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post #1 of 11
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What's the best way to dry yer boot liners over night? Mine are almost always damp (from sweat) after a day on the hill, and will be damp the next morning unless I do something about it. I usually try to hit 'em with a hair dryer, on low heat, when I am over-nighting in a hotel or motel room that has built in hair dryers; but otherwise I stuff paper towels, kleenex in the liners for the night. This isn't the most effective way to dry em out though. What do you do?
post #2 of 11
You must invest in some sort of boot dryer. I use the Evaporator. There are many others. Some are hair dryer like devices that go in the top of your boots, some are heating elements that sit in the bottom, both dry overnight. This is a must have accessory for your boots and your comfort.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 13, 2001 08:28 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Arby ]</font>
post #3 of 11
Are you removing your liners from the shells?
All I do is take my liners out every night and stick them by a heating vent. They usually end up dry by the morning.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 13, 2001 09:06 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Argus ]</font>
post #4 of 11
I have airpucks (little blowers that fit in your boots) they are effective but quite noisy. I keep thinking there must be a better way and will probably end up building something out of old computer parts/fans which are usually much quieter. If you don't have that option, pull the boots apart and seperate the liners. you really don't need much air movement and they will dry. I find you don't even need to put next to a heater, as long as air flows around all the parts they will be dry by morning.
post #5 of 11
I threw together a boot dryer for about $20. Buy an bathroom fan from Home Depot or someplace, glue exhaust end to a similar size PVC pipe endcap, drill eight (or more)holes in it the size of flexible tubing (1 inch diameter works great), stick tubes in the holes. Stick other end of tube in boots. This design worked great last year to dry two pair of boots and gloves, without romoving the liners. Not very portable though.
post #6 of 11
So far, I've been very happy with my "Happy Feet" dryers. Small heat sticks that you plug in over night. Downside: Can't dry more than one pair of things at a time (boots, golves, etc.) Cheaper than most air powered dryers and definately more quiet. If you do go the air dryer route, take them out of the packaging and plug them up. Some are VERY loud and you may not want them in closed quarters. just my $.02
post #7 of 11
Hey JW,
there was a pretty good discussion last year:

maybe it will offer a few ideas.
BTW how (what is the procedure) do you folks assign an adress (like that link) to a word?

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 13, 2001 01:28 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Ryel ]</font>
post #8 of 11
Ryel, Use the instant UBB code buttons under the message field as you are typing.

URL button will prompt you first for the actual web address, then you will get a prompt for the word you want displayed. Or you can study the HTML code and input it all from scratch. (do the url process to see the structure)
post #9 of 11
I've had good luck with "Turbo Air Dry originally made by Air Dry Systems but I get the feeling they have sold their operation? It is probably similar to DChan's "puck" Two units with accordian tubing that go in each boot. Small fan in each unit, 2 speed switch, low for basic drying, high for early morn heatup. Shorter tube out of the top of the units for glove drying. If i remember the specs, it gets up to about 98 degrees, wouldn't harm a fly. Pack them in the boot for travel, works great. Seen them on most of the catalog/online shops. Artech et al. Had it about 5 years, reliable.
post #10 of 11
John J
Thats the same one different model. Mine don't have a heat seating just the air the tube on top is to put your gloves on so they get dry too. however I don't know if I want all that smelly air from my feet in my gloves. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #11 of 11
This isn't my idea. I got this here last year from Bob Barnes. An aquarium air pump! I put a "T" connector on and short lengths of tubing. I leave the pump on all night and the boots and liners are dry. The aquarium air pumps are relatively quite and are portable.
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