Foldaway Clothes Rack (Lifewit)
Ideal for use indoors and out on a terrace, this lightweight clothes rack folds away like an umbrella and can be stored in a tiny space in a corner or in a closet. It arrives in four pieces which took about five minutes to assemble.
The stand is made of four metal legs with feet protected by plastic. They open quite wide for stability. At the midpoint, three fold-down arms can hold as many as 27 clothes hangers. At the top are 8 fold-down arms ending in a hook, with 24 integral plastic clothes pegs for smaller, short items like socks and underwear.
Although the whole rack is very light, it appears sturdy enough for wet clothes, and can be loaded to capacity without fear of stressing it. I love the design and convenience of this clothes rack and the very small footprint.
Open dimension: 31 inches wide by 66 inches high (78 x 168 cm). Folded height: 86 inches (223 cm).
I have been using this almost daily and love its versatility.
This product was sent to me for test and evaluation purposes. This double hanging rack comes in a small box in 24 pieces but is remarkably easy to assemble, and no tools are required. Once I had identified the various sets of rails (looking at the photo on the box, it was helpful to note that the black ones went on the bottom and the metal ones went on the top), it was just a matter of pushing the tubes into place and connecting the top rails with the corner pieces. In full observance of Murphy's law, I managed to get the corner pieces facing the wrong way, but it was easily remedied. So, in short, assembly is pretty foolproof!
The last pieces to push into place are the hard plastic casters, and I decided to put the two free-wheeling ones on the right and the two locking ones on the left, but they can go anywhere you choose. Since the tubes are telescopic, you can decide how high the rails should be. For me it makes sense to have the back one higher than the front one. A tape measure may be needed to make the rails roughly horizontal. Final dimension: 31" long by 59" high (78 x 150 cm). Width including 2 sets of hangers: 30" or 76 cm.
The assembled double rail is extremely useful in the laundry room to hang ironed clothes but also as an indoor/outdoor drying rack, taking shirts and tops out of the washing machine and placing them directly on hangers to dry in the sun.
The unit can be wheeled around easily, even when loaded with clothes, and then made secure by locking the two wheels (which you can do with your foot). The distance between the two rails is such that regular hangers need to be staggered to fit. I rather prefer this narrower profile that can fit into a corner without taking up too much space. Although it feels a bit flimsy, the rack can take a surprising amount of stuff, especially summer clothes. I currently have 24 hangers on the two rails and there is space for maybe 12 more without overcrowding. The rails could be used in many ways and the unit is smart enough to be suitable for display. I am already using this daily and love its versatility.
I'm delighted with this clever little clothes rack, which I was sent to test and review. It's funny to get all excited over a mundane object like this, but it does save time and helps out with the boring chore of getting clothes dry.
It simply cannot be compared with the plastic versions, which I think look awful and, like all plastic that spends time in the sun, are doomed to break. It's actually pretty in the sunshine and, most importantly, it does a great job of drying small items such as socks, lingerie, underwear, even tank tops. It is very lightweight, made of stainless steel to resist rust, and is designed to be hung from a central hook that can be closed by a crosspiece, so the drying rack cannot blow off the line in a wind. There are 20 spring-loaded clips fairly close together but, because the whole thing can rotate freely, I found that all the socks dried perfectly. I like the shape and finish of the clips, much smoother than clothes pegs that can snag stockings and delicate lingerie.
The other unique advantage over clotheslines and drying towers is that small items can be hung up to dry on this, I can then put the rack outside in iffy weather and bring it back inside in a flash, should it start to rain. I never thought I would use this so much. Now it's the first place where I hang light clothes and, because of its design, items of all shapes can be clipped safely. I love it.
Bra Drying / Display Hanger (Joyoldelf)
What an absolutely brilliant idea! Washing bras and intimate apparel is never a glamorous business, but putting them out to dry can be so much more fun when you slip your pretty little nothings on this well-designed and well-made drying hanger. Suddenly, your lacy bras and knickers look like textile art! I must admit that nowadays I buy lingerie more for the look and aesthetic value than for the practical side. My years of wearing sensible cotton underwear in neutral colours are over. The older I get, the more I want to have beautiful things around me, and hiding away my favourite undies seems like a pity. With these beautiful hangers I can display my best bra and panty sets inside a closet, and enjoy looking at them even when not in use.
And now for the main purpose of drying after washing: hanging delicate underwear in the usual way, with pegs on a line of drying rack, often results in snags and pulled threads. These clever hangers are engineered to give both rigid and unstructured bras the perfect shape, keeping them securely in place with smooth clips that will never harm fragile lace. In addition, there are little hooks to suspend any matching or unrelated knickers and thongs. The higher clips also work well to secure the straps of slips and other delicate tops, both in the drying and display phases. To make a very good design even better, the hook part of the hanger has an opposing tongue which makes it difficult for the hanger to accidentally blow off the line in a wind.
I have tested these hangers with lingerie, tank tops with spaghetti straps that slip off ordinary hangers and even bikinis and one-piece swimsuits, of course, because swimwear needs drying much more often than bras.
Securing the clothes on these hangers is really easy and I can then hook them on the clothesline or drying rack, or even inside my shower if it's raining outside. I love them!
A one-size-fits-all design is never going to satisfy absolutely everyone, but these drying racks manage to span many sizes from A to D cups, and I think they might be useful for even larger bras.
As for price, for less than £9 or US $12, you get two hangers, one pink, one red. I got a sample set to test and review, but I will certainly buy more because choosing which bra gets the display spot is just too difficult.