But just as the Amazon van was dropping off my Aerative portable dryer, the heavens opened and we had a downpour, with my daughter en route home in unsuitable trainers.
Fate you might say, as no sooner had the delivery man moved to his next destination the dryer was out of the box, coming to the rescue of the sodden shoes.
Being at home, we could have easily dried the shoes in other ways of course, but this natty little piece of tech is ideal for taking away on holiday, particularly if rainy or wintry weather might be a factor and, indeed, it did a sterling job of drying the trainers.
Measuring 280mm x 80mm x 40mm and weighing 570g the Aerative dryer is compact enough to fit into any bag or case and its arms open up telescopically and rotate to adapt to the item it is drying, be it a shirt, baby clothes or a pair of shoes for example.
Thanks to its in-built technology to dry any spills, rain, or sweat, the Aerative dryer allows users to look after their garments on the go with up to eight hours of automatic drying, and is safe for cabin or checked luggage.
To save on hefty checked baggage fees it could even be taken on holiday to quickly dry the fewer clothes you've taken and are happy to wash?
Aerative also features a UV lamp that, according to the manufacturer, eliminates 99.9% of potentially harmful bacteria and mites to kill any unwanted germs on clothes while simultaneously drying them.
This feature can even be toggled on and off, so users may select this function as and when it is required. A timer function also allows peace of mind when drying.
With fully extendable and rotatable arms, the Aerative is fully adaptable to work in all spaces and thanks to its patented air duct design, it is powerful enough to dry clothes and shoes. The dryer, working through ejecting hot air through its air ducts features an alloy wire heating mechanism, which ensures an efficient, safe, and stable operation of the device.
The kit comes complete with the Aerative device, a drawstring protective pouch, four clothes pegs, and an instruction manual. A nice piece of equipment that will certainly leave you dry and high!
Extendable air ducts
UV Sterilisation Technology
Intelligent screen display for setting adjustment
Automatic turn off feature for safety
Timer function (up to 8 hours of automatic drying)
4x clothes pegs
1x drawstring protective pouch
Comprehensive instruction manual
The Aerative Portable Dryer is available for £69 from Aerative with free shipping.