How to Dry Neopreme Gloves
Posted by: old_user on Oct-29-12 12:30 PM (EST) Category: Other Gear
My wife and I car a couple of novice sea kayakers and need any effective methods to dry inside the fingers of neopreme gloves?
Thanks in advance.
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Posted by: mintjulep on Oct-29-12 12:42 PM (EST)
cardboard tube or rolled up newspaper|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Oct-29-12 12:49 PM (EST)
You can speed it up some by sticking a cardboard tube (like what you have when you use up all the paper towels on a roll) inside the wrist part as much as possible, to hold it open. Rolled up newspaper could also work. You are trying to get air in, to allow it to dry. But it is possible the finger area will still be wet.
Posted by: bluemerle on Oct-29-12 12:51 PM (EST)
As you know, you need to get air circulation to the inside of the gloves. I just bought NRS Toaster Mitts and have the same problem. I put them on a stick (to keep the wrist open) and propped them next to the dehumidifier fan (so it blows into the mitt). It worked. A boot dryer might also work.
You could improvise,|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Oct-29-12 12:54 PM (EST)
as Peter described. But if you're going to be needing to dry them a lot (as I do), you might want to look for something like this...
I turn them most of the way inside-out|
Posted by: Yanoer on Oct-29-12 1:05 PM (EST)
and leave them in the car with the finger openings facing up.
If I do that, they just freeze.|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Oct-29-12 1:40 PM (EST)
get some clips|
Posted by: nickjc on Oct-29-12 1:56 PM (EST)
clothes line clips or one of those hangers for pants and hang from the wrists.
Depends on the gloves|
Posted by: pikabike on Oct-29-12 2:20 PM (EST)
If they're floppy enough, turn them inside-out--a difficult thing to do--and put them near a hot-air register or wood/gas stove. Not TOO close, though! Prop them up off the floor so that the open wrist faces down; that way, moisture on the inside (formerly the outside) will drip down instead of soaking into the fingertips. Once they've become merely damp instead of drippy, you can put them directly OVER a hot air vent but keep checking to make sure the air isn't too hot for the neoprene.
Posted by: aamapes on Oct-29-12 4:25 PM (EST)
Here is what I use - it dries your boots, too!
Sun and Wind|
Posted by: jimyaker on Oct-29-12 5:18 PM (EST)
I often just leave them on a railing for a day, the sun and wind almost always get them dry even if they aren't inside out. Yeah, UV is bad for them, but they will probably be worn out from use well before the sun causes any real harm.
Peet Boot Dryer|
Posted by: yaakker on Oct-29-12 7:49 PM (EST)
with Glove attachment, do your boots & gloves............works great
Posted by: parrothead600 on Oct-30-12 7:47 AM (EST)
I do quite a bit of scuba diving, so my gloves a soaked inside. My gloves are 5mm thick so turning them inside out is not much of an option. A day or so on the boot dryer (w/the glove adaptor) and they are good to go.
Posted by: koasa1 on Nov-01-12 11:41 AM (EST)
you can look at ski boot/glove dryers(one without heat). They use a small fan to circulate air.
As with my neoprene boots, I use|
Posted by: shirlann on Nov-02-12 12:31 PM (EST)
cardboard from a box, cut it accordingling to the depth and diameter needed, make it into a roll, then place into my neo socks, boots, gloves and/or NRS mitts before clipping them, tube side up, to the hanger for drying.
If you do much paddling, ...|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Nov-02-12 2:38 PM (EST)
Why not a hair dryer?|
Posted by: magooch on Nov-02-12 11:18 PM (EST)
I have a boot dryer, but for gloves, I would think a regular hair dryer would do the trick in short order, but one might want to keep it on low heat, or no heat.
Can't use it for long|
Posted by: pikabike on Nov-03-12 1:05 AM (EST)
I gave up futzing around with it|
Posted by: rpg51 on Nov-03-12 7:15 AM (EST)
and I just wear them wet. I will set them out on the stone wall in the sun sometimes. Booties have same problems. When the stench gets overwhelming I'll try to wash and dry them and it works some but ultimately the day comes when I chuck them and get new ones.
Your car's defroster vents|
Posted by: goobs on Nov-03-12 9:56 AM (EST)
Posted by: rpg51 on Nov-03-12 5:43 PM (EST)
The other thing you can do is to pour some hot water into them before you put them on. Toasty.