The 5 Best Portable Clothes Dryers [Ranked]
Portable dryers provide a compact and mobile means of drying your clothes.
There are a couple different styles to choose from.
The Different Options
The Laundry Alternative dryer is actually a miniature countertop spin dryer.
They enclose your clothes as hot air circulates from the bottom filtering up through the included drying racks and hangers.
The Manatee portable clothes dryer is our top pick.
It is a digital option that can work via remote control up to 8 meters and features a negative ion function that helps to sanitize clothes against mold, pet dander, cigarette smoke, spores, pollen, bacteria, dust and other dangerous airborne items.
It can be used to dry clothes, store them as well as disinfect them- and it includes horizontal racks as well as space to hang your T-shirts and business button downs.
Manatee dryer video review
The Manatee portable clothes dryer also folds up so when it's not in use it's easily stored.
Users, on the whole, and are fairly satisfied with this option, saying that the ionic disinfection feature helps to neutralize distasteful smells on clothing articles- and it's not just the usual marketing gimmick.
One user did say that he wishes he had more space- but over time he removed the middle bar to create a bit more room and he discovered new ways of folding his clothes and arranging them inside the portable dryer to get the effect he wanted.
Generally, he loads up the Manatee portable clothes dryer before he goes to bed and sets it for its longest available drying time which is around 240 minutes.
So when he wakes up in the morning everything is dried, and sometimes he doesn't even need to press shirts. He also comments that it takes up a very small amount of energy- this is great because it keeps energy costs incredibly low.
Other users say that they had previously air dried clothes in their hotel rooms while they were traveling, but were concerned about mold spore growth, as well as the inconvenience of wearing mildly damp clothing the next day.
This portable clothes dryer provided a handy solution to these issues- it's great for business travelers, campers and even within residences where sometimes it just makes sense to have an extra close dryer situated in a different area of the house besides the basement.
Let's take a look at five of the best-selling portable clothesline dryers in the market today and see how they compare.