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  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.

If they're the kind of gloves whose fingers are precurved and stay open (such as Glacier's ice -climbing gloves that happen to be great for kayaking), don't turn them inside-out. Just prop them up as above.

In CO, I would take the almost-dry gloves and put them out on the 2nd-story porch to get direct sun into the fingers. If you live in an area with strong sun and dry air, this is a good finishing step because the wind and sun help kill odor-causing bacteria. It's still best to give the wet gloves a wash with soap first, though. They're already wet, so you might as well clean them before drying them.

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