Product Review: DryGuy
Reviewed by April Ray-Peterson
Strathcona Ventures has done it again with another great product under their umbrella of equine brands: DryGuy Waterproofing. Having spent most of my life living on the “wet coast” here on Vancouver Island, I appreciate a product that helps keep me and my horses dry. It’s also environmentally friendly and safe for humans and animals, so I was keen to test it.
The principals of DryGuy are outdoor enthusiasts who created their product after extensive research and testing, ensuring it could protect not only from water, snow and even staining and mould, but also protect the environment and users in the process.
Water is actually the sole diluent in their waterproofing products. With DryGuy you can avoid exposure to harmful chemicals and damage to the environment without sacrificing effectiveness. In addition to repelling water, it retains the breathability of the fabric being treated.
While DryGuy is perfect to breathe new life into your horse blankets, its uses don’t stop there. It is safe and effective to use on pet clothing, pet bedding, and personal items such as shoes, backpacks, and outdoor gear.
I decided to test it on some of my well-worn and deeply loved clothing items that had long ago lost any waterproofing protection they once had.
My favourite Blundstones are my go-to choice of footwear to teach in or just muck around at the barn, but had unfortunately started to leak. DryGuy was easy to apply using the spray bottle and there was no toxic smell while applying. I moved on to my Kerrits jacket that had been leaking at the seams. After washing and drying the jacket I did up all of the zippers and laid it flat to spray, allowing the front side to dry before moving on to the back side. Once fully dry it was ready to go.
Within a few days I got the chance to test out my newly waterproofed rain gear. After a couple of hours in torrential rain my feet and upper body were bone dry. DryGuy has definitely earned a spot in my tack box for now and future use.
Available in an easy-to-use pump spray bottle or as a concentrate.
For more information visit the Strathcona Ventures website.
This article was originally published in the Canadian Horse Journal May/June 2016 issue.