Prior to working with Janessa full time on the website, I worked for a logistics firm loading cranes onto trailers for transportation. Having an outdoor job during the spring and summer is a great perk. Having an outdoor job during the late fall and winter is a nightmare. When the winter precipitation starts, ice and snow on smooth steel can make for dangerous (and sometimes hilarious) antics when trying to maintain balance. We all learned the “penguin walk” when trying to make it across the frozen loading yard but even that did you no good when standing on the decking of a crane or trailer.
But, it wasn’t just about the dangerous ice. It was about keeping your winter gear dry. Yeah, good luck with that. It worked for a few hours but anything beyond that was soaked and finger-numbing, regardless of it being “water-proof” or not. The only solution to the problem was to keep multiple pairs of gloves and swap them out throughout the day. If I forgot to take them home and dry them, the next day would be pretty miserable.
I think I’ve found the answer. (Too bad I didn’t find it until now!) TheGreenGloveDryer is an economical and environmentally friendly solution to drying your gloves (even the fingers). It uses no additional electricity beyond what you are already using to heat your home and is easily broken down for storage when not in use. It kind of makes you have one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments. One of these would have been great for work!
TheGreenGloveDryer arrived right on time for our first snow of the year. The kids were up early with excitement over the freshly fallen snow. Even our dog, Emmy, was excited to get in on the fun. She sprints and prances like a deer with her nose down as she scoops the snow into her gaping mouth. She’s a pretty unique animal to put it mildly.
After an hour of making snow angels, throwing snow balls and runny noses becoming “snotcicles”, it was unanimously decided to come in and warm up. Our gloves were soaked and our fingers were stiff from the cold. Once we got inside and completed the seemingly endless process of removing our snow gear, I got the chance to try out TheGreenGloveDryer.
Compared to dressing and undressing our children for playing in the snow, TheGreenGloveDryer’s assembly was a welcome simplicity. Once assembled, place the gloves over the drying nozzles and position the dryer over a heating vent floor register in your home. It’s that simple. The electricity you are using to heat your home will dry your gloves in a jiffy. One GreenGloveDryer will dry 6 gloves on a single register.
Maggie’s mittens were particularly saturated from the snow that clings to the knit fabric. Jacob’s mittens were less saturated, but still wet enough to be uncomfortable, even though we put waterproof gloves over them. His knit hat somehow accumulated a fair amount of snow. I couldn’t tell you how he accomplishes some of the things he does.
TheGreenGloveDryer worked faster than I would have imagined. Within an hour, Maggie’s mittens were completely dry. I guessed that it would speed up drying time compared to air drying, but it was a significant improvement. Disassembly for storage with the rest of our snow gear was a snap. It couldn’t get any easier. The included storage bag assures that all the pieces stay together for the next time you need it.
Now we are heading out for round 2 in the snow:
Buy It: Thegreenglovedryer is available at their website here. Additional nozzles are available for oversize gloves.
Win It: One lucky person will win a greenglovedryer!
Disclosure: We were sent the item mentioned above at no cost to facilitate this review. We have been compensated for hosting this giveaway.