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Bicyclist Bob Shay Reviews Snapdry Dryer

Weekly Summary

I have used the product a total of 27 times. The product is holding up very well and transports easily in the carrying case provided. The Snap dryer continues to perform very well and is consistent in the time it takes to dry clothing. The lobster gloves take 4 hours to dry both inside and out whether they are soaked with sweat or washed by machine. That compares to a dry out time of 1 and a half days without the Snap dryer. Since the Lobster gloves according to the washing instructions cannot be put in a dryer, the Snap dryer provides a huge benefit.

The cycling shoes dry out completely within 90 minutes using the Snap dryer. This compares to a dry out time of at least 1 day without the Snap dryer.

Instructions – the operating instructions are very easy to follow and provide helpful illustrations that outline how the product operates.

Ease of assembly – there were no tools required to assemble the Snap dryer. All I had to do was push together the plastic pieces. It took me less than five minutes to read the instructions and assemble the product.

Workmanship – all the pieces fit together nicely. Workmanship was good. Over 90 percent of the product is made of plastic. After 27 drying sessions, the product continues to hold up nicely.

Product performance – the product performs very well and is consistent in the time it takes to dry articles of clothing. The Snap dryer generates a warm air flow that slowly warms and dries the gloves and shoes. I have no concerns about the product generating too much heat and catching fire or setting fire to my articles of wet clothing. The electric motor is sufficiently far enough away from the wet clothing articles that I also had no concern of water getting into the electrical circuits. The product’s fan creates a low humming sound that doesn’t cause a distraction. It used to take me 1 day and a half to dry out my lobster style gloves. With the Snap dryer my gloves are completely dry in less than 4 hours. My cycling shoes used to take 1 day to dry out. With the Snap dryer, my shoes dry out completely within 90 minutes.

Quality – The majority of the product is made out of plastic. This is very good since the product is often exposed to wet and damp shoes and gloves. It will not rust. The product transports well. I take it with me on the weekends when traveling so that I can dry out my gloves and shoes after long rides away from home. The product parts disassemble without tools and fit nicely into the plastic carrying bag that comes with the product. The individual product pieces are made out of sturdy plastic so that they can just be pushed together and pulled apart for transport. The plastic pieces are thick and durable.

Overall – I am very impressed with the product. It is made out of plastic so it won’t rust when constantly exposed to wet articles of clothing. The plastic parts are engineered well and are thick and durable, almost indestructible. Since it requires no tools to assemble and disassemble, the product can easily be transported every weekend. It dries out my shoes and gloves fast allowing me to use them 4 hours later. And, it is very compact. The products compactness, transportability, and ability to quickly dry out gloves and shoes that can’t be put into a dryer seem to be the unique selling proposition.


Day/Date Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Type of gloves Lobster Blue Pearlizumi
Degree of wetness Sweat partially through the palm area
Start time on dryer
9 am
End time on dryer
1 pm
Time to dry on dryer 4 Hours
Other Used the Snap dry heat deflector attachments for the gloves
Snap dry Performance: I had worn these gloves on the first half of a 44 mile bicycle ride today, or approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The gloves were wet through the palm area. After mounting them on the Snap dryer, it took 4 hours of run time to completely dry out the inside and outside of the gloves.It typically takes about a day and a half to completely dry out these gloves without the Snap dryer.

Day/Date Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Type of gloves Lobster Red Pearlizumi
Degree of wetness Wet through the palm area
Start time on dryer
1 pm
End time on dryer
5 pm
Time to dry on dryer 4 Hours
Other Used the Snap dry heat deflector attachments for the gloves
Snap dry Performance: I wore these gloves on the second half of a 44 mile bicycle ride, or about 1 hour and 30 minutes. They were wet through the palm area. It took 4 hours to dry the gloves on the inside and outside. It typically takes about a day and a half to completely dry out these gloves without the Snap dryer.

Day/Date Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Type of gloves  
Type of shoes New Balance cycling shoes
Degree of wetness Inside of shoes were slightly damp
Start time on dryer
5 pm
End time on dryer
6:30 pm
Time to dry on dryer 1 hour and 30 minutes
Other  
Snap dry Performance: I used these shoes for a 44 mile bicycle ride today, or for about 3 hours. They were slightly damp inside to the touch. I put the Snap drying inside the shoes with the deflector attachments on the hoses. It took about 1 hour and 30 minutes for the shoes to completely dry out.

Day/Date Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Type of gloves Blue Lobster gloves
Type of shoes  
Degree of wetness Out of the washing machine
Start time on dryer
9:30 am
End time on dryer
1:30 pm
Time to dry on dryer 4 hours
Other Used the Snap dry heat deflector attachments for the gloves
Snap dry Performance: I used these gloves for the second half of a 44 mile bicycle ride today, or about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The entire palm area of the gloves including the fingers was wet. I put the Snap drying hoses inside the gloves with the deflector attachments on the hoses. I set a timer to run the fan for 4 hours. When I checked the gloves in the morning, they were dry inside and outside after 4 hours on the Snap dry machine.

Day/Date Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Type of gloves Red Lobster gloves
Type of shoes  
Degree of wetness Out of the washing machine
Start time on dryer
2:00 pm
End time on dryer
6:00 pm
Time to dry on dryer 4 hours
Other  
Snap dry Performance: I used the gloves on the second half of a 48 mile ride, or about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Gloves were soaked with sweat. After putting them in the washing machine I dried them on the Snap dryer. It took 4 hours to completely dry out the gloves inside and out.

Day/Date Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Type of gloves  
Type of shoes New Balance cycling
Degree of wetness Damp on the inside
Start time on dryer
7:30 pm
End time on dryer
9:00 pm
Time to dry on dryer 1 hour and 30 minutes
Other Used the Snap dry heat deflector attachments
Snap dry Performance: I used the shoes for a 48 mile ride, or about 3 hours. The shoes were damp on the inside. The Snap dryer dried them completely in about 90 minutes.

Day/Date Thursday, December 19, 2002
Type of gloves Blue Lobster gloves
Type of shoes  
Degree of wetness Out of the washing machine
Start time on dryer
9 am
End time on dryer
1 pm
Time to dry on dryer 4 hours
Other Used the Snap dry heat deflector attachments
Snap dry Performance: I used these gloves for the first half of a 44 mile ride, or about 1 hour and 30 minutes. They were soaked through with sweat. I washed them in the machine and put them on the Snap Dryer. After 4 hours the gloves were dry inside and out.

Day/Date Thursday, December 19, 2002
Type of gloves Red Lobster gloves
Type of shoes  
Degree of wetness Out of the washing machine
Start time on dryer
2 pm
End time on dryer
6 pm
Time to dry on dryer 4 hours
Other  
Snap dry Performance: I used the gloves on the second half of a 44 mile ride today, or about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The gloves were soaked in sweat. After a run through the washing machine, I put the gloves on the Snap dryer. It took about 4 hours to dry them completely inside and out.

Day/Date Thursday, December 19, 2002
Type of gloves  
Type of shoes New Balance cycling shoes
Degree of wetness Damp on the inside
Start time on dryer
7:00 pm
End time on dryer
8:30 pm
Time to dry on dryer 1 hour and 30 minutes
Other  
Snap dry Performance: I used the shoes for a 44 mile ride, or about 3 hours. They were damp to the touch on the inside. I put the Snap dryer in the shoes and it took about 1 hour and 30 minutes for the shoes to dry out.