely soaked then put the dryers in them and they are good to go the next day.

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    Try this, right price, and cool or mildly warm fan. http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...ord=boot+drier