Clean and deodorize your winter boots with UV rays
Dry and deodorize with UV
Portable boot dryers can mean the difference between a miserable day spent obsessing about cold, numb toes and a carefree day on the slopes. The Drywarmer from Sidas delivers the latter, and it keeps your feet a little fresher to boot.
Boot dryers come in many shapes and sizes, from cedar inserts to powerful plug-in fans. Sidas trades absorbent materials and fan-based blowing action for ultraviolet light. The UV heats your boots up and dries them out. The dryer's dual heads allow you to dry both boots at once.
The Drywarmer's UV rays offer an added advantage. Like UV water purification systems, the Drywarmer's UV rays kill bacteria, essentially deodorizing your boots. So not only are your boots dry the next morning, they're a little fresher.
In addition to skiers, a boot dryer could be useful to anyone at risk of having to use wet boots for several days in a row - hikers, backpackers, workers, etc.
The Drywarmer retails for US$30.
Source: Sidas via Grough
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Great idea...putting that on my shopping list!
These do work great in ski boots, but unfortunately for them I've got some just like this that I bought on eBay for £5 two years ago. The only news here is a prettier bit of plastic and a name.
This would be great for sweater running shoes, too.
the concept is good, but i have 2 problems w/ this
Like wall warts they will be 'on' all the time , regular boot driers will drive out waterproofing on leather boots and cause ' out gassing 'of the Esters
that keep your rubber/ plastic boots from cracking, and now you want to add uv ? failure where boots are stitched together or increased aging of
rubber/ plastic boots
mark this as a fail !!
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