Shock Doctor Power Dry Hockey Bag
The folks at Shock Doctor have officially revolutionized the hockey bag business!
Admittedly, I was a skeptic of this technology at first.
However,the Power Dry bag provides a great method of carrying (complete with wheels) and protecting your equipment, while including a system to dry, deodorize and keep your gear fresh.
The Shock Doctor bag accomplishes this through a patented airflow technology that combines the bag with a blower system (sold separately). The system provides not only controlled heat and airflow throughout the bag, but also utilizes ozone technology to deodorize the equipment at the same time.
Cool stuff… but does it really work?
How Ozone Works
Ozone is a natural substance that kills growth such as bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus from sporting equipment. Once you place your equipment in the system, the ozone is released and attaches to airborne and surface contaminants. It destroys them and then reverts to pure oxygen. Ozone oxidizes impurities in the air, which destroys mildew and mold.
Other Uses For Power Dry Technology
In addition to being able to quickly dry and deodorize your equipment in the bag, there are very cool attachments (sold separately) that allow you to dry your skates, gloves, helmet etc. outside of the bag using the Power Dry Octopus Attachment.
The Octopus attachment (seen on the right) will also come in very useful for drying those winter boots and gloves that get wet from use in rain or snow.
To Buy or Not To Buy
While this technology may seem unnecessary to some, it is certainly very convenient for tournaments to quickly dry equipment between games and for those who may not have warm space to dry equipment without stinking up the entire house between games!
The Shock Doctor Power Dry system is certainly technology that provides value and does what it says it will do. The Large bag is necessary for a full set of adult hockey equipment and the drying/deodorizing process can take a couple of hours. If you’re worried about the noise of the blower, don’t be. That was a concern of mine too and it is honestly much quieter than a hair dryer.
That said, the versatility of the Power Dry system to work for other sports gear as well as household uses makes it more valuable than just a “Hockey Bag”.
The Power Dry System can be purchased on Shockdoctor.com for $200.00 (including bag and blower) or the bag can be purchased separatley from Total Hockey for $79.99. Click here now to go to TotalHockey.net