Personal Gear & Apparel

Wet boots are a part of life at Practical Sailor. Here editor-at-large Ralph Naranjo enjoys an icy dip while testing dry suits.

The Sailor’s Boot Dryer

Don’t get cold feet. Build your own four-hour boot warmer for winter.

I like the outdoors. I sail year-round, and I can endure as much heat and cold as my passions demand. But whether it is summer or winter, I just can’t abide cold, wet feet. There is something about damp socks that chills me through. If my feet are warm, I’m warm.

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