CASE STUDY | Windry Gumboot Dryer
How do you quickly and effectively dry wet gumboots? Many have tried to come up with a solution – fancy electric warmers (expensive), stuffing boots with newspapers (creates another job), upside-down-boot-hanging-racks (take up a lot of space), smuggling boots into the home linen cupboard (not popular with other linen cupboard users).
The WinDry system works by catching and directing air deep into your gumboot so that it circulates dry air right up to the toe. All that’s needed is a natural breeze. Of course, WinDry will perform better if it’s warm or the breeze is strong.
This solution came through collaboration between Jonathan Prince, mechanical engineer and Director of Caliber Design; Tony Smith, a textile and footwear designer; and Tony Blunt, a South Island farmer and former NZ Young Farmer of the Year.
"They are amazing, they work in very light winds and even overnight. From internally saturated gumboots to dry. The more wind, the quicker they dry."