Active Mineral Moisture Absorbers

5.00 out of 5
(5 customer reviews)


Super absorbent, silica-stuffed fabric bananas: rapid drying technology without the need for heat or electricity. Works wonders on wet kit.

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Stamp Out Damp

Designed to absorb moisture from wet footwear and equipment, Boot Bananas Active Mineral Moisture Absorbers dry without heat, so won’t damage your kit.

Flexible Fruit

Use Active Mineral Moisture Absorbers to dry everything from dank ski boots to soggy wetsuits. An adjustable leash makes drying awkward gear easy and the free flow design allows these bananas to conform to different shapes making them ideal for helmets, pads, hoof boots and more, as well as most big and small size footwear.

Banana Care

Regenerate these Boot Bananas by drying them in the sunshine, on a radiator or in the oven for 1 – 2 hours (no higher than 110°C ). Do not allow contact with heating elements or flames. Once dry, place back in the pack and reseal. For optimum performance, regenerate regularly and they can last for multiple years.

Recycle Me

Store your Boot Bananas in this airtight packaging to keep them fresh. To dispose of this packaging when no longer useful, take it to supermarkets or retailers with a collection point for flexible plastic packaging and carrier bags.

WARNING: This product is for functional use only and is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 3. Non edible. Never leave a hot oven unattended. Do not allow contact with heating elements or flames. Please retain information for future use.

Made in Sri Lanka.

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tom Hindley

    I bought these as an early xmas gift for my Landlady, who takes the dogs on 2x walks a day and complains about damp boots. I once had similar products and they were a Godsend when in the Army. My Landlady loves them. She prefers to leave them on the bathroom radiator to “recharge” in winter, which we agree is safer than using the oven or microwave. No more cold or damp boots!

  2. 5 out of 5

    M Handy

    Great purchase, as someone who works 6 days a week on their feet in the outdoor industry, I was introduced to these and holy hell they work great, no more smelly boots, and they dry them AMAZINGLY WELL, I plan to gift these to others.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Joshua Keith Duddy

    Excellent, works great. Cycled 2000km in all weather, and my shoes smelt terrible. This cleared it up. Will be buying again when I need a new pair.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mrs P

    Bought for my sons rugby boots. They fit in easily and dry his boots out overnight, I’ve had them a couple of months and after use I either put them on a sunny window sill or radiator.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Fisher

    Bought one set for my mum to dry her walking boots and wellies, she loved them so much we bought a second set for my brother-in-law. They are a great shape and are quick to work and easy and quick to dry out and re-use.

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For completely soaking wet footwear you may need to give these inserts a little extra help by removing insoles, tipping out excess water and dabbing dry the worst of the moisture with a towel or sponge. Then inserting a set of fully regenerated boot drying bananas to work their magic.

Follow your usual wetsuit care routine after use, then hang to dry as normal. After approximately 1-2 hours, wring the leg cuffs again and insert a banana into each leg, attached together with the leash sitting in the gusset. Adjust leash so each banana sits in an ankle cuff.

These drying bananas have no defined lifespan, essentially they can keep on being regenerated and used over and over again. A small reduction in efficiency may occur over time but is nominal. You can replace when discoloured and a freshen up is required or if the inserts become damaged.

Regenerate regularly and keep in an airtight container when not in use, such as the packaging provided or an alternative ziplock bag. Avoid contact with mud. Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent or white wine vinegar if required. Do not submerge these inserts.

This product is made with a natural fibre fabric cotton banana ‘skin’ outer. It is prone to discolouration over time from mildew, or mud. To avoid this, do not use with footwear that is contaminated with mildew or mud. Any discolouration caused is aesthetic and will not reduce the function of these inserts.

Replace if damaged or when you want to treat your footwear to a fresh pair.

Carefully over a bin, snip the top handle off with scissors. Empty the silica beads into the waste and dispose at landfill. Recycle or compost the cotton bananas skin. Re-purpose or recycle the solid nylon buckles and polyester webbing.

These inserts are portable, but are on the heavy side at 1kg when regenerated and 1.4kg once fully saturated. Great for travelling by road, helpful to have at basecamp, or next to a race track, but not exactly back pack friendly for leg powered excursions. When taking on a flight bring along the packaging pouch to keep fresh and to show information to TSA or passport control during luggage checks.

No, currently this is a one size fits most product. It’s the biggest of our inserts but also has a looser fill that allows the active mineral beads in the banana to flow into most size shoes and boots. This product might not fit in some smaller children’s shoe sizes. In smaller adult size shoes the bananas may stick out of the top of shoes, this will not effect performance.

If these inserts don’t work it means they are saturated and need a full regeneration, following the banana care oven steps to fully regenerate, and then store in an airtight container till needed.

Active Mineral Moisture Absorbers