I have used the gear dryer on several occasions for gear that is just “wet” to stuff that is really soaked. The best results come when the liner and shell are separated, of course; otherwise it takes about 4-6 hours for really soaked gear and less for “wet”. Boots and gloves take a lot less. We are really happy with the dryer and it gets used frequently by all the crews. The mobility with the caster wheels is also appreciated with the tight quarters we have here.