The Heat Locker

The Heat LockerIf you’re looking for an equipment storage solution that will not only keep your gear organized, but dry it as well, you might want to check out the Heat Locker from Pleasant Ridge Outdoors.

What originally started out as a product for hunters to dry and keep their gear warm, the Heat Locker has actually found some success among hockey players. The large wardrobe, designed with a zipper enclosure, can hold up to 200 pounds of hanging equipment. Additionally, it comes with two shelves for placing gear on.

The shelves will work out perfectly for smaller items such as gloves, elbow pads, or shin guards. They are conveniently located as well, one on the top and one on the bottom, so placing your skates on the bottom to dry will not be a problem. Of course items like jerseys and even pants can be hung from the frame with ease.

The Heat Locker’s patent pending design  works by pulling in dry air and heating the interior portion of the wardrobe to roughly 110 degrees (Fahrenheit). As the heat makes its way through the locker and your gear, the moisture inside will work its way up as the heat rises. At the top of the unit is a mesh vent and cover that allows the moisture to escape the locker.

There are two different scenarios where the Heat Locker would be perfect. First is the obvious choice, you just want to dry your gear after a game. Many times when people play games in back to back days, air drying the gear doesn’t give you the result you want. This would allow you to fully dry your equipment, without much hassle at all. The second is for those of us who have to store our hockey gear in a cold garage. We all know that putting on cold gear is awful, but what’s worse is cold and wet gear. Turn this guy on a few hours before you head out for your game, and your gear will be warm and toasty come game time.

We currently have a Heat Locker on its way to us to review, and we will be thoroughly testing it out with our nasty gear. If you’re considering one of these, and have questions about it first, please leave a comment and we will do our best to get it answered for you!

For more information, check out the Heat Locker on their official website.


    • I wouldn’t think there would be an issue with helmets, but it’s a good question. What I’m really curious about is what kind of effect the heat will have on skates. However, if you put the skates on the top shelf, it will probably be at a temperature closer to 90 degrees which should be okay. If you want it cooler you can always leave a crack in the opening when you zip it up.

      Definitely a great question though, and things we’ll be looking at when we review it!

  1. I would like to see your guy’s review of this heat locker. My current thinking is that of insulating and heating the garage but that may have adverse effects on cars in the garage so if this locker can dry all my gear and keep bacteria from forming in it I would like to know.

    My biggest concern is if the locker can heat up the gear without letting bacteria grow on it. If that is not an issue then it seems like a very good solution at limited cost. Would this be left in the garage or in the house somewhere?

    Can you guys let me know once you have reviewed it? Thanks!

  2. Please give an update with reviews. I like this design better but also condiering the rocket dryer so Im waiting to hear from people who used it. Thanks

    • A full review of The Heat Locker will be coming up by the end of this week. I am working on it and will have it posted Friday if not before then.

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