30 Something Mother Runner received a DryGuy Force Dry unit for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. 

With 3 boys who LOVE to play outside, we have our fair share of wet shoes, boots, mittens, gloves, hats– you name it! I used to place these items on the heater and hope they dried out by the next play session, but thankfully I don’t have to do that anymore!

We received a DryGuy Force Dry unit to test out for a few months, and I’m happy to report that it does a great job drying out (and warming) all of our damp outdoor gear. It’s also great for drying out my sneakers after rainy day runs!

How Does the DryGuy Force Work?

The DryGuy works by forcing 105-degree air into the items and drying most items in 1-2 hours. It has a timer you can set, with automatic shut-off at 3 hours. There are two arms (you can lower them for storage) that help keep air flowing through the items in an upright position. I’ll admit that I was getting tired of hearing my toddler complain about not being able to go out and play in the snow again because his snow gear was still wet! 🙂


Drying out your damp gear helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi– keeping your shoes/boots from getting smelly and breaking down. It’s safe for all types of footwear and gloves!

How We Use It

We store our DryGuy unit in the mudroom/laundry room. As soon as the boys come in from outdoor play in the rain or snow, I take over their shoes and any outerwear like gloves/mittens. I rotate them through the DryGuy and they are ready for use in about 1-2 hours!

The DryGuy is also great if you like to run outside in the elements. Running shoes can get pretty soggy after a run in the rain. It’s not advisable to put your sneakers in the dryer (it can damage the materials they are made from), but you can put them on the DryGuy and they’re dry in 1-2 hours. They will also be a lot less stinky!

Jessica Morrison

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