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Product: Freestanding 12

Brand: GearDryer

January 02, 2019

Bottom Line

FIVE STARS. NO BRAINER. The GearDryer Freestanding 12 occupies a space in the room next to the kitchen that would otherwise be vacant. As it hums quietly behind the scenes it’s drying boots, gloves, helmets, jackets, snow pants…whatever. It also raises the ambient temperature of the room by several degrees.

Field Notes

If you live in a winter environment and spend time outside, you will have DRY and WARM gloves and footwear every morning. Enough said! This alone makes the GearDryer worth it...but here are a few more reasons why you should own one:

  • Plug-in-play, standard 120-volt. Place against a wall and plug in.
  • Sturdy constructions, five dry-time settings, and one on/off heat switch.
  • 12 individual drying posts with rugged, customizable fittings for each.
  • Compact and portable for easy storage when not needed. Measures: 25″ wide, 15″ deep, 31″ high | Weight: 30lbs.
  • Forced, 35ºF air temperature (safe for most thermo-molded ski boot liners.
  • We could train our border collie to switch on the Freestanding 12.

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testing environment

Modified A Frame at the base of Toll Canyon near Park City, Utah. Elevation approximately 7,500′. Family of four with two kids, ages 11 and 8. Snowy, mountain setting with small year-round st


  • Solves a major problem for skiers!
  • Warm and dry boots and gloves.
  • Plug-n-play.
  • Durable and sturdy.
  • Moveable and store-able (less than 30 lbs).
  • Customizable heating ports.
  • Low energy use.
  • Buy direct from manufacturer with free ground shipping.
  • Talk of the neighborhood.


  • Expensive unit (Freestanding 12 is $599), but you get what you pay for and it's WORTH EVERY DIME IMO.