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The Ultimate Drying System - Thick Hanger WITH built in Fan! 
11th-Jul-2007 11:42 am
Dia purplemoon
We chatted about this in LJ FursuitLounge, but I thought it was important enough to X-post in here to keep your fursuits looking as good as possible!

If you have the money this is the ULTIMATE drying system!! It is originally for Scuba / Wetsuit drying. Its pricey, but WOW it has a built in fan to blow DOWN into the suit to dry it super-fast. I think it is the PERFECT drying solution for fursuits. I think I might be buying two of these for my next con!


Cheapest here! Only $50 instead of $70! Check it out!! It is by HangAir.
http://www.rscycles.com/Storefront/product_pages/hangair/hangair_suit_dryer.htm Another place to get it for $50!

</b>A couple more types of Hangers:</b>
Get a WIDE hanger for wetsuit drying. They are definitely strong enough, but still pretty pricey.
http://www.wetsand.com/product.asp?locationid=4&ProdId=1596&AFID=28
http://www.hangdry.com/

Has anyone ever used inflatable hangers that are thick but easy to bring along to a con?
http://www.homestorageconcepts.com/index.cfm?act=catalog.cfm&catalogid=498
http://organize.com/drinhasetof2.html
Comments 
11th-Jul-2007 06:56 pm (UTC) - Anywhere else?
I wouldn't happen to suppose something like that could be found in stores such as Target, Kohl's, JC Penny, Linens N' Things, or other smaller brand name stores, would it?
11th-Jul-2007 07:03 pm (UTC) - Re: Anywhere else?
Probably not, its for Scuba / wetsuit gear. So, maybe a diving store would have them. Check your yellow pages?

-J
11th-Jul-2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Brilliant!
11th-Jul-2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Jase is making things like this for heads, they work pretty good, if you're interested in a head drying system, you should send him a message. Keep your fursuits dry, yo!

-Neo
11th-Jul-2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
I'll have to remember to pick this up before the next con. The otter desperately needed better drying measures at the Westin this year, a bit of bad planning on my part I suppose. (I resorted to using the hotel hair dryer with the "cool" button pressed, which was kind of like trying to sop up the Atlantic Ocean with a beach towel.)
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11th-Jul-2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's just for at cons when you want to dry the sweat out, not when you're trying to dry it after a wash! XD
So unless you sweat A FRIKKIN TON.. it'd be a good thing to have. :D
11th-Jul-2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
i made alot of head dryers can dry out a sweaty head in 20 mins or less dependent on the saturatuion levels.

http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b23/woofur/fursuit%20products/?action=view¤t=100_1469.jpg

first and second model crude models that is
but they work great and i made them look better with carpet a bit large too
so my second generation models was mutch smaller than those two
11th-Jul-2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have one, and I give my seal of approval.

Two Paws up!
11th-Jul-2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
Awesome idea! However I look at it, though, the base looks like it's a big speaker. I love it. XD (Now you can dry your head with MOAR OONTZ!)
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11th-Jul-2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Smart Tiger!
11th-Jul-2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
Do it and sell it for half the price :)
-J
11th-Jul-2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
o wow. that would have been awesomesauce at AC. I suited for my first time ever, and I dont have a wetsuit or anything, so I was a helluva sweaty red panda.
12th-Jul-2007 12:13 am (UTC)
And they are finally available in the UK too! I emailed them back in, I think, February, asking about UK availability, and they said they'd be available over here in "a month or so"... I've gone looking regularly since then, and have finally found that there are now a couple of web sites selling them in the UK (with UK power supplies and all, I believe!).

http://www.surfline.co.uk/?SPC=HANGAIR
http://www.surfing-innovation.com/hangair.htm

At a shade under £40 (equivalent to about $81) they're both pretty expensive, but then it's a tiny-market imported item, so I'm not too surprised!

And I'd agree with whoever else said it - I would definitely *not* use these to hang fursuits still damp from washing, only to dry out suits damp from suiting and sweating! When I suited at stonehenge recently, Kelsey ended up rather damp due to the dew (we were outside on a cold night and our suits got kinda wet), so the hang-air and a car adaptor might well have been useful in that situation, as suiting up again into cold wet suits when we went out again after sunrise was raaaaaather uncomfortable!

On the other hand, in most situations my fursuits don't get very wet as I don't sweat very much, and I wear spandex under the fur which keeps the suit pretty dry. There are almost certainly situations where I'll find the Hang-Air useful, though.
12th-Jul-2007 04:36 am (UTC)
That looks pretty sweet. Will definitely have to consider it if I ever get a bodysuit.
12th-Jul-2007 06:15 am (UTC)
I don't know where they get them, but furfright usually has compact blowers in the headless lounge that you just cover with a head and it dries quickly.
12th-Jul-2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, those look really useful! Thanks for the pointer :)
12th-Jul-2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Wow! Cool! *g*
13th-Aug-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
This does work well to help dry out a fursuit body, however it doesn't really provide air flow though the arms of mine. Possibly due to my broad shoulders.
4th-Sep-2009 09:05 am (UTC)
I've got one, it does work well and dries my fur overnight, but it's NOISY as hell, emits a horrendous high-pitched whine. First time I used it was at EF15 and we had to leave it in the bathroom with the door closed! But it does work.
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